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An previously unknown attack group, dubbed Orangeworm by Symantec threat researchers, is installing the Kwampirs backdoor and is targeting the healthcare sector in the US, Europe and Asia. The backdoor is then used to install a remote access program, giving the attackers access to compromised machines.

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It can be difficult to grasp how long fifty years are without context. So when you hear that the number gets filed away as "a long time" which isn't helpful at all if you've also filed away a millennium as "a long time". Being told a styrofoam cup takes fifty years to decompose is easily forgettable. Being told that a styrofoam cup takes the lifetime of an African elephant to decompose is a fun little bit of trivia.

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I'm not a financial genius. I'm not a qualified financial advisor, an accountant or professional in the financial services industry and I'm not offering any advice. What follows is one person's meandering through the sometimes confusing world of cryptocurrency trading. What I wanted to share is the experience I went through entering this sometimes opaque maze.

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The protracted death of Windows Phone continues with Microsoft hammering three more nails into the coffin of their maligned mobile platform. The company has decided to retire Yammer, Microsoft Teams and Skype with the iOS and Android versions attracting developement effort, at the expense of WIndows Phone.

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Flickr is one of the classic stories of a business that didn't recognise its market until it was too late. It was arguably the most popular place for people to post photos and share them online but completely missed the social media bandwagon and found itself usurped by Instagram and Facebook as the preferred way for people to share images. Now Flickr, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005, is being sold to SmugMug - a site popular with professional photographers and "visual storytellers".

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Like any community in the world, people who play video games have collaboratively created their own language and slang. Many of these words are international, but different languages have different ways of talking about play.

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Clearly, the recent issues that Facebook has faced when it comes to privacy are affecting more than just the share price. According to reports, their new smart speaker, designed to rival those from Amazon, Google and Apple, has been pushed back from a mid-year release to October with the manufacturing volumes revised downwards by 20% this year. It seems they are anticipating a world that will be less friendly to the potential for Facebook to listen in on their private conversations.

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Naps are great when you're the sort of person that can put their head down and fall asleep. I'm not that sort of person. Still it doesn't hurt to know a bit more about the art of napping.

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Even the humble doorbell has been given the smart home treatment. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 upgrades the humble doorbell to include a video intercom system and remote monitoring as well as providing your home with a simple security camera you can monitor. Here's the Lifehacker Australia review of the Ring Video Doorbell 2.

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Reddit's gotten plenty of deserved criticism over the years for hosting some of the most toxic communities on the internet. But a new study published this month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research suggests that at least some subreddits are helping people dealing with depression and other mental health issues come out of their shells.

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Westworld returns to Australian screens today, April 23. As the Australian Government continues to come down on piracy sites, you might be looking for a cheap, legal way to watch. Just like we did with Game of Thrones, we've worked out the most cost-effective option: You can get the series for free, if you're willing to wait - or, you can split the difference with a mate and watch live for a cool $20.