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Qualcomm claim fingerprint sensor breakthrough

Posted by Matthew Scott

Semiconductor giant Qualcomm has announced an innovative new fingerprint sensor for use in mobile devices such as smartphones. They claim that their Snapdragon Sense ID 3D fingerprint technology is able to read fingerprints through glass, plastic and even metal.

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Blu-ray players rooted by security researcher – discs can be abused to attack computers

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

A security researcher has recently demonstrated an attack on Windows computers and Blu-ray players using a malicious Blu-ray disc.

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Aggressive Android-adware on Google Play discovered

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Researchers of Romanian anti-virus developer Bitdefender have discovered Android apps on Google Play containing aggressive adware.

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Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

Posted by Antonis Sapanidis

Making an SSD that has good performance and a very aggressive price is not an easy task. However Crucial has the BX100 that promises to give speed at an affordable price, the questions how much of this Crucial got it right? Continue reading to find out more about it.

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Smart TV mayhem for Sony and Samsung users after central servers go down

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Because the Smart TV platforms of at least Sony and Samsung require a central server to properly function, both are down for hours already.

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Cybercriminals mainly abuse old vulnerabilities in Windows – Java 6 times in top 10

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Cybercriminals mainly abuse old vulnerabilities to attack users. One exploit developed for a leak patched in 2010 was responsible for 33% of all exploits.

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Crucial MX200 500GB SSD Review

Posted by Antonis Sapanidis

Time to take closer look on the Crucial MX200 SSD, and as you might expected this drive is the successor to the Crucial MX100, but the main question has to do with the performance of the MX200. Dont worry all of this will be answer in this review, Continue reading to find out more about the Crucial MX200 SSD.

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Comodo ships ad-injecting, HTTPS intercepting adware, which is worse than Lenovo’s Superfish

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Besides computer manufacturer Lenovo, also security software developer Comodo appears to bundle adware with their software that intercepts SSL traffic.

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Firefox 38 to warn for add-ons that slow down browser

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Future versions of Firefox will warn users for add-ons that slow down the browser. The new feature was discovered by Sören Hentzschel in an early test version of Firefox 38.

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Sim card hack gave US and UK secret services access to billions of phones

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

The NSA and GCHQ, respectively the American and British secret services, have hacked sim card developer Gemalto, according to website The Intercept.

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Microsoft offers another 100GB OneDrive bonus – this time for DropBox users

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Microsoft gives Dropbox users 100GB additional storage space on OneDrive. The bonus space will be valid for one year.

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Bill Gates once again the richest person on the planet

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is for the 16th time the richest man in the world, according to a list published every year by the American magazine Forbes.

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Toshiba AL13SXB600N 15,000rpm 600GB SAS HDD Review

Posted by Jeremy Reynolds

This is a bit of a departure for me, as I do not normally review HDDs, however this is a special example as it is Toshiba’s state of the art compact 15,000rpm Enterprise HDD and I was intrigued to find out how it would perform

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SSD prices increase 9% compared to December last year

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Prices of SSDs in the "Myce SSD Price Index" have increased with 9% compared to 2014. The price per Gigabyte of one SSD increased with more than 60%.

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Users fix Samsung Smart TV down time themselves – Two workarounds known

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

By modifying the DNS server settings of Samsung Smart TVs, the SmartHub works again. Samsung's Smart TV platform has been down for at least a day now.

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Also Sony’s Bravia Smart TV and Blu-ray platform down

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Besides the Samsung Smart Hub outage of today, also Sony's Smart TV platform is down, the company has confirmed the issue.

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Developers release Android version for the desktop – runs next to Windows

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

The developers of Console OS today released the first public version of their Android fork. The operating system can run on desktop PCs with x86-processors.

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Dutch anti-piracy organisation Brein takes down Popcorn Time websites

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Dutch anti-piracy organisation Brein has taken down 6 Dutch websites which offered the popular illegal streaming software Popcorn Time.

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Screenshots Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview build 10022 leak

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

After an earlier leak of Windows 10, Russian hacker group WZOR today also leaked two new screenshots of Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview build 10022.

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Lenovo recognizes Superfish adware is a security risk

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

PC manufacturer Lenovo recognizes the Superfish adware it pre-installed on laptops can be potentially abused by attackers.

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Mac OS X and Internet Explorer most vulnerable software in 2014

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Since 2011 the number of discovered vulnerabilities in applications, operating systems and hardware has increased significantly. Last year Mac OS X and Internet Explorer contained most leaks.

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Sony announces Micro SDXC memory card for audiophiles

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Sony today announced a high resolution audio Micro SDXC card. The Sony SR-64HXA is targeted at audiophiles and according to Sony produces less electrical noise when reading data.

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Window XP market share went slightly up last month – despite no support anymore

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Next month it's been exactly a year since Microsoft pulled the plug on Windows XP support. Nevertheless, users of the outdated operating system don't seem to be planning to upgrade, according to numbers released by Net Applications and StatCounter.

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Microsoft makes Windows 7 ISOs available for download for free

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Microsoft has launched a new website where users with a valid license can download a full version of Windows 7.

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Virus disabled Windows Update on millions of PCs

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

The Ramnit-botnet, taken down this week by Europol and security companies, disabled Windows Update, Windows FireWall and virus scanners on more than 3 million PCs the last 5 year.

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Mozilla patches 4 critical vulnerabilities and adds HTTP/2 support in Firefox 36

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Mozilla released a new version of Firefox yesterday which fixes 18 security vulnerabilities of which 4 so serious that only visiting a hacked or malicious website allowed attackers to take-over a computer.

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Samsung’s Smart TV platform Smart Hub down – suffers from worldwide internet outage

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Samsung Smart TV owners all over the globe report their Smart TV functionality isn't working. The Samsung SmartHub software is unable to connect to the internet.

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Thousands of Netgear routers accessible via FTP by anyone – second issue in a week

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Thousands of Netgear routers with Network Attached Storage (NAS) can be freely accessed by anyone without permission of the owner.

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Samsung investigates new 840 EVO SSDs performance issues

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Samsung has announced it will investigate continuing complaints about performance issues of the 840 EVO SSDs. The manufacturer will release a new version of its SSD Magician software that should resolve the issues.

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Screenshots Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview build 10014 leak (updated)

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

The Russian hacker group WZOR has leaked screenshots of Windows 10 build 10014.

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Samsung Smart TVs send voice commands unencrypted over the web

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

A security researcher has discovered the voice commands Samsung Smart TVs sent to third parties are unencrypted.

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Former Kaspersky Lab CEO working on secure Android phone

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

The company Taiga is developing a secure Android smartphone. The device is targeted at business users, administrators can switch functionality on and off.

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Youtube forbids users from finding their own advertisers

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Youtube prohibits users to find their own sponsors and promote them in a video without using Youtube's salesforce, according to an updated FAQ on the Youtube support pages.

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