Select Page

Month: July 2018

Chrome Has a Built In Malware Scanner, Here’s How to Use It

Lots of malware tries to bog down your browser, but Google Chrome isn’t defenseless—on Windows there’s a built-in scanner called Cleanup. This software runs in the background periodically, but you can manually run a scan right now by heading to the URL chrome://settings/cleanup in your browser, or by going to Settings > Reset and clean up > Clean up computer. Give it a shot, especially if your browser seems sluggish. This isn’t a general purpose malware scanner: it focuses on things that affect Chrome. From a blog post announcing the software back in October 2017:...

Read More

Google Chrome WARNING – Terrifying malware can steal YOUR credit card details

GOOGLE Chrome users are being put on alert about a terrifying new malware strain that can steal saved credit card details from the market-leading internet browser. Google Chrome fans have been warned about a new strain of malware that can steal saved credit card details from the hugely popular internet browser. Security experts from Proofpoint are putting Google Chrome fans on alert about a malware researchers have dubbed Vega Stealer. The malware is a variant of the August Stealer strain that was discovered back in December 2016. That piece of malicious software was capable of stealing saved passwords, documents...

Read More

Bosch jet thruster blasts your motorcycle out of a skid

Modern motorcycles have gained safety features like antilock brakes and even (experimental) self-balancing, but riders still highly exposed in crashes. Bosch is trying to stop accidents in the first place in a crazy new way: using jet thrusters. Let’s say you’ve leaned into a steep curve, hit a patch of gravel or sand and started to slide in an unrecoverable way. A sensor will detect the wheel slip and fire gas from an airbag-type accumulator out of a tank side nozzle, creating a reverse thrust that miraculously rights your motorcycle. The tech is not unlike the thrusters used to...

Read More