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This malware will steal your Twitter and Facebook accounts

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:39 PM - by Reverend
A strain of malware based on the Zeus trojan has been modified to monitor and potentially take over your Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The malware, which was originally designed to steal banking and financial credentials, has been repurposed with "new espionage capabilities," according to an article at ZDNet. In addition to affecting Facebook and Twitter posts, the malware can also monitor email, ZDNet reported, citing research by Bitdefender, a Romanian tech security company.

Known as Terdot, the malware targets Windows systems. It's been active since mid-2016.

The malware uses social media accounts to spread itself and can steal login information so that access to the accounts can be resold, Bogdan Botezatu, a Bitdefender analyst, told ZDNet.

A Terdot attack, like many other attacks, starts with phishing email that appears to contain a PDF. Clicking that file directs the computer to download the malware.

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Cash Converters reveals customer data breach

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:20 PM - by Reverend
High Street pawnbroker Cash Converters has warned customers about a data breach on its website.

The company said customer usernames, passwords and addresses had potentially been accessed by a third party.

The data breach exposed accounts on the company's old UK website, which was replaced in September 2017.

The company told the BBC it was taking the breach "extremely seriously" and had reported it to the information commissioner.

Cash Converters lets people trade in items such as jewellery and electronics for cash, and then sells the items on to others.

It operates an online store that lets people buy items traded in at Cash Converters shops around the UK.

The online store was relaunched in September 2017, and the data breach affected only people with an account on the old website.

Cash Converters said no credit card information had been breached, and people who visited its stores but did not use the website had not been affected.

"Our customers truly are at the heart of everything we do, and we are disappointed that they may have been affected," the company said in a statement.

"We apologise for this situation and are taking immediate action to address it."

BBC News
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Google Maps got a redesign

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:46 PM - by Reverend
The company said in a blog post that it has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight information that the company thinks will be most relevant. That means gas stations when you’re driving or more prominently featured train and bus stations if you’re riding the rails or hopping on mass transit.

Google also said that maps would get an updated color scheme with new icons added to more easily identify places like a church, cafe, museum or hospital not just by their symbol, but also with a corresponding color to make it even easier to identify.

For example, if someone wanted to find a restaurant or cafe in a new neighborhood, they could open the Google Map app and find the nearest orange icon (the color Google is using for food and drink spots).

These changes to the Maps feature will also be rolled out to the other apps that incorporate Google Maps information, like Assistant, Search, Earth and Android Auto. The changes also will be incorporated into the apps, websites and products that other companies have built using Google Maps APIs, the company said.

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Apple fixes iPhone letter 'i' bug

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:14 AM - by Reverend
Apple has addressed a glitch that caused some iPhones to unexpectedly start auto-correcting the letter "i" to a capital "A" and a question mark.

The issue emerged when people updated their phones to version 11.1 of the iOS operating system.

In a tweet, Apple said people could "fix it by installing the latest software update". The update also addresses an issue with Siri.

The company has not explained what caused the problem.

The problem was highlighted last week when people trying to tweet messages such as "I got a new iPhone" found their posts were appearing as "A[?] got a new iPhone".

At the time, Apple outlined a temporary fix for the problem on its website.

The fix involved editing the keyboard settings in iOS so that the right character, either an upper or lower case "i", was used.

An online discussion forum on Apple's website includes comments from people affected by the bug.

BBC News
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Mozilla Firefox 57.0

Nov 14, 2017 - 9:01 AM - by Reverend
Firefox is a free, open-source and cross-platform web browser.

English (US): Windows 32-bit | Windows 64-bit | Linux | Mac OS X

Release notes

Firefox homepage
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Nov 14, 2017 - 8:56 AM - by Reverend
AnyDVD HD works in the background to automatically and transparently enable read access of the contents of a movie DVD or Blu-ray as soon as it's inserted into the drive.



(For RedFox AnyDVD HD you need to purchase a RedFox license key, SlySoft licenses are not supported.)

AnyDVD HD homepage
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Confirmed: Windows 10 may cut off devices with older CPUs

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:29 PM - by Reverend
No Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for you, Microsoft says—at least, not if you happen to be the unlucky owner of certain older Atom-based Windows devices, and other aging hardware. After stories arose of failed attempts to upgrade such hardware to the Creators Update, Microsoft says that any hardware device that falls out of the manufacturer’s support cycle may be ineligible for future

In the case of the four “Clover Trail” processors (part of the Cloverview platform) that have fallen into Intel's End of Interactive Support phase, they will be ineligible for the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft confirmed. Instead, they’ll simply be offered the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, plus security updates through January 2023, the end of the original Windows 8.1 support period.

Microsoft doesn't seem to have excluded any new processors from the Fall Creators Update. The problem, however, is that Microsoft’s language opens up the possibility that any unsupported hardware device could be excluded from future Windows 10 updates, whenever they may be.
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“Recognizing that a combination of hardware, driver and firmware support is required to have a good Windows 10 experience, we updated our support lifecycle policy to align with the hardware support period for a given device,” Microsoft said in a statement. “If a hardware partner stops supporting a given device or one of its key components and stops providing driver updates, firmware updates, or fixes, it may mean that device will not be able to properly run a future Windows 10 feature update.”

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Samsung's Galaxy S9 May Launch Way Ahead of Schedule

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:24 PM - by Reverend
Samsung's next big handset might hit store shelves sooner than expected, if a new report is any indication.

The tech giant is planning to put Galaxy S9 into mass production starting next month, serial leaker Ice Universe is reporting. Ice Universe, who has been extremely accurate on Samsung reports in the past, suggests that the Galaxy S9 could launch sooner with this bump in production schedule, and could hit store shelves in February or March.

Samsung bumping up its production schedule could have something to do with the virtual fingerprint sensor. According to a recent report from The Korea Herald, which was discovered by SamMobile, Samsung has ditched all plans to build a virtual fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy S9. Instead, the company is apparently content with a face scanner to verify a person's identity.

Ice Universe believes that Samsung will still offer a physical fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy S9. However, unlike the placement in the Galaxy S8 that put the sensor next to the rear camera, the Galaxy S9's fingerprint sensor will likely sit below the camera towards the middle of the rear panel.

The Galaxy S9's facial scanner is also expected to get a big boost to 3D scanning that should help it get closer to matching Apple's Face ID in the iPhone X. The face scanner in the Galaxy S8 is of the 2D variety, making it more easily duped by pictures and other tricks. Apple's Face ID is a 3D face scanner.

Aside from that, look for a variety of improvements to the Galaxy S9, including the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and a dual rear cameras. However, Samsung isn't expected to change much of the smartphone's design, other than to reduce the size of bezels at the top and bottom.

Pricing on the Galaxy S9 will likely be consistent with this year's models, putting the device around $750 to start.

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