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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher details SigSpoof, a recently patched critical flaw in PGP that allowed hackers to spoof digital email signatures, says the bug dates back to 1998   —  SigSpoof flaw fixed inGnuPG, Enigmail, GPGTools, and python-gnupg.  —  For their entire existence, some of the world's …
Jun 17, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht's alleged right-hand man Roger Thomas Clark, also known as Variety Jones, extradited to US after 2.5+ years in Thai custody   —  Roger Thomas Clark had previously told Ars: “They don't have shit on me.”  —  The Department of Justice announced Friday …
Jun 15, 2018, 4:15 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast has disabled its “congestion management” throttling system that it deployed in 2008, but retains data caps and overage fees in 27 states   —  Congestion-management system was deployed after 2008 BitTorrent controversy.  —  Comcast has disabled a throttling system …
Jun 13, 2018, 10:40 PMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Garmin launches Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch with space for ~500 songs, 7-day battery life, and improved sleep tracking, for $299   —  Garmin's Vivoactive 3 held one of the top stops in my list of last year's best wearables.  With its sleek design, comprehensive fitness capabilities …
Jun 13, 2018, 9:40 AMIn context
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Jarek Duda, inventor of ANS video compression concept, says Google wants to patent his invention; Google says it is patenting specific application of the theory   —  When Jarek Duda invented an important new compression technique called asymmetric numeral systems (ANS) a few years ago …
Jun 10, 2018, 8:10 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Cisco: Russian-tied VPNFilter malware targets far more routers and is more powerful than first reported, can attack connected PCs, downgrade HTTPS connections   —  Malware tied to Russia can attack connected computers and downgrade HTTPS.  —  Two weeks ago, officials in the private …
Jun 6, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T says it will not ask SCOTUS to review the decision in FTC's lawsuit over misleading promises of mobile broadband speeds, will pursue settlement   —  AT&T finally gives up attempt to cripple FTC authority over broadband.  —  AT&T has given up its years-long quest to cripple …
Jun 1, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
HP Omen 15 laptop updated for better gaming with Nvidia Max-Q GPU and reduced screen bezel, to be released July 29 with prices starting at $979   —  HP made a comeback with its refreshed Omen gaming laptop line last year, and now the company is updating the model with the most ubiquitous size ahead of E3.
May 30, 2018, 4:10 AMIn context
Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review: Intel's Kaby Lake-G, with integrated AMD graphics, makes for a slim, light, and powerful laptop, but fan noise is frequent and loud   —  A chipset that combines Intel's CPU with AMD's GPU makes the XPS 15 thinner.  —  This new Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is the first convertible …
May 28, 2018, 5:35 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FBI and DOJ ask users to restart routers and NAS devices to disrupt VPNFilter malware and help identify infected devices, which Cisco estimates is 500K+ devices   —  Feds take aim at potent VPNFilter malware allegedly unleashed by Russia.  —  The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers …
May 25, 2018, 8:05 PMIn context

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