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Programmers are copying security flaws into your software, researchers warn

It's easy to assume that hackers work way above our pay grade. Electronic intruders must be able to exploit vulnerabilities in the software we use because they're evil geniuses, right?<p>That may be the case in some very sophisticated attacks, experts say, but in others, not so much. Programmers -- …

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Box is teaming up with IBM to sell cloud services together

Box and IBM have just announced a global partnership that will see the two companies integrate their technologies and jointly sell their existing enterprise products.<p>As part of the alliance, Box and IBM will aim to develop new services for several industries that are increasingly relying on …

Banks are skimping on website security

Nearly every major bank is using second-rate security to guard its website.<p>Capital One, JPMorgan Chase, Suntrust, Wells Fargo -- none of them use what's commonly referred to as the "best practice" in the industry when it comes to Web security.<p>The worst offenders are HSBC and TD Bank. Their …

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The $300 'PITA' steals encryption keys with radio waves

Your computer is leaking information. It's not from the usual suspects: WiFi, Bluetooth or ethernet, but from radio waves originating from your processor. Researchers at Tel Aviv University and Israel's Technion research institute have built a $300 device that captures those electromagnetic waves …

The US Army is building hoverbikes based on technology from a Kickstarter campaign

Last year, 451 backers pledged £64,089 to bring Malloy’s hoverbike prototype to life on Kickstarter. That same company has now announced a partnership with a US Department of Defense contractor to build the futuristic bike for the US Army.<p>Under the new partnership, Malloy Aeronautics will open an …

An end to email shame? Gmail's 'Undo Send' comes to the masses

Popular feature that recalls email after sending will become standard part of Google’s webmail after years in beta mode<p>If you’ve ever drunkenly emailed your devotion to a former partner or accidentally used reply-all on an email thread to thousands of colleagues, good news: Gmail’s “undo send” …

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HackerOne Bags $25M As Security Info Sharing Mainstreams

HackerOne, makers of a bug bounty platform where companies pay hackers to find vulnerabilities in their products, announced a $25 million Series B round today.<p>The round was led by NEA. Benchmark, its lead Series A investor, also participated along with several prominent individual investors …

Lenovo's first PC on a stick costs $129, runs Windows 10, even has a speaker

Lenovo has officially entered the PC stick game with the announcement of the Ideacentre Stick 300 on June 23. The stick is designed to plug into any display to give it PC capabilities, such as Web browsing and video conferencing. Lenovo has specified that the Ideacentre Stick 300 will debut on …

Hackers will love internet-connected fridges and other appliances, warns a top security expert

Now, he has a word of advice for people thinking about adopting so-called Internet of Things technology: Beware.<p>The Internet of Things — which is when various devices and appliances are hooked up to the internet — creates myriad new entries of attack, Kaspersky said in a recent interview with …

Lexus says its hoverboard really flies, but it won't soar into stores

Lexus unveiled an online ad featuring a hoverboard Wednesday, but "Back to the Future" fans won't be getting their hands on it.<p>The futuristic skateboard that seems to levitate was not invented to be sold, a spokeswoman said after Lexus released a video demonstrating a prototype at a Barcelona …

Google and Broad Institute collaborate to develop data-driven tools to fight diseases

Google Genomics has linked up with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to make Broad’s DNA analysis software as a service available on the Google Cloud.<p>In a blog post announcing the move, Google says it is partnering with Broad to take genomics to the next level to help scientists discover …

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US sees progress on currency, cyberspace issues with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States claimed progress Wednesday with China on currency issues and toward negotiating a code of conduct for cyberspace …

Google has quietly launched a GitHub competitor, Cloud Source Repositories

Google hasn’t announced it yet, but the company earlier this year started offering free beta access to Cloud Source Repositories, a new service for storing and editing code on the ever-expanding Google Cloud Platform.<p>It won’t be easy for Google to quickly steal business from source code repository …

Google Hangouts go big with new Chromebox for large meeting rooms

It's no secret that Google Hangouts are a cheap and easy way for businesses to videoconference, and Chromeboxes — dedicated hardware for bringing …

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Coffee is practically a health food: Myth or fact?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Myth or fact? Coffee is good for you.<p>If you chose fact, you're right. New studies this week add to dozens more reporting the health benefits of coffee, including protection from type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's, computer back pain and …

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The 11 biggest hacks and security breaches of 2014

2014 was a year like no other for technology. Security was on the forefront of many people’s minds, all while Android truly came into its own in the public eye – not just for enthusiasts but for the typical consumer as well. Numerous verticals received the Android treatment, namely in the domain of …

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New Year's is the best day to apply for financial aid

Hoping to relax on New Year's Day? Well if you or a family member is headed to college in 2015, that's too bad.<p>January 1 is the first day students can submit the nationwide financial aid application (known as FAFSA) for the upcoming school year. Applying early is hands down the best way to maximize …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Blockchain Releases New Android Wallet App To Put Bitcoin Into Everyone’s Hands

Popular bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.info is releasing a major new version of its Android app, allowing you to store, receive and send bitcoins directly from your Android phone. The key thinking behind the update is to make bitcoin more accessible. It hides the complexity of the protocol in …

How celebrity hacker 'Sabu' helped feds thwart 300 cyber-attacks

The celebrity hacker "Sabu" helped the FBI imprison his friends and stop more than 300 cyber-attacks in the three years since he betrayed several major hacking groups.<p>That's according to new U.S. government documents that for the first time provide extensive detail about what they call the …

White House to Allow NSA to Exploit Some Internet Security Flaws

The White House has weighed in on the Heartbleed bug and its reported exploitation by the NSA.<p>In a <i>New York Times</i> report on Saturday, senior …

Kickstarter backers get nothing from Oculus sale

Venture capital firms Spark Capital and Matrix Partners made a 2,000 percent return on their early investments in Oculus VR Inc., the virtual-reality company acquired last week by Facebook for $2.3 billion. It's a potent reminder of how profitable a timely bet on a startup can be. Nine thousand …

Cake Balls Recipe

"This recipe is very versatile and heavily addictive. You can mix and match cake and icing flavors as well as the chocolate coatings. The variations …

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How To: Fix a "TE Error" on an LG-WM2277HW (part 1 of 2)

Last November, we noticed that the drywall ceiling in our laundry room was bowing, as if there was water pushing down on it. The sky was literally …