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Davide Palumbo

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Ransomware : 10 Steps to Avoid the Infection

Posted by Davide Palumbo on Wed, Dec 16, 2015

ransomware-161113A few months ago, the devastating CryptoLocker malware that has locked the files of half a million PC users across the world was finally neutralized. The US government managed to seize the computers that were spreading the CryptoLocker malware with support from some security experts. Later, a security firm made public a tool so that people, whose PCs were infected, could decrypt and recover their files.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

Plague Spreads Information Like A Virus

Posted by Davide Palumbo on Thu, Dec 18, 2014

plaThe term viral is often used to describe the way information spreads across the internet and becomes public. However, a new social communications app has taken the concept to its next level. Plague, an app developed in Lithuania, has taken the way viruses are transmitted as a model and spreads content from one device to another. Not to be confused with the extremely addictive mobile game Plague Inc., --it’s goal is to engineer a virus that will infect the word, Plague shares with it the same concept -- an app that will spread information like an actual infection.

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Topics: Social Media, Data Security

A New Technology for Prosthetic Skin

Posted by Davide Palumbo on Wed, Dec 17, 2014

skin3Some prosthetic limbs are so advanced that they can be controlled by their owners, using nerves, muscles, or even the brain. Unfortunately, no bionic arm of leg will ever be able to provide an absolute feeling of realism until they have a skin that can actually sense the external environment and send the collected information back to the amputee’s nervous system.

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Topics: New Technology

SoakSoak: The Malware That Has Infected 100,000+ WordPress Sites

Posted by Davide Palumbo on Tue, Dec 16, 2014

malware1A Russian malware called SoakSoak has infected over 100,000 WordPress sites since Sunday, December 14th, turning blogs into attack platforms. The malware attempts to install dangerous programs on your computer that could possibly steal or delete your information. In an attempt to curb the damage, more than 11,000 websites have been blacklisted by Google after they were found infected. According to security firm Sucuri, which is the first security firm that reported on the blacklisting, the malware uses a vulnerability in a slideshow plug-in called Slider Revolution. The Slider Revolution team have already fixed it with updates. Unfortunately, the problem is that the old, vulnerable version of the plug-in is still bundled with WordPress themes, so lots of sites are still using the wrong version. SoakSoak modifies a file in infected sites’ WordPress installation, then it loads a JavaScript malware from the soaksoak.ru domain, which is where the malware’s name comes from.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Data Security

YLastic: The Tool that Leverages The AWS Cloud Computing Enviroment

Posted by Davide Palumbo on Wed, Dec 10, 2014

ylastic_icon_twitter2_400x400Ylastic is a great web based tool that allows IT Technicians to manage all of the components of AWS (Amazon Web Services) from either a web browser or mobile device, including iPhone and Google’s Android platform.

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Topics: Cloud Computing