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AMD looking to HBM2 for their Artic Islands GPUs
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Although much of the press surrounding AMD at the moment is focused on their lackluster earnings for Q2, there is some potentially good news from them. AMD’s dive into the use of High Bandwidth Memory is going to continue with…
The Hacking Team used UEFI Rootkits for Persistent Malware
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Last year during DEF CON 22 we saw a demonstration of a UEFI root kit that was extremely worrying. This root kit was installed using a multipart systems to infect the UEFI BIOS in such a way as to grant…
After multiple 0-days, many call for Flash to go away
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After three spate 0-day vulnerabilities are found in your product you can pretty much expect the market to call for you go away. This is the situation that Adobe is in right now. After fighting to their little slice of…
New Flaw found in Flash Player, yes another one.
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Although it will not come as a surprise, there seems to be yet another bug in Adobe’s flash player that allows for an attacker to potentially take control of a system by forcing a crash of the application. According to…
Hacking Team's Spyware source code released to the wild after Hack
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The Italian Security firm Hacking Team is now admitting that their spying software is potentially in the hands of bad guys. After a hack that saw roughly 400GB of company information liberated from their systems they have been monitoring what…
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…
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…
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…