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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 17692.1004 to the Slow Ring

Microsoft had released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17692 to Fast Ring and Skip Ahead Insiders around fifteen days before and had brought various improvements and features to it. Those who were on the Slow Ring were eagerly waiting for the same Build to be released for them as well.…

Micro Focus Agrees to Sell off SUSE Enterprise Software Division

Micro Focus announced that they had plans to sell the SUSE open-source brand to a Swedish group called EQT Partners. Preliminary reports insinuate that the price tag would be somewhere over $2.5 billion US. The British-based company agreed to sell it to EQT in part because they need fresh funds…

Fedora-based NST Distro Launches New Live ISO Image

Fedora 28 provides the core for the latest version of Network Security Toolkit (NST), which is a bootable live USB-based distro that’s designed to offer system administrators easy access to all of the FOSS network security applications they might need. Release #28-10234 includes many proactive and targeted security tools that…

Random Photos Are Being Sent by Samsung’s Messaging App

Samsung Galaxy phone users could have a serious case of the Mondays because of a bug in their Android messaging app that sends their camera roll to random contacts. Thankfully, Samsung is aware of the issue and there’s a couple of ways to safeguard your private photos while they work…

A Malware is Allegedly Creeping in on Linux Systems and it’s Aggressive

Linux systems have been under attack by different kinds of malware and worms in the past including the famous one Mirai which literally means Japanese future. Mirai was developed by three American students and was considered deadly for Linux. Only recently, a new kind of a worm is roaming around…

Mobile DRAM Prices on the Rise Owing to Low-Power DDR4 DRAM Chips

A recent public report published by the market researcher TrendForce Corp suggests that a mild rise in the prices for DRAM chips is expected in this quarter. This rise will come as a result of increasing adoption of low-power DDR4 DRAM chips and memory content expansion to 6GB and more…

Microsoft Removes SMS Relay from Skype in Windows 10 Preview build 17704

Microsoft has recently released a new Skype update built on React Native in Windows 10 Preview build 17704 which also has the latest Fast Ring Build. This new Skype update is seemingly better than the previous XAML application. The company decided to take this step in the later part of…

NetMarketShare Shows Some Increase in the Total Number of Working Windows 7 Installations

Windows 7 might have been launched in 2009, but it seems to continue to improve its market share against Windows 10 according to information reported by NetMarketShare as well as several other top tech aggregation platforms. Windows 7 is also the most popular desktop operating system around according to that…

Mobile Android Trojan Gives Crackers Remote Control to User’s Phones

While there have always been consistent reports of vulnerabilities present in apps distributed on Google’s official Play Store, it seems that Linux security experts have pegged several in the last few days that are designed to run malware on end-user mobile devices. These apps are disguised as clean software according…

WhatsApp’s Latest Update makes it easy for Group Admins to Control Groups

Communication in group chats is reportedly going to become a lot more convenient with the latest update that WhatsApp has rolled out. The new option will allow for the restriction of sending messages to group administrators only. This seemingly small change will have a huge impact on how information can…

FAT32 Volume Limitations Cause Issues for Windows 10 Users with Embedded Devices

While Microsoft probably disabled it by design, it now looks like the venerable FAT32 file system has limitations that continue to cause problems for Windows 10 users. Even though you can’t install Windows 10 on a FAT32 volume, Windows 10 still has to support it because it’s one of the…

New Hampshire City Computer Network Damaged by Emotet Banking Malware

Officials from a city in the state of New Hampshire are saying that they spent over $156,000 to remove a piece of malware that attacked a city’s entire computer network. Reporters from the Portsmouth Herald stated that the Deputy City Manager for Portsmouth, NH filed an insurance claim because of…

Video Leak allegedly reveals new iPhone X Plus and iPhone 9 6.1 inch designs

A leaked video that has surfaced on the internet allegedly reveals dummy models of Apple’s 6.1 in ‘iPhone 9’ and 6.5 in ‘iPhone X Plus’. The video was supposedly sent to 9to5Mac by tipster known as @shamizrachi who has previously shared pretty accurate dummies for iPhones. This video displays both…

