Entries by Ankur Agarwal

Scammers hack Deer Lake Holiday Inn Express phone system to snag guest credit card numbers

Hotel manager says automated phone system removed until more secure one installed

A Deer Lake, N.L. hotel is reviewing its telephone system after recent incident where two guests were targeted by a phone scam.

This is a wake-up call to us, and it should be to all operators.’– Roseann Brake

Last week, staff at the Holiday Inn Express … Read more...

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The iPhone is Dead

I’ve switched back-and-forth between iPhone and Android in the past and I’ve always felt the iPhone edged out any Android phone, but not anymore.

I switched to a Galaxy S8 months ago and I don’t see myself going back to iPhone, even the X. The iPhone is dead to me. Here’s why.

iPhones don’t age well

On my iPhone 6+, … Read more...

Speed freaks rejoice, because USB could get twice as fast

The port’s data speed is doubling today, but another doubling is possible. That would help when copying files and plugging in big monitors

USB’s performance is doubling right now, but you speed freaks should be pleased to hear another doubling is possible for the ubiquitous connection technology.

USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is the wildly successful port that you … Read more...

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Cisco: This VPN bug has a 10 out of 10 severity rating, so patch it now

The researcher who found the flaw will be telling the world how to exploit it this weekend.

Cisco has warned customers using its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software to patch a dangerous VPN bug that a researcher will be revealing how to exploit this weekend.

Cisco’s ASA operating system for its network security devices has a severe double-free vulnerability in … Read more...

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Average smartphone prices are way up, thanks to the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8

2017 was a bumper year for flagship phones. The Galaxy Note series was back after the Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle, and Apple released the most expensive iPhone ever made. The flagship hype didn’t have much of an effect on the total number of smartphones sold, but it did make one big change to companies’ bottom line: The average selling … Read more...

Windows 10 can now show you all the data it’s sending back to Microsoft

Microsoft’s and its partners’ engineers use the telemetry data from Windows 10 to diagnose crashes, learn about its users hardware configurations and more. It’s on by default and while Microsoft tells you that it collects this data and gives you a choice between basic (the default setting) and “full” diagnostics, it never allowed you to actually see exactly what was … Read more...

With Windows 10 ‘Sets,’ Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS

Windows 10 “Sets” is Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS’s tabbed navigation experience. Here’s why that should be very exciting for Windows users.

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During the last 12 months, Microsoft made some significant advancements in positioning Windows 10 as a viable Chrome OS competitor. With Windows 10 coming to ARM, and the introduction of Windows 10 S, Microsoft is journeying towards turning … Read more...