How Infected Are We?

This infographic from TopTenReviews reveals some malware stats and shows which countries are most infected as well as which types of malware are the most common.

How Infected Are We?

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Are You Suffering a Virus Infection? Computer Repair Tips and More

Computer viruses are the boogeymen of a technological world. They stealthily spread from machine to machine, wreaking sly devastation and costing the world billions of dollars in damage each year. If you think you may be at risk, check out this infographic to learn more about computer viruses and how to avoid them. For more computer repair tips, visit Happy Hamster Computers.

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The minority report: Chicago’s new police computer predicts crimes, but is it racist?

Chicago police say its computers can tell who will be a violent criminal, but critics say it’s nothing more than racial profiling

When the Chicago Police Department sent one of its commanders to Robert McDaniel’s home last summer, the 22-year-old high school dropout was surprised. Though he lived in a neighborhood well-known for bloodshed on its streets, he hadn’t committed a crime or interacted with a police officer recently. And he didn’t have a violent criminal record, nor any gun violations. In August, he incredulouslytold the Chicago Tribune, “I haven’t done nothing that the next kid growing up … Read more

Apple’s ‘Gotofail’ Security Mess Extends To Mail, Twitter, iMessage, Facetime And More

First, Apple revealed a critical bug in its implementation of  encryption in iOS, requiring an emergency patch. Then researchers found the same bug is also included in Apple’s desktop OSX operating system, a gaping Web security hole that leaves users of Safari at risk of having their traffic hijacked. Now one researcher has found evidence that the bug extends beyond Apple’s browser to other applications including Mail, Twitter, Facetime, iMessage and even Apple’s software update mechanism.

On Sunday, privacy researcher Ashkan Soltani posted a list of  OSX applications on Twitter that he says he’s determined use Apple’s “secure transport” … Read more

The cloud facts and prediction for 2014

It’s interesting to see how the cloud has grown from a simple optional technology to a must-have technology that every business should have.

Let’s take a look at how the cloud has taken the world by storm through this simple infographic.

 

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Strange bedfellows: Microsoft could bring Android apps to Windows

Of Microsoft’s many challenges in mobile, none loom larger than the app deficit: it only takes a popular new title like Flappy Bird to highlight what the company is missing out on. Windows 8 apps are also few and far between, and Microsoft is stuck in a position where it’s struggling to generate developer interest in its latest style of apps across phones and tablets. Some argue Microsoft should dump Windows Phone and create its own “forked” version of Android – not unlike what Amazon has done with its Kindle Fire tablets – while others claim that’s an unreasonably difficult Read more

Microsoft SkyDrive Morphs Into OneDrive, Bringing New Features

Announced a few weeks agoMicrosoft is officially flipping the switch on transitioning SkyDriveinto OneDrive. But it’s not just a name change — the service boasts new features including camera uploads on Android, a new collaboration tool and better video handling.

Microsoft was forced to change the name of its cloud storage service after it lost a legal dispute with Sky Broadcasting in the U.K. It settled on the name OneDrive to emphasize the services as the “one place” for all of your content, and now that the update is rolling out, it’s adding functionality as well as … Read more

Google Starts Up Capital Growth Equity Fund to Invest in New Companies

Google Capital aims to “invest in the most promising companies of tomorrow,” according to the search giant.

Google is looking for a few great young companies to invest in through a new Google Capital growth equity fund that it has formed to help nurture promising new business ventures that are in the midst of their growth phases.

“Ever since our founders began working out of a garage in Menlo Park, we’ve thought about what it takes for entrepreneurs to build the companies they dream of,” wrote David Lawee, one of the partners of Google Capital, in a Feb. 19 post … Read more

Google Was Willing to Beat Facebook’s $19B Offer for WhatsApp

Last week, Google CEO Larry Page met with WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum in a last-ditch effort to prevent the rapidly growing messaging app from selling itself to Facebook, according to three people involved in the deal.

The Google chief had learned that a few days before, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had made a pitch to Mr. Koum to join his company and his board of directors, a bold move Mr. Zuckerberg felt he had to make to preserve Facebook’s dominance in online communication in light of WhatsApp’s growing global popularity.

Mr. Page’s message to Mr. Koum: Stay independent as you’ve … Read more

Cyber Security in Focus

New GovLoop Infographic: Cybersecurity in Focus

As agencies begin to deploy cloud computing, mobile and big initiatives, it’s important to realize that emerging technology is essential to meet growing public sector demand. Yet, emerging technology may also expose agencies to increased risks. This infographic puts cyber security in focus, showing current trends in cyber security at the federal level, adoption of emerging technology and steps to stay secure.

Infographic Highlights

  • The number of federal cyber incidents is on the rise, from 5,503 in 2006 to 48,562 in 2012.
  • Malware, phishing, data leakage, hacking and spam are the top 5 incidents

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