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Windows 10 S and S Mode rumors

When Microsoft revealed Windows 10 S in mid-2017, some believed that it was a return of the dead-before-it-shipped operating system Windows RT. It was a low-cost version of Windows 10 designed for low-end hardware and "light-use" environments, and it only supported Windows Store apps. Microsoft...

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Tech Data brings its award-winning Tech-as-a-Service programme to the UK

In an effort to aid resellers in providing customers with hardware, software and services on subscription, Tech Data has announced the launch of its award-winning Tech-as-a-Service programme in the UK.The programme, which CRN awarded the Most Innovative Project of the Year in 2017, aims to transform...

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Firefox users should update now to patch security flaw

Mozilla has released a critical update for Firefox that repairs a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to run unauthorized code on a user's PC.The new release, fixes an issue with the browser's interface code, part of which wasn't properly sandboxed. This provided a possible point of access...

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Adobe Flash 0-Day Vulnerability APSA18-01

Adobe released the security advisory APSA18-01 for Flash Player that confirms a critical security vulnerability in Flash Player 28.0.0.137 and earlier. Flash Player 28.0.0.137 is the most recent version of the program which means that all installed versions of Flash are affected by it. Affected...

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Details about Google's ad-blocking integration in Chrome

Google announced plans some time ago to integrate a native ad-blocking mechanism into the company's Chrome web browser. The announcement may have come as a surprise to many as Google makes the bulk of its revenue through advertising. I assumed back when I wrote about it for the first time that Googl...

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Facebook Messenger Kids arrives on Amazon Fire tablets

Facebook Messenger Kids is now available on the US Amazon Appstore for Amazon Fire tablets.Facebook Messenger Kids is specially designed for children under 13, who are too young to have their own Facebook account. It lets them send messages and hold video calls with a list of contacts approved...

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Check Linux for Spectre or Meltdown vulnerability

Devices running Linux are affected by Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities as much as their Windows counterparts. Development teams work on updated kernels for the various distributions, and users need to update browsers and other software to protect data against potential attacks. We talked about i...

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Find out if your browser is vulnerable to Spectre attacks

Web browsers are the main target for attacks targeting the recently disclosed Spectre vulnerability. For home systems, one could argue that web browsers are the major attack vector. Why? Because browsers connect to remote sites, and these sites may run JavaScript to exploit the vulnerability. Some b...

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It's time to fix Facebook, says Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg has made a modest new year’s resolution: to fix Facebook and make the world a better place.“The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot to do,” the CEO said in a post on his personal account. “Whether it’s protecting our community from ab...

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Apple says all Macs and iOS devices have been hit by Meltdown and Spectre

Apple has finally spoken out on the Meltdown and Spectre security scare which has dominated headlines this week, with the company confirming that all Mac computers and iOS devices are affected – but also that it has already patched macOS and iOS to defend the operating systems against Meltdown...


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