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Application Software, Software Category

Mozilla releases patch for a severe vulnerability in Firefox that’s being actively exploited

January 9, 2020

Via: TechSpot

If you’re using Firefox as your go-to web browser, you might want to update it as soon as possible. Earlier today, Mozilla rushed out version 72.0.1 (and ESR 68.4.1) to fix a vulnerability that is actively being exploited in the […]

Application Software, Operating systems, Others, Software Category

Canonical makes Ubuntu for Windows SubSystem for Linux a priority

December 6, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Canonical CEO and founder Mark Shuttleworth recently said he sees more demand for the Ubuntu Linux desktop than ever. True. “We never got the desktop into the consumer space. We’re still happy to give developers and system admins a platform,” […]

Development Software

Intel turns to Samsung for help keeping up with AMD, rumor claims

November 29, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Intel has allegedly found a solution, or at least part of one, for its long-running supply issues with CPUs – which the firm admitted would be ongoing in a recent statement – and that solution is to enlist Samsung to […]

iOS, Operating systems, Others

Apple saw double-digit decline in global iPhone sales in Q3 2019

November 28, 2019

Via: TechSpot

By now, it’s no longer a secret that global smartphone demand has plateaued. However, market researchers seem to disagree on the specifics. Gartner says the smartphone market contracted by 0.4 percent in the third quarter of this year, while IDC […]

Software Security

Hacker’s paradise: Louisiana’s ransomware disaster far from over

November 28, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Louisiana has brought some of its services back as it recovers from a targeted ransomware attack using the Ryuk malware on November 18. The state’s Office of Motor Vehicles re-opened offices on Monday in a limited fashion. But OMV and […]

Application Software, Software Category

Google is making it easier than ever to keep track of your tabs in Chrome

September 20, 2019

Via: BGR

If you’ve ever opened more than a few tabs while browsing the internet on Chrome, you know how easy it is to lose track of them all. By the time you get to 10 or 12 tabs, all you can […]

Mobile Apps

Google borrows dating app feature to recommend personalized movies and shows

September 6, 2019

Via: TechSpot

“Starting today in the U.S., when you search for things like “good shows to watch” or “what to watch” on mobile, you can tap the start button in the “Top picks for you” carousel to begin rating TV shows and […]

Software Security

Avast and French police stop cryptomining worm, disinfect 850,000 computers

September 2, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Retadup is a malicious worm—self-replicating malware—that surreptitiously uses a computer’s processor to mine cryptocurrency, which generates money for the operators. It’s also able to run other types of malware, such as ransomware, and is commonly spread via attachments, file-sharing networks […]

iOS, Operating systems, Others, Software Security, Windows

iPhone-hacking websites also targeted Google and Windows users

September 2, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Earlier this year, Google’s Project Zero threat analysis group discovered 12 separate security flaws, seven of which involved the iPhone’s built-in Safari web browser. The five different exploit chains gave attackers root access to a handset, allowing them to steal […]

Application Software, Software Security

Facebook Tightens Political Ad Rules—But There Are Loopholes

August 28, 2019

Via: Fortune

Facebook is tightening its rules around political advertising ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, an acknowledgement of previous misuse. But it’s not clear if it will be enough to stop bad actors from abusing its system. The changes include […]