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500 million Yahoo accounts breached

Sep 22, 2016 - 7:33 PM - by Reverend
Information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts was stolen from the company in 2014, and the company said Thursday it believes that a state-sponsored actor was behind the hack.

The information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers, Yahoo said.

Claims surfaced in early August that a hacker using the name "Peace" was trying to sell the usernames, passwords and dates of birth of Yahoo account users on the dark web — a black market of thousands of secret websites.

Yahoo recommends that users who haven’t changed their passwords since 2014 do so.

The company said it was notifying potentially affected users and taking steps to secure their accounts. That included invalidating unencrypted security questions and answers and asking users to change their passwords.

Yahoo account holders should also change passwords and security questions and answers for any other accounts on which they use the same or similar information used for their Yahoo account.

In addition, avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails that claim to be updates from Yahoo about the breach. Hackers often use news of big breaches to conduct "phishing" campaigns. Yahoo users should be cautious of unsolicited communications that ask for personal information, the company said.

Finally, all users should review their online accounts for suspicious activity.

USA Today
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FrostWire 6.3.6

Sep 20, 2016 - 10:34 PM - by Reverend
FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client, first released as a fork of LimeWire. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and now FrostWire only uses the BitTorrent network.

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FrostWire homepage
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eBay Launches 'Quick Sale' Smartphone Trade-In Site

Sep 13, 2016 - 8:37 PM - by Reverend
Online auction site eBay is making it easier to trade in a smartphone.

Dubbed Quick Sale, the new program, which launched on Monday, will allow any smartphone owner to quickly type in the device they'd like to trade in, get a value, and print out a free shipping label. Once complete, customers can send the phone to eBay and get paid once the company has received it and verified its condition.

EBay's new Quick Sale joins countless competitors in the booming used smartphone business. Companies as far-ranging as Apple, Amazon, and GameStop all offer a recycling or trade-in program to customers looking to ditch their aging devices for something new. Customers often get paid based on the phone they're trading in, its condition, and what the buyer can get in a refurbished sale.

EBay was quick to note that the iPhone 7 is launching on Friday, so selling your old phone via Quick Sale could help you pay for the new one.

Since Aug. 1, an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s model has sold every minute on eBay, suggesting sellers are looking to upgrade. The average seller is making up to $438 on the iPhone 6 line and up to $601 on the iPhone 6s Plus.

In addition to taking in orphaned phones, eBay says that it will provide users with "simple directions" on how to prepare your phone in advance of a trade-in.

PC Magazine
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Apple iTunes 12.5.1 (12.5.1.21)

Sep 13, 2016 - 8:32 PM - by Reverend
You can use iTunes to create your own personal digital music library and easily organize and listen to your collection of digital music files. You can also create your own custom audio CDs and transfer your music to an Apple iPod portable digital music player.

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iTunes homepage
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Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour Announced

Sep 04, 2016 - 10:30 AM - by Reverend
Gearbox Software announced Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour, a new edition of the landmark FPS that contains the 1996 classic Duke Nukem 3D in its full glory, along with extra, never-before-seen content:

"Hail to the King, Baby!" - Complete all-new episode containing eight original levels created by the original designers of Duke Nukem 3D, Allen Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray
"Come Get Some!" - All-new original music composed by Lee Jackson, original author of Duke Nukem’s iconic theme "Grabbag" and sound designer for Duke Nukem 3D, along with new one-liners from the voice of Duke himself, Jon St. John
"I've got Balls of Steel!" - All-new behind-the-scenes original development team commentary accessible in-game
"I'm Lookin’ Good!" – Play the game using the original 1996 graphics engine or toggle in real time to play with the original content rendered at high fidelity and blistering frame rate using Gearbox's all-new "True3D Rendering" mode.

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour will launch on October 11th, for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

GamersHell
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Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 phones after battery fires

Sep 02, 2016 - 8:25 PM - by Reverend
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has recalled all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones equipped with batteries it has found to be fire-prone and halted their sales in 10 markets, denting a revival of the firm's mobile business.

