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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Certificate verification flaw in Android since 2.1 granted malicious apps special access to resources, potentially exposing sensitive user data   —  Android crypto blunder exposes users to highly privileged malware  —  A slide from next week's Black Hat talk titled Android Fake ID vulnerability.
Jul 29, 2014, 11:30 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Windows comes to Raspberry Pi-style board in Microsoft/Intel project   —  Sharks Cove.  —  Microsoft  —  Even Microsoft wants a piece of the development board market made famous by Arduino and Raspberry Pi.  —  Microsoft has teamed up with Intel and hardware maker CircuitCo to design the $300 …
Jul 28, 2014, 8:10 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Multiple reports say Google and Motorola are planning a Nexus phablet   —  The Nexus line is definitely not dead.  Over the weekend, a report from Android Police claimed Google and the soon-to-be Lenovo-owned Motorola are working together on a 5.9-inch Nexus phone.
Jul 28, 2014, 7:10 PMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Bitcoins.com domain auction cancelled after judge's restraining order   —  Heritage Auctions, the Texas company orchestrating the Bitcoins.com sale, pulled the auction listing on Wednesday afternoon, stating: “This lot has been withdrawn from this auction.  Bids are no longer accepted and previous bids are cancelled.”
Jul 24, 2014, 8:50 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC gets its chance to overturn state limits on broadband competition   —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has been saying he'll use the agency's authority to overturn state laws that limit municipal broadband networks, and now he has a chance to make good on that promise.
Jul 24, 2014, 5:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Up to 50,000 sites commandeered via exploit of vulnerability in MailPoet WordPress plugin   —  Mass exploit of WordPress plugin backdoors sites running Joomla, Magento, too  —  As many as 50,000 websites have been remotely commandeered by attackers exploiting a recently patched vulnerability …
Jul 24, 2014, 10:35 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Apple documents previously undocumented services that can leak user data   —  Four days after a forensics expert warned that undocumented functions in iOS could leak personal user data, Apple has documented three services it says serve diagnostic purposes.  —  “iOS offers the following …
Jul 23, 2014, 1:50 PMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Preview: A closer look at OS X Yosemite, just in time for the public beta   —  The first public OS X beta in over a decade brings quite a few changes with it.  —  It's not difficult to get your hands on pre-release Apple software.  For a mere $198 a year ($99 each for OS X and iOS) …
Jul 23, 2014, 9:05 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Tor developers vow to fix bug that can uncloak users   —  Developers of the Tor privacy service say they're close to fixing a weakness that researchers for an abruptly canceled conference presentation said provides a low-cost way for adversaries to deanonymize hundreds of thousands of users.
Jul 22, 2014, 8:40 PMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Explaining Continuity: The tech tying iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite together   —  Continuity changes how your iPhones, iPads, and Macs interact with one another.  Let's look at the technology underneath all these features.  —  Apple  —  Apple wants you to buy Apple devices.
Jul 22, 2014, 7:05 AMIn context

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