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Mac shipments grew at twice the pace of PCs in 2021
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Hardware

Mac shipments grew at twice the pace of PCs in 2021

Impressive growth across the board shows industry weathering supply issues
13 Jan 2022
NetUSB flaw exposes millions of routers to remote code execution
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routers

NetUSB flaw exposes millions of routers to remote code execution

The vulnerability impacts devices from Netgear, TP-Link, D-Link, and Western Digital
11 Jan 2022
FAA lists 50 airports that will have 5G buffer zones
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5G

FAA lists 50 airports that will have 5G buffer zones

Carriers will turn off nearby transmitters for six months due to safety concerns
10 Jan 2022
Microsoft updates PowerToys with built-in web search
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software development

Microsoft updates PowerToys with built-in web search

The update also adds a new 'Always on Top' feature and the ability to preview G-code files using thumbnails
10 Jan 2022
Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism
A sign displayed at a petrol station in Washington, US saying "Temporarily Out of Service" following a ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline
ransomware

Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism

Most also believe it should be made illegal to pay ransoms to hackers
7 Jan 2022
Microsoft issues out-of-band patch for Windows Server sign-in bug
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Microsoft Windows Server

Microsoft issues out-of-band patch for Windows Server sign-in bug

The flaw, which causes a slow down in the user verification process, needs to be installed manually by IT admins
6 Jan 2022
AMD unveils Ryzen 6000 laptop processors with RDNA2 graphics
A close up of an AMD Ryzen processor in the X570 motherboard socket
Hardware

AMD unveils Ryzen 6000 laptop processors with RDNA2 graphics

The company has also revealed a new desktop processor that features its stacked 3D cache storage for added performance
5 Jan 2022
Sennheiser exposed personal data of 28,000 customers with leaky S3 bucket
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Amazon S3

Sennheiser exposed personal data of 28,000 customers with leaky S3 bucket

Server containing full names, email addresses, phone numbers, and supplier information was left open to the public for three years
16 Dec 2021
Ransomware groups will target smaller businesses in 2022 - report
A splash screen on a PC showing ransomware demanding a payment from an infected user
ransomware

Ransomware groups will target smaller businesses in 2022 - report

Scrutiny from law enforcement is causing groups to change tack, says analyst
15 Dec 2021
Apple delays Universal Control for Mac and iPads until spring 2022
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Software

Apple delays Universal Control for Mac and iPads until spring 2022

Users must wait a little longer for single keyboard and mouse control
15 Dec 2021
DC AG launches algorithmic bias bill
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Policy & legislation

DC AG launches algorithmic bias bill

Law would levy $10,000 per infection for algorithmic bias
10 Dec 2021
Microsoft Outlook displays full contact details for spoofed senders
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phishing

Microsoft Outlook displays full contact details for spoofed senders

Product harvests details from Active Directory without checking, say researchers
9 Dec 2021
Russia blocks access to Tor in censorship push
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privacy

Russia blocks access to Tor in censorship push

The Russian government has blocked access to the project's website, and default Tor bridges are no longer working
9 Dec 2021
One in eight Americans would fall victim to a phishing attack
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phishing

One in eight Americans would fall victim to a phishing attack

Phishing remains an effective attack mechanism, finds global test
7 Dec 2021
Firefox 95 boosts protection against zero-day attacks
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web browser

Firefox 95 boosts protection against zero-day attacks

Mozilla's browser now takes a more granular approach to walling off code
7 Dec 2021
Microsoft will make it easier to change default browser in Windows 11
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web browser

Microsoft will make it easier to change default browser in Windows 11

U-turn means setting an alternative default to Edge will be easier after all
6 Dec 2021
Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users
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two-factor authentication (2FA)

Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users

Journalists and activists must adopt extra protective measure under new rule
3 Dec 2021
MacBook Pro owners report MagSafe charging issues
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Laptops

