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‘Smart’ home devices used as weapons in website attack

October 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit were among the sites taken offline on Friday. Each uses a company called Dyn, which was the target of the attack, to direct users to its website. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37738823

Why Do Similar Devices Use Cross-Over Cables Instead of Straight-Through Ones?

April 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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When linking similar devices to one another, you may wonder why one specific type of cable is used rather than another one. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven […]

Glibc: Mega bug may hit thousands of devices

February 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A major computer security vulnerability has been discovered – with experts cautiously warning it could potentially affect hundreds of thousands of devices, apps and services. However, due to the nature of the bug, it is extremely difficult to know how serious the problem is. “Many people are running around right now trying to work out […]

SafetyNet Explained: Why Android Pay and Other Apps Don’t Work on Rooted Devices

February 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Rooting your Android device gives you access to a wider variety of apps and a deeper access to the Android system. But some apps–like Google’s Android Pay–won’t work at all on a rooted device. Google uses something called SafetyNet to detect whether your device is rooted or not, and blocks access to those features. Google isn’t the […]

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