Monthly Archives: February 2017

Google ordered to hand over foreign emails to FBI, unlike Microsoft

Google has been told to comply with the FBI and give the agency access to emails stored overseas.  By Charlie Osborne| February 6, 2017 Stock photo   Google has been ordered by a US judge to comply with FBI search warrants that require access to customer data stored overseas, the exact opposite of a similar…
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Metasploit security kit now hacks IoT devices, hardware

The popular hacking tool kit can now be linked to everything from fridges to cars in the search for vulnerabilities.  By Charlie Osborne| February 3, 2017 Stock photo     The popular Metasploit hacking kit has been upgraded to tackle today's Internet of Things (IoT) devices, granting researchers the opportunity to scour for bugs in…
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FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates

If you've spent years mastering the ins and outs of Windows Update, prepare to do some unlearning. Windows 10, with its emphasis on "Windows as a Service," rewrites almost all the rules of updates and upgrades. Here's what you need to know.  By Ed Bott for | February 3, 2017     With Windows 10,…
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The iPad is on life support

 By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes  | February 2, 2017   Apple CEO Tim Cook says that he remains "bullish," but the numbers suggest that this is little more than putting a brave face on things. The problem facing the iPad is that it's past its peak. In fact, "peak iPad" was three years ago, when in 1Q…
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Microsoft gives Windows device makers their 2017 marching orders

Microsoft has some specific ideas about the types of Windows 10 devices it wants its partners to build for holiday 2017. Here's what to expect if Redmond has its way.   By Mary Jo Foley| February 2, 2017 Microsoft officials have some fairly specific ideas about what they want their Windows-device-making partners to build in calendar…
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Microsoft: Windows 10 will stop a ransomware epidemic when antivirus fails

Microsoft's latest argument for moving to Windows 10 is its built-in security features that can stop a ransomware infection from becoming an epidemic.  By Liam Tung | February 02, 2017   Microsoft's research shows the Cerber family of file-encryptors has been behind many recent ransomware attacks. Image: Microsoft     When your antivirus fails to…
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Security flaws in Pentagon systems “easily” exploited by hackers

Hackers are likely exploiting the easy-to-find vulnerabilities, according to the security researcher who warned the Pentagon of the flaws months ago.  By Zack Whittaker | February 1, 2017 (Image: file photo)     Several misconfigured servers run by the US Dept. of Defense could allow hackers easy access to internal government systems, a security researcher…
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