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My Microsoft wish list for 2019

From a business perspective, Microsoft had a pretty good 2018. That’s especially true when you examine the company’s revenue, profits, stock price, and momentum against other giant tech companies, especially Apple, Google, and especially Facebook. Those three stalwarts of the once-mighty FAANG displayed rare weakness in 2018, while Microsoft looks ...

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New attack intercepts keystrokes via graphics libraries

A team of academics says they can determine user key presses by watching for data leaks in how a processor computes code from standard graphics libraries. The general idea behind this research is that the code that renders text on screen via the standard graphics libraries included in modern operating ...

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Quora discloses mega breach impacting 100 million users

Quora, one of the largest question-and-answer portals on the Internet, said today that hackers gained access to its servers and stole information on approximately 100 million of its users, which represents almost half of the site’s total userbase. The company disclosed the breach today but said it discovered the hack ...

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Marriott sued hours after announcing data breach

Hours after announcing a data breach on Friday, two Oregon men sued international hotel chain Marriott for exposing their data. Their lawsuit was followed hours later by another one filed in the state of Maryland. Both lawsuits are seeking class-action status. While plaintiffs in the Maryland lawsuit didn’t specify the ...

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