Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month

Malware has been detected within Piriform’s CCleaner, a popular registry cleaner and space recovery tool. The malware-infected package had been distributed for nearly a month.

The post Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256000-hackers-hid-malware-ccleaner-nearly-month?source=Computing

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Fake Ryzen Chips Now Popping Up on Amazon, eBay

FakeRyzen

AMD’s new Ryzen CPU is popular, but that’s got a downside — scammers are showing up online to bilk people out of their cash by relabeling cheap Celerons as AMD processors.

The post Fake Ryzen Chips Now Popping Up on Amazon, eBay appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252674-fake-ryzen-chips-now-popping-amazon-ebay?source=Computing

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A US carrier just announced that it won't sell anything but Apple's iPhone from now on

The iPhone is obviously one of the most popular gadgets of all time, and as the single most dominant force in smartphones today, putting all your chips in the iPhone basket isn’t a terrible strategy.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/21/us-carrier-just-announced-that-it-wont-sell-anything-but-apples-iphone-from-now-on.html

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Study: Fitness trackers suck at measuring calories burned

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine studied seven popular fitness trackers and discovered none of them could accurately measure energy expenditure.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/study-fitness-trackers-suck-at-measuring-calories-burned.html

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Forget the NES Classic Edition, this $40 console can play every NES game ever

As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Nintendo decided to pull the plug on its wildly popular NES Classic Edition console (though you can still buy it on Amazon if you want).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/forget-nes-classic-edition-this-40-console-can-play-every-nes-game-ever.html

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You won't have to wait until November to buy Apple's next-gen iPhone 8

For as popular as the iPhone already is, Apple’s iconic smartphone will take things to the next level once the iPhone 8 is released later this year. Said to feature a sleek new redesign with an edge-to-edge display, the iPhone 8 will likely spur the largest and most significant upgrade cycle Apple has seen yet. After all, seeing as how the iPhone form factor has more or less remained unchanged since the 2014 release of the iPhone 6, current iPhone owners have been pining for something fresh and different for years now. And for anyone curious about the iPhone 8 form factor, we recently posted exclusive photos of what the final iPhone 8 design will likely look like.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/22/wont-have-to-wait-until-november-to-buy-apples-next-gen-iphone-8.html

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Twitter has been down for users around the world today

If you’re experiencing a Twitter outage, you’re not alone. This morning, the popular social media network began experiencing technical issues, with users around the world reporting difficulties accessing their accounts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/19/twitter-has-been-down-for-users-around-world-today.html

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Four Wisconsin public schools block social media apps as part of study

Four public schools in Madison are preventing student access to some popular social media apps during the school day to test whether grades, student behavior and school safety improve with fewer online distractions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/09/four-wisconsin-public-schools-block-social-media-apps-as-part-study.html

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Snap Sells Itself as Camera Company as IPO Nears


As it approaches its first stock offering next month, Snap, maker of the popular mobile messaging app Snapchat, is positioning itself as a camera company. “We feel like we’re really at the beginning of what cameras can do,” said Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. “Before, cameras were the best way to perfectly save or record something that you saw. They sort of helped augment memory — but now, you know, cameras augment the way that we talk.” Casting a company whose chief product is a messaging app as a camera company has raised some eyebrows.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84334.html?rss=1

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The NES Classic Edition is still in stock on Amazon if you hurry

Last week we gave you the heads up that the insanely popular NES Classic Edition was finally — FIIIIIIINALLY — back in stock on Amazon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/27/nes-classic-edition-is-still-in-stock-on-amazon-if-hurry.html

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New Samsung security camera hacks show yet again why it’s important to have a good firewall

Simple and slightly smart, but not very secure

The saga of hacks made on Samsung’s popular SmartCam security cameras are a perfect illustration of why your network defense must start with a well-managed firewall. It has become impossible to rely on IoT device makers to create completely secure devices, and unworkable to have to keep them all up to date even when patches are provided.…

The post New Samsung security camera hacks show yet again why it’s important to have a good firewall appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242976-newest-samsung-security-camera-hacks-show-yet-really-important-good-firewall?source=Computing

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Flashing the peace sign can get your identity stolen

Thanks to improvements in technology, the following popular hand gestures are no longer advised in photos: waving, giving the thumbs up, and flashing the peace sign.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/12/flashing-peace-sign-can-get-your-identity-stolen.html

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How the internet is changing the way we fight wars

The future of warfare

The future of warfare

Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies that make us say “The Future Is Now” in a video series called Future First.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/what-will-future-warfare-look-like?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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