Samsung announces 8TB NVMe SSD in ‘incredibly’ small NF1 form-factor

Samsung today announced an 8TB NVMe SSD that comes in the Next Generation 'NF1' small form factor. The drives are targeted at data-intensive analytics and virtualization applications in next-generation data centers and enterprise server systems.

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Toshiba announces RM5 series SAS SSDs with price that ‘obsoletes SATA SSDs’

Toshiba Europe today sent out a press release announcing its RM5 series 12 G/bit SAS SSDs that, according to the company, can replace SATA SSDs in server applications. Although Toshiba doesn't provide any pricing information, the company claims the drives come at a price “that obsoletes SATA SSDs”.

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Sony admits displays of XZ1 and XZ2 smartphones suffer from annoying horizontal lines

Sony has admitted to a Dutch website that LCDs displays of its recent Xperia line smartphone can suffer from white horizontal lines. According to the Japanese smartphone manufacturer the lines on the displays are not caused by a defect.

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Higher Court rules Vodafone must continue block of pirated movie site Kinox.to

The Higher Regional Court Munich has ruled that Vodafone must continue to block the illegal movie streaming website Kinox.to. The internet provider is in a legal fight with the German movie distribution and production company Constantin Film over the illegal streaming of the movie “Fack Ju Göhte 3”'.

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New copy protection shows copyright notice when several minutes into the movie (updated)

There are reports of a new type of copy protection that shows a black screen with a copyright notice several minutes into the movie. The timing of the appearance of these messages is interesting, as also a new AACS revision emerged last month.

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Microsoft ends support of Windows 7/8.1 and Office 2010/2013 on its forums

Microsoft employees will no longer provide support on the Microsoft Answers forums that cover Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 10, Office 2010, Security Essentials and several Surface devices, the Redmond software giant announced today.

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Microsoft: Javascript and VBscript massively abused to attack Windows PCs

In nearly half of all attacks that don't involve executable files, attackers make use of Javascript and VBscript, according to Microsoft. The software giant has insights because its Windows Defender anti malware software detects more than 10 million of such attacks on Windows PCs each month.

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Flight sim developer threatens Reddit with legal actions over DRM talks

A developer of flight simulators has reaped the rage of users by installing fake system files on locations totally unrelated to the game. Users discussed the issue on Reddit and now the company is threatening with legal action if the online conversations aren't removed.

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Toshiba sells PC unit to Sharp, completes sale of NAND memory division

Japanese electronics company Sharps today announced it has acquired Toshiba's PC division. Sharp plans to sell PCs under the Toshiba brand name. Earlier this month, Toshiba also completed the sale of its NAND flash memory division.

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If you're a real fan of music and movies, we can provide you with helpful software that lets you record, download, convert, save and enjoy media: Audials One 2018 is an all-round multimedia talent Recorder for Windows PCs.

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Combination of Intel iGPU and Windows 10 update gives fullscreen video issues

Users with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 250 GPU, who are running the latest Windows 10 April 2018 Update, suffer from video issues. There is an bug that makes the screen go black when they try watch online videos in fullscreen.

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Microsoft ends support for Windows 7 on Pentium III CPUs

Microsoft will no longer release security updates for Windows 7 users with a CPU without SSE2 support, such as the Intel Pentium III processor. Windows 7 is currently in extended support, which means that Microsoft will no longer add features and only releases security updates for the operating system.

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Paypal will soon start to block users with an outdated browser

In order to comply with the security standards of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, Paypal will start blocking users with an outdated browser starting the 30th of June. Also websites with Paypal integration have to update their code, or their integration will become unusable.

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German state parliament decides to ditch Microsoft software, despite Munich failure

Despite the failure of the city of Munich to move away from Microsoft software, another German government entity has now decided it wants to ditch the American software giant. The state parliament of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein has decided that the state administration should only use free software in the long term.

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Intel warns for Lazy FP vulnerability in Core and Xeon processors (updated)

Intel warns for a new vulnerability in Intel Core processors that can provide attackers access to sensitive data like cryptographic keys. Just like with the Spectre and Meltdown attacks, the new attack is a so-called 'speculative execution side channel attack'. Unlike the other two attacks, this attack has a less catch name, “Lazy FP”.

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Microsoft fixes 50 vulnerabilties in Windows, Office, Edge and Internet Explorer

During this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released updates for 50 vulnerabilities that affect Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Chakra Scripting Engine, Windows DNSAPI, Microsoft Office, Flash Player, Windows Kernel and more. When some vulnerabilities are properly exploited they can provide an attacker full control over the system.

