Huge macOS High Sierra Security Flaw Allows Admin Logins With No Password

Macs running the latest version of macOS High Sierra need to be aware of a major security bug currently embedded in the OS. Users can log into the administrator account or initiate an escalation attack without needing a password of any kind.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259613-huge-macos-high-sierra-security-flaw-allows-admin-logins-no-password?source=computing

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Facebook has given you a political label — find out where (it thinks) you stand

Facebook is acutely aware of your political views, whether you’ve expressed them on your profile or not. The social network is using this info to serve you ads as part of its recently launched ad personalization tool.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/24/facebook-has-given-political-label-find-out-where-it-thinks-stand.html

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Pinky torture: Why the iPhone SE is a one-handed wonder, and the iPhone 6s is not

Article Image I can’t really say I’ve ever been hyper aware of the pinky on my right hand. That is, until Apple decided to start making larger phones, and the smallest digit on the end of my hand began to suffer.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4ebc3d5a/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A40C0A50Cpinky0Etorture0Ewhy0Ethe0Eiphone0Ese0Eis0Ea0Eone0Ehanded0Ewonder0Eand0Ethe0Eiphone0E6s0Eis0Enot/story01.htm

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Reddit steps up its fight against harassment, users are unimpressed

If you’re a Reddit user or lurker, you’re well aware that the online community driven by user-generated content and comments can sometimes devolve into a cesspool that reflects the worst of human beings injected with the boldness that comes with an “anonymous” username.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/16/reddit-steps-up-its-fight-against-harassment-users-are-unimpressed/

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Android antivirus apps are useless — here’s what to do instead

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It’s still on you to be aware of threats to stay safe, but Android is by its very nature more secure than a desktop computer. Still, you’ve probably already got what you need.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/104827-android-antivirus-apps-are-useless-heres-what-to-do-instead

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Court filing: Stingray devices can disrupt local cell phone use

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A recently unearthed court filing shows that the FBI is aware that stingray devices can disrupt cell phone service — but was that information accurately conveyed the the FCC or judges?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/200227-court-filing-reveals-that-stingray-devices-can-disrupt-local-cell-phone-use

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Could Microsoft upgrade the Xbox One’s hardware to fix the PS4 performance gap?

PS4 system board, and other hardware bits
As you are well aware, there is a sizable gap between the hardware specifications of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But who says this will always be the case? It’s not unusual for a console to be tweaked or upgraded multiple times throughout its lifetime as new (cheaper) hardware becomes available. Because both consoles use fairly standard PC hardware, could Sony or Microsoft upgrade their consoles to close (or widen) the current performance gap?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/187536-could-microsoft-upgrade-the-xbox-ones-hardware-to-fix-the-ps4-performance-gap

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