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Linux Mint-using terror nerd awaits sentence for training Islamic State

Paranoid fella hid operating system, weapons manuals in USB drive cufflinks, no less A paranoid Welsh Muslim who wore gloves while typing on his laptop, admitted being part of Islamic State, and, gasp, harbored a copy of Linux Mint, has been described as a “new and dangerous breed of terrorist.”…

Legal war with Apple hits Qualcomm’s revenue projections

The legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm on licensing modem technology is turning uglier every day.Apple has filed lawsuits against Qualcomm in countries like the U.S., U.K., China and Japan, accusing the chipmaker of using its dominant market pos...

54% off Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard – Deal Alert

Here's a Bluetooth keyboard for your computer that you can also use with your tablet and smartphone -- switch between all three effortlessly by just turning the dial.

And unlike other Bluetooth keyboards, Logitech has integrated a cradle so your device stays propped up at just the right angle as you type. Works with Windows or Mac, Android or iOS, and features a key layout you'll be familiar with on any of those platforms. Logitech's multi-device keyboard currently averages 4 out of 5 stars from over 1,450 people (read reviews) on Amazon, where its typical list price of $49.99 has been recently dropped 54% to just $22.99.  See this deal now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

After Nintendo Switch, does the 3DS have a future?

Not really, if history is any guide...

Nomx, the “most secure” email service, can be easily hacked, say...

Nomx says it ensures "absolute security," but extensive testing shows otherwise.

KB 4016240 confirms: Microsoft’s ‘new’ Windows update option changes little

Microsoft desperately needs to simplify its patching process, but the latest change to how it rolls out updates for Windows 10 adds little to the mix except more confusion.Earlier this week Microsoft patching honcho Michael Niehaus published details of new update options for Windows 10, version 1703. His article left me scratching my head—I didn’t see much, if anything, that was new.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Network management vulnerability exposes cable modems to hacking

Hundreds of thousands of internet gateway devices around the world, primarily residential cable modems, are vulnerable to hacking because of a serious weakness in their Simple Network Management Protocol implementation.SNMP is used for automated network device identification, monitoring and remote configuration.
It is supported and enabled by default in many devices, including servers, printers, networking hubs, switches and routers.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]Independent researchers Ezequiel Fernandez and Bertin Bervis recently found a way to bypass SNMP authentication on 78 models of cable modems that ISPs from around the world have provided to their customers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Russian spy ship sunk by sheep barge; sheep (and sailors) unhurt

Built in 1970, it was converted to an intelligence-collection vessel in 1989.

Google Fiber building in Louisville despite lawsuit from AT&T and Charter

Google Fiber filing permit to begin construction in Louisville.

Internal Uber e-mail reveals Levandowski stepping down from self-driving car job

"I will be recused from all LiDAR-related work and management at Uber."

A database of thousands of credit cards was left exposed on...

The data was exposed for at least six months -- likely longer.