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​What’s really the fastest Windows 10 web browser today?

Every company is claiming their latest web browser is the fastest one yet. So, which one really is the fastest? I took them to the test bench -- and here's what I found.         By Steven J. Vaughan-NicholsFebruary 21, 2018        Opera claims its eponymous web browser is "far faster than Firefox Quantum…
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Hackers are selling legitimate code-signing certificates to evade malware detection

Code-signed apps are harder to detect by network security appliances, making it easier to sneak malware onto a vulnerable system. The downside? Certificates aren't cheap — and hackers usually are.        By Zack WhittakerFebruary 22, 2018  Image ZDNet       Security researchers have found that hackers are using code-signing certificates more to make it…
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AT&T 5G coming to Dallas, Atlanta, Waco in 2018

Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco will be the first cities to receive 5G services in 2018 under AT&T, with the carrier also launching a new test lab in Austin to trial its proprietary 5G technology.           By Corinne Reichert | February 21, 2018        AT&T has announced that Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco will be the…
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Phishing schemes net hackers millions of dollars from Fortune 500

IBM has uncovered sophisticated campaigns which are successfully targeting Fortune 500 companies.          By Charlie OsborneFebruary 21, 2018  File Photo       Fortune 500 companies are losing millions of dollars due to new and sophisticated phishing scams c On Wednesday, researchers from IBM's X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) team said the…
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Cybercrime drains $600 billion a year from the global economy, says report

According to McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, nearly one percent of global GDP is lost to cyber crime each year.       By Danny Palmer | February 21, 2018       Global businesses are losing the equivalent of nearly one percent of global GDP (Gross Domestic Product) a year to cyber crime,…
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Apple patches iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS for message crash bug

Start your day with a raft of patches for your iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, Apple TVs, and Macs.        By Adrian Kingsley-HughesFebruary 20, 2018       Apple has released patches for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS to patch the bug that causes apps like Messages to crash due to the inability to render…
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Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0: Microsoft just killed push notification services

And there'll be no more Find My Phone for owners of the two older Windows smartphone OSes.       By Liam Tung | February 20, 2018        Microsoft has hammered one more nail into Windows Phone's coffin, announcing that Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 will no longer receive notifications. As of today, February…
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Meet Coldroot, a nasty Mac trojan that went undetected for years

The malware can remotely steal passwords by logging everything a user types, and more.        By Zack WhittakerFebruary 20, 2018       A Mac malware that can silently, remotely control a vulnerable computer and steal passwords from a user's keychain has gone largely unnoticed by antivirus makers for two years -- even though…
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