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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Let's Encrypt releases service securing HTTP connections via free “wildcard” certificates and the ACME v2 protocol to automate certificate request verification   —  In a victory for securing Web, anybody can now get a certificate valid for every site in a domain.
Mar 13, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Calendar 2 for Mac updated to mine Monero by default; after poor reviews, dev removes app from App Store, says mining will be gone in new version, citing bugs   —  Popular Calendar 2 app mines Monero by default, but at least it discloses it.  —  Resource-draining currency miners …
Mar 12, 2018, 4:25 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Kaspersky Lab details sophisticated Slingshot malware likely used for spying on targeted individuals and organizations, which remained hidden for six years   —  Nation-sponsored Slingshot is one of the most advanced attack platforms ever.  —  Researchers have discovered malware so stealthy …
Mar 11, 2018, 5:00 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Khronos Group announces Vulkan 1.1, the first big update to its cross platform GPU API, with multi-GPU support, better DirectX compatibility, and more   —  Updated drivers that support the latest version should be out today.  —  The Khronos Group today launched Vulkan 1.1 …
Mar 7, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android P preview: multi-camera API for dual cameras, runtime speed improvements, tightened API policies, idle apps can't access sensors such as camera and mic   —  Preview the next major version of Android with the Android P Developer Preview.  —  In what is quickly becoming an annual March tradition …
Mar 7, 2018, 1:40 PMIn context
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
SEC issues strongly worded warning on unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges, saying “many” appear SEC-approved when they aren't; Bitcoin is down 8%+   —  Bitcoin falls 10 percent after regulators signal crackdown on exchanges.  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission issued …
Mar 7, 2018, 1:25 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find bug in Exim message transfer tool that allows remote code execution, affecting up to 400K servers   —  Widely used message transfer agent patched buffer overflow last month.  —  A bug in an obscure but widely used email program may be putting as many as 400,000 servers around …
Mar 7, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
A look at upcoming Android Go phones, which are mostly low-end devices for ~$100 with 1GB RAM or less, announced at MWC: Nokia 1, Alcatel 1X, and ZTE Tempo Go   —  Android Go is stripped down for low-end devices, and here's our first look at them.  —  Mobile World Congress is happening this week …
Mar 5, 2018, 1:45 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Developers fix vulnerability in geth, an app to run Ethereum nodes, that let “any kid with a machine and a script” steal funds, according to researchers   —  Hole made it possible to trick users into double spending and hack smart contracts.  —  Developers of Ethereum …
Mar 3, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Verizon pays $614M FCC fine after closing its $3.1B acquisition of Straight Path; Straight Path's deal with FCC last year included remitting 20% of proceeds   —  Straight Path failed to use spectrum, resulting in $614M fine and sale to Verizon.  —  The Federal Communications Commission today collected …
Mar 1, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context

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