Koh Dong-jin, head of the South Korean company's smartphone business, expressed regret over the recall, which will affect markets including South Korea and the United States, speaking at a news conference on Friday.

Models in China feature a different battery and are not being recalled by Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone vendor.

The recall comes just over two weeks after the company launched its latest premium phone, which features an outsized screen and high-resolution camera. It follows reports of the 988,900 won ($885) phone igniting while charging.

Koh, who declined to comment on how many phones needed to be replaced, said Samsung had sold 2.5 million of the premium devices so far. The manufacturer plans to replace not only phones with faulty batteries sold to consumers, but also retailer inventories and units in transit. Nomura estimated that more than 1 million units have been sold to end consumers.

"I can't comment on exactly how much the cost will be, but it pains my heart that it will be such a big number," Koh said.

The scale of the recall is unprecedented for Samsung, which prides itself on its manufacturing prowess. While recalls in the smartphone industry do happen, including for rival Apple Inc, the nature of the problem for the Galaxy Note 7 is a serious blow to Samsung's reputation, analysts said.

The company should act quickly to minimize damage to its smartphone recovery, after a string of product successes had reversed a fall in market share, they added.

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Microsoft warns about new wave of Word macro viruses

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:28 PM - by Reverend
Microsoft has warned users of the company's Office applications suite about a new wave of macro viruses that tricks people into downloading malware.

The attack vector mimics the Word macro viruses of the 1990s, but with an even more deadly payload.

Microsoft explained that the problem involves the combination of social engineering and malicious macros.

"Attackers have been using social engineering to avoid the increasing costs of exploitation due to the significant hardening and exploit mitigation investments in Windows," said the company in a Microsoft TechNet blog post.

"Tricking a user into running a malicious file or malware can be cheaper for an attacker than building an exploit which works on Windows 10. We recently came across a threat that uses the same social engineering trick but delivers a different payload."

Microsoft explained that the payload's primary purpose is to change a user's browser Proxy Server setting, which could result in the theft of authentication credentials or other sensitive information.

"We detect this JScript malware as Trojan:JS/Certor.A. What's not unique is that the malware gets into the victim's computer when the victim clicks the email attachment from a spam campaign," the post said.

Microsoft added that people really ought not to click on links from people or companies that they do not know or trust.

"To avoid attacks like we have just detailed, it is recommended that you only open and interact with messages from senders and websites that you recognise and trust," explained the firm.

"For added defence-in-depth, you can reduce the risk from this threat by following [our] guidance to adjust the... [Read More]
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Apple iPhone Event Set for Sept. 7

Aug 29, 2016 - 7:52 PM - by Reverend
Apple today invited members of the media to a special event on Sept. 7 in San Francisco that will likely include the launch of its next-gen iPhones.

As is typical of Apple event invitations, this one was light on details, with a simple out-of-focus light pattern above the text. Its headline simply reads "See you on the 7th," and the invitation makes no mention of the iPhone or any other Apple product.

In recent years, Apple has unveiled major updates to its smartphone line in early September. The company's current flagship iPhone 6s, for example, was announced last year on Sept. 9. But it mixed things up earlier this year with a March event for the iPhone SE.

The date is not exactly a surprise. Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported earlier this month that Apple would peel back the curtain on its new iPhone—rumored to be called the iPhone 7—on Sept. 7. And in July, the usually reliable leaker Evan Blass, who shares inside information about upcoming smartphones on his Twitter account, said Apple's new iPhones will likely hit stores on Sept. 16.

As with talk of its unveiling and availability, there have been no shortage of rumors about the design and features of the handset itself. Often originating from Apple contractors or third-party accessory makers in China, most of the rumors report a bigger camera—possibly with two lenses—and the ditching of the headphone jack.

Other rumors indicate that some iPhone 7 models will be waterproof and dustproof, and, in a departure from the Apple-made processors of current iPhones, use either Intel or Qualcomm chips.

PC Magazine
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