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.

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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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Google critic reportedly ousted from think tank funded by company

Barry Lynn, a scholar who wrote a critical assessment about Google on a think tank’s website, reportedly said the piece cost himself and his team their jobs due to pressure from the tech giant.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/31/google-critic-reportedly-ousted-from-think-tank-funded-by-company.html

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Dell Launches AMD-Powered All-in-Ones, Gaming Desktops

Dell has unveiled new desktops and AIOs in partnership with AMD. These types of deals are critical to AMD’s long-term economic health.

The post Dell Launches AMD-Powered All-in-Ones, Gaming Desktops appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250117-dell-launches-new-amd-powered-ones-gaming-desktops?source=Computing

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Twitter accused of deleting tweets slamming United Airlines

Twitter is coming under fire for allegedly deleting tweets critical of United Airlines following Sunday’s controversial incident where a passenger was forcibly removed from a flight.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/12/twitter-accused-deleting-tweets-slamming-united-airlines.html

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Barra Leaves Post as Xiaomi's International Point Man


Almost four years after being poached from a critical post at Google to join Chinese upstart Xiaomi, Hugo Barra on Monday announced he will return to Silicon Valley in February. Barra, who led the Xiaomi’s overseas expansion as vice president, international, explained the move largely as a desire to reconnect with his family and restore a sense of normalcy to his life. However, it also coincides with a widespread perception that Xiaomi’s international growth has run into a great wall.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84252.html?rss=1

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Qualcomm announces new deep learning SDK with support for Snapdragon 820, heterogeneous compute

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Deep learning is increasingly critical to the future of computing, and Qualcomm is leaping into the fray with new software tools of its own. The Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK will help developers leverage the strengths of the Snapdragon 820 platform in cutting-edge applications.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227634-qualcomm-announces-new-deep-learning-sdk-with-support-for-snapdragon-820-heterogeneous-compute

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Google researcher blasts TrendMicro for massive security hole

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A new security report from Google has found critical vulnerabilities in TrendMicro’s antivirus software. It’s the second time in a matter of weeks that we’ve seen major vendors under fire for inexcusable product flaws.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/220985-google-researcher-blasts-trendmicro-for-massive-security-hole

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Lawsuit alleges Apple feigned partnership with Valencell to glean key Apple Watch heart rate sensor tech

Article Image Apple is being accused of soliciting critical information from biometrics firm Valencell, received prototypes and feigned interest in a partnership before ultimately implementing unauthorized patented tech in the Apple Watch heart rate sensor.

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Apple blocks older Adobe Flash plug-in versions on OS X

Article Image Following the discovery — and subsequent fix — of yet another critical Adobe Flash vulnerability last week, Apple activated its Web plug-in blocking capability for OS X Safari to protect Mac users from what Adobe describes as “limited, targeted attacks.”

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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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Researchers outfit honey bees with RFID 'backpacks' in global health study

Honey bees are critical to pollinating a third of the world’s food supply, but their population is on the decline due to unknown factors that are threatening their health.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/26/researchers-outfit-honey-bees-with-rfid-backpacks-in-global-health-study/

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Microsoft just released an emergency fix for a critical bug – here’s how to get it right away

Microsoft on Wednesday pushed out a major security update that fixes a critical security vulnerability in Internet Explorer, so all versions of Windows are affected, not just Windows 10 and not just older versions of Windows. In other words, you absolutely need to download it right now — here’s how.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/19/microsoft-just-released-emergency-fix-for-critical-bug-heres-how-to-get-it/

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Latest iOS 9 betas automatically detects, switches away from weak Wi-Fi signals, adds AT&T Wi-Fi calling

Two small but critical additions to the new iOS 9 betas released on Thursday include “Wi-Fi Assist,” a feature built to prevent iPhones from latching onto poor Wi-Fi connections, and Wi-Fi calling for AT&T network customers.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/48c6466b/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A80C0A60Clatest0Eios0E90Ebetas0Eautomatically0Edetects0Eswitches0Eaway0Efrom0Eweak0Ewi0Efi0Esignals0Eadds0Eatt0Ewi0Efi0Ecalling/story01.htm

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iTunes 12.2.1 solves problem with iTunes Match tracks converted to Apple Music DRM

Apple on Monday released iTunes 12.2.1, fixing a critical problem that would cause tracks matched via iTunes Match to be converted to Apple Music content instead.

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It's time to uninstall Adobe's Flash from your Mac – here's how

The recent tidal wave of critical vulnerabilities in Adobe’s Flash Player has prompted many security professionals to call for the much-maligned software’s demise, and we agree. AppleInsider shows you how to uninstall Flash from your Mac, and what to do if you can’t live without it.

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Apple fixes VoiceOver bugs in update to iWork suite for iOS

Apple in a rare overnight update on Tuesday issued what appears to be critical fixes to accessibility features in all three iOS iWork apps, returning full VoiceOver navigation and editing functionality to Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/47ef01ff/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A70C0A80Capple0Efixes0Evoiceover0Ebugs0Ein0Eupdate0Eto0Eiwork0Esuite0Efor0Eios/story01.htm

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US Internet Handoff Generates Sparks in Congress


The U.S. government has played a central — perhaps critical — role in the development of the Internet. Currently the U.S. retains a stewardship position in the worldwide operation of the Internet through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency within the Commerce Department. That stewardship is slated to end, however, with NTIA proposing to relinquish its presence in the operation of the Internet to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, a multistakeholder group of network players.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82195.html?rss=1

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Samsung’s security failures leave 600 million Android users vulnerable to simple keyboard hack

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A critical new vulnerability has been discovered on Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6 devices, but the state of the Android ecosystem means there’s nothing end-users can do about it (except avoid unsecured WiFi, anyway).

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/208529-samsungs-security-failures-leave-600-million-android-users-vulnerable-to-simple-keyboard-hack

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