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Microsoft releases fix for Windows 10 cumulative update issues

Six days after releasing a failed Windows 10 update, Microsoft has released a fix-it script and an explanation.  By Ed Bott   October 6, 2016 The fix-it script arrived less than a week after first reports Six days after it released an update that failed to install on some users' PCs, Microsoft has rel  In an…
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Feds subpoena, gag encrypted chat firm Open Whisper Systems

The US government demanded user data, but all did not go to plan.  By Charlie OsborneOctober 5, 2016 Stock photo Open Whisper Systems, the brainchild of cryptographer Moxie Marlinspike, has published the results of an unsealed subpoena set against the company -- and how little US law enforcement received for their trouble. The company is…
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Facebook rolls out opt-in encryption for ‘secret’ Messenger chats

Facebook's new Secret Conversations feature for Messenger uses similar end-to-end encryption model as Google's Allo chat app.  By Liam Tung | October 5, 2016 Facebook Messenger chats can now be encrypted, just like WhatsApp and Google Allo conversations. Image: ZDNet   As of today, all of Facebook's 900 million Messenger users should be able to…
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How to prevent macOS Sierra from automatically downloading to your Mac

It seems that Apple has decided to copy one of Windows 10's most annoying "feature" and is to start automatically pushing the macOS Sierra update to Macs. Here's how to stop it happening.  By Adrian Kingsley-HughesOctober 4, 2016 It seems that Apple has decided to copy one of Windows 10's most annoying "feature" and is…
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Deep-dive review: iOS 10 adds speed and smarts

The latest version of Apple’s mobile OS brings a variety of upgrades to Siri, 3D Touch, the Lock Screen, Maps and other features. By Michael deAgonia  October,03, 2016 Ten versions of iOS have been released since the iPhone's debut in 2007. At the time, the groundbreaking OS, coupled with innovative touchscreen hardware, changed the mobile landscape…
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Firefox blocks websites with vulnerable encryption keys

ByLucian Constantin  | October,03, 2016   To protect users from cryptographic attacks that can compromise secure web connections, the popular Firefox browser will block access to HTTPS servers that use weak Diffie-Hellman keys. Diffie-Hellman is a key exchange protocol that is slowly replacing the widely used RSA key agreement for the TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol. Unlike…
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You can now earn $1.5 million for hacking the iPhone

Private exploit seller Zerodium has tripled the price of iOS rewards -- and Android is on the radar, too.  By Charlie OsborneSeptember 30, 2016 Image: CNET   A private exploit seller has tripled the reward for Apple iOS exploits and is now offering $1.5 million for valid attacks against fully patched iPhones and iPads. Zerodium…
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Hackers Infect Army of Cameras, DVRs for Massive Internet Attacks

 The Wall Street Journal. Drew FitzGerald   Hackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the vulnerability of millions of “smart” devices in homes and businesses connected to the internet. The assaults raised eyebrows among security experts both for their…
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