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Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

Mozilla axes heavyweight Firefox themes and tab groups
— 1:04 PM on November 23, 2015

Back in August, Mozilla announced plans to adopt a Chrome-like extension framework for Firefox called WebExtensions. In turn, the company plans to deprecate its...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Microsoft Edge update protects users from unsigned DLL injection
— 4:22 PM on November 17, 2015

Microsoft seems to be taking the security of its Edge browser seriously. Last May, the company announced Edge would drop support for the much...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Networking

Windows 10's first major update rolls out today
— 10:14 AM on November 12, 2015

The first major Windows 10 update has arrived, and a plethora of tweaks and a handful of new features comes with it. Microsoft says...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows Networking

Perfectron's MIL-SPEC'd mini-PCs are ready for the next deployment
— 10:03 AM on November 5, 2015

Just the other day I was looking for a mini-PC. After looking long and hard at the Intel NUC and the Zbox Magnus,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

Trojan adware on Android can give itself root access
— 7:39 AM on November 5, 2015

Android has taken quite a beating lately on the security front. In part, that's due to a perfect storm consisting of a large user base,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Sales of Windows 7 OEM licenses and PCs will end October 31, 2016
— 4:13 PM on November 2, 2015

Microsoft has updated its Windows lifecycle page with a deadline for the sale of OEM copies of Windows . All good things must come...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems Windows

Google says Android won't assimilate Chrome OS
— 1:24 PM on November 2, 2015

Last week's report that Google would merge Chrome OS into Android drew plenty of attention. The report seemed plausible, since Chrome OS can already run...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Report: Google to fold Chrome OS into Android
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

When Google unveiled the Pixel C running regular Android, it seemed like a shot across the bow of the browser-centric Chrome OS. The Pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Microsoft will make Windows 10 a recommended update in 2016
— 4:28 PM on October 29, 2015

Microsoft really wants users to upgrade their PCs to Windows 10. Really. In a post on the Windows Blog, Windows and Devices head Terry...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Microsoft confirms Edge won't be getting extensions this year
— 5:03 PM on October 22, 2015

Yesterday the first details about Windows 10's Autumn Fall Update unofficially arrived, courtesy of Paul Thurrott. One of the disappointments in Thurrott's report was that...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Report: Windows 10 Fall Update will arrive in November
— 3:50 PM on October 21, 2015

Folks who have been test-driving Insider builds of Windows 10 have already seen a sneak preview of some upcoming features for Microsoft's OS. The rest...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Gigabyte's C230-series mobos put E3-1200 v5 Xeons to work
— 7:54 AM on October 20, 2015

Intel's Skylake-based Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs aren't meant for consumer-focused chipsets like the Z170 or H170. Instead, those workstation CPUs need motherboards based on the workstation-focused...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

Adobe plugs critical vulnerability in Flash with emergency update
— 12:36 PM on October 16, 2015

Flash users, it's time to update the plugin ASAP. Adobe has today issued an emergency security update to patch a critical vulnerability, just three...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Yahoo's Account Key service does away with passwords
— 12:30 PM on October 15, 2015

Passwords can be a tricky thing, and even password management services are susceptible to hacks. Two-factor authentication helps, but you still need to remember...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Latest Win10 insider build activates with older Windows product keys
— 4:53 PM on October 12, 2015

Microsoft released a new beta version of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders in the fast ring today. The biggest change this time around: you'll...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows