New macOS Security Bug Unlocks App Store With Any Password

Apple’s macOS High Sierra has a flaw in the latest version that allows admin users to bypass a locked app store by entering any password they like.

The post New macOS Security Bug Unlocks App Store With Any Password appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261843-new-macos-security-bug-unlocks-app-store-password?source=Computing

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Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina

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This data may even be enough to determine when someone is at high risk of a heart attack.

The post Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/261491-google-neural-network-can-predict-health-status-retina?source=Computing

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A fracture-resistant cement could make mile-high skyscrapers possible

Nano-engineered fracture-resistant cement could one day be used to create a building 10 times as high as the world’s current tallest building, without being destroyed under its own weight.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/04/fracture-resistant-cement-could-make-mile-high-skyscrapers-possible.html

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MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug makes hacking it easy

Mac computers with High Sierra installed (MacOS 10.13.1 or higher) have a serious bug that can let anyone gain root access to the system without a password.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/29/macos-high-sierra-root-bug-makes-hacking-it-easy.html

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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.

The post Huge macOS High Sierra Security Flaw Allows Admin Logins With No Password appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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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eGPU Tests Show Big Gains For MacBook Pros, Courtesy of AMD’s RX Vega

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Early eGPU tests on MacOS High Sierra show significant performance gains, courtesy of an external AMD RX Vega 64.

The post eGPU Tests Show Big Gains For MacBook Pros, Courtesy of AMD’s RX Vega appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/259595-egpu-tests-show-big-gains-macbook-pros-courtesy-amds-rx-vega?source=Computing

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750 Raspberry Pis Turned Into Supercomputer for Los Alamos National Laboratory

A new project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s High Performance Computing Division seeks to make supercomputers more accessible with a little help from some Raspberry Pi clusters.

The post 750 Raspberry Pis Turned Into Supercomputer for Los Alamos National Laboratory appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/259553-750-raspberry-pi-mini-computers-turned-supercomputer-los-alamos-national-laboratory?source=Computing

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Critical Zero-Day Flaw in macOS Reveals Passwords in Plaintext

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There’s a critical zero-day bug in macOS High Sierra, Sierra, and El Capitan. It allows attackers to export data from Apple’s Keychain in plaintext, with the user none the wiser.

The post Critical Zero-Day Flaw in macOS Reveals Passwords in Plaintext appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256453-apples-macos-critical-0-day-flaw-allows-plaintext-password-extraction?source=Computing

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Apple recommends but won't force two-factor authentication on High Sierra

Apple has clarified that its beta release of MacOS High Sierra and iOS 11 will not force all users to adopt two-factor authentication on their Apple ID. That said, it and others still highly recommend it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/apple-recommends-but-wont-force-two-factor-authentication-on-high-sierra.html

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Alphabet Jumps on the $1K-a-Share Train


Alphabet shares reached a new record high on Monday, surpassing the $1,000 benchmark just a week after Amazon accomplished the feat. Investors placed bets that Google’s core search and emerging artificial intelligence technology will help maintain the company’s dominance over its Silicon Valley rivals. The stock price surged after Pacific Crest securities analyst Andy Hargreaves advised investors in a research note to get out of Apple and invest in Alphabet, which he sees as having a great risk/reward profile and more potential upside.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84584.html?rss=1

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Nests new smart home camera lets you zoom and enhance, for real

With a 4K sensor, the Nest Cam IQ combines night vision, high dynamic range imaging, and a 12x digital zoom, so you can monitor your home clearly and confidently any time of day or night.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/31/nests-new-smart-home-camera-lets-zoom-and-enhance-for-real.html

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Hands On With the Synology DS1517+ NAS: Affordable 10Gbps

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Storage for small offices has been a tradeoff between network-accessible and high performance. Now that there are relatively inexpensive 10 Gigabit options available, its possible to have both.

The post Hands On With the Synology DS1517+ NAS: Affordable 10Gbps appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249245-hands-synology-ds1517-affordable-10gbps-soho?source=Computing

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7 simple ways to save money online

You probably remember that problem from high school math class: If you saved $5 a day and invested it at a nominal interest rate, you’d make $147,000 after 35 years. The point your math teacher was trying to make was that little amounts add up.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/13/7-simple-ways-to-save-money-online.html

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review roundup: ‘Wow, that’s a lot of money’

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Samsung has produced an impressive tablet with the S3, but reviewers are concerned its high price isn’t justified compared with the competition when it comes to overall productivity.

The post Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review roundup: ‘Wow, that’s a lot of money’ appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/246346-samsung-galaxy-tab-s3-review-roundup-wow-thats-lot-money?source=Computing

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Google reduces JPEG sizes by 35 percent

Google’s research team managed to combine excellent compression density with high visual quality resulting in a significant reduction of file sizes for JPEG images.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/20/google-reduces-jpeg-sizes-by-35-percent.html

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Silicon Valley high school makes $24 million from Snap IPO

It’s an only in Silicon Valley kind of story: A well-to-do private Catholic high school makes a $15,000 investment five years ago in the company developing the Snapchat app, holds onto it for years and ends up with a windfall of $24 million.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/03/silicon-valley-high-school-makes-24-million-from-snap-ipo.html

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