Google, Facebook Victims Of $100M Phishing Scam

By | April 28, 2017

It’s easier to con someone than to take whatever you want from them with brute force. That’s why phishing scams, which rely on trickery instead of technical skill, can be so effective. Convincing someone at Google to pay you tens of millions of dollars is relatively easy compared to compromising the systems used to handle… Read More »

SanDisk Cofounder Joins Micron As President And CEO

By | April 28, 2017

Micron has appointed Sanjay Mehrotra, co-founder of SanDisk, as its new President and CEO. Sanjay steps into the role to replace Mark Durcan, who announced his retirement at Micron’s 2017 Analyst Conference. At the time, Durcan indicated that he would continue to lead Micron and assist the company in the search for his replacement, and… Read More »

Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors

By | April 28, 2017

Intel’s new Xeon lineup According to Computerbase.de, the “Platinum” models are expected to correspond to Intel’s highest-end Xeons (the current E7 family). Instead of introducing an E7v5 (Skylake-based), Intel will transition to this new naming scheme instead. Xeon Gold chips are thought to be certified for up to two-socket operation, while Xeon Platinum cores will… Read More »

Asus ROG Strix Impact Review

By | April 28, 2017

Asus ROG Strix Impact Review | bit-tech.net Asus ROG Strix Impact Review Manufacturer: AsusUK price (as reviewed): £46.99 (inc VAT) US price (as reviewed): $49.99 (ex tax) With such a diverse audience, peripheral manufacturers are required to cater for many different people. Approximately 12 percent of the world’s population is left-handed, but mice that cater… Read More »

G.Skill Ripjaws KM780 Keyboard Review

By | April 28, 2017

With its Ripjaws KM780, G.Skill it went all out on bells and whistles, including creating a funky overall chassis design and loading the thing up with additional keys. As far as putting a dent in the keyboard market, the KM780 shows G.Skill’s willingness to try something risky even as it flexes its muscles as a… Read More »

Wetern Digital Ships 12TB Helium-Filled Hard Drive

By | April 28, 2017

The 12TB HGST Ultrastar He12 includes support for Instant Secure Erase (ISE) and Self-Encrypting Drive (SED), and it comes with a five-year warranty. The company says the annual failure rate is only 0.35 percent, so it’s unlikely you’d have to take advantage of the warranty at all. WD is no longer the only company doing… Read More »