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Tag: system software


MAC OS, Operating systems

Weakness in Zoom for macOS allows local attackers to hijack camera and microphone

April 2, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The Zoom video conferencing client for macOS does not take full advantage of the application hardening features the operating system offers, which could allow local malware to elevate its privileges or access the camera and microphone without the user’s knowledge. […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is working on mitigating an entire Windows bug class

April 1, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is working on developing comprehensive mitigation for a class of Windows bugs that have plagued the operating system for more than two decades. Israeli security researcher Gil Dabah told ZDNet that a fix is currently in the works. Earlier […]


Mobile Apps

Apple launches a COVID-19 information tool for the US

March 27, 2020

Via: The Next Web

Apple has launched a new screening tool for the US in partnership with CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The tool, available both as a website and an iOS app, acts as an information center for people across […]


Development Software, Software Category

Git 2.26 Makes Protocol Version 2 the Default

March 27, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Introduced in Git 2.18, Git wire protocol version 2 is now used by default in Git latest version, 2.26. Git 2.26 also improves configuration option handling and sparse-checkouts, among other things. Git’s wire protocol defines how Git clients and servers […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft will pause optional Windows 10 cumulative updates for testing purposes starting in May

March 24, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is going to be releasing a lot fewerWindows 10 updates starting in May 2020. The company is temporarily halting the release of the optional Windows 10 updates it releases during the third and fourth weeks of each month due […]


iOS, Operating systems

Mouse support for iPad? Apple launches iOS and iPadOS 13.4

March 24, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Apple’s iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 update brings new features to your existing iPhone and iPad, and chief among the perks is enhanced mouse and keyboard support. Any iPad compatible with iPadOS 13.4 will be able to use a mouse […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Patch Alert: March 2020 brings two ‘sky-is-falling’ warnings, with no problems in sight

March 24, 2020

Via: Computerworld

It’s been another strange patching month. The usual Patch Tuesday crop appeared. Two days later, we got a second cumulative update for Win10 1903 and 1909, KB 4551762, that’s had all sorts of documented problems. Two weeks later, on Monday, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft warns of Windows zero-day exploited in the wild

March 23, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Hackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows OS to take over systems, Microsoft said in a security alert today. The zero-day is located in the Adobe Type Manager Library (atmfd.dll), a library that Microsoft uses to render PostScript […]


Application Software, Software Category, System Software

Best POS systems in 2020: Get the right one for your business

March 23, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The point-of sale-system (POS) — the combination of hardware and software required to accept mobile and card-based payments — is a ubiquitous piece of business technology. But for many small business owners, the process of choosing a POS provider can […]


Application Software, Software Category

How Smartable AI Built its COVID-19 Stats API

March 23, 2020

Via: ProgrammableWeb

Any API is only as valuable as the quality of data that it provides. With the current Coronavirus outbreak, aggregating quality data is especially challenging. Scott Ge highlighted an instance where changes in the data provided by a source represented […]