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Wednesday March 6, 2019. 03:18 AM
Amazon Alexa and Roku. These are two things I greatly appreciate. Why? Well, they are fairly open and don't lock the user into any specific service. In other words, both Roku and Alexa support countless third-party services, making it easy for the owner to switch without...
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Tuesday March 5, 2019. 08:40 PM
The Windows Insider program is a mess. It used to be as an Insider you got to test just early versions of the next big OS feature update, but now -- depending on which ring you’re in -- you might be testing versions for the first Windows 10 update of 2020, due out over a...
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Not many Windows 10 users have upgraded to the October 2018 Update yet, but Microsoft is still hard at work on finishing the next big feature update, codenamed 19H1, which is due out next month. New builds are coming out thick and fast, and today sees the release of Build...
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System76 computers are notable for coming with a Linux-based operating system, but that isn't the only reason you should buy one. Software aside, the company's offerings are often very powerful, and best of all, upgradeable. Unlike Apple, for instance, you can actually...
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Researchers at email and data security company Mimecast have uncovered a bug in Microsoft Word that can be used to bypass security systems. The bug incorrectly handles integer overflows and can be used to circumvent security systems and fool parsers to deliver remote code...
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Researchers at email and data security company Mimecast have uncovered a bug in Microsoft Word that can be used to bypass security systems. The bug incorrectly handles integer overflows and can be used to circumvent security systems and fool parsers to deliver remote code...
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Over the past decade, software has made giant leaps in allowing us to track, analyze and visualize the incredible amounts of data flowing across our organizations. Storage is rarely a bottleneck, advances in non-relational databases have helped capture growing volumes of...
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In recent years, both Apple and Samsung have been expanding into health-related areas, bringing a range of wellbeing services to users. Now Samsung has announced that it is teaming up with popular sleep and meditation app, Calm. The partnership means that users of Samsung...
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Given the number of high profile security breaches that make the headlines, you'd expect people to be wary about online security. But a new study by Malwarebytes Labs shows a mismatch between people's confidence in their own privacy and security practices and their actual...
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It's well known that there is a skills shortage in cyber security, with a predicted global shortfall of 1.8 million cybersecurity professionals by 2022. But new research, commissioned by cybersecurity training organization the SANS Institute and conducted by respected...
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When a Facebook user dies, it is possible to transform their profile into a memorialized account. Facebook describes this as a 'place for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away'. Now the social network is rolling out a new feature for...
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It is a year since Google's parent company Alphabet launched the cybersecurity outfit Chronicle. Now the startup has launched its first product, a security platform called Backstory. Backstory is an enterprise-level cybersecurity and analytics platform; Chronicle describes...
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Levels of attack traffic observed by F-Secure's network of decoy honeypots in 2018 increased by 32 percent over the previous year, and increased fourfold in the latter half of 2018 compared with the first half of the year. The report suggests that many companies may not have ...
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Monday March 4, 2019. 07:56 PM
Intel's Thunderbolt 3 uses the USB-C connector, which is sort of confusing. Basically, all TB3 ports can also handle USB, but standard USB Type C ports cannot work with Thunderbolt 3. This can lead to confusion for consumers. Intel's standard is much faster, meaning...
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Google's Project Zero has gone public about a 'high severity' flaw in the macOS kernel after Apple failed to patch it 90 days after being told about the problem. A security researcher discovered a problem in XNU that means it is possible to perform malicious activities. The...
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Open source breaches have increased by 71 percent over the last five years, while 26 percent of companies have reported a confirmed or suspected web application breach in the past year alone according to a new report. The study from open source governance specialist Sonatype ...
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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO Alliance have today announced that the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) specification is now an official web standard. W3C's WebAuthn recommendation, a core component of the FIDO Alliance's FIDO2 set of specifications, is a...
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Given the number of high profile security breaches that make the headlines, you'd expect people to be wary about online security. But a new study by Malwarebytes Labs shows a mismatch between people's confidence in their own privacy and security practices and their actual...
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When shopping for a Bluetooth speaker, there are many options nowadays. Quite frankly, trying to pick one can be an overwhelming experience. My advice? If you stick to two brands -- JBL or Ultimate Ears -- you will be absolutely fine. Bluetooth speakers from those companies...
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The US has made no secret of the fact it does not trust Huawei, and the company's hardware has been shunned by the government over fears about Chinese espionage. There have also been calls for Huawei hardware to be barred from the US power grid. The smartphone manufacturer...
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