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Cross-Site Scripting Flaw found in US ID Protection Company LifeLock's site
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Irony is one of those things that is not appreciated by security guys. They do not find humor in it nor do they enjoy it when someone points an ironic situation involving them out. This has to be the case…
Search results begin on page 2, Google is accused of skewing search results again
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When you use a search engine like Yahoo or Google you expect to get relevant results for your efforts. In many cases this does really happen, but often times we enter what we are looking for and find very little…
Cisco SSH key bug in virtual security appliances leads to some questions
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Cisco has acknowledged (and released patches for) a fairly serious security bug in three of their virtual appliances that, oddly enough, are related to security. The three products in question are the Cisco Web Security Virtual Appliance, the Email Security…
Microsoft is determined to make Windows fail, Forces Updates on Windows 10 *** Updated***
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Over the course of its development there has been a lot to like about Windows 10. There seems to be a good blend of the traditional Windows desktop with some of the touch-centric features that Microsoft tried to force in…
Microsoft dropped an Xbox 360 Virtual Console into the Xbox One
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When Microsoft and Sony announced the move to x86-64 based gaming consoles some (pronounce that many) in the gaming community were more than a little annoyed that they would not be able to play their older games. Both companies hoped…
Privacy: it doesn’t mean what you think it means
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The term privacy has come to mean a great many things in the last few years. To some the idea…
Bethesda shows off DOOM, Fallout 4 and Dishonored 2 at E3
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During pre-show events at E3 Bethesda decided to release information about a few games including Dishonored 2, Fallout 4 and DOOM. All three of these games have been staples in the gaming community for a number of years and all…
E3 and why we just do not bother
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15 June 2015
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E3 and why we just do not bother

Today I was asked why we do not attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). It was a valid question, but…
Intel Launches new Broadwell CPUs with Iris Pro at Computex
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At Computex 2015 Intel has announced a few nice additions to the Broadwell line up which bring Iris Pro graphics to the table. The new CPUs are touted as the first LGA CPUs to have Iris Pro in them which…
VPN Service Hola Leaves you vulnerable to tracking and hacking...
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There is nothing worse than thinking you are protecting your internet travels when in reality you are participating in a giant botnet. That appears to be the case that is happening with VPN provider Hola. According to security researchers the…
Jen-Hsun Huang says internet speeds slowing down 4k game streaming
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The idea of the “cloud” is nothing new and has, in fact, been around for a number of years in one form or another. The concept goes back to the use of small “dumb” terminals that were nothing more than…
US DoJ Says the Supreme Court should not hear Google's Case
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The Google-Oracle fight has been going on for a long time now and has had a few ups and downs in the course of the case. The original premise of the case is that Google was able to speed up…
A bug in iOS lets a special text message crash your iPhone
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Want to play a trick on your iPhone owning friends? Well we have a good one for you. According to Reddit there is a sequence of symbols and Arabic characters that will cause an iPhone to crash and reboot. Oh…
Rights Corp might have offered a piece of the settlement pie to Cox
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The idea of copyright was and is a good thing. Being able to temporarily protect your artistic investment is never wrong. The problem comes when the copyright holders get greedy or feel that their copyright grants them special rights and…
When did we start letting marketing control the message?
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The world of the technical press has been evolving since it stumbled on the scene back in the mid-1990s. At…
Fun with DNS hacking and the importance of updating your router
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On March 2 2015 CVE-2015-1187 was released. This alert indicated that a simple cross-site request forgery allowed someone (the “bad” guys) to hijack DNS settings on a wide range of routers. By doing this they were able to point people…