Today’s Tech Sightings:
Remember Locky? That’s the name of a recent malware that used email spam to trick computer users into opening fake attachments loaded with malicious code. The ransomware appeared a few months ago and locked California’s Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center out of its data systems until the ransom was paid. But researchers have also identified a few tricks to help prevent Locky from infecting your computer.
There is clearly some concern about the rapid advances that are taking place in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) – even fear that machines will one day outsmart their creators. But writer Mathew Zeiler argues that not all is doom and gloom and that smarter AI’s can actually make humanity better.
According to Akamai, a global content delivery network, Internet connectivity around the world continued to improve in the final quarter of 2015.The global average connection speed increased 8.6 percent quarter-over-quarter to 5.6 Mbps, the report said. The global average peak connection speed increased 1.0 percent to 32.5 Mbps and average peak connection speeds spiked 21 percent globally year-over-year
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