May 22

Google Trips Just Updated to Make Travel Planning Even More Convenient

“Last year I wrote about and downloaded Google Trips just to try it out and now I find myself using it as my go-to app for organizing travel. It’s simple and it helps manage your whole trip from start to finish.”

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May 21

We tested Apple’s Siri versus Google’s new competitor on the iPhone, and Siri loses pretty miserably

“Google recently launched its version of Siri, named Google Assistant, on the iPhone. We’ve found it to be much smarter than Siri and, to prove it, we recently put it head-to-head with Apple’s assistant.”

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May 20

WannaCrypt ransomware: Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows XP

“Microsoft has taken the unprecedented step of issuing patches for unsupported operating systems – like Windows XP – in the wake of the massive WannaCrypt ransomware attacks against organisations across the globe.”

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May 19

Windows bug used to spread Stuxnet remains world’s most exploited

“One of the Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities used to spread the Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran remained the most widely exploited software bug in 2015 and 2016 even though the bug was patched years earlier, according to a report published by antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab.”

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May 18

Cybercriminals Breached Over a Billion Accounts Last Year

“Cybercriminals had a very good year in 2016 — and we all paid the price. These digital bandits became more ambitious and more creative and that resulted in a year marked by “extraordinary attacks,” according to the 2017 Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec.”

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May 13

Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch

“Users of old Windows systems can now download a patch to protect them from this week’s massive ransomware attack. In a rare step, Microsoft published a patch for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 8 — all of them operating systems for which it no longer provides mainstream support.”

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May 11

New password guidelines say everything we thought about passwords is wrong

“When I recently discovered a draft of new guidelines for password management from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), I was amazed about the number of very progressive changes they proposed.”

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May 08

How to Make Your Social Media Accounts as Private as Possible

“Maintaining social media accounts while staying as anonymous as possible isn’t easy—just ask the Director of the FBI—but you can put your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other accounts into a locked-down, private mode to evade detection.”

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May 08

Uber tried to fool Apple and got caught

“Apple CEO Tim Cook threatened to have Uber’s iPhone app removed from the App Store in 2015, when it learned that the ride-sharing company had secretly found a way to identify individual iPhones, even once the app was deleted from the phone, according to The New York Times.”

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May 05

The Galaxy S8 Plus is an ergonomic marvel

“One of the hardest questions to answer, once you’ve decided to buy one of Samsung’s awesome new Galaxy S8 phones, is whether to go for the regular 5.8-inch variety or the Plus-sized 6.2-inch model.”

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