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Arusoft removes AACS 2.1 copy protection with DeUHD 1.0.3.0 release

Arusoft today released an update of its 4K / Ultra HD Blu-ray (UHD BD) ripping software, DeUHD. The update makes it possible to rip UHD BD movies protected with the latest AACS revision, AACS 2.1. This new version of the UHD BD copy protection has been designed to track the player that was used to rip/decrypt the movie.

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Windows 10 to warn when applications attempts to access microphone

Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview build that can warn users if there is an attempt to get access to the microphone. Users can choose which applications can use the microphone in the privacy settings screen of the operating system.

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Mozilla: Facebook must do better and become more transperant

Facebook has to be more transparent, according to Mozilla in response to the report that the social network had partnerships with phone manufacturers that provided them with special access to user data. "Facebook has a lot of work to do to come clean with its users and to provide transparency into who has their data," according to Mozilla on its website.

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Critical vulnerability in Windows publicly disclosed after Microsoft misses deadline

The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), a security organization that provides security researchers a financial incentive to report 0-day vulnerabilities privately to vendors, has disclosed a vulnerability in Windows for which no patch is available yet. When the vulnerability is properly exploited, an attacker can execute arbitrary code remotely on the target system.

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Report: After a month, 50% of all Windows 10 PCs runs April 2018 Update

A month after its release, the latest large Windows 10 update has been installed on 50% of all Windows 10 systems, according to a report by advertising company AdDuplex. Distribution of the update outpaced that of previous large Windows updates.

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Intel reveals 3DXpoint based Optane Persistent Memory that fits in DDR4 slots

Intel yesterday revealed Optane DC Persistent Memory that should fill the gap between DRAM and SSDs. The modules can fit in regular DDR4 slots. Combined with future Intel Xeon Platinum processors, system restart times can be decreased from minutes to seconds, Intel claims.

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Microsoft’s phishing filter easily mislead by hidden text in emails

Security company Avanan reports that attackers have found a way to bypass Microsoft's phishing filter. Cybercriminals use hidden words with a font-size of zero in the phishing mails, this means they are invisible to the receiver, but help to mislead the Microsoft filter.

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‘Google Home and Chromecast can leak their location with astonishing accuracy’

A security researcher has discovered that Google Home and Google Chromecast can leak their precise physical location. It's also possible to hijack the screen that is connected to a Google Home or Google Chromecast device.

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Google now makes it possible to better control what it knows about you

A new setting allows Google users to disable specific factors which the company uses to decide which personalized advertisements it shows. The setting comes available on the page for advertising settings, the search giant today reveals on its blog. Google will also start to explain why users see specific ads.

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Burglar who lost phone at scene of burglary with passcode 1234 has no right of privacy

An American citizen, who lost his poorly secured phone during a burglary and who could be tracked down and convicted that way, could not appeal to his right on privacy and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. His lawyers argued his privacy was violated because his phone was searched without a warrant.

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Toshiba introduces mainstream OCZ RC100 NVMe series SSDs

Toshiba today announced its new mainstream NVMe SSDs in the OCZ RC100 series. The drives feature Toshiba's latest 64-layer BiCS 3D TLC NAND flash memory and will be available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB.

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Facebook bug could cause private messages to be publicly shared

Privacy settings of about 14 million Facebook users were accidently changed due to a bug, leaving the possibility that messages on the social network were inadvertently publicly shared. Facebook users can use their settings to share messages with friends, a smaller group or with everyone.

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Intel used hidden fridge-sized cooler during demonstration of 28-Core 5Ghz processor

Two days ago, Intel demonstrated a 28-Core desktop CPU running at 5Ghz during a press conference at Computex, currently held in Taipei, Taiwan. The CPU got a lot of media attention also because the chip giant promised the processor would become available by the end of this year. However, the company didn't mention the fairly extreme cooling it used during the demonstration.

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U.S. border agents allowed to forensically search electronic devices without any suspicion

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that American border agents are allowed to forensically search, travelers’ electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops  without any suspicion of wrongdoing.

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Facebook denies accusation of sharing user data with smartphone vendors without user’s consent

Facebook reportedly provided at least sixty technology companies with user data, without the consent of those users. The external companies would be able to access much more data of the social network than intended, due to a ten-year-old agreement. Facebook denies the allegations.

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Known critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer abused to install cryptominer

Antivirus company Trend Micro warns for a malvertising campaign where malicious advertisements are used to infect unpatched Internet Explorer users with a cryptominer. The attackers exploit a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer that was patched by Microsoft last month.

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dodocool DA149 Hi-Resolution Rechargeable Stereo Wireless Speaker Review

Welcome to Myce’s review of the dodocool Hi-Resolution Rechargeable Stereo Wireless Speaker (Model DA149). dodocool is a Chinese manufacturer that is targeting the accessory market with high quality products, at aggressive price points. Please read on to see what we make of the DA149.

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