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Target expands its next-day delivery service, now reaches 70+ million customers

Target’s next-day delivery service focused on everyday essentials, which has been in testing over the summer, is now expanding to eight major metros, making it available to over 70 million people, or about one-fifth of the U.S. population. The service allows online shoppers to fill a box with …

How to tell if your Android phone has been hacked

Android is one of the most popular mobile operating systems on the planet, but it’s also the most widely hacked.<p>Android’s security vulnerabilities …

Cool New Stuff at CES 2017: Pictures

Fish

This is why you should really encrypt your iPhone

Since it’s encrypted with your password or fingerprint, an iPhone is useless to anyone looking to force their way into the data stored on it. But is …

Microsoft Confirms Windows 7 And Windows 8 Massive Upgrade Changes [Updated]

For Windows 7 and Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 users life has been getting worse as Microsoft gradually morphed them ever more into Windows 10. Forced updates may be over, but commercially they have since been killed off and there’s added telemetry tracking. But Microsoft is now about to fix one of …

Windows 10

New Mac malware proves you shouldn’t disable Gatekeeper

Yet another strain of malware targeted at Mac users has popped up this week to prove you shouldn’t disable the Gatekeeper feature baked into OS X. “OSX/Keydnap” disguises itself as an innocent text or image file, then installs malicious code onto your Mac.<p>The latest find, made by researchers at the …

MacBook

How to find out if your Mac is infected with Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor

A new piece of malware targeting Macs was discovered this week. It's called Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor and here's everything you need to know about it and keeping your Mac safe.<p>On Tuesday, Bitdefender announced its researchers had discovered new malware that's targeting Macs. The malware is referenced as …

App Store

Everything you need to know about the new Apple File System

<i>(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in June 30, 2016, but has been updated with new info since the release of iOS 10.3)</i><p>It’s hard to believe that Apple’s speedy Macs are still using a file system that was developed more than 30 years ago, when floppy disks and spinning hard drives …

Apple Watch

Google: Symantec antivirus flaws are 'as bad as it gets'

Products from Symantec that are supposed to protect users have made them much more open to attack, according to Google. Researcher Tavis Ormandy has spotted numerous vulnerabilities in 25 Norton and Symantec products that are "as bad as it gets," he says. "Just emailing a file to a victim or …

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update will arrive August 2nd

Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will launch on August 2. This is one of the biggest Windows 10 updates yet and will include new features for both consumers and enterprises.<p>As Microsoft also announced today, Windows 10 now runs on 350 million devices and users have …

An early look at macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra is Apple’s latest version of its operating system for the Mac. While the final version will only be available in the fall, I’ve been playing around with the first beta for the past few days. In addition to changing the operating system’s name from OS X to macOS, Apple is introducing a …

Confirmed: Dell sells software division to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management

TechCrunch has confirmed that Francisco Partners and Elliott Management have agreed to acquire Dell’s software division.<p>Elliott Management, Francisco Partners and Dell issued a joint press release confirming the acquisition this morning.<p>Rumors about this acquisition were first reported by Reuters …

FBI Sends Out Warning Over Email Scam Costing Billions

The FBI is warning businesses to be on guard for an email scam that it says has cost companies billions of dollars over the last two and a half years.<p>…

Hackers are using this nasty text-message trick to break into people's accounts

It requires a second level of proof of who you are — typically a code sent to your phone — before you can log in. This prevents anyone from gaining unauthorised access to your account, even if they manage to get hold of your password.<p>However, hackers and hijackers are managing to find ways around …

New Bluetooth 5 spec will double speeds and quadruple range - ExtremeTech

By on June 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The Bluetooth Special Interest Group …

Twitter locks millions of accounts after passwords posted for sale

Twitter has been forced to lock millions of users’ accounts after 33m purported account details were posted for sale on the dark web.<p>The details, which were revealed and made available by security site LeakedSource on Wednesday, are thought to be gleaned from other sources, rather than a direct …

Social Media

Predictions for WWDC 2016

WWDC kicks off on Monday. For those of you who don't live in Silicon Valley where everyone's buzzing about it, it's Apple's annual developers conference where products are announced or launched each year.<p>Sage users made predictions on what they think will happen next week. What do you think? …

