43 percent of DDoS hacking attacks in Q4 2013 came from China, Akamai report says

A huge chunk of Denial of Service attacks originated from one country towards the tail end of last year. However, this doesn't come as a huge surprise to us. Learn more here.

Now Google Street View lets you rewind time to the good old days (of 2007)

Google has added time travel to Street View. Well, virtually, that is. You can now look at past images for a particular location, as far back as 2007. The feature is available in the desktop version of Google Maps.

Pirate Bay reaches 10 million torrent upload mark

Like it or not, the Pirate Bay is here to stay, if this figure is any indication. Learn more about the milestone that the infamous torrent site recently hit here.

Financial organizations were hit hard by hackers in 2013, says Verizon report

A report published by Verizon indicates that financial firms were prominently targeted by hackers last year. Learn more here.

AOL Mail has been hacked, don’t open that iffy-looking email you got from an AOL account

Have you gotten any odd-looking emails from AOL accounts? You might not want to open them, as AOL Mail has been hacked. You can learn more here.

Start menu to return to Windows 8.1 in an update this fall, says Russian leaker

Microsoft isn't done updating Windows 8.1 this year yet, a notorious Russian leaker says. Another update is allegedly slated for the fall, and will include the return of the Start menu.

Microsoft to use Bing search data to predict outcomes of reality shows

Bing will collect search and social data, and attempt to use it to forecast the results of reality TV shows. Learn more here.

AVG integrates a Heartbleed scanner into its free Web TuneUp security tool

AVG has baked a Heartbleed scanner into its Web TuneUp browsing security app. However, you may not be able to use it. You can learn more here.

Some sites have plugged Heartbleed, but thousands haven’t, says security firm

Though many highly-ranked websites have reportedly patched the Heartbleed problem, thousands of others can still be exploited to attack their users, a security firm says. Learn more here.

This addon for Chrome, Firefox and Opera will tell you if a site is vulnerable to Heartbleed

Netcraft isn't the first browser extension to help users guard against the threat posed by Heartbleed, but it is compatible with multiple Web browsers. Learn more here.
Home Theater

Viruses are coming to your smart TV, says Kaspersky chief

It's only "a question of time" before virus coders are targeting your smart TV or set-top box according to Eugene Kaspersky, who also has a warning about the future of cyber terrorism.

Best screencasting programs for Windows and Mac

Check out our selection of the best screencasting tools out there, which you can use to craft the perfect video tutorial or software demonstration regardless of what desktop operating system you use.