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Beijing police quench scum allegedly behind ‘Fireball’ fraudware

Eleven arrested over malicious browser plug-in that netted nearly US$12 million Chinese police have moved on the developers of the Fireball adware that infected millions of computers earlier this year.…

US spies hacked our phones over the air, claim pipeline protesters

Targeting oil demo may have been training exercise for snoops, it is feared For the past year or so, protesters in North Dakota, America, have been trying to prevent an oil pipeline from being built through Native Americansrsquo; sacred land.…

Crap gift card security helps crims spend your birthday pressie cash

These blokes spent two years studying and warning retail giants of fraud danger Gift cards' lousy security makes it easy for crooks to spend marks' money, researchers said Tuesday night.…

Las Vegas locks down ahead of DEF CON hacking conference

Trust the hookers, donrsquo;t trust the Wi-Fi DEF CON 25  Businesses in Las Vegas are locking down their systems as hackers fly into the fetid hell of Sin City for a trio of security conferences.…

Zuckerberg and Musk are both wrong about AI

During an impromptu Facebook Live interview, Zuck said therersquo;s no doomsday coming.

Moto Z2 Force hands-on—Motorola bets the farm on Moto Mods, loses

The same design with a smaller battery has got to be a winner, right?

Study: US is slipping toward measles being endemic once again

Just a tiny increase in vaccine refusals will triple measles cases, cost US millions.

Red Hat’s Boltron snaps together a modular Linux server

Red Hatrsquo;s ongoing experiments with making its Linux distributions more modular and flexible have yielded a new sub-distribution of Fedora.Dubbed Fedora Boltron Server, the new prototype server project uses the various modularity technologies that Red Hat has been building into Fedora.
Its goal is a Linux distribution in which multiple versions of the same system components can live and work side-by-side, non-destructively.One of the problems Red Hat has cited with a traditional Linux distribution is that versions of the software packages shipped with the distro are typically tied to the revision of the distro itself.
If you want to reliably upgrade one package, you must reliably upgrade all of its dependencies. However, in some situations, the user might need a heterogenous mix of product versions that might not be supported.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Get the NES Classic on ThinkGeek, while you can

“Gamestop buying ninjasrdquo; got hold of “thousandsrdquo; of unsold units, somehow.

Toyota wants to commercialize solid-state EV batteries by 2022, reports say

Solid electrolyte could make electric cars lighter, battery smaller.

Adobe: Flash Player to reach end-of-life in 2020

In a move that should come as no surprise given the declining need for proprietary rich Internet plug-ins, Adobe on Tuesday said it will cease updating and distributing its Flash Player at the end of 2020.Content creators will instead be encouraged to migrate existing content to new, “openrdquo; formats such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly.

Adobe cited the advent of these standards as having matured enough to provide capabilities pioneered by Flash. “Today, most browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plug-ins directly into browsers and deprecating plug-ins,” the company said.[ Only on InfoWorld: A beginnerrsquo;s guide to Angular.

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Adobe said it will continue with development of new web standards including HTML5 while participating in the WebAssembly Community Group.
Indeed, seeing the writing on the wall, Adobe has been making accommodations for HTML5 for several years now.

The companyrsquo;s Animate CC tool, for designing animations, supports both HTML5 and WebGL.

Applersquo;s refusal to support Flash on its wildly popular iOS mobile platform was perhaps the watershed moment for the technology.

Flash also has had its share of security issues. YouTubenbsp;backed away from Flash in 2015, defaulting to HTML5.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here