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PoS systems are the new compromise cash cow...
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24 March 2015
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PoS systems are the new compromise cash cow...

The Point of Sale (PoS) station is probably one of the most targeted devices in recent years. There are multiple reasons for this: older operating systems, the need to POS users to have admin rights, generic logons for the “windows”…
More hacking fun with the UEFI BIOS
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24 March 2015
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More hacking fun with the UEFI BIOS

Back in August of 2014 while covering DEFCON 22 we sat in on a talk about how insecure the UEFI BIOS was and how it could potentially grant a malicious person ring zero access to your system. The talk was…
AMD only putting HBM into the Radeon 380 and 390... why?
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We have talked about some of the challenges that AMD is facing due to poor sales (and bad leadership), but many of these challenges have not been as evident as what is happening in the GPU world. Although we have…
Windows 10 Pirate Edition Update... Things are just as confusing.
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So, remember that comment Microsoft made about upgrading non-genuine version of Windows 7 and 8.x to Windows 10? Well we finally have some more information on that. Sadly the new information causes more confusion than it clears up. According to…
NVIDIA's Pascal to use 2.5D HBM Just like AMD
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18 March 2015
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NVIDIA's Pascal to use 2.5D HBM Just like AMD

During NVIDIA’s recent GTC announcements the world was shown the new Titian X with 12GB of GDDR5. This impressive monster of a card has shown that it has a large amount of power to push your games and other graphical…
Windows 10 Upgrade Could be Free, Even for Pirated Copies
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Microsoft is making a bold move with Windows 10 and we are not just talking about a redesign of the OS here. It seems that they would really like people to move from Windows 7 and 8.x to Windows 10.…
P2P update engine seen in leaked copy of the latest Windows 10 build... what are they thinking?
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Despite a valiant attempt to label P2P transfers and BitTorrent as the devil Microsoft and others are looking to move this direction for updates and other services. In the latest build of Windows 10 the new P2P updating mechanism was…
Did the Pirate Bay find a loop hole in the UK Ban order, or is there a bug in the UK Block system?
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According to recent reports The Pirate Bay has suddenly become available in the UK for almost all ISPs. The change happened when the Pirate Bay moved to CloudFlare and turned on HTTPS Strict. Once this was done things turned around…
New TOR hack only needs traffic from one direction and is 95% accurate. no surprise there...
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Gasp! There has been another published attack on the TOR Project. This time the attack and compromise technique comes from the gang at Princeton. The Princeton team claims that their new methods are around 95% successful and only require traffic…
NASCAR's Fan and Media Engagement Center Makes 'Creepy' Data Collection a Good Thing
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Data collection, monitoring, storage, and mining are simply part of our online lives. If you connect to a site, it…
Gaming on the side, how side quests are making AAA games.
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The days of the long campaign game are almost dead and gone. Since Half Life 2 we have not really…
Reall Killer USB Built to provide -110 volts of fun to your PC or Mac
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As if lose USB drives with the potential for spyware and malware are not bad enough, some mad genius decided to build a USB device that is technically capable of doing damage to the hardware components of most modern computers.…
Rumors Point to 8GB of HBM on AMD's Radeon 390X, but do they hold water?
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Some GPU news comes today from the AMD camp where we are hearing rumors that AMD’s Radeon 390X might ship with 8GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). Now this sounds great when you take into account the fact that HBM…
Will there really be direct Multi-GPU support in DX12?
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Yesterday Microsoft may have confirmed what many have speculated, DirectX 12 will have a multi-GPU component that will allow AMD and nVidia to play nicely together. What this means exactly no one is sure, but we do know that some…
Intel launches a new Xeon based SoC that should be perfect for Firewalls and NAS boxes
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In an unsurprising move Intel has kicked out a new SoC (System on Chip) that bears the label Xeon. The Xeon D 1500 family is intended as to be a one-chip solution for networking devices, storage appliances and micro-servers. The…
Apple's New Watch Already Faces Criticism despite Bold Claims and Hype
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A couple of days ago Apple formally announced their Apple watch product along with specifications and pricing. The majority of the press and market analysts have been in a frenzy since the announcement and have tried to act like this…