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Software Security

These are the top ten security vulnerabilities most exploited by hackers

March 19, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Security vulnerabilities in Microsoft software have become an even more popular means of attack by cyber criminals – but an Adobe Flash vulnerability still ranks as the second most used exploit by hacking groups. Analysis by researchers at Recorded Future […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 is now on 800 million devices – should hit a billion in 2020

March 8, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Windows 10 is edging ever closer towards the magic billion mark, with news emerging that the operating system has now been installed on over 800 million devices globally. That’s according to Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate VP of Modern Life and Devices […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Microsoft will use Google’s Retpoline to mitigate Spectre in Windows 10

March 4, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT HAS ANNOUNCED plans to speed up Windows 10 in the wake of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that caused such a fracas last year. Because the gruesome twosome were sitting ducks at a hardware kernel level, software fixes that […]


Mobile Apps

Microsoft Excel can automatically convert photographed tables into fully editable spreadsheets

March 1, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Data entry just became way easier thanks to Microsoft. Using the latest version of Excel on Android, it’s now possible to snap a photo of a printed data table using your mobile device and automatically convert it into a fully […]


Software Security

Adobe releases out-of-band update to patch ColdFusion zero-day

March 1, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Adobe has released today an emergency out-of-band update for its ColdFusion development platform that patches a zero-day vulnerability that was being exploited in the wild. 19-year-old makes millions from ethical hacking In its security bulletin that was just sent out, […]


Development Software

Intel open-sources HBFA app to help with firmware security testing

February 27, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Intel announced plans today to open-source a new firmware security testing tool named HBFA –or the Host-based Firmware Analyzer. The new project, a security testing tool for UEFI-based firmware, will be formally introduced at next week’s RSA 2019 security conference […]


Software Category, System Software

Intuit says sales of TurboTax software are flat in early tax season update

February 21, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Intuit says sales of its TurboTax consumer and business tax preparation software are so far flat compared to early tax filing season year ago. Overall, TurboTax e-files are down 3.5 percent as of Feb. 16, the company said. Intuit maintains […]


Development Software

DeepSqueak is a deep-learning algorithm used to study ultrasonic rat chatter

February 19, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Scientists at the University of Washington have released an interesting tool for studying the ultrasonic vocalizations of rats. It is a convolutional neural network capable of analyzing and categorizing rat calls. Studying rat vocalizations is time-consuming for a human. For […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to zip a file in Windows 10

February 18, 2019

Via: PC Advisor

Zipping files and folders is a very useful tool to have in your belt as it allows you to compress and shrink files and folders making them far easier to upload to the cloud, or move onto a hard drive. […]


Operating systems, Others, Windows

Windows 10 will soon allow direct access to Linux files

February 18, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT’S Linux love-in continues with the announcement that, soon, you’ll be able to access your Linux files directly from Windows. The company has confirmed that the next edition of Windows 10, due in April, will allow you to access your […]