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Breakdown of Intel’s new 905 Optane drives

Its just being released to benchmarkers, but if the preliminary test are to be believed, there may be a new king in the SSD market. According to our early test results, Intel's just-announced Optane SSD 905P SSD (960GB) is not just the fastest SSD on the market, but is by a good margin. Though boasting [...]

By | 2018-05-03T14:45:05+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Hardware News|Comments Off on Breakdown of Intel’s new 905 Optane drives

Does HTTPS ensure your privacy online?

Earlier this year, Google announced that from now on, in addition to green icons in the address bar on sites with HTTPS, the Chrome browser will label sites that use regular HTTP, as non secure.  The news is not remarkable in itself, as this is not Google's first step in pushing the HTTPS standard, the [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:13:14+00:00 April 27th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Does HTTPS ensure your privacy online?

Microsoft lists all data it collects from Windows 10 users.

Ever since its release, Microsoft has been fighting a never ending battle about Windows 10, data collection, and privacy. Starting today, Microsoft is updating its privacy statement and will be publishing information about exactly what data they collect, or at least what they are admitting to. “For the first time, we have published a complete [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:02:24+00:00 April 25th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Microsoft lists all data it collects from Windows 10 users.

Zero day exploit compromises all versions of Internet Explorer

Some APT-group are actively exploiting a new zero-day vulnerability in the code of the core of Internet Explorer.  Attacks recorded a slew of data from the attack, as reported by the blog that initially discovered the attack.   The problem, which experts describe as a double kill attack, affects all the latest versions of Internet [...]

By | 2018-04-23T15:48:02+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Zero day exploit compromises all versions of Internet Explorer

1180 specs leaked, is it worth the upgrade?

The GeForce GTX 1180 is NVIDIA'S next flagship graphics card, reportedly running on a new 12nm architecture reported to be released sometime this year. I’d be remiss if I did not mention that some of this information is based off of rumor, speculation, and leaks, meaning it's all subject to change in the coming months. [...]

By | 2018-04-18T11:34:12+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Hardware News|Comments Off on 1180 specs leaked, is it worth the upgrade?

Hackers move upstream and target corporate supply lines

As security measures get more advanced, so to do the attacks trying to penetrate them.  And security experts are seeing a trend of hackers moving upstream, using large business supply chains against themselves.  The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) -- the cybersecurity arm of GCHQ -- and the National Crime Agency (NCA) have jointly produced [...]

By | 2018-04-17T11:46:47+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Hardware News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Hackers move upstream and target corporate supply lines

New iOS update disables touchscreen on iPhone 8

Fool me once, shame on you, feel me twice, shame on me.  Its this phrase that echoes through my mind as the latest iPhone update released by Apple has an interesting side effect to it for the iPhone 8, disabling any 3rd party replacement screens rendering the device unusable.  It's still unknown whether this is [...]

By | 2018-04-12T10:29:03+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Cell Phones, Hardware News|Comments Off on New iOS update disables touchscreen on iPhone 8

New Malware in Word documents can trick antivirus programs

Security researchers recorded a new malicious campaign using a program to steal passwords distributed through attachments in Microsoft Word documents. According to researchers, this new wave of attacks is aimed primarily at the financial and information services sector in the United States.The peculiarity of this campaign is that a macro is not required to activate [...]

By | 2018-04-10T17:11:46+00:00 April 10th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on New Malware in Word documents can trick antivirus programs

Facebook admits to also reading Messenger texts

Facebook, as I’m sure you've seen somewhere as your online now, has been having a really bad couple of days, and it looks like the storm isn't anywhere near over.  Two bits of news came out today, that Facebook browses the links and images that users send to each other in the Facebook Messenger application, [...]

By | 2018-04-06T16:11:22+00:00 April 6th, 2018|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Facebook admits to also reading Messenger texts

Western Digital releases new M.2 drive with its own controller

In the SSD business, the secret to success is a concept called vertical integration. That means making sure all the different components of the drive are designed to work in sync to provide the maximum effectiveness for the minimum price. In the past, to achieve this, most companies manufacture their own controllers to ensure maximum [...]

By | 2018-04-05T15:19:34+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Hardware News|Comments Off on Western Digital releases new M.2 drive with its own controller