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Really dumb malware targets cryptocurrency fans using Macs

Enlarge (credit: Lucasfilm) Someone impersonating administrators of cryptocurrency-related discussion channels on Slack, Discord, and other social messaging platforms has been attempting to lure others into installing macOS malware. The social-engineering campaign consists of posting a script in...

Tech

FCC filings give further credence to new $400 Surface reports

The Surface 3's non-LTE version. (credit: Peter Bright) Earlier this year, there were reports that Microsoft plans to make a new attempt at producing a low-price Surface tablet. Some new FCC filings spotted by WinFuture suggest that this tablet does indeed exist and that Microsoft has sought the...

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Rash of Fortnite cheaters infected by malware that breaks HTTPS encryption

Enlarge (credit: Rainway) Tens of thousands of Fortnite players have been infected by malware that hijacks encrypted Web sessions so it can inject fraudulent ads into every website a user visits, an executive with a game-streaming service said Monday. Rainway CEO Andrew Sampson said in a blog pos...

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Dealmaster: 4th of July sales on various gadgets and gear are underway

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Because there's nothing more American than mass consumerism, today's list is the Fourth of July edition of the Dealmaster. We've got a wide variety of discounts to celebrate our national birt...

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Pfizer raises prices on 100 drugs—again—despite backlash from public, lawmakers

Enlarge / Pfizer's little, blue Viagra tablets get big price tag that have people seeing red. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Despite public and political pressure, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer keeps raising the prices of its drugs—standing apart from some of its rivals who have vowed to rein in...

Software

Ad trackers aren't just a privacy threat – they can double page load times

Ad trackers aren’t just a threat to your privacy – they can making browsing a drag by doubling page load times according to a survey by online privacy company Ghostery.Researchers used a custom-built web crawler to analyze the top 500 websites in the US (as determined by Alexa) – o...

Apple

Review: Ring Alarm is a $199 Do-It-Yourself Home Security System That Keeps Things Simple

Last month, Ring began taking pre-orders for its Ring Alarm home security system, and today it begins shipping. I've had a chance to spend some time with Ring Alarm, and I've found it's an easy-to-use security system that's useful with or without professional monitoring. Priced at $199 for the base...

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NHS Unveils Mobile App to Let Patients Book GP Visits Online

The British government has announced plans to launch a new NHS mobile app that will let patients in England make appointments with their doctor. The app will also allow users to order repeat prescriptions, manage their long-term healthcare, see their medical records, and quickly access 111 for urge...

Apple

New Evidence in iOS 12 of Apple's Upcoming iPad With Face ID

Steven Troughton-Smith today shared new evidence in iOS 12 that Apple is close to launching an iPad with Face ID. The well-known developer discovered an iPad-ready implementation of AvatarKit, the software framework that Apple's Animoji feature relies on. New in iOS 12: AvatarKit comes to iPad. S...

Software

Tech Support Scammers exploit downloads trick again

Tech support scammers exploit a known issue once again that throws a massive number of downloads at browsers to freeze them according to a report on Bleeping Computer. The exploit affects Google Chrome 67 as well as Firefox, Opera, Brave, Vivaldi and potentially other web browsers as well. Sites use...


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