Malware Embedded in CCleaner Tool Puts Millions at Risk


Malicious code has been discovered in two versions of Piniform’s CCleaner housekeeping utility, the company disclosed on Monday. Piniform is owned by Avast, whose security products are used by more than 400 million people. The malware infecting CCleaner could give hackers control over the devices of more than 2 million users. CCleaner is designed to rid computers and mobile phones of junk, such as unwanted applications and advertising cookies. Two versions of the program were modified illegally before they were released to the public.

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Microsoft Windows 10 S Isn’t as Secure as the Company Claims

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 S may be more secure than other versions of the OS, but no operating system is perfectly locked down.

The post Microsoft Windows 10 S Isn’t as Secure as the Company Claims appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Hands on with the AI-boosted Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15

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Once the poor step-siblings of their Pro versions, each year Adobe’s Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements become more capable. They are now the better choice for just about anyone who doesn’t already know Photoshop or Premiere, and doesn’t need to edit photos and videos for a living.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236368-hands-on-with-the-ai-boosted-adobe-photoshop-and-premiere-elements-15?source=Computing

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Tesla: Autopilot improvements coming

Tesla will roll out “major improvements” to its so-called Autopilot software with new versions of the software that will soon be downloaded to owners’ Model S and Model X electric vehicles, CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday on Twitter.

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Cortana can’t be disabled in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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Microsoft won’t let you disable Cortana in future versions of Windows. Post-Anniversary Update, Cortana and desktop search will be functionally identical.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232522-cortana-cant-be-disabled-in-the-windows-10-anniversary-update

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Apple issues first iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5 betas to public testers

Article Image One day after Apple released the first beta versions of iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 to developers, the company on Thursday issued the same builds to members of the public beta program for testing.

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Amazon expands Alexa range with new Echo Dot and Tap portable speaker [u]

Article Image Amazon on Thursday launched two new versions of its Echo speaker, the Echo Dot and the Amazon Tap, offering more flexibility in the way people can use its Alexa voice assistant, a competitor to Apple’s Siri. [Updated]

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New job listing hints at wider number of clock face options for Apple Watch

Article Image Future versions of watchOS should incorporate more clock face options, building on the 12 already included, a new Apple job listing discovered by AppleInsider suggests.

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Apple drops third betas of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2 [u]

Article Image Apple on Tuesday provided developers with new pre-release versions of the software that runs the company’s mobile ecosystem, releasing iOS 9.3 beta 3, watchOS 2.2 beta 3, and tvOS 9.2 beta 3.

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Clock is ticking for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 on new PCs as Microsoft focuses on Windows 10

Microsoft has published a list of new PCs that will be supported on older versions of Windows — but only for the next year and a half.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/26/clock-is-ticking-for-windows-7-windows-8-1-on-new-pcs-as-microsoft-focuses-on-windows-10.html

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Focuses on Intelligence


Microsoft this week released Dynamics CRM 2016 in CRM Online and on-premises versions. Built-in intelligence is a key feature of the package, which is available in 130 markets and 144 languages. It leverages the Cortana Analytics Suite’s advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities. Intelligence “is important because it’s an idea that’s current,” observed analyst Denis Pombriant. Microsoft’s “trying to pay attention to how Dynamics CRM supports business processes in the front office and not simply enhancing transaction potential.”

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Apple releases rose gold versions of Solo2 Wireless & urBeats headphones

Article Image Apple on Thursday released new faux rose gold versions of its Beats Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones, as well as its urBeats in-ear headphones.

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Apple says new tvOS apps must support Siri remote in updated App Store Review Guidelines

Article Image After pushing out new iOS, OS X and watchOS versions on Wednesday, and ahead of next week’s fourth-generation Apple TV sales debut, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reflect changes specific to tvOS, including a requirement that an app’s “core functionality” must support Siri remote.

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Adobe identifies major Flash Player vulnerability, says exploit being used in real-world attacks

Article Image Adobe has discovered a “critical” vulnerability affecting many recent versions of Flash Player, according to a new security bulletin, which warns that the exploit is already in use by hackers.

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Motorola debuts second-gen Moto 360 smartwatch, first-gen Moto 360 Sport

Motorola on Wednesday introduced two new versions of its Moto 360 smartwatch, including a second-generation flagship device and separate edition specifically for fitness, the Moto 360 Sport.

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Apple releases second public betas of iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple on Wednesday provided members of its public beta program with new versions of both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, marking the second versions of the publicly available pre-release software.

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Mozilla Firefox kills Flash by default, security chief calls for Adobe to issue an end-of-life date

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Mozilla has blocked Firefox from running Flash by default on the latest versions of its browser and is calling on Adobe to dump the product altogether. Is this finally the end of the performance-sucking plugin?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/209888-mozilla-firefox-kills-flash-by-default-security-chief-calls-for-adobe-to-issue-an-end-of-life-date

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