Dan Comerford

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How To Build Or Buy An Oculus Rift-Ready PC

Our build: Less than $1000 with operating system and monitor<p>The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will start to ship in March, but you won't be able to use it if you don't have a relatively powerful computer. If you've already pre-ordered one for $599, and haven't gotten the memo, or are …

Computer Hardware

Here's Microsoft's Hidden Secret Message About Windows 10

Microsoft staffers arrived at last week’s Build developer’s conference wearing mysterious blue t-shirts emblazoned with the company’s four-paned …

Malwarebytes: With Anti-Exploit, we'll stop the worst attacks on PCs

Imagine a world where attackers seeking to gain access to your computer are stopped before they can use your technology against you.<p>That world doesn't exist yet, but it took a giant step closer to reality with Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, a new security program for Microsoft Windows released …

Kings force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over the Ducks

The first Stanley Cup playoff matchup between Southern California rivals is heading to Game 7.<p>Facing elimination for the fifth time this postseason, the Kings snapped out of their most recent playoff funk with a 2-1 victory over the Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday …

Heartbleed security flaw may not be as dangerous as thought

After this week's massive Heartbleed bug, one of the biggest concerns was that the bug might leak a website's private SSL keys, the key to the green lock that secures data sent to users. It's especially dangerous because, if an attacker did access the keys, they could be used even after the server …

Heartbleed Update: Sites That Tell You Which Passwords You Should Bother to Change

Your two-point to-do list for the weekend.<p><b>[Update</b>: see bonus xkcd link below.] For background, see this early Heartbleed dispatch on general principles of password hygiene, and this one on a range of test utilities to check whether possibly affected sites have yet been repaired.<p>Your simple …

The First Good News About the Heartbleed Bug Emerges

Think you can hack Heartbleed? CloudFlare invites you to try to steal private keys from an intentionally vulnerable server.<p>Here’s what appears to be the first glimmer of good news about the Heartbleed security vulnerability: The very worst of all the worst scenarios may not be possible.<p>After a …