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Spiderman closes out PlayStation E3 presser with web-slinging awesomeness

Skyrim VR, God of War, new Shadow of the Colossus remaster, and much more.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 finally (!) exists, looks amazing

Ubisoft's E3 presser also has toys-to-life game, Nintendo collaboration, more.

50 hashes per hour

In this research we'll be revisiting the USB port – this time in attempts to intercept user authentication data on the system that a microcomputer is connected to.

As we discovered, this type of attack successfully allows an intruder to retrieve user authentication data – even when the targeted system is locked.

What Interests Children Online

As part of this report, we analyze the collected data in our quest for the answer to the question of what interests the current generation of children online.

BrandPost: Crowdsourcing Solutions to Cancer: Thank You, Kaggle, Intel, and MobileODT

“Competition platformsrdquo; offer interesting ways to pull together communities to focus on solving a problem.

There are several out there.

For example, Kaggle provides access to development tools and thenbsp;computenbsp;cycles to run algorithms.

They also have some well-written tutorials and training that I highly encourage you to try. (My wife got lost in the analysis of survival rates for passengers of the Titanic – annbsp;excellent introduction to machine learningnbsp;to do at your own pace.) There is currently a Kaggle competition to develop an algorithm that will help health care workers in rural parts of the world prevent cervical cancer by applying the right treatment in high-risk pre-cancerous situations.
Seenbsp;the Intel and MobileODT Cervical Cancer Screening Competitionnbsp;for a more detailed explanation. (The competition offers $100,000 in prize money, by the way.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

What you should really expect from Samsung’s facial recognition

Biometrics like fingerprint readers, iris scanners, and facial recognition are either the solution to passwords’ unmanageability or a fool’s-gold technology that will compromise us all.

Both and neither are true.The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 introduces facial recognition to unlock the smartphone, becoming the fourth unlock option for Samsung’s flagship device, in addition to fingerprint reading, iris scanning, and good ol’ manually entered passwords.

And mere days after its introduction, someone has already fooled the Galaxy S8’s facial recognition by showing the device a picture of the person.

That would be an easy way to unlock someone else’s phone without their permission. (An earlier Google facial-recognition technology in 2011’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich had the same flaw, by the way.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Roam free: A history of open-world gaming

You know the violence, but there were text-adventures, skiing, space, and ants(!) too.

Google pulls virtual assistant ad after user outcry

Google Home users got a surprise on Thursday when their virtual assistants cheerily mentioned that the live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” is opening in theaters this weekend.The ad seems to pop up when users ask for a rundown of their day, which kicks off the Home’s “My Day” feature.

That feature is supposed to offer users information about the weather, their calendars and relevant news.

But at the end of the rundown, the Google Assistant offered the following unsolicited tidbit, according to a video posted to Twitter by Bryson Meunier :[ Review: Microsoft Teams fails in its debut. | Modern meetings: How to share your screen to your conference TV. ]“By the way, Disney’s live action ‘Beauty and The Beast’ opens today,” it says. “In this version of the story, Belle is the inventor instead of Maurice.

That rings truer, if you ask me.

For some more movie fun, ask me something about Belle.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Apple’s Swift soars into Tiobe’s top 10 programming languages

The Swift language was introduced to much fanfare by Apple in June 2014, positioned as a modern successor to the Objective-C language that has driven iOS and MacOS application development. Now, Swift has cracked the top 10 in Tiobe's language popul...

Nearby system has 7 Earth-sized planets, several in the habitable zone

Less than 40 light years away, TRAPPIST-1 hosts a plethora of planets.

Now there’s a better way to prevent Facebook account takeovers

Site enhances two-factor authentication with crypto keys that plug into USB slots.

It’s now 2017, and your Windows PC can still be pwned...

Also: Edge is foiled by hyperlinks, Windows Server fails at authentication requests, and Microsoft is a $486bn company Microsoft has begun its 2017 with the release of four updates to address security holes in Windows and Office, while Adobe has posted fixes for more than three dozen vulnerabilities in Flash and Reader. Microsoft's January patch load includes: MS17-001, a fix for the Edge browser to address a flaw that would let a malicious page gain elevated access privileges when the user clicks on a link. "An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Microsoft Edge does not properly enforce cross-domain policies with about:blank, which could allow an attacker to access information from one domain and inject it into another domain," Microsoft says of CVE-2017-0002. The update will only be pushed out to Windows 10 and Server 2016. MS17-002 addresses a memory corruption issue in Office that allows for remote code execution in Office 2016 and SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016. The flaw, designated CVE-2017-0003, allows a specially crafted Word file to take control of the target system with the current user's access privileges.

The vulnerability was spotted by Tony Loi of FortiGuard Labs. MS17-003 is Microsoft's edition of the January Flash Player update to remedy 12 security flaws.

The patch will be automatically pushed to Windows users running Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 11. MS17-004 addresses a denial of service vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service for older versions of Windows and Windows Server. Microsoft says that an attacker who sent a specially crafted authentication request to the targeted Windows (Vista through 7) or Windows Server (2008 to 2008 R2) box could trigger an automatic reset.

Discovery of the flaw, CVE-2017-0004, was credited to Nicolás Economou and Laurent Gaffie from Core Security. Meanwhile, Adobe is updating both Flash Player and Acrobat/Reader for Windows, macOS, and Linux desktops. The Flash Player update covers 13 vulnerabilities, none of which have been actively targeted in the wild yet.

Adobe is rating the fix as a critical priority for both Windows and macOS systems, as a successful exploit could allow for remote code execution. Linux systems are thought to be at lower risk for attack, but should still install the update as needed. The Adobe Acrobat and Reader update patches up 29 CVE-listed problems, including a number of remote code execution flaws in both Windows and macOS.

Adobe says it has not yet received reports of active exploits in the wild. By the way, if you update Reader, bear in mind it comes with a little surprise: a Chrome extension that sends Adobe telemetry. ® Sponsored: Customer Identity and Access Management