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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to stealthy hacks due to outdated EFI firmware; Windows and Linux PCs are also likely at risk   —  At-risk EFI versions likely put Windows and Linux PCs at risk, too.  —  An alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to known exploits …
Sep 29, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
High Sierra review: macOS is in catch-up mode as eGPUs have been supported by Windows for years, and Apple File System is an overdue replacement for HFS+   —  If you've felt like the last few macOS releases have been a little light, High Sierra won't change your mind.
Sep 25, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft plans to release a quantum computing programming language, with full Visual Studio integration, along with a quantum computing simulator this year   —  Microsoft wants to be ready for a quantum computing world.  —  At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced its moves …
Sep 25, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
DC Court of Appeals rules that warrantless use of a cell-site simulator (stingray) violated the Fourth Amendment as an unlawful search   —  DC Court of Appeals: Even if you know the police can track you doesn't mean they should.  —  The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled …
Sep 24, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iOS 11 review: a major stepping-stone towards a full-fledged productivity OS, benefits iPad the most, has a more versatile and useful Control Center   —  Wide-ranging update is full of changes, but iPad benefits the most.  —  The iPad is having a great year.
Sep 19, 2017, 8:45 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
W3C votes to make the contentious Encrypted Media Extensions specification, a system for HTML5 DRM, an official W3C Recommendation   —  30.8% of W3C members disapproved of the decision.  —  The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the industry body that oversees development of HTML and related Web standards …
Sep 18, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find 50+ apps, now-removed but downloaded 1M-4.2M times, on Google Play that secretly charged users by sending text messages to premium numbers   —  Malware scanners fail to detect 50 apps that charged for fake services.  —  Researchers recently found at least 50 apps …
Sep 14, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Equifax blames Apache Struts vulnerability that was patched on March 6 for the massive data breach that it says happened in mid-May   —  Critical Apache Struts bug was fixed in March.  In May, it bit ~143 million US consumers.  —  The Equifax breach that exposed sensitive data …
Sep 14, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will require third-party apps ask permission to access camera and other sensitive information or hardware   —  Microsoft is continuing to tinker with the privacy configuration and options in Windows 10, with the Fall Creators Update, due for release on October 17 …
Sep 13, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Apple says that watchOS 4 will be available to Apple Watch users on September 19 with new health features, watch faces, more   —  Bringing a Siri watch face, workout motivation prompts, and more to the watch.  —  CUPERTINO—Apple revealed details about watchOS 4, its newest update …
Sep 12, 2017, 1:36 PMIn context

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