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Chrome extension caught stealing crypto-wallet private keys

A Google Chrome extension was caught injecting JavaScript code on web pages to steal passwords and private keys from cryptocurrency wallets and cryptocurrency portals. The extension is named Shitcoin Wallet (Chrome extension ID: ckkgmccefffnbbalkmbbgebbojjogffn), and was launched last month, on December 9. According to an introductory blog post, Shitcoin Wallet lets users manage Ether (ETH) coins, but also Ethereum ERC20-based… Read more →

iOS bugs and annoyances Apple desperately needs to fix in 2020

With every iOS update, I become increasingly convinced that the platform has outgrown Apple’s ability to managed it. More and more new features get pushed back, the platform is positively riddled with bugs, and little regard is given to usability. While I don’t have the time or inclination to list all of iOS 13’s bugs and annoyances, here are a… Read more →

CES 2020: Avita readies new colorful Admiror, Pura laptop lines

Avita Admiror Avita is the consumer laptop brand of Hong Kong-based Nexstgo, which decided to enter the U.S. laptop market this year with cheap, colorful models like the Clarus and Liber, the latter of which ZDNet’s Eileen Brown favorably reviewed a couple of months ago. With its two newest families, it launches itself into a higher echelon of performance while… Read more →

Trump signs the TRACED Act, the first federal anti-robocall law

How to fight robocalls: The basics You can’t block all the spam phone calls, but blocking some is better than blocking none. Read more: President Trump this week signed the TRACED Act, the first federal law designed to curb unwanted robocalls. With the problem of robocalls running rampant, the legislation passed with strong support in both the Democratic-led House… Read more →