Kaspersky makes explosive claim NSA computer was infested with malware

Kaspersky Lab is again challenging allegations that it stole classified files from an NSA employee’s computer, pointing to new analysis that says the computer in question may have been infested with malware.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/17/kaspersky-makes-explosive-claim-nsa-computer-was-infested-with-malware.html

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PCs can be hacked via video subtitle files, researchers say

A newly uncovered hacking technique uses malicious subtitle files to take control of a user’s system, preying on popular media player software including VLC, Kodi, and Popcorn Time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/pcs-can-be-hacked-via-video-subtitle-files-researchers-say.html

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Best Online Backup Solutions

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Local backups are a good place to start, but if you’re not storing your files offsite as well, they’re not really safe. Theft, house fires, and natural disasters could happen at any moment, so adding in an online backup to your routine is the best way to protect your valuable information.

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Microsoft Edge Prints PDFs Incorrectly, Substitutes Numbers

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Microsoft’s Edge browser is having a problem with PDF files. They show up properly on-screen, but the browser sometimes changes numbers and letters when a file is printed.

The post Microsoft Edge Prints PDFs Incorrectly, Substitutes Numbers appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/249060-psa-microsoft-edge-prints-pdfs-incorrectly-substitutes-numbers?source=Computing

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Microsoft Word bug let hackers have access files for months

An error in Microsoft Word let hackers have access to files for month before the tech giant eventually fixed the problem — six months later.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/27/microsoft-word-bug-let-hackers-have-access-files-for-months.html

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Google says it cuts JPEG size by 35 percent with new Guetzli algorithm, but our tests don’t back that up

Google claims that its new Guetzli software can produce JPEG files up to 35% than other available methods — but our tests find only limited support for that claim.

The post Google says it cuts JPEG size by 35 percent with new Guetzli algorithm, but our tests don’t back that up appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/246124-google-says-can-cut-jpeg-size-35-percent-new-guetzli-algorithm-tests-dont-back?source=Computing

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DOJ filing: Apple’s refusal to decrypt iPhone is just a ‘marketing strategy’

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The fight over encryption continues to heat up as the DOJ files another motion to force Apple’s compliance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/223405-doj-filing-apples-refusal-to-decrypt-iphone-is-just-a-marketing-strategy

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Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard revealed in Apple's OS X 10.11.1 beta

Article Image Configuration files in Apple’s latest beta of OS X 10.11.1 reveal a trio of new hardware updates coming from Apple: A new Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Mouse 2, plus a renamed Magic Keyboard.

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New iMac with 4K display hinted at once again in latest El Capitan beta

A new set of configuration files discovered in the latest beta of Apple’s OS X El Capitan desktop operating system point to an unreleased Apple product –?perhaps an iMac refresh waiting in the wings –?with a new-to-Apple 4K resolution.

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