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How Alexa Listens For Wake Words

Alexa is always listening but not continually recording. It doesn’t send anything to cloud servers until it hears you say the wake word (Alexa, Echo, or Computer). But listening for wake words is harder than you might think. Echo hardware...

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Trickbot Returns With New Attack That Compromised 250 Million Email Addresses

TrickBot returns with a new attack that teams up the malware with a module dubbed TrickBooster. An investigation into TrickBooster's servers discovered a database with 250 million compromised email accounts.
Related topics: Malware, Databases

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Windows Server Devices Failing To Boot With Error 0xc0000001, Microsoft Is Working On A Fix

Windows server devices recently hit with a new bug. Affected computers running Windows Server are failing to boot, with an error “Status: 0xc0000001, Info: A required device isn’t connected or can’t be accessed.”  Various...
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Apple Pushes Update To Fix Hidden Zoom Vulