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Google kills SHA-1 with successful collision attack

SHA-1 in digital certificates and cryptographic keys hasn't been safe for years. With the world's first successful collision attack, the clock has run out for the hash function

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Windows 10's next big update, Redstone 3, hits the radar

A new Windows 10 version, likely called 1710 or 1711, build 15141, has been posted on BuildFeed

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Verizon plans 5G trial service in 11 cities this year

The pre-commercial service for selected customers will connect homes with high-speed wireless

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New MacOS ransomware spotted in the wild

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through bittorrent websites and users who fall victim to it won't be able to recover their files, even if they pay.

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Controversial LTE-U wireless tech OK'd by FCC

Ericsson, Nokia get go-ahead for LTE-U base stations despite early fears they might interfere with Wi-Fi

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New JavaScript library invites coders to play with Canvas

The Sandpit library uses the canvas 2D element for creative coding

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Netflix Stethoscope gives users a BYOD security checkup

The IT-compiled web application provides users a personalized list of security recommendations for their own computers, smartphones, and tablets

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Build your own sharing system, with help from Google engineers

From the minds at Google, Upspin is an open source project for building file-sharing infrastructure, but it's a long way from mass consumption

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Microsoft still plans to ship two Windows 10 upgrades in 2017

Redmond spells out release and support lifecycles yet again as manager acknowledges 'confusion'

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Microsoft rolls out KB 4010250 Flash Player update for Windows 8.1 and 10

In a bit of nostalgia, today's patch is attached to a Security Bulletin and not included in cumulative updates

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The real problem with the security industry

What we learned at the RSA Conference: The security industry is failing its task of keeping users and information safe because it refuses to play well with others

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Intel's Atom is underwhelming no more: New chip packs 16 cores

Intel's Atom was mostly known as a low-end chip for mobile devices that underperformed. That may not be the case anymore.

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Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

Hackers can trick Java and Python applications to execute rogue FTP commands that would open ports in firewalls

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Kubernetes rounds out Azure options, paves way for Windows Server Containers

Microsoft catches the rising Kubernetes wave and makes the container orchestration system standard-issue software for Azure users

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Verizon knocks off $350M from Yahoo deal after breaches

Yahoo will also share in some potential liabilities related to two massive data breaches

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Surprise! Microsoft issues Flash patches for Internet Explorer, Edge

After announcing last week that February's patches would be delayed until March, Microsoft alerts large customers that security patches are due today—but details remain sketchy

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Would killing Bitcoin end ransomware?

Bitcoin and ransomware seem to go hand-in-hand, but experts say that doing away with the cybercurrency would just force cybercriminals to find another anonymous way to extort money

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Renewed effort begins to save California university’s IT jobs

New legislation would bar offshore outsourcing at state universities

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