A video card is also a graphics accelerator, a computer component responsible for outputting images and generating graphics, for example, in games. The video card is necessary for the computer to work, otherwise it just won’t start, and the picture doesn’t appear. At the moment, there are various types of accelerators, for home systems (desktop), mobile (laptops, communicators and even telephones), for semi-professional and professional use. There are also differences in “acceleration goals”, there are two-dimensional graphics accelerators (2D) and three-dimensional graphics accelerators (3D). 2D accelerators do not always work with 3D graphics, but they are more likely to be semi-professional and professional accelerators; they serve mainly for working, for example, with photography (for example, in magazines that print). But do not think that 3D accelerators do not work with 2D graphics, they work! just focus on 3D. Video cards for home computers are all 3D accelerators.
The main parameters of video cards can be called: graphics processor, type and amount of memory, Continue reading
Apple Pay is a payment system that allows you to pay for goods in stores by attaching an Apple mobile device to the terminal. The system works according to the NFC protocol and only on terminals that accept contactless payments (they must have a PayPass or PayWave label). The system is compatible only with models older than the iPhone 6, including the iPhone SE, as well as with the Apple Watch. In the latter case, the system will be able to configure through the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c.
To pay, you need to bring the gadget to the terminal, select the card in the application and attach your finger to the Touch ID sensor. On Apple Watch, a payment is launched by double-clicking on the power button and does not require special authorization. Neither Apple Pay nor other payment services charge Continue reading
In the fall, several large hacker attacks took place in which IoT devices were used. One of them is for Russian banks. The Daily Poster tells the story of other interesting hacks and explains how attackers harm people through light bulbs and refrigerators.
Internet of things attacks Russian banks
On Thursday, November 10, five large Russian banks were subjected to DDoS attacks – a large number of junk requests came to sites that loaded servers and made sites inaccessible. The attacks went to the Moscow Exchange, Alfa Bank, Sberbank, Otkritie Bank, VTB Bank and Rosbank. Almost all banks managed to cope with the load. Among the possible organizers of the attack was a hacker under the nickname vimproducts, whose customers were allegedly dissatisfied with Russia’s interference in the Continue reading