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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Troy Hunt releases new Pwned Passwords API to securely check your login data against a database of 500M+ leaked passwords; 1Password among first to use the API   —  A new system that securely checks whether your passwords have been made public in known data breaches has been integrated into the widely used password manager, 1Password.
Feb 26, 2018, 6:40 AMIn context
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Venezuela claims Petro ICO pre-sale raised $735M, but the ICO was plagued by false claims as issuers changed blockchain from Ethereum to NEM midway   —  Venezuela says its presale raised $735 million in 24 hours.  Don't believe it.  —  Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claims …
Feb 26, 2018, 5:20 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
HMD unveils the Nokia 8110, a €79 phone coming in May that has a sleek yet classic design, supports HTML5 apps, and runs on KaiOS, a fork of old Firefox OS   —  The year is 1999.  Computer programmer Thomas Anderson sits at his cubicle, contemplating the latest dressing down from his boss.
Feb 25, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers say some security certificates are being sold and registered using stolen corporate identities, making traditional network security less effective   —  Certificates registered in names of real corporations are surprisingly easy to come by.  —  The Stuxnet worm that targeted …
Feb 23, 2018, 9:05 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel begins rolling out updated patches for Spectre flaws in Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake processors, after first patches caused some systems to crash   —  All 6th, 7th, and 8th generation Core processors now have microcode available.  —  Intel reports that it has developed …
Feb 21, 2018, 2:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google's Project Zero researchers find easy-to-exploit vulnerabilities in uTorrent for Windows and web that allow code execution, more; fixes rolling out soon   —  Developers are in the process of releasing updates to fix the critical flaws.  —  Two versions of uTorrent …
Feb 21, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
New York Supreme Court rules that FCC's net neutrality repeal has no bearing on NY AG's lawsuit against Charter for allegedly deceptive internet speed promises   —  NY Supreme Court rejects Charter's motion to dismiss Internet speed lawsuit.  —  Charter Communications cannot use …
Feb 16, 2018, 5:35 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Qualcomm last announced a new smartwatch chip two years ago, allowing the Android Wear ecosystem to stagnate   —  This weekend will mark two years since Qualcomm's last smartwatch chip was announced.  —  Ars Technica would like to wish a very special second birthday to the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC.
Feb 11, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
How Lightning may mitigate Bitcoin's scaling problem by creating a new protocol level on top of Bitcoin, making payments faster and cheaper   —  The Lightning network could enable much cheaper and faster bitcoin payments.  —  Three startups are getting ready to launch one of the most ambitious …
Feb 6, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
New Jersey governor signs executive order requiring ISPs to follow neutrality rules if they sell internet services to state agencies, in effect on July 1   —  ISPs can't block or throttle traffic if they sell broadband to state agencies.  —  New Jersey is enforcing net neutrality …
Feb 5, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context

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