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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers warn about critical flaws in PGP and S/MIME that can reveal the plaintext of encrypted emails, recommend uninstalling those tools from email clients   —  The flaws, can expose e-mails sent in the past and “pose an immediate threat.”  —  The Internet's two most widely used methods …
May 14, 2018, 2:40 AMIn context
Eric Berger / Ars Technica:
Five-day Atlantic Hurricane forecasts in 2017 were as accurate as two-day forecasts in 1998 thanks to more powerful supercomputers and more precise models   —  Five-day forecasts are as good now as two-day forecasts were in 1998.  —  Back in 1998, the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts housed …
May 13, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's May 2018 Patch Tuesday fixes 68 security issues, 21 of them critical, including one being actively exploited to hack users   —  Latest Patch Tuesday included 68 fixes, 21 of them rated “critical.”  —  Microsoft on Tuesday patched two Windows vulnerabilities that attackers …
May 9, 2018, 6:50 AMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Equifax finally fully discloses data breach impact in SEC filing: 145.5M SSNs, 99M addresses, 20M phone numbers, 17.6M driver's license numbers, more exposed   —  17.6 million driver's license numbers, thousands of ID images stolen in breach.  —  On May 7, executives of Equifax submitted a …
May 8, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Google will ban ads promoting bail bonds services starting in July, citing the company's commitment to protect users from “deceptive or harmful products”   —  On Monday, Google announced that it will no longer allow ads from bail-bond companies.  —  This isn't the first time Google has singled out an entire industry.
May 7, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android Things, Google's IoT platform for developers, out of beta with version 1.0, as Google promises to deliver updates for every device for three years   —  Google's solution to IoT security is to do all the updates itself, for free.  —  It's Google I/O week and even though the keynote …
May 7, 2018, 12:50 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
After opsec errors, researchers link many hacker groups active for a decade and previously thought to be independent, to China's govt, name them Winnti Umbrella   —  Though sloppy at times, Winnti Umbrella remain advanced and extremely prolific.  —  Researchers said Chinese intelligence officers …
May 6, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
A look at Tesla Autopilot's safety tech as NHTSA distances itself from its own finding, often cited by Tesla, that Autopilot reduces crash rates by up to 40%   —  The feds just threw Tesla under the bus on Autopilot safety.  —  Elon Musk is angry at the media for focusing on the Autopilot-related crash …
May 4, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers demonstrate GLitch, an Android exploit that uses Rowhammer attack to remotely execute code; Chrome is patched; Firefox's next patch attempt due 5/9   —  JavaScript based GLitch pwns browsers by flipping bits inside memory chips.  —  Over the past few years …
May 3, 2018, 6:14 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
To combat cord cutting, Comcast gives some plans free internet speed increases in OR, WA, and Houston but only to subscribers of both internet and TV service   —  Comcast keeps losing TV subscribers, but it has a new way to fight cord cutting.  —  As streaming video continues to chip away …
May 1, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context

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