Dec 4, 2022
This new Windows malware scans your phone to steal data

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new strain of Windows malware that is capable of stealing sensitive data from any connected device, including mobile phones, and is apparently being used by groups linked to the North Korean government.

ESET experts came across a previously unknown information stealer called Dolphin. Apparently, Dolphin is being used by a group of cybercriminals known as APT 37 or Erebus, which has known ties to the North Korean government. Researchers say the group has been operating for about a decade.

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Dec 3, 2022
WhatsApp data breach puts nearly 500 million user records up for sale

UPDATE: After further investigation, Check Point says it cannot prove that the numbers are from WhatsApp or that this is a recent hack.

in updated blog post (opens in a new tab)the company said it was “claimed” that there was evidence that the leaked database was actually a reuse of an older 2019 Facebook leak.

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Dec 2, 2022
A rather strange flaw in the SiriusXM code can unlock your smart vehicle

According to reports, a vulnerability in the code that allowed criminals to steal cars online has been fixed and owners have been urged to update their systems immediately.

The vulnerability was found in Connected Vehicle Services, a software package that offers a slew of features such as automatic accident notifications, enhanced roadside assistance, remote door unlock, remote start, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, turn-by-turn navigation and smart home device integration.

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Nov 29, 2022
Fairy tale 4: everything we know so far

Fable 4 is officially in development, though it’s called Fable for now. It was revealed in 2020 along with a short but admittedly exciting trailer. It was more of a sound track than anything close to a full teaser reveal, showing a fairy flying around before being eaten by a toad.

Fable will mark “a new beginning for the legendary franchise” when it releases, and developer Playground Games (the studio behind Forza Horizon) is looking to put its own mark on the beloved series. It’s likely to be very different from what we’ve seen in the series in the past, with modern graphics and a rumored open-world structure.

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Nov 28, 2022
Microsoft acquires CCleaner to help your PC with a future Windows 11 upgrade

Microsoft is reportedly working on its own tool that helps maintain your PC by recommending certain settings and removing unused files and apps to help save space for a future Windows 11 upgrade.

According Windows latest (opens in a new tab)is available in the Microsoft Store as a public beta, but the company seems to have hidden its availability for the time being.

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Nov 26, 2022
This AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU cooler trick is something you really shouldn’t try at home

AMD Ryzen 7000 processors have come under fire for the design of their Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) and how it doesn’t help thermals – but apparently there is a way around this that will ensure the chips run a bit cooler. However, it is Definitely it’s not something we’d recommend the average user try (not that they’re equipped anyway).

Why? Well, because it involves taking a shiny new Zen 4 CPU and putting it through a grinding tool. Yes, the solution to the thick IHS for this generation of Ryzens – we’ll discuss why it’s stronger later – is to simply make it thinner by grinding.

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Nov 25, 2022
There is a shortage of qualified cybersecurity employees

The cybersecurity industry is facing a crisis as the workplace skills gap has grown significantly over the last 12 months, new research shows.

In 2021, the world lacked the 2.72 million cybersecurity professionals needed to secure its cybersecurity assets – but that number has now risen to 3.4 million this year.

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Nov 22, 2022
7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend (October 21)

Just days after Netflix proved its tenacity in the face of recent subscriber woes, the streaming service is leading this week’s roundup of new movies and TV shows with three different types.

Joining the new fantasy adventure The School for Good and Evil is From Scratch starring Joel Edgerton The Stranger and Zoe Saldaña, all three are now available on Netflix.

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Nov 20, 2022
Marvel’s Wolverine on PS5: Everything we know so far

Marvel’s Wolverine is the next superhero to be treated by Insomniac Games, and it sounds very promising.

Brought to us by the studio behind the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Marvel’s Wolverine is set to have a more “mature” tone than the Spider-Man games. This is not surprising considering it features grizzly mutant adamantium claw James “Logan” Howlett, who is not known for his soft-spoken approach.

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Nov 19, 2022
Many companies still do not offer properly cooperating offices

New Microsoft science (opens in a new tab) found that most employees were “stuck in pre-pandemic office spaces”, making it almost impossible for them to collaborate properly.

A company study found that 83% of UK workers were working in the same environment as before the pandemic, with employers resisting the change despite adopting some hybrid working arrangements.

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