Technobyte for 04 April 2016

At this moment, someone’s computer and personal data are being held hostage. Many have recently become victims of the cyber-tactic known as ransomware, including hospitals, schools, police departments, government agencies, and private citizens.

Ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer hard drive or server and locks down or encrypts the information stored on that particular device. The virus then demands that its victim pay a relatively small fee in exchange for unlocking or decrypting the information.

Many have been victimized due to recent public demand for inter-connectivity among devices and the increased number of these devices, which create potential ransomware targets. The low level of expertise required to perpetrate these attacks means they are even more prevalent. The proliferation of ransomware on the internet is another example of how the cyber-threats can have impact in the physical world.

www.dailysignal.com

The LG G5 is LG’s latest flagship device that has been redefined and redesigned in all new metal design. It features a unique modular design for a removable battery as well as a wide angle camera to capture wider images. LG have also include a fingerprint reader that is quick and accurate.

www.lg.com

After ten years of waiting, Tesla has revealed the Model 3, the vehicle that CEO Elon Musk hopes will take the electric car to the masses.

At the unveiling of the Model 3 this evening at the company's design studio in Hawthorne, California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the car will deliver at least 215 miles of range beginning at just $35,000 — that's a bold claim, and an important one for Tesla to meet. Musk is "fairly confident" that deliveries will begin by the end of 2017, and "you will not be able to buy a better car for $35,000, even with no options." And it will be one of the safest cars in the world, according to Musk.

www.theverge.com


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