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Programming note: It’s time for The Interface to take its annual spring break trip to Austin for South By Southwest! I’ll be interviewing Facebook’s former chief security officer, Alex Stamos, at 2:30 PM local time on Saturday; and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark on 3:30 PM Sunday. If you’re in town, RSVP here and come say hello. The Interface returns March 13th — and in the meantime,...
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Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of hacker attacks on the Ukrainian Central Election Commission. According to him, Ukrainian experts on February 24 and 25 recorded a DDoS attack on the Central Election Commission.Poroshenko pointed out that the National Security and Defense Council, the Security Service of Ukraine and the Department of Information Security, together with their American...
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Updated If Google Chrome is bugging you to update it right now, please stop what you're doing, and get that upgrade. The latest version fixes a security vulnerability (CVE-2019-5786) that can be potentially exploited by malicious webpages to hijack the software, and run spyware, ransomware, and other nasties on your device or machine. According to Googler Abdul Syed, the ads giant is...
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Microsoft started rolling out a new software update for Windows 10 systems to apply mitigations against the Spectre attacks. Over the weekend, Microsoft started distributing software updates for Windows 10 systems to enable the Retpoline mitigations.   https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/category/security
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Sony's PlayStation 4 is fast approaching its 6th birthday, and that poses a problem. You see, game developers have seen fit to release a game for almost every day the console has been available, leaving you with well over 1,500 titles to choose from. The sheer volume of games on offer, coupled with the subjective nature of the medium, makes it impossible to definitively name "the best," and...
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Facebook has been overhauling its Messenger app recently, slimming it down to focus more on chat, and promised that it would eventually roll out a dark mode for users. That mode is now rolling out, but there’s a tongue-in-cheek trick you need to do in order to activate it: you have to moon someone. The trick, spotted by Android Police, 9to5Mac, and others, is simple: send someone (or...