I've started a project to put the CVE data into Elasticsearch and see if there is anything clever we can learn about it. Ever if there isn't anything overly clever, it's fun to do. And I get to make pretty graphs, which everyone likes to look at.
The company wanted me to switch from using a hardware key fob when logging into eBay to receiving a one-time code sent via text message. I found it remarkable that eBay, which at one time was well ahead of most e-commerce companies in providing more robust online authentication options, is now essentially trying to downgrade my login experience to a less-secure option.
The OpenSSL license is rather unique and idiosyncratic. It reflects views from when its predecessor, SSLeay, started twenty years ago. As a further complication, the original authors were hired by RSA in 1998, and the code forked into two versions: OpenSSL and RSA BSAFE SSL-C. (See Wikipedia for discussion.) I don’t want get into any specific details, and I certainly don’t know them all.
The IPTV/OTT set-top manufacturer Infomir has unveiled a new box that brings together 4k and Android OS.
Known as MAG410, it is the most efficient among Infomir set-top boxes and has a high-performance quad-core Cortex-A53 processor.
For all of its customization benefits, Android has never been well known for having the most user-friendly settings options. Case in point: setting a custom ringtone for devices running the AOSP version of Android has, in the past, involved plugging your phone into your computer to drag and drop song and sound files onto the phone for use later, or to move downloaded files to the proper location on the phone using a file manager.
Android O is actually here! After diving into Google's blog post, we fired up our developer tools and loaded Android O on a sacrificial device. There are a few new interesting features, lots of UI tweaks, and plenty of odd bugs and unfinished areas. Let's dive in.
Windows 10 were outraged earlier this week when it was revealed that Microsoft had secretly been tracking everything they wrote using their devices.
An investigation found that a secret keylogger service was automatically enabled on all Windows 10 devices by default.
Microsoft says the feature tracks "your typing and handwriting info to improve typing and writing services”, but many users were understandably unhappy.
That choice is significant, as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff objected to Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn on grounds that members data would henceforth flow only to Microsoft.
Review: The $229 Moto G5 Plus stands as the king of budget Android (for now)
We’ve documented the decline of Motorola under Lenovo extensively. We still liked the phones, which had probably been developed mostly under Google’s ownership anyway, but in 2015 we started to see slower updates and shorter support lifecycles. Last year was when the wheels really started to come off. Not only did the company mostly ruin its flagship phone by swapping the inexpensive and competent Moto X for the expensive and weird Moto Z, but Lenovo issued several contradictory statements about software updates that made it unclear whether the Z or the fourth-generation Moto G would be receiving regular updates at all.