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Intel
Intel

Relax, the Meltdown and Spectre CPU Patches Aren't Messing With Your Frame Rates

Your ability to crush noobs won’t be impeded.
Matthew Gault
1.8.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

‘Dumb’ MacOS Bug Allowed Anyone to Get Admin Privileges Without a Password

A new bug on MacOS allowed any user to log in as the full-privilege admin user “root” just by entering root as login and pressing enter.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.28.17
Postmortems
Postmortems

Ethereum Wallet Company Knew About Critical Flaw That Let a User Lock Up Millions

Parity released its postmortem of the incident on Wednesday.
Jordan Pearson
11.15.17
good job
good job

Someone ‘Accidentally’ Locked Away $150M Worth of Other People's Ethereum Funds

And a hard fork is on the table.
Jordan Pearson
11.7.17
Google
Google

Google Docs Is Randomly Flagging Files for Violating Its Terms of Service

Let this serve as a reminder that you have less control over your stuff online than it often appears.
Louise Matsakis
10.31.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Alerted ‘A Few Hundred Customers’ Targeted By Hackers

T-Mobile has called customers targeted by hackers who were trying to take control of their SIM cards, alerting them of the hack attempts, and suggesting ways to secure their accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.27.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Equifax Was Warned

Last year, a security researcher alerted Equifax that anyone could have stolen the personal data of all Americans. The company failed to heed the warning.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.26.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

There’s ‘No Excuse’ for the T-Mobile Bug That Helped Hackers Steal Accounts

Bugs happen to everyone, but the company failed to monitor for simple signs of abuse.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.11.17
Twitter
Twitter

A Bug Is Making It Easy to Reply to Accounts That Have Blocked You on Twitter

You don't need to use a third-party app for it to work.
Louise Matsakis
9.1.17
youporn
youporn

Porn Sites Are Finally Getting the Right Idea on Bug Bounties

YouPorn recently announced that it will pay researchers who discover security vulnerabilities. But why would a free porn site need this anyway?
Joseph Cox
2.20.17
Gaming
Gaming

'Forza Horizon 3' Update Accidentally Published Unencrypted Build of the Game

Microsoft didn't say whether it would make the game easier to pirate.
Leif Johnson
1.4.17
News
News

Shazam Keeps Your Mac’s Microphone Always On, Even When You Turn It Off

A security researcher has uncovered a potentially creepy feature of the popular app to discover music.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.14.16