Posted May 7, 2015 by Editorial Staff in Technology
 
 

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LESS TECH – MORE KNOWLEDGE

Tidal music streaming has had its ups and downs. But owner JayZ is not the give up kind of brotha. Tidal announced that they will live stream the second Meadows Music and Arts Festival taking place in Queens, New York. Last year the music streaming site only streamed select performances. This year JayZ is stepping up the game taking the festival from two to three days.

JayZ himself will headline the festival along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Gorillaz other acts include Nas, LL Cool J, M.I.A., Weezer, Run The Jewels and Future. The festival claims to have dozens of other bands lined up to perform. The only way to live stream …MORE >>

WannaCry notice

A worldwide ransomware attack launched this past weekend hit computers in over 150 countries. The United States was less affected than other countries. Security experts estimated that the cyber attack crippled 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. But that number could be low. Scarce reports have Russia and China as being especially hard hit by the malware.

The global attack was carried out by hackers who exploited a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system first discovered by the National Security Agency (NSA). In April of this year the flaw and a hacked NSA cyber tool to exploit it became public when they were posted on the Internet by a hacker group known as Shadow Brokers.

In Great Britain the loss …MORE >>

Right now millions of email users are getting a seemingly innocent email asking them to view a Google Docs file. DO NOT CLICK ON IT! DELETE IMMEDIATELTY!

The email takes the user to an excellent replica of the Google Docs page you would normally see. The hackers are so clever they have copied the newest version of the page. To make matter worse the URL or web address is very close to the real Google Docs web address. The email itself will look as if it came from a legitimate email address and even uses a .gov email address.

The email does not deliver any malicious malware that we know of. But it does steal user names and passwords.

In a statement a Google PR representative said; “We …MORE >>

Sabre Corporation reported it is investigating a massive data breach of its hotel reservations system and payment systems. The company provides technology services to 32,000 hotels and lodging businesses. Sabre Corp .reported the breach to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its quarterly reports.

The travel business giant annouced it is “investigating an incident of unauthorized access to payment information contained in a subset of hotel reservations processed through our Hospitality Solutions SynXis Central Reservations system.”

But the breach may go much further than just the hotels reservation systems. Sabre provides software, data, mobile and distribution solutions used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels to manage critical operations. These operations includes airline passenger ticketing, hotel guest reservations, payment and revenue …MORE >>

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The AACR is the emerging leader providing vital news, information and analysis about the Internet, electronic communications and e-commerce to black people. Our mission is to enhance the level of knowledge and security for black people who access the Internet. It is our goal to alert people of color about the numerous hazards and dangers of the cyber space. This includes viruses and other malware, changes in the law, scams, hoaxes and information thefts of all kinds. We also highlight useful technology and opportunities available via the Internet. We sincerely believe that black people are under served when it comes to information security and we are working to change that equation. Read more>>