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​Windows 10: Swapping the big bang for the long grumble

The switch to Windows as a Service has brought benefits - and some downsides too.     By Steve Ranger | August 13, 2018       Planning a Windows upgrade used to be a huge project, which would consume vast amounts of time and effort. First the strategic decisions: what's the right amount of time to wait…
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I went to an Apple store to find out if the employees are stupid

To market its new Note 9, the Korean handset maker is again mocking Apple's Geniuses and suggesting they're not bright. They don't seem worried about it.     By Chris Matyszczyk August 13, 2018 Not as savvy as, um, Samsung store employees? Samsung/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/ZDNet     We got the formalities over with quickly. "Hi,…
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PayPal, Square vulnerabilities impact mobile point-of-sale machines

Researchers have disclosed the existence of point-of-sale bugs which impact mobile payment services worldwide.     By Charlie Osborne  August 10, 2018       Security flaws in mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) devices from vendors including Square, SumUp, iZettle, and PayPal have been disclosed by researchers. On Thursday at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, security experts…
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AWS error exposed GoDaddy business secrets

It is believed information belonging to thousands of GoDaddy systems was leaked due to the failure.     By Charlie Osborne  August 10, 2018       An error in Amazon AWS bucket configuration has led to the exposure of internal information belonging to hosting provider GoDaddy. Cybersecurity firm UpGuard's Cyber Risk Team said on Thursday that…
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North Korea’s hackers are re-using old code to build new attacks

One of the world's most notorious cyber warfare operations has been cutting corners - but it hasn't dented their potency.     By Danny Palmer | August 9, 2018      New analysis of malware campaigns suggests that North Korean hackers may have re-used malware and computer infrastructure, leaving a trail which increasingly allow incidents to be traced…
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Pentagon bans military from using GPS apps and fitness trackers

Those on active duty are being told not to use devices and apps with GPS, but the policy may be difficult to impose.     By Charlie Osborne  August 8, 2018 Source photo       US military personnel on active duty have been banned from using devices and applications which utilize GPS. Global Positioning System (GPS)…
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New Wi-Fi attack cracks WPA2 passwords with ease

The common Wi-Fi security standard is no longer as secure as you think.     By Charlie Osborne August 8, 2018        A new way to compromise the WPA/WPA2 security protocols has been accidentally discovered by a researcher investigating the new WPA3 standard. The attack technique can be used to compromise WPA/WPA2-secured routers and crack…
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Microsoft’s student developer contest imagines the future

With mixed reality, AI, and big data added to the competition this year, which projects made the grade?     By Simon Bisson August 8, 2018  The panel of judges at the Imagine Cup finals     Microsoft's annual student developer contest, the Imagine Cup, is over for another year, after a busy and inspiring set of…
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