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  • Attention Samsung Galaxy Users: Your phone has a big security flaw

    As many 600 million Samsung phones may have a security flaw that could allow hackers to monitor the camera and microphone, read incoming and outgoing text messages, and install malicious apps. Fortunately, Samsung says it will release a fix in a few days.

    Written by Bill Snyder21 June 15 00:12
  • 12 free cloud storage options

    With all the public cloud storage offerings on the market today, many vendors just want customers to sign up for their services. So, in return for a new account, many offer free cloud storage.

    Written by Brandon Butler24 March 15 07:09
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  • Surprise patch KB 3005628 bodes ill for Microsoft's patching strategy

    Yesterday Microsoft released <a href="https://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3005628">patch KB 3005628</a> for Windows 8, 8.1, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2. It's a trivial, non-security patch. The fact that it wasn't kept and issued in the normal cadence (patches usually arrive on Update Tuesday, which is next Tuesday) points to either an accidental release to the Automatic Update chute -- which we've seen before -- or an unwelcome switch in Microsoft's patching strategy. Either possibility is troubling.

    Written by Woody Leonhard08 Oct. 14 22:06
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