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Google Now Allows Download of Users’ Entire Search History

by Terry Bass · 4 days ago · 1 Comment · 1.3k views

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Google added a new feature where users can download their entire search history.¬†Since the company already has all the information we’ve ever searched for, why not we have a copy it too, right?

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AMD Accidentally Reveals Windows 10 Launch Date

by Farhan · 5 days ago · 5 Comments · 2.6k views

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Microsoft may have provided the media with a rough estimation of when Windows 10 will be made available, but it looks like AMD has spilled the beans on when the new operating system will be launched. The information was accidentally revealed during the company’s latest earnings call last week when CEO Lisa Su answered a question about inventory.

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Windows 10 Preview For Low End Lumia Phones Removed After Reports Of Bricked Devices

by Farhan · 6 days ago · 1 Comment · 788 views

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The Windows 10 for Phones preview on low end Lumia devices has been pulled from testing after some users reported that the latest build caused their smartphones to brick. The preview is suspended until further notice, and there has been no further statement from Microsoft.

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Sony’s Hacked Documents Now Available On WikiLeaks

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 2 Comments · 2.3k views

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The fallout from Sony Picture’s massive data breach is still happening. Documents stolen in the breach have made their way to WikiLeaks, and are now available for anyone to search and read. It’s not exactly award winning literature, but it should provide some gems for movie enthusiasts to discover.

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Steams Adds Two Factor Authentication To Its Mobile Apps

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 3 Comments · 343 views

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Valve has opened a beta test for two factor authentication login on its Android and iOS apps. The Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator works similar to Blizzards Battle.net authenticator in that it will provide codes to a user to input while logging in. Of course, this could potentially mean it has the same problems as the Battle.net authenticator.

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European Union Formally Accuses Google Of Being A Monopoly

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 2 Comments · 487 views

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The European Commission has formally announced that it is opening an anti-trust probe into Google’s business practices. This probe concerns the way Google ranks search results for goods and services, as well as a secondary look into whether Android is creating stifling innovation and creativity.

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Registration For Apple’s WWDC15 Now Open

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 558 views

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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference runs from 8-12 June this year, and registration for the event has officially opened. Not everyone will be able to attend, and the registration is only for a chance to buy tickets to the event.

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MYNIC Issues Statement On Google Malaysia DNS Redirect

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 3.1k views

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Google Malaysia’s homepage is back to normal after going down for almost 24 hours yesterday.¬†Users trying to access the site from a desktop computer were redirected to a page proclaiming that it had been hacked by a Bangladeshi group. MYNIC, the .my domain name administrator who was the real victim of the attack, has issued a statement about what happened.

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CoinVault Ransomware Solution Published, Still Only Partially Works

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 704 views

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Kaspersky has published a partial solution to the CoinVault ransomware problem that has been going around. The security company, working with the Netherlands National Prosecutors Office, managed to get their hands on a CoinVault control and command server which provided a host of decryption keys.

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LG Monitors Disable UAC, Leaves Users Vulnerable To Malware

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 563 views

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It turns out that using certain LG monitors for their split screen capabilities may be opening users to security problems. This stems from the fact that the drivers for the monitors disable Windows User Account Controls, which were put in place to ensure that unwanted software doesn’t install itself on computers.

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Nokia Considers Selling HERE Maps Division

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 6 Comments · 668 views

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Former smartphone maker Nokia is reportedly considering the sale of its mapping business to boost its credit rating. Nokia still operates one of the most comprehensive mapping services in the world through HERE maps, which provides data to automobile satnav makers and other technology companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.

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China’s “Great Cannon” Turns Unsuspecting Users Into DDoS Machines

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 1.1k views

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Several anti-censorship site came under DDoS attack last month, an act that investigators noted came out of China. While many suspected that the Great Firewall of China was being turned into a weapon, the truth has turned out to be much worse. Calling it the “Great Cannon”, researchers have uncovered details about China’s latest internet weapon.

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