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The PC's future has never been brighter—because tablets are PCs too | PCWorld

The PC's future has never been brighter—because tablets are PCs too | PCWorld | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Don't let tales of plunging PC sales fool you. The rise of tablets and every hybrid in between show how PCs are evolving rather than dying.
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WordPress Infections Leading to TeslaCrypt Ransomware

WordPress Infections Leading to TeslaCrypt Ransomware | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A massive string of WordPress compromises are redirecting victims to the Nuclear Exploit Kit and Teslacrypt ransomware.
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The NASA ‘Hack’ Is Probably The Most Mundane Hack Ever

The NASA ‘Hack’ Is Probably The Most Mundane Hack Ever | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A group of hackers claimed to have broken into NASA networks and hijacked a drone.
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SEC Consult: Deliberately hidden backdoor account in several AMX (HARMAN Professional) devices

SEC Consult: Deliberately hidden backdoor account in several AMX (HARMAN Professional) devices | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
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First known hacker-caused power outage signals troubling escalation

First known hacker-caused power outage signals troubling escalation | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Highly destructive malware creates "destructive events" at 3 Ukrainian substations.
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Embedded Devices Share, Reuse Private SSH Keys, HTTPs Certificates

Embedded Devices Share, Reuse Private SSH Keys, HTTPs Certificates | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Thousands of embedded devices share cryptographic keys and certificates, exposing millions of connections to man-in-the-middle attacks.
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Microsoft Partners With Deutsche Telekom For Germany Data Centers To Fend Off U.S. Spying

Microsoft Partners With Deutsche Telekom For Germany Data Centers To Fend Off U.S. Spying | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced that it will open new data centers in Germany in late 2016, in a bid to protect consumers' digital information from U.S. government surveillance. Deutsche Telekom is the German data trustee in charge of controlling and overseeing access to customer data.
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What's not up, Docs? Google Docs goes titsup in time for Friday beers

What's not up, Docs? Google Docs goes titsup in time for Friday beers | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Total Inability To Sustain Usual Productivity
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AirDrop Bug in Apple iOS and OSX allows Hackers to Install Malware Silently

AirDrop Bug in Apple iOS and OSX allows Hackers to Install Malware Silently | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Serious AirDrop vulnerability in Apple iOS and OSX allows Hackers to Install Malware Silently
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Back to the Start: Windows 95 celebrates its 20th birthday

Back to the Start: Windows 95 celebrates its 20th birthday | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Two decades ago, Windows 95 was released. We take a look back at some of the most notable features of the popular operating system and its influence on later versions of Windows.
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Anti-botnet initiatives USELESS in sea of patch-hating pirates

Anti-botnet initiatives USELESS in sea of patch-hating pirates | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A million low end, pirate boxes still spewing malware relic.
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Someone At DEF CON Made a Drone That Hacks Computers

You can buy it for $2,500 — and turn it into a flying malware injector.
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Support for Windows 10 Will Last Until 2025 -- Redmondmag.com

Microsoft today said that its next OS release will have official support for the customary 10 years.
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Socat vulnerability shows that crypto backdoors can be hard to spot

Socat vulnerability shows that crypto backdoors can be hard to spot | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The Socat networking service used a non-prime number for its key exchange mechanism, potentially allowing attackers to eavesdrop on encrypted connections opened with the tool.
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Google Chrome gets ready to mark all HTTP sites as 'bad' | ZDNet

Google Chrome gets ready to mark all HTTP sites as 'bad' | ZDNet | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Google's push for all websites to be HTTPS has so far been all carrot. But the company is now using its big stick: a large red cross through every website that doesn't offer an encrypted connection.
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Forget driving, EHang's drone shuttles you from place to place autonomously

Forget driving, EHang's drone shuttles you from place to place autonomously | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
CES is ripe with buzz about consumer drone technologies: autonomous drones, obstacle avoidance technologies and better batteries that can dramatically incr
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That other popular Black Friday item: guns

That other popular Black Friday item: guns | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The Federal Bureau of Investigation processed a record 185,345 background checks for gun purchases on Friday, or around two checks a second.
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Strontium: Microsoft warns of hacking gang targeting government and NATO workers

Strontium: Microsoft warns of hacking gang targeting government and NATO workers | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
As Microsoft expains, the Strontium hacking gang had a number of spoofed domain names under their control to increase the chances of success for attacks
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Why Amazon just opened a physical bookstore

Because it can. And because it's hell-bent on world domination.
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Critical Flash Player updates patch 23 flaws

Critical Flash Player updates patch 23 flaws | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Adobe Systems released new updates for Flash Player to patch critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to install malware on computers.
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Once seen as bulletproof, 11 million+ Ashley Madison passwords already cracked

Once seen as bulletproof, 11 million+ Ashley Madison passwords already cracked | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Programming errors make 15.26 million accounts orders of magnitude faster to crack.
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Microsoft issues emergency patch for all versions of Windows | ZDNet

Microsoft issues emergency patch for all versions of Windows | ZDNet | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
This is the second "critical" out-of-band patch issued in as many months.
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No one is safe: This tiny $30 device can break into your car and home

No one is safe: This tiny $30 device can break into your car and home | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Not everyone wants to accept this simple truth, but that doesn’t make it any less real: hackers outpace security advancements. When it comes to both online security and real-world security, hackers have already devised 10 new tools by the time security researchers come up with an effective way to block one old tool. As a result, no one is ever truly safe — and a new device recently shown off by a well-known security researcher is yet another example of just how vulnerable we really are. DON’T MI
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The $169 Cloudbook is Acer's idea of a Windows 10 Chromebook.

The $169 Cloudbook is Acer's idea of a Windows 10 Chromebook. | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Announced a month ago, Acer has officially launched the Windows 10 equivalent of Google's Chromebooks, coming in at jut $169 and running full Windows 10.
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