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TECHNOBYTE for 18 September 2015

Ransomware is malware that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom, usually demanded in Bitcoin. The digital extortion racket is not new—it’s been around since about 2005, but attackers have greatly improved on the scheme with the development of ransom cryptware, which encrypts your files using a private key that only the attacker possesses, instead of simply locking your keyboard or computer. The malware can infect you via a malicious email or website, or attackers can deliver it straight to your computer if they’ve already infected it with a backdoor through which they can enter.

http://www.wired.com/2015/09/hacker-lexicon-guide-ransomware-scary-hack-thats-rise/

What’s new in iOS. iOS 9 is full of enhancements you’ll appreciate every day. Your apps become more essential. New multitasking features on iPad make you even more productive. Siri can do more than ever, and new proactive suggestions help you get things done before you ask. And improvements at the foundation of the operating system enhance performance, battery life, and security. The more you do with iOS 9, the more you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.

http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/

The Plantronics B825 headset is a stereo blue tooth headphone that offers a long battery life and a range of around 45 meters. What makes these different is the noise cancellation technology that will enable you to hear and talk in a noisy environment.

http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/voyager-focus-uc#fndtn-overview


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