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Study Reveals Ad Blockers are Breaking The Internet...

computerAccording to a new study, ad blockers aren’t just blocking ads on the internet, they are actually breaking websites.

Websites belonging to British Airways and Vodafone have been affected by ad blockers, according to new research.

The UK’s 100 most popular websites were examined and researchers found that ad blockers weren’t just blocking pop-ups but actually accidentally corrupting useful parts of the websites themselves.

London ad-tech company Oriel examined 24 common ad blocked including Adblock, Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin on popular websites such as Vodafone, Ryanair, P&G and BA.

Read more at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/04/19/ad-blockers-are-breaking-the-internet-study-finds/

How The Internet of Things will Transform Domestic Life...

Here’s an interesting video which makes some predictions about how the intelligent home and the internet of things will transform our domestic lives in the future, taking into consideration how drastically our lives have already been impacted within the last few years alone.

But the question remains, what’s next? That’s what this video aims to answer.

 

Race for The Biggest Database in History

103044136-googamaz.530x298According to CNBC, the race is on between Google and Amazon to have the biggest database in history.

A long 4 years after its proposed creation and  years after the Flash Crash of May 2016, the long-delayed Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) may actually come to life.

The article on CNBC went on to explain. Find out more at http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/26/its-google-vs-amazon-to-create-the-biggest-data-base-in-history.html

Federal Government’s Cyber Security Strategy

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The federal government recently announced plans to invest $230 million in its national cyber security strategy over the next four years.

The announcement was made at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney recently.

The prime minister announced the creation of a new ministerial role assisting the prime minister on cyber security.

A new Cyber Ambassador will also be appointed by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to be a liaison between government and business and to work towards a “secure, open and free internet”.

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/govt-to-spend-230m-on-cyber-security-strategy-418409#ixzz46sVPqPTs

 

Backdoor on Facebook Server Found

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A security researcher has found vulnerabilities and a backdoor on a server operated by Facebook. Hundreds of staff passwords were captured by an unknown hacker.

A researcher from a Taiwanese security vendor Devco.re, Orange Tsai scanned the social media giant’s IP address space and found a domain name that he found interesting.

He then discovered the system the domain name –  tfbnw.net – ran on a range of servers including a vulnerable version of the Accellion Secure File Transfer application.

Facebook has since patched the server in question.

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/researcher-finds-backdoor-on-facebook-server-418513#ixzz46m52NMHP