Month: September 2018

What is a botnet? And why they aren't going away anytime soon

Botnets act as a force multiplier for individual attackers, cyber-criminal groups and nation-states looking to disrupt or break into their targets’ systems. By definition, they are a collection of any type of internet-connected device that an attacker has compromised. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their …

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Alleged WannaCry hacker charged by US officials

One of the alleged perpetrators behind 2017’s WannaCry ransomware attack has reportedly been charged by US officials. According to the Guardian, the US Justice Department brought charges against Park Jin Hyok, an alleged North Korean spy, on 6 September for role in the global cyber-attack that crippled NHS systems in May last year. The ransomware …

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ExxonMobil Supports Clean Energy Causes — But Also Funds Climate Denier Groups?

September 11th, 2018 by Carolyn Fortuna  If you were a corporation that endorsed actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, would you also fund organizations that contribute to the climate change problem? Well, that’s the contradiction that ExxonMobil is projecting right now, as it gave $1.5 million last year to 11 think tanks and lobby groups …

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Microsoft cuts Office 2016 some slack, lets users connect to services until 2023

Microsoft is giving Office 2016 a reprieve of sorts, saying that the one-time-purchase suite will be allowed to connect to Microsoft’s online services for three more years than ruled earlier. In April 2017, Microsoft proclaimed that applications provided by Office 2016 would be unable to connect to cloud-based Office 365 services after Oct. 13, 2020. …

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Climate Change Is Already Impacting People & Leading To Environmental Migration

September 11th, 2018 by The Beam  An interview with Sieun Lee, Programme Officer at the IOM, by Anne-Sophie Garrigou Children play in the sunset on one of the atolls at the Carteret islands, in Papua New Guinea. Photo: IOM/Muse Mohammed Sieun Lee is a Programme Officer of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at …

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Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program Is The Best

Clean Power Published on September 10th, 2018 | by John Farrell September 10th, 2018 by John Farrell  Originally published at ilsr.org.Updated monthly around the 15th Updates Minnesota’s community solar program hit a record 401 megawatts of operational capacity in August 2018. The chart above shows the progress of projects through the program since August 2015, …

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Season Five Of Formula E Brings Big Changes To Electric Car Racing Series

Batteries Published on September 10th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley September 10th, 2018 by Steve Hanley  What do Alejandro Agag and Sylvester Stallone have in common? Both had an idea they believed in passionately that others thought was completely bonkers. Time and again, Agag pitched his idea for Formula E, an electric car racing series, …

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Best Way To Capture Carbon Emissions? Don’t Create Them In The First Place

Clean Power Published on September 10th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley September 10th, 2018 by Steve Hanley  Researchers at Michigan Technological University have studied how many plants like switchgrass or trees it would take to capture all the carbon emissions from coal-fired generating plants in the US. The answer is — 62% of all the …

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EMIS partners up with charity to provide better care for rough sleepers

A homeless health charity has launched the first digital health-screening template specifically designed for people who sleep rough. Pathway partnered up with supplier EMIS Health to create the screening template, which is now available free of charge to health organisations using the EMIS Web clinical system in London. It enables doctors and health workers to create …

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