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iPad dominates tablet market again, even as sales drop in Q3

Worldwide tablet sales fell to 36.4 million in the third quarter of 2018, according to IDC, representing an 8.6 percent year-over-year decline. Apple continued to dominate the market, even though iPad sales also dropped year-over-year. Apple sold 9.7 million tablets in Q3, according to IDC — nearly twice as many as its nearest competitor Samsung sold. That represents a 6.1… Read more →

Hackers are increasingly destroying logs to hide attacks

Hacker groups are increasingly turning to log file destruction and other destructive methods as a means to hide their tracks, according to a report released this week and containing information from 113 investigations performed by 37 Carbon Black incident response (IR) affiliate partners from across the globe. According to the report, “politically motivated cyberattacks from nation-state actors have contributed to… Read more →

Here’s why Apple doesn’t really care about the Mac or iPad

If you’re an Apple user that lives and works outside of the iPhone ecosystem, you might have noticed that Apple doesn’t prioritize Mac and iPad upgrades like it does iPhone upgrades. Earlier this month the company refreshed the iPad Pro line, which was last updated over a year ago. Also updated was the MacBook Air, which was last updated back… Read more →

With AI and VR, Breeders’ Cup brings tech to horse race fandom

Advancements in object recognition technology have led to a new virtual reality viewing experience that could shakeup the dynamics of horse wagering. The Breeders’ Cup thoroughbred horse racing event, taking place this weekend at the famed Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, will broadcast two days of races in live VR using 360-degree cameras stationed around the track. must read Augmented… Read more →

​System76 readies release of American-made powerhouse Linux PC

Installing Linux on your PC is super easy – here’s how to do it I will show that it’s possible to install, configure, and use this Linux distribution with absolutely no command-line access. Read More Finding a native Linux PC isn’t easy. Any Best Buy has an assortment of Windows PCs and Chromebooks. But Linux-powered computers? Not so much. Now… Read more →

Intel CPUs impacted by new PortSmash side-channel vulnerability

Intel processors are impacted by a new vulnerability that can allow attackers to leak encrypted data from the CPU’s internal processes. The new vulnerability, which has received the codename of PortSmash, has been discovered by a team of five academics from the Tampere University of Technology in Finland and Technical University of Havana, Cuba. Researchers have classified PortSmash as a… Read more →

Magecart claims fresh victim in electronics kit seller Kitronik

Kitronik says a recent data breach impacting online shoppers and involving the potential theft of their financial data is the work of Magecart. The company says that Magecart’s payment card-skimming malware was operating on the Kitronik website over the period of August to September, as reported by the Register. Customers of the BBC micro:bit vendor and electronics kit seller may… Read more →

Shipbuilder, defense contractor Austal reveals data breach

Austal has revealed a data breach and extortion attempt but insists the company has no intention of bowing to such demands. On Thursday, the Perth-based shipbuilder — which holds contracts to build ships for the US Navy and Australian Navy, among others — said that its Australian business had “detected and responded to a breach of the company’s data management… Read more →

Amazon Black Friday 2018: See early deals on Echo, Fire HD, and more

Chances are your Halloween decorations are still up, and yet retailers are already announcing their Black Friday deals — Amazon included. Must read: Meet Amazon’s new Echo devices and Alexa hardware: Prices, features, release dates Amazon gave ZDNet a sneak peek at the deals it has planned for its own devices over the next couple weeks. Everything from Fire TV… Read more →

FIFA admits hack and braces for new leaks

Image: FIFA, ZDNet FIFA officials are bracing for new damaging leaks to be published this week after soccer’s governing body fell victim to a phishing attack. FIFA President Gianni Infantino admitted to the new hack while talking to the press after a FIFA Council meeting last week in Kigali, Rwanda. He said that both FIFA, soccer’s global governing entity, but… Read more →