Over Two Million Cryptocurrency Addresses Tracked by Clipboard Hijacking Malware

A new piece of malware that tracks the Windows clipboard for cryptocurrency addresses apparently has some 2.3 million victims according to digital security experts. Unlike the recent OSX.Dummy attack, it doesn’t attack those who are using Apple’s OS X or macOS clipboard technology. Those who rely on this kind of…

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Developers Announce New Nintendo Switch Software

Business Division 8 from Square Enix, the developers of the popular free-to-play mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, have announced that they plan to program an action RPG title for the Nintendo Switch. The company has also made games like Bahamut Disco and Seiken Densetsu. Apparently, they’re on a recruitment…

MediaTek hopes to cash the deal with Helio M70 as Apple Looks Towards other Modem Suppliers for iPhone

According to informed sources, Apple is currently looking at switching to other modem suppliers for iPhone due to its ongoing tussle with Qualcomm. The company had accused Qualcomm of withholding promised payments of approximately a billion dollars due to its coordination with a South Korean antitrust investigation against it, resulting…

Android Launcher Similar to Windows Phone Receives an Update

Android’s launcher 10 which is similar to Windows Phone in its looks and feel has just received an update and it will now make the phone’s home screen look more like a Windows phone device. This latest update has bumped the application to v2.1.5 and has brought several new features…

Firmware Updates for Surface Pro LTE and Surface Studio released by Microsoft

Microsoft has recently announced separate sets of firmware updates for Surface Pro with LTE Advanced and Surface Pro. Brandon Records, a blogger for IT Pros at Microsoft commented on this, “We’ve released new driver and firmware updates for the Surface Studio and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807) devices.…

Polaris 30/12nm GPU Rumored to be in the Pipeline

According to a Chiphell user, a 12nm Polaris GPU is rumored to be in the production pipeline. This same user had made the prior announcement for TR CPUs, Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. AMD has possessed quite a strong roadmap when it comes to outlining their next-generation products, however things…

BusyBox version 1.29.0 Continues Support for Embedded Linux Systems

BusyBox version 1.29.0 came out today, and though most GNU/Linux users won’t find it in their repositories just yet it should prove to be an extremely important update nonetheless. There might be no other tool that’s quite as commonplace in the world of open-source software. The single binary provides a…

Nasdaq Deploys New Software Algorithms to Track Precise Modification Times

Google, Standford University and a whole mess of top computer scientists have announced they’ve now developed chronological technology that’s so precise it can track time down to 100 billionths of a second. By comparison, the ext4 file system only counts time down to nanoseconds. Most matrices can’t even keep track…

New macOS Cyberattack Focuses on Cryptocurrency Investors

Digital criminals who are using a piece of macOS-based malware called OSX.Dummy seem to be targeting a group of cryptocurrency investors who use Discord as well as those who use Slack. OSX.Dummy isn’t a particularly sophisticated piece of software, but it does seem to allow arbitrary code execution on machines…

ArchBang Comes Out with New Beta Release Built on Stable Applications

While there are many distributions that claim to be lightweight, today’s release of ArchBang Linux 0107-beta represents something that can truly use that term to mean something. It doesn’t use a desktop environment the way that most modern distros do, but rather bases the entire system around Openbox and underlying…

Redcore Linux 1806 Provides Users with a Hardened Ecosystem by Default

Redcore Linux, which is based on the Gentoo rolling source release distribution, released version 1806 today. It’s elected to ship with the LXQt desktop environment installed by default, which is possibly one of the biggest pieces of news associated with the release. Some former LXDE-based distributions have been concerned about…

Nintendo Adds Albacore Hotel Map to Splatoon 2 on the Switch

Albacore Hotel, a completely new stage, has been added to Splatoon 2 as of today and is available for those who play it on the Nintendo Switch. Four brand new weapons have been added in addition to the hotel map. As one might have come to expect from the Splatoon…