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Samsung explains the massive fingerprint security flaw in the Galaxy S10/Note 10

Samsung has been in hot water lately over some pretty shoddy fingerprint scanning on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10. Apparently there’s a pretty easy way to get into someone’s secured phone, regardless of whose fingerprint you use. That’s, uh, pretty bad, no matter how you look at it. The good news is that […]

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Boeing may use two computers to fix 737 Max’s latest flaw

Boeing may have a solution for the 737 Max flaw discovered in June. Both the AP and the Seattle Times claim the aircraft maker is developing new software that will take input from both of the aircraft's flight control computers to improve its reliab…
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First American security flaw leaked 885 million real estate documents

First American Financial Corporation left as many as 885 million real estate documents dating as far back as 2003 exposed, according to Krebs on Security. The company, one of the largest real estate title insurance firms in the US, has already fixed…
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Internet Explorer security flaw allows hackers to steal files

Microsoft's Internet Explorer has a longstanding reputation for poor security, but it's now bad enough that you could be attacked jut by having it on your PC. Security researcher John Page has revealed an unpatched exploit in the web browser's handl…
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Google discloses ‘high severity’ Mac security flaw ahead of patch

Google's Project Zero security disclosure program is once again proving to be a double-edged sword. The company has detailed a "high severity" macOS kernel flaw that lets people modify a user-mounted file system image without the virtual management…
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Samsung admits there’s a flaw with the Galaxy Note 8’s battery

Samsung’s Galaxy Note line is no stranger to battery problems, and unfortunately, the Galaxy Note 8 is still running into issues. Don’t get too alarmed, though, since these batteries are simply failing, not exploding. The long and short of the situation is that sometimes when a Galaxy Note 8 fully discharges its battery, it won’t […]

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New Android ‘Quadrooter’ flaw affects more than 900 million devices

A new Android vulnerability dubbed “Quadrooter” is perhaps the broadest ever. It affects more than 900 million devices containing widely distributed hardware by chipmaker Qualcomm.

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Weekly Rewind: Stainless clothing, an Instagram flaw, the Stones vs. Trump

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories.

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Facebook pays 10-year-old $10,000 for finding Instagram security flaw

A 10-year-old from Finland recently found a security flaw on Instagram that allowed him to delete any comment on the site. His reward for reporting the flaw? A cool $ 10,000. Ironically, the youngster isn’t old enough to have an Instagram account.

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A two-year-old security flaw could give hijackers root access to your Android phone

A security flaw discovered two years ago in the Linus kernel could give hackers root access to Android devices. Google already issued a patch, but it’s unknown when most of the device will receive the update.

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