MacBook Pro owners report MagSafe charging issues

The return of MagSafe charger on the new 16in MacBook is creating problems for users
30 Nov 2021
Jack Dorsey resigns as Twitter CEO
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business management

Jack Dorsey resigns as Twitter CEO

CTO Parag Agrawal takes the reins as Dorsey also plans to leave board position
29 Nov 2021
Apple's mixed reality headset could debut in 2022
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augmented reality (AR)

Apple's mixed reality headset could debut in 2022

Analyst expects a high-end device that supports both augmented and virtual reality
29 Nov 2021
Google settles tax payment in Ireland
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Business

Google settles tax payment in Ireland

Company makes settlement for back tax and interest payments
26 Nov 2021
Thousands of printers at risk of denial of service attacks
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cyber security

Thousands of printers at risk of denial of service attacks

Attackers can easily manipulate the 9100 port to hijack hardware and steal data, researchers claim
25 Nov 2021
RATDispenser evades nine in ten anti-virus engines
RATDispenser evades nine in ten anti-virus engines
Security

RATDispenser evades nine in ten anti-virus engines

Stealth malware deploys key loggers and information stealers
24 Nov 2021
GoDaddy data breach exposes over 1.2 million customer details
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data breaches

GoDaddy data breach exposes over 1.2 million customer details

Attacker had access to admin passwords for over two months
23 Nov 2021
Pizza chain exposed 100,000 employees' Social Security numbers
California Pizza Kitchen store
data breaches

Pizza chain exposed 100,000 employees' Social Security numbers

Former and current staff at California Pizza Kitchen potentially burned by hackers
19 Nov 2021
FTC raises concerns over Nvidia’s Arm purchase
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mergers and acquisitions

FTC raises concerns over Nvidia’s Arm purchase

US worries mirror concerns in UK and Europe
18 Nov 2021
Out-of-hours ransomware attacks have a greater impact on revenue
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ransomware

Out-of-hours ransomware attacks have a greater impact on revenue

Seven in ten security pros called in to handle attacks were intoxicated, report finds
18 Nov 2021
Over a third of applications have high-risk vulnerabilities
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Software

Over a third of applications have high-risk vulnerabilities

Synopsys report reveals that 97% exhibit some form of vulnerability
16 Nov 2021
US and Israel join forces to fight ransomware
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ransomware

US and Israel join forces to fight ransomware

The two countries will share details of cyber security incidents and threat intelligence
15 Nov 2021
Google warns of data-stealing macOS bug
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vulnerability

Google warns of data-stealing macOS bug

Hackers exploited the flaw to target a Hong Kong media outlet's website and pro-democracy labor and political group
12 Nov 2021
Attackers use CSS to fool anti-phishing systems
Email sign with a fish hook on blue digital background
phishing

Attackers use CSS to fool anti-phishing systems

Inserting invisible links throws off natural language processing, say researchers
11 Nov 2021
Oracle joins Cloudflare's Bandwidth Alliance
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Oracle joins Cloudflare's Bandwidth Alliance

Database giant will adjust cloud transfer fees for Cloudflare customers
10 Nov 2021
Firefox available on Microsoft Store for first time
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web browser

Firefox available on Microsoft Store for first time

Gecko-based browser arrives after Microsoft removes restrictions
9 Nov 2021
Tesla shares fall after Musk Twitter poll
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business management

Tesla shares fall after Musk Twitter poll

Tesla CEO asked social media users whether he should sell 10% of his shares in the company
8 Nov 2021
FBI warns scammers are using cryptocurrency ATMs to siphon cash
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cryptocurrencies

FBI warns scammers are using cryptocurrency ATMs to siphon cash

Criminals will stay on phone with victims as they make payments, says advisory
5 Nov 2021
Boeing gets green light for satellite internet
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Network & Internet

Boeing gets green light for satellite internet

Company plans more modest constellation than SpaceX's
4 Nov 2021