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FrostWire 6.8.0

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:47 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.

FrostWire 6.8.0

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'Agent Smith' Android Malware Infected 25M Devices

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:37 PM - by Reverend
A new strain of Android malware has infected 25 million devices and modified legitimate apps with a malicious ads module, according to a report by the security company Check Point.

It's believed the malware originated from a Chinese internet company that helps Chinese Android developers publish and promote their apps in foreign markets. The malware was disguised as Google-related updaters and "vending modules," which hid its own app icons and automatically replaced already-installed legitimate apps with its own version without the user knowing. This lead the researchers to name the malware "Agent Smith" because its behavior is similar to the character in the film The Matrix of the same name.

The malware first appeared in popular third-party app store 9Apps and targeted mostly Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi users. However, of the 25 million affected devices, 303,000 infections were detected in the US, and 137,000 in the UK.

Apps that were modified include WhatsApp, Opera Mini, Flipkart, as well as software from Lenovo and Swiftkey. The malware detected which apps were installed, patched them with a malicious ads modules, and then re-installed them on the device. For the user, it simply looks like the app is being updated as expected. Once the update is complete, the owner of the malware can then profit from the newly included ads.

Check Point believes the same malware could also be used for more malicious purposes such as credit card theft, with the company's report stating, "due to [the malware's] ability to hide its icon from the launcher and impersonates any popular existing apps on a device, there are endless possibilities for this sort of malware to harm a user's device."

The security firm says they submitted data to Google and law enforcement agencies, and as of publishing no malicious apps remain on the Play Store. Nevertheless, the malware managed to... [Read More]
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Windows 10 takes a giant leap towards killing passwords forever

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:34 PM - by Reverend
Microsoft is planning to make Windows 10 devices passwordless in a forthcoming Windows 10 update – at least when it comes to logging into Microsoft accounts.

From this week, Windows 10 Insiders are able to download a new Preview build that will enable users to deploy more modern authentication methods to sign into their Microsoft accounts.

In Preview Build 18936, a limited number of users will see the option to enable passwordless sign-in on the Windows 10 device in question.

Users will need to head to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options, and select ‘On’ under ‘Make your device passwordless’. This will enable Windows Hello sign-in for the Microsoft accounts on the device. Those methods could include facial recognition, fingerprint, pin and a secure authentication key.

In a blog post Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc wrote: “For improved security and a more seamless sign-in experience, you can now enable passwordless sign-in for Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device.

“Enabling passwordless sign in will switch all Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device to modern authentication with Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or PIN. Don’t have Windows Hello set up yet? No problem! We’ll walk you through the setup experience on your next sign-in. Curious how a Windows Hello PIN is more secure than a password? Learn more here.”

The option is in very limited preview right now, with Microsoft planning to open up the feature to more Insiders in due course. The feature may not be ready for the next major Windows 10 update, which is due this autumn, likely in October.

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Jul 04, 2019 - 9:52 PM - 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.)

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PlayStation Classic hits all-time low price of $24.99

Jul 04, 2019 - 9:48 PM - by Reverend
In an attempt to follow in the footsteps of the NES Classic Mini and SNES Classic Mini, Sony announced it was joining the mini retro console bandwagon last September with the PlayStation Classic, which came with 20 pre-installed titles including Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, and Tekken 3.

Sadly, there was plenty of disappointment when the device arrived in December. The weak selection of games it offered was most people’s biggest complaint, with classics such as Gran Turismo and WipEout missing. That $100 was also hard to swallow, especially when the PlayStation Classic’s performance and overall quality just didn’t match up to Nintendo’s alternatives, which cost $59.99 (NES Classic) and $79.99 (SNES Classic).

Not too surprisingly, it took only a few weeks before the PlayStation Classic’s price was slashed to $59.99, but even that wasn’t enough to tempt buyers. The machine was reduced to $39.99 in February and discounted to $29.99 last month.

Now, the PlayStation Classic is available from Amazon and Best Buy for $24.99, a quarter of its launch price from just seven months ago. At that low amount, a purchase is probably worth it, especially as it’s possible to sideload extra games, though at this rate they might be giving the consoles away soon enough.

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Facebook, Instagram and other platforms back online after experiencing issues

Jul 04, 2019 - 8:29 AM - by Reverend
Social media platforms were back online Wednesday evening after experiencing a bit of a meltdown earlier in the day.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter had all experienced various issues. But a Facebook spokesperson said Wednesday evening that its problems were fixed.

"Earlier today, some people and businesses experienced trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps," the spokesperson said in a statement to CNN Business. "The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone."

Facebook-owned Instagram said its issues were also fixed.

"We're back!" Instagram said in a tweet. "The issue has been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone. We're sorry for any inconvenience."

Twitter, meanwhile, tweeted via its support account that it was "almost at 100% resolved. There may be some residual effects for a small group of people, but overall your DMs should be working properly now. We appreciate your patience!"

Users reported bugs, such as images not loading on Instagram and problems with Twitter direct messages, including the app showing notifications for unread DMs that weren't there when users checked their inbox.

"During one of our routine maintenance operations, we triggered an issue that is making it difficult for some people to upload or send photos and videos," a Facebook spokesperson told CNN Business, on behalf of its other apps Instagram and WhatsApp.

It's unclear what caused issues on Twitter. The company declined to elaborate.

Issues on Facebook and Twitter were happening in pockets worldwide, according to Down Detector, which tracks issues and outages on a variety of sites.

In March, Facebook was hit with a partial outage affecting users globally that stretched for almost 24 hours. The... [Read More]
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