USB Type-C Authentication Program Launched

With the arrival of USB-C a few years back, plugging into laptops, tablets and smartphones became even easier than before. But there are potential security risks. The USB Type-C Authentication Program launched today aims to address such issues. From a report: The new protocol from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) can be used to validate the authenticity of a cable, charger or hardware at the moment of connection, and stop…

January 2, 2019
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IDG Contributor Network: 3 ways Amazon can address its web service data risk – and what others can learn from it

As Amazon provides merchants and third-party services with ways to interface with its systems, the company may have also opened its platform to new vulnerabilities. Now, Amazon may just be dealing with a potential major data risk. To conduct business with Chinese parties, sellers need to tap payment processing companies like Pingping and Lianlian Pay to handle transactions. Merchants also have integrated these services to their Amazon Marketplace Web Service…

January 2, 2019
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Hackers Threaten To Dump Insurance Files Related To 9/11 Attacks

An anonymous reader shares a report: On Monday, New Year’s Eve, a hacker group announced it had breached a law firm handling cases related to the September 11 attacks, and threatened to publicly release a large cache of related internal files unless their ransom demands were met. The news is the latest public extortion attempt from the group known as The Dark Overlord, which has previously targeted a production studio…

January 2, 2019
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Net Applications: Windows 10 reached 39.2% worldwide OS market share in December, finally surpassing Windows 7, which dropped to 36.9% (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

January 2, 2019

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Net Applications: Windows 10 reached 39.2% worldwide OS market share in December, finally surpassing Windows 7, which dropped to 36.9%  —  More than three years after its release, Windows 10 has passed Windows 7 in market share.  That means more desktop computers are now running Microsoft’s latest … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Fortnite Star Ninja Says He Raked in Millions of Dollars Last Year

In case you needed another reminder that Fortnite was the biggest game of 2018, esports star Ninja says he racked up millions of dollars playing it last year. From a report: Tyler Blevins, aka Ninja, told CNN in a story Monday that he made nearly $10 million last year playing Fortnite: Battle Royale. Blevins has more than 12.5 million followers on game streaming service Twitch and more than 20 million…

January 2, 2019
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