Egnyte pushes beyond storage into document protection

Egnyte has gotten as creative as it could as an online storage company. You could store your files on Egnyte in the cloud, on prem or with a competing storage service if you liked, but the company recognized that storage can only take you so far. Today it announced some new approaches designed to …

Standalone

'Alarming' rise in ransomware tracked

<b>Cyber-thieves are adopting ransomware in "alarming" numbers, say security researchers.</b><p>There are now more than 120 separate families of ransomware, said experts studying the malicious software.<p>Other researchers have seen a 3,500% increase in the criminal use of net infrastructure that helps run …

Federal Reserve Bank was hacked more than 50 times between 2011 and 2015

<i>(Reuters)</i> – A U.S. congressional committee has launched an investigation into the Federal Reserve’s cyber security practices after a Reuters report revealed more than 50 cyber breaches at the U.S. central bank between 2011 and 2015.<p>The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Friday sent …

Cybersecurity

WWDC 2016 Preview Rumors: No new hardware but plenty of Siri, iMessage may get money transfers via ApplePay

Recently departed (but still friend of the site!) Mark Gurman went on the <i>Jay and Farhad Show</i> podcast this evening and gave his predictions for WWDC 2016 and beyond. Most of the conversation material was either posted previously on <i>9to5Mac</i> or elsewhere but there were certainly some new “whispers”…<p>The …

Apple

Apple Leak Reveals 'Dual Curve Display' New iPhone

Given the iPhone 7 is shaping up to be a (controversial) disappointment, many are questioning how Apple will respond? Now the answer is becoming increasingly clear: <i>in</i> <i>great style</i>…<p>Following on from leaks that Apple will pull out all the stops for its 2017 iPhone with an ‘all glass’ design (since …

Mobile Technology

Apple Issues New Version Of iOS 9.3.2, Which Fixes The Awful 'Error 56' Bug

Apple released iOS 9.3.2 a couple of weeks ago, which fixed several bugs found in previous versions of iOS — but it also inadvertently caused a major 9.7-inch iPad Pro disruption. Many 9.7-inch iPad Pro users reported that the software update “bricked” their devices. The iOS 9.3.2 bug affecting …

IPad Pro

Microsoft is in bad shape — but it could have been much worse

That, in fact, may have been the chief reason former CEO Steve Ballmer lost his job.<p>The longtime executive failed to properly address the smartphone and tablet markets as they developed.<p>His inaction made it easier for Apple and Alphabet's Google to establish the iPhone, iPads, and the various …

Hacker collects 272m email addresses and passwords, some from Gmail

Security firm announces it has persuaded fraudster to give up database of email addresses along with passwords users use to log in to websites<p>The internet on Wednesday gave you another reminder that everyone has been hacked.<p>Hold Security, a Wisconsin-based security firm famous for obtaining hoards …

Identity Theft

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has A Serious Problem

Earlier this year Microsoft warned users that Windows 7 has serious problems. I dismissed its claims as a desperate attempt to shift copies of Windows 10 (and I still do), but now Microsoft has warned of a new serious Windows 7 problem that is very real – even though it makes <i>no sense whatsoever</i>…<p>In …

Windows 10

Windows users should delete QuickTime ASAP

Apple is finally giving up on QuickTime for Windows, but the company doesn’t plan to fix a few critical flaws that still linger with the software.<p>If for some reason you’re still using QuickTime for Windows, it would be a really good idea to just uninstall it right now.<p>The US Department of Homeland …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Adobe Just Issued an Emergency Flash Update After Ransomware Attacks

Adobe Systems issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security …

FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years

A confidential FBI alert shows that government hackers are still roaming through US government networks.<p>The feds warned that "a group of malicious cyber actors," whom security experts believe to be the government-sponsored hacking group known as APT6, "have compromised and stolen sensitive …

A new exploit gives hackers near-total control of any Mac

A newly discovered zero-day vulnerability for OS X allows hackers to execute code previously thought to be protected by Apples new kernel defense, known as System Identity Protection (SIP).<p>“Our researchers recently uncovered a major flaw which allows for local privilege escalation and bypass of …