Critical Zero-Day Flaw in macOS Reveals Passwords in Plaintext

macOS High Sierra

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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California high school makes $24 million from Snapchat IPO

A California high school’s $15,000 investment in Snap five years ago is now worth $24 million following the company’s IPO this week, with many millions more to come.

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

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Apple's Great App Store Sales May Not Signify Much


Apple’s App Store racked up an all-time high of $240 million in sales on the first day of this year. On the whole, 2016 was a very good year for Apple devs, who earned more than $20 billion for their apps — up 40 percent over 2015. “Apple has always had the most profitable ecosystem and app market in terms of revenue per user and price per app,” said Holger Mueller, a principal analyst at Constellation Research. Super Mario Run was the most downloaded app worldwide on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84208.html?rss=1

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Bitcoin Rides the Uncertainty Wave


The price of bitcoin soared to a new three-year high on Monday, surpassing the $1,000 mark for the first time, in response to economic and geopolitical uncertainty in China following the U.S. presidential election. The price of bitcoin stood at more than $1,025 in late trading on Tuesday, after rising to nearly $1,030. The market cap was $16.49 billion, according to CoinDesk. The price of bitcoin last reached an all-time high in November 2013, when it traded at $1,163. The price of bitcoin is closely linked to events in the Chinese market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84200.html?rss=1

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Study: 80 percent of students can't differentiate between real and fake news

An 18-month study in 12 states of nearly 8,000 students in junior high school through college found most couldn’t judge news credibility accurately. Many were swayed by good design and writing, or could not discern conflicts of interest.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/25/study-80-percent-students-cant-differentiate-between-real-and-fake-news.html

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Teen Delivers Fake Deportation Notices to Classmates

A California high school student was seen handing out fake deportation notices to students of varying ethnicities a day after Donald Trump’s election win.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/11/teen-delivers-fake-deportation-notices-to-classmates.html

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Oracle's Earnings Call


Oracle is flying high as it goes into its annual Oracle OpenWorld customer conference, based on the news from its earnings call on Thursday. It’s clear that the company has succeeded in pivoting from on-premises to cloud software offerings. The revenue acceleration from cloud products and services suggests that Oracle will derive an increasing share of its future revenues from cloud solutions. The quarter’s $816 million in combined revenue from cloud, SaaS and PaaS was up 82 percent from the prior year, noted Co-CEO Safra Catz.

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Samsung aims to conquer the memory market with HBM3

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Samsung wants to push HBM3 to the high end of the market and adapt the technology to serve lower-cost segments more effectively. Combined, the two approaches could revolutionize memory bandwidth in the next few years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/234333-hbm-everywhere-samsung-wants-hbm3-low-cost-options-to-blow-the-doors-off-the-memory-market

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