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Some Windows 7, 8.1 users reporting Security Essentials and Windows Defender problems

Credit: MJF A number of Windows 7 and 8.1 users are encountering problems with Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Users are seeing their automatic anti-malware protection turned off without their knowledge and are seeing out-of-date virus definitions. The problem is happening with some, but not all, users for the past several hours. Windows 10 users don’t seem to be… Read more →

Severe security bug found in popular PHP library for creating PDF files

A security researcher has found a severe security flaw in one of the internet’s most popular PHP libraries for creating PDF files. The vulnerability impacts TCPDF, one of the “big three” PHP libraries –together with mPDF and FPDF– for converting HTML code to PDF docs or assembling PDF files on the fly. The security flaw can be exploited by an… Read more →

Boeing 737 Max: Software patches can only do so much

Officials say there are “clear similarities” between two crashes involving Boeing 737 Max 8 planes Investigators are trying to determine what happened when an Ethiopian Airlines airplane crashed. Now they say there are “similarities” with another disaster. CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave joined “CBSN AM” to discuss. Last week, a Boeing 737 series “MAX 8″ airliner, operated by… Read more →

iMac Pro upgrade: How to spend over $15k in 15 seconds

It’s been a busy week ahead of Apple’s upcoming event, scheduled for March 25, which is expected to focus on services. Not only has Apple gotten around to updating the iPad Air and iPad mini, as well as giving the 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs a refresh, but it also gave the high-end iMac Pro a small, silent spec bump. It’s not… Read more →

Instagram launches in-app checkout capability

Instagram announced on Tuesday that it’s launching a new in-app checkout capability in closed beta that will let users buy products directly from the Instagram app. Aptly named Checkout on Instagram, the feature will let users buy, track and manage purchases directly within Instagram. The feature also lets Instagram users save their payment information and includes support for Visa, Mastercard,… Read more →

Aluminum producer switches to manual operations after ‘extensive cyber-attack’

Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminium producers, revealed today that it “became victim of an extensive cyber-attack” that crippled some of its infrastructure and forced it to switch to manual operations in some smelting locations. “Hydro became victim of an extensive cyber-attack in the early hours of Tuesday (CET), impacting operations in several of the company’s business areas,”… Read more →

Greenplum 6 ventures outside the analytic box

It’s about six months early, but Pivotal is talking about Greenplum version 6. It’s a milestone release, as v6 is the one that will finally put the Greenplum database in full sync with the open source PostgreSQL trunk. And in turn, that has freed the development team to spread its wings to cover ground outside Greenplum’s traditional MPP analytics footprint…. Read more →

Oracle updates cloud applications as SaaS sales builds momentum

Oracle on Tuesday announced improvements to its suite of cloud applications, including the Oracle ERP Cloud, HCM Cloud, SCM Cloud and CX Cloud. With these updates, Oracle’s customers will see more sophisticated functionality, including more machine learning-powered features. The enahncements are being announced at the Modern Business Experience conference, where Oracle will showcase the wide variety of customers using its… Read more →

Cisco introduces new cognitive collaboration features for Webex

Webex Meetings is getting a new feature called People Insights, which combines internal data with information pulled from the web to create a rich, dynamic profile of meeting participants.  Cisco on Tuesday announced a series of new AI-driven features for Webex, the videoconferencing tool used by around 130 million people monthly. The new features will help users get meetings started… Read more →

M1 to delist, begin ‘transformation journey’

M1 shareholders Keppel and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) are exercising their rights to acquire all remaining shares and delist the telco from the Singapore Exchange, following a successful buyout bid last month. The move will enable M1 to begin a “multi-year transformational journey” so it can better compete in the market and “reinvigorate” its services. Keppel and SPH launched a… Read more →

Google open-sources project for sandboxing C/C++ libraries on Linux

Image: Google Google has open-sourced today a project for sandboxing C and C++ libraries running on Linux systems. The project’s name is the Sandboxed API, a tool that Google has been using internally for its data centers for years. The Sandboxed API is now available on GitHub, together with the documentation needed to help other programmers sandbox their C and… Read more →