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Apple tries to wipe AirPower from the history books

Turns out AirPower was such a magical device that it disappeared altogether! A year ago during the iPhone X unveiling Apple announced AirPower — an all-in-one wireless charger for the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods. The product never shipped, and today it seems that Apple has scrubbed almost all traces of it off its website. At the time of writing… Read more →

State Department shamed for poor adoption of multi-factor authentication

Five US senators have sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting answers why the State Department has not widely deployed basic cyber-security protections, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA). Featured stories New 2018 iPhone, iPhone XS, iPhone X Plus, iPhone 9: Rumors, leaks, launch date, and everything we know so far iPhones, iPads, MacBooks: What new hardware will… Read more →

iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR tech specs

Let’s jump into the tech specs for Apple’s new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. The key differences and improvements over previous models are highlighted. See also: Say hello to Apple’s iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR iPhone XS Super Retina HD display 5.8‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED Multi‑Touch display HDR display 2436‑by-1125‑pixel resolution at 458 ppi True Tone… Read more →

Apple’s iPhone XS Max price tops out at $1,449 — and 8 other keynote takeaways

Apple launched its iPhone X successors — the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR — as well as the Apple Watch Series 4. But while the products make the headlines there a bevy of takeaways and nuances to note. Here’s a look at the key takeaways as well as how it plays into Apple’s broader strategy. Apple… Read more →

Apple’s iPhone XS: 9 things to know before today’s keynote

Apple will roll out its latest batch of iPhone models — a trio of iPhone XS — that aim to fuel an upgrade cycle and keep the company’s ecosystem of customers, software developers, and creative pros happy. Here’s a look at the moving parts and things to know ahead of Apple’s keynote Wednesday at 1pm ET. (Also, here’s how to… Read more →

Apple event today: Five non-iPhone things to watch for

It’s easy to get overly focused on shiny new iPhones and tune out other important things that Apple talks about during the launch event. Here are the five other things to pay attention to during today’s iPhones unveiling. 1: How much pressure is Apple feeling from Samsung and the Note 9? The Note 9 is, from a technological standpoint, quite… Read more →

A question of security: What is obfuscation and how does it work?

Every day, new malware samples are uncovered ranging from zero-day exploits to ransomware variants. With malware now so common and successful cyberattacks offering potentially high — albeit criminal — returns, there is little need for garden-variety hackers to learn how to develop exotic, custom malicious code. Instead, off-the-shelf malware can be purchased easily by anyone. While some of the most… Read more →

Feedify becomes latest victim of the Magecart malware campaign

Push notification service Feedify is the latest victim of a cyber-criminal operation known as Magecart, the same that was recently identified as the culprit behind the Ticketmaster and British Airways breaches. According to a security researcher going online by the pseudonym of Placebo, one of the company’s JavaScript files was infected with malicious code that steals payment card details. Placebo’s… Read more →

Gartner predicts SaaS revenues to reach $85 billion in 2019

Gartner released its latest cloud forecast on Wednesday, predicting that the market will grow 17.3 percent in 2019. The fastest-growing segment — cloud system infrastructure services, or infrastructure as a service (IaaS) — is forecasted to grow 27.6 percent in 2019. By 2022, Gartner expects that 90 percent of organizations purchasing public cloud IaaS will do so from an integrated… Read more →

OpenSSL 1.1.1 out with TLS 1.3 support and "complete rewrite" of RNG component

The OpenSSL Project has released a new major version of OpenSSL, the most popular cryptography library for supporting encrypted communications via the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. OpenSSL version 1.1.1, launched yesterday, is considered a major overhaul. It comes with many new features, but also extended support, being considered the new Long-Term Support (LTS) branch… Read more →

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NX: The best flash drive for business users

I’ve been putting Apricorn’s new Aegis Secure Key 3NX through its paces for the past few weeks, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it is the best USB flash drive for business users. By far. Must read: Apple products you should not buy (September 2018 edition) The Aegis Secure Key 3NX is Apricorn’s fourth-generation Secure Key, and this builds… Read more →