Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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Tech News Flash: Wednesday -- November 11, 2015

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Google Makes Maps Useful in the Boonies
Decryption Tool Foils Linux Server Ransomware Attacks
Deep Learning App Targets Malware

Today's Story Highlights

Google Makes Maps Useful in the Boonies
Google on Tuesday began rolling out an offline mode for Google Maps.
Users can download a regional map -- say, a city, county or country --
either by tapping "download" on a search result or by going to "Offline
Areas" in the Google Maps menu and tapping on the "+" button. The
downloaded map will function in offline mode automatically when the user
enters an area with poor or no connectivity.

Decryption Tool Foils Linux Server Ransomware Attacks
Bitdefender on Monday released a free decryption tool designed to wrest
data from the grip of a rare type of ransomware that's been plaguing
Linux servers. Details for performing the decryption are available on
the company's website. Essentially, the solution takes advantage of a
flaw in the ransomware, which Bitdefender discovered through reverse-

Deep Learning App Targets Malware
Here's the problem with most programs aimed at killing malicious
software: They need someone to tell them something's malicious. What if,
however, the programs had the smarts to identify bad code on their own?
That's what a company called Deep Instinct says its security solution,
launched last week, can do. The offering works its magic with a
technology called "deep learning."

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