Security company: 91 percent bait attacks from Gmail addresses

Security company Barracuda Networks states that 90 percent of bait attacks come from Gmail addresses. They say this after a study in which the company examined the e-mail traffic of 10,500 companies. About 35 percent of them received at least one bait attack email in September. A bait attack is a type of phishing email … Read more

Yahoo to cease offering services in China due to ‘troublesome legislation’

Yahoo’s services and websites have been unavailable in China since Monday. The company says it is doing this because of the “business and legal situation that is becoming increasingly difficult” in the country. A few weeks ago, Microsoft stopped using LinkedIn in China. Users who now go to a Yahoo site in China will be … Read more

Baidu lets robot axis hit the road in Shanghai

Baidu and Apollo have started testing taxi rides with robotic axis in Shanghai. The taxis have been making test drives in Beijing and smaller cities in China since last year. Although the taxis are largely autonomous, there is still a driver behind the wheel. The robot axis of the Chinese tech giant Baidu have been … Read more

Software Update: Waterfox G:3.2.4

Version G:3.2.4 of the third generation of Waterfox has been released. Waterfox is a web browser based on the source code of Firefox. The project was started in 2011 by the then sixteen-year-old Alex Kontos and was one of the first 64-bit browsers on the market. There are two versions of the browser available. Waterfox … Read more

Software Update: Pidgin 2.14.6

Version 2.14.6 of Pidgin has been released. This multi-protocol instant messaging program can handle the networks of AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, irc, MSN, MySpaceIM, QQ, Silc, Simple, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo and Zephyr. During installation, you can choose from as many as seventy different languages ​​and add spell check. Downloads are available for … Read more

Software Update: Pidgin 2.14.5

Version 2.14.5 of Pidgin has been released. This multi-protocol instant messaging program can handle the networks of AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, irc, MSN, MySpaceIM, QQ, Silc, Simple, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo and Zephyr. During installation, you can choose from as many as seventy different languages ​​and add spell check. Downloads are available for … Read more

Verizon sells AOL and Yahoo to asset manager for $5 billion

Verizon will sell Verizon Media to asset manager Apollo for EUR 4.15 billion. Verizon Media includes Yahoo and AOL. This company is now known as Yahoo. Verizon holds ten percent of the shares. CEO Guru Gowrappan will stay with the new Yahoo parent company, Verizon writes. The acquisition will allow the former Verizon Media to … Read more

Yahoo shuts down Answers service after 15 years and removes content

Yahoo is shutting down Answers, a site where users can ask and answer questions. From April 20, the site will go into a read-only mode and the website will be removed on May 4. Users can download their own questions and answers. The Yahoo Answers website has a notice about the upcoming shutdown. After May … Read more

Software Update: Pidgin 2.14.2

Version 2.14.2 of Pidgin has been released. This multi-protocol instant messaging program can handle the networks of AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, irc, MSN, MySpaceIM, QQ, Silc, Simple, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo and Zephyr. During installation, you can choose from as many as seventy different languages ​​and add spell check. Binaries are available for … Read more