Monthly Archives: July 2017

Microsoft Paint lives on, just not inside Windows 10

You'll still be able to download Paint from the Windows Store, but Microsoft probably won't be adding too many new features in future.     By Liam Tung | July 25, 2017 Microsoft still loves MS Paint, but it won't be updating it in future. Microsoft The apparently cold send-off for "trusty old" MS Paint…
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IBM patent uses printed circuit boards to protect cryptographic codes

Big Blue's new patent aims to protect cryptographic keys and make them tamper-resistant.  By Charlie OsborneJuly 25, 2017 IBM IBM has revealed a new patent which utilizes printed circuit boards to protect cryptographic keys and codes. On Tuesday, the tech giant said the patent, granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), uses…
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New details emerge on Fruitfly, a near-undetectable Mac backdoor

The malware went largely undetected for several years and is only detectable on a handful of security products, but the "fully featured" Mac backdoor can take control of an entire computer.     By Zack WhittakerJuly 24, 2017   (Image: Hugues Valentin/file photo)             Six months after it was discovered,…
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Hackers are using hotel Wi-Fi to spy on guests, steal data

The DarkHotel hacking group has returned -- but this time they're focusing on a different target, using a new strain of Inexsmar malware.     By Danny Palmer | July 21, 2017 The DarkHotel campaign takes aim at high-profile targets using hotel Wi-Fi.Stock Photo             An advanced hacking and cyberespionage…
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Symantec tricked into removing legit certificates by security researcher

Hanno Böck forged incorrect private keys to test if Symantec would revoke his legitmate certificate, and sure enough, they did.     By Chris Duckett | July 21, 2017 Embattled TLS certificate provider Symantec has been caught out by security researcher Hanno Böck incorrectly revoking certificates based on forged private keys. According to a blog…
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Hands-On with Sparky Linux 5, powered by Debian

Linux 5, based on Debian testing (buster) was recently released. I have taken a look at the standard desktop versions (Xfce, LXQt and MATE), and created my own i3 desktop version.     By J.A. WatsonJuly 21, 2017 Sparky Linux 5 - Live Desktop Image: J.A. Watson I mentioned in my recent post about the…
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Flaw in home security system lets hackers remotely activate alarms

The company appears to have ignored the security report, months after it was filed.   By Zack WhittakerJuly 19, 2017   (Image: CNET/CBS Interactive)         It turns out that a so-called smart home security system isn't so smart -- or even that secure. A maker of one home security system built by…
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