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New exploit lets attackers take control of Windows IoT Core devices

Image: Microsoft // Composition: ZDNet Speaking at a conference today, a security researcher has revealed a new exploit impacting the Windows IoT Core operating system that gives threat actors full control over vulnerable devices. The vulnerability, discovered by Dor Azouri, a security researcher for SafeBreach, impacts the Sirep/WPCon communications protocol included with Windows IoT operating system. Azouri said the vulnerability… Read more →

Microsoft starts rolling out ability to turn photos of table data into Excel spreadsheets

Microsoft has started making available its “Insert Data from Picture” feature that allows users to take pictures on their phones of table data and automatically turn it into an Excel spreadsheet. Microsoft announced this feature at its Ignite conference last September. The feature is coming first to Android phones. The Android Excel app will automatically convert pictures of printed data… Read more →

Microsoft to drop its Health applications and services on May 31; will offer some Band users refunds

Credit: Microsoft When Microsoft telegraphed that it had no plans to sell a third version of the Microsoft Band (its fitness band) back in 2016, officials said the company would continue to focus on its Health platform. But as of this weekend, it seems Microsoft is now admitting that it’s also getting out of that space, as well. Microsoft emailed… Read more →

A robotic hand that gives sixth sense back to users

We know all know about the five senses, but our ability to move through the world is highly dependent on an often overlooked sixth sense. It’s called proprioception, and it’s our brain’s ability to know where our limbs are in space without visual cues. It’s hard to account for just how vital proprioception is to the techniques we’ve evolved to… Read more →

iOS 12 annoyances, and how to fix them

Want to switch from iPhone to Android? It can be done, but it’s going to be painful The bottom line is that the longer you’ve been using an iPhone, and the more you’ve made use of Apple’s features and services, the harder it’s going to be. (Updated December 2018) … Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/ios-12-annoyances-and-how-to-fix-them/#ftag=RSSbaffb68iOS 12 annoyances, and how to fix… Read more →

Microsoft rolls out Google’s Retpoline Spectre mitigation to Windows 10 users

Microsoft has rolled out today cumulative update KB4482887, an update that includes an important security fix, a new mitigation for the Spectre v2 CPU vulnerability. This new mitigation is based on a coding technique called Retpoline, developed by Google engineers. Code written using Retpoline protections are safe from Spectre v2 (CVE-2017-5715), a vulnerability in modern processors that allows attackers to… Read more →

Microsoft rolls out Google’s Retpoline Spectre mitigation to Windows 10 users

Microsoft has rolled out today cumulative update KB4482887, an update that includes an important security fix, a new mitigation for the Spectre v2 CPU vulnerability. This new mitigation is based on a coding technique called Retpoline, developed by Google engineers. Code written using Retpoline protections are safe from Spectre v2 (CVE-2017-5715), a vulnerability in modern processors that allows attackers to… Read more →

Microsoft rolls out Google’s Retpoline Spectre mitigation to Windows 10 users

Microsoft has rolled out today cumulative update KB4482887, an update that includes an important security fix, a new mitigation for the Spectre v2 CPU vulnerability. This new mitigation is based on a coding technique called Retpoline, developed by Google engineers. Code written using Retpoline protections are safe from Spectre v2 (CVE-2017-5715), a vulnerability in modern processors that allows attackers to… Read more →

Adobe releases out-of-band update to patch ColdFusion zero-day

Adobe has released today an emergency out-of-band update for its ColdFusion development platform that patches a zero-day vulnerability that was being exploited in the wild. In its security bulletin that was just sent out, Adobe described the vulnerability as a “file upload restriction bypass” and gave it a rating of “critical.” “This attack requires the ability to upload executable code… Read more →

Russia limits operations of foreign communications satellite operators

This week, the Russian government has published a document outlining new rules that limit foreign communications satellite operators inside the country. According to a copy of the document, the Russian government will require all foreign communications satellite companies to pass all incoming traffic through a ground gateway station. This means satellite operators won’t be able to beam communications directly to… Read more →

Lyft’s IPO filing reveals nearly $1B in net losses in 2018

Lyft on Friday shared the details of its plans to go public on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol LYFT. The ride-hailing service had previously announced that it confidentially filed an IPO. In the S-1 form filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Lyft revealed that its revenue is growing quickly as it gains market share —… Read more →

Chrome and Firefox are borrowing from each other’s performance features

The Google Chrome and Firefox teams are both borrowing features from each others’ browsers as part of ongoing efforts to improve the speed and reliability of their projects. This focus on improving browser performance has become a major concern for both browser projects, as both Chrome and Firefox have been increasingly characterized in recent years as slow and resource hungry…. Read more →