Apple Owes $31M to Qualcomm for Patent Infringement

Qualcomm has just recently won a legal dispute against Apple. A jury in San Diego has determined that Apple owes Qualcomm roughly $31M for infringing three patents that deal with battery-life. The patent apparently involved technologies that Apple had used in their iPhones. Qualcomm had asked to be paid up to $1.41 per iPhone that

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Windows 10 Will Uninstall Bad Updates

Windows 10 seems to be learning how to avoid problematic updates. A recently published page on the Microsoft support site describes what Windows will do in the event of a recent update causing a boot failure. First, Windows will uninstall the recently updated software and roll-back to a configuration that has worked before. It will

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Zero-Day Vulnerability affects Chrome and Windows 7

Security analysts at Google and Microsoft have watched assailants utilizing a mix of a fixed Chrome weakness and an unpatched Windows 7 vulnerability. The declaration of the issue comes as a major aspect of their vulnerability disclosure policy. Both the Windows bug and Chrome bug deal with accessing memory that should not be accessed by

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NSA releases cyber-security software to open source.

The National Security Agency (NSA) creates software that can be used for hacking and testing vulnerabilities. Most, if not all, of this software is kept secret and only used by the NSA. However, during a conference on Tuesday, the agency presented their program, Ghidra, which they have decided to make open-source. Ghidra is a reverse

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Vulnerability Leaves Cisco Routers Exposed.

Cisco has issued a security alert, warning users of a very serious attack concerning three models of devices. It has been given a 9.8/10 on the severity rating scale. The weakness can be tracked on Cisco’s website here. This attack can be used over the internet and bypasses administrator authentication. This means anyone can break

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ICANN is under attack

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a non-profit organization focused on doing their part in keeping the internet more accessible. They have just announced that there are ‘ongoing and significant’ risks to the Domain Name System (DNS), which helps direct traffic to where it needs to go. There have been increasing reports

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Windows Sandbox Works Around Untrusted Software

Have you ever been in a predicament where you have downloaded some software, but then a pop-up arrives and says “we can’t identify who this is, or what it does” and suddenly your uncertain if your about to put yourself at risk? Welcome to the club.  Microsoft has noticed this precarious situation and created a

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Caribou Coffee Chain Breach

One of the most popular caffeine serving businesses, Caribou Coffee, has become the target and the victim of a data breach to their Point Of Sale (POS) systems in 239 different locations, estimating to about 40 percent of all their stores. As a result of this breach, there is naturally an outbreak of concern over

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Data Destruction and GDPR Compliance

Half a Year It’s been almost half a year since the General Data Protection Regulation has been in full effect, and by now, there should be most if not all organizations that are in compliance with the new regulations in order to responsibly handle their clients and customers’ data.  In order to be compliant with

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Microsoft Admits…

Windows Users Are Underpaid Testers In Windows We Lack Trust… Windows 10 hasn’t had the strongest run throughout it’s time in the limelight. Many of the more tech savvy users have been, as of late especially, weary about installing any windows OS updates for fear of some major “unresolved” issue. Back in October at the

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