What is ransomware and how can you avoid it?

iStock The recent NHS computer hack put ransomware in the spotlight, but this isn’t a new or unusual kind of malware. ADVERTISEMENT All ransomware has one goal: to extort money. Most, including the WannaCry ransomware used in the NHS hack, encrypt files on the victim’s computer – what’s known as ‘encrypting ransomware’. They then demand…

It’s time to prepare yourself for ‘VR panic’

Ever been tempted to get high with virtual reality? Well, you’re in luck: Microsoft is developing “hallucination experiences” – at least according to certain sections of the media. In late 2016, dozens of news outlets claimed Microsoft was either predicting, or developing, hallucinogenic VR. MailOnline declared that “Microsoft says virtual reality could make you HALLUCINATE…