Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

WT2 in-ear wearable translator review: Accurate translation across 36 languages

I love the idea of an in-ear language translator that will translate without an agonising wait, and it appears that this handy little pair of ear buds from WT2 will deliver exactly what I need. The WT2 Language translator will translate 36 languages and 84 accents. WT2 claims that the languages cover 85% of the world’s population. I was really… Read more →

Mozilla fixes second Firefox zero-day exploited in the wild

TechRepublic Windows 10: A cheat sheet Read More Mozilla has released a second security update this week to patch a second zero-day that was being exploited in the wild to attack Coinbase employees and other cryptocurrency organizations. Firefox 67.0.4 and Firefox ESR 60.7.2 are now available for Firefox users through the browser’s built-in update mechanism. This second bug was used… Read more →

Facebook’s Libra needs to answer three questions

Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud’s debacle This week’s TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a look at the companies that hire the most data scientists, four significant impacts of a security breach, and a first-hand account of a major hack job. Download Forrester’s complimentary report to understand the ten factors that will define the future… Read more →

Slack surges to $23 billion valuation in public market debut

Slack’s new life as a public company is off to a strong start. The workplace collaboration player made its trading debut via direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday under the ticker symbol WORK. After setting a reference price of $26 the night before, Slack’s shares surged more than 60% in the early minutes trading after opening at… Read more →

The dark web is nothing fancy: It’s just a different set of protocols – like Tor

Dark web criminals are selling tools to help target your firm’s data Dark web listings of malware aimed at companies are on the rise. Commonly when surfing the web, Transport Layer Security (TLS) is the cryptographic protocol that provides confidentiality for your communication with the server. The green lock on your URL bar is an assurance, but not a guarantee,… Read more →

Only 17% of Apple AirPods owners have sex while wearing them

Some people likely find them erotic to look at. Jason Cipriani/ZDNet It’s become normal. Depressingly normal. Walk down any street in any downtown and you’ll see them pouring out of office buildings, all with the requisite uniform. No, not just the backpack and the smug grin. There’s also the AirPods, dangling from their ears. Last year, I pleaded with all… Read more →

Microsoft gives Immersive Reader the AI treatment

Credit: Kano Ahead of next week’s ISTE EdTech conference in Philadelphia, Microsoft is unveiling some new features in its education-focused tools. Among the products getting updates are its Immersive Reader learning tool and Teams for Education, a version of its Teams group-chat product for students and teachers. Immersive Reader — which Microsoft makes available as a free standalone tool and… Read more →

Meds prescriptions for 78,000 patients left in a database with no password

Heap of medical pills in white, blue and other colors. Pills in plastic package. Concept of healthcare and medicine. Getty Images/iStockphoto A MongoDB database was left open on the internet without a password, and by doing so, exposed the personal details and prescription information for more than 78,000 US patients. The leaky database was discovered by the security team at… Read more →

UK to withdraw from online porn block, censorship crusade

With global implications, internet censorship reaches inflection point Instead of opposing the internet barriers raised by the world’s authoritarian regimes, Silicon Valley is playing along. When the UK government announced plans to instill Internet-wide censorship on pornography in order to prevent minors from accessing adult content, it didn’t take long for cracks to appear in the country’s proposed wall. Due… Read more →

Firefox zero-day was used in attack against Coinbase employees, not its users

Logo: Coinbase // Composition: ZDNet A recent Firefox zero-day that has made headlines across the tech news world this week was actually used in attacks against Coinbase employees, and not the company’s users, ZDNet has learned. Furthermore, the attacks used not one, but two Firefox zero-days, according to Philip Martin, a member of the Coinbase security team, which reported the… Read more →

UK student charged for manufacturing gun through 3D printing

How robots and 3D printers can work together ZDNet’s Tonya Hall talks to Gusz Eiben, professor of AI at Vrije University, Amsterdam, about ways that robots and 3D printers can work together. A 26-year-old student in the United Kingdom has become the first individual to be convicted after using a 3D printer to manufacture a gun.   Tendai Muswere, a… Read more →

Tor Browser 8.5.2 release patches critical Firefox vulnerability exploited in the wild

Stay anonymous with Tor, but are you using it right? If you’re concerned about online security, you may use Tor to access or manage anonymous servers. But you’re probably using it wrong. Here’s why. The Tor Project has released a new version of the Tor Browser, v.8.5.2, that resolves a critical vulnerability found in Mozilla Firefox which is being actively… Read more →