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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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Windows 10 security: Google exposes how malicious sites can exploit Microsoft Edge

Microsoft misses Google's 90-day deadline, so Google has published details of an exploit mitigation bypass.       By Liam Tung | February 19, 2018        Google's Project Zero team has published details of an unfixed bypass for an important exploit-mitigation technique in Edge. The mitigation, Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG), arrived in the Windows 10 Creators…
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Android malware: Millions fall victim to drive-by cryptocurrency miner

Researchers say that at least 60 million visits have been forcibly made to malicious Monero sites in what represents the first large-scale crypto-currency campaign targeting mobile.     By Danny Palmer | February 16, 2018 Smartphones have much power to mine cryptocurrency - but their lack of security makes them easy targets for attackers. Image: iStock    …
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Meltdown-Spectre flaws: We’ve found new attack variants, say researchers

Intel and AMD may need to revisit their microcode fixes for Meltdown and Spectre.     By Liam Tung | February 16, 2018 Researchers have developed a tool to uncover new ways of attacking the Meltdown and Spectre CPU side-channel flaws, which may force chip makers like Intel to re-examine already difficult hardware mitigation. The tool allowed the…
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Google image search: Here’s why the View Image button just vanished

Copyright owners claim a victory over Google's image search.     By Liam Tung | February 16, 2018       Google has removed the 'View Image' button in image search results, eliminating a simple way for users to see an image in isolation from the page it was sourced from. The seemingly small change has implications for…
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Coinbase responds to user fury over rampant overcharging

The digital currency exchange says it will refund the extortionate charges made on some user accounts.     By Charlie OsborneFebruary 16, 2018 Coinbase has responded to claims that customers are experiencing heavy charges and unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts by saying the company has reached the source of the problem.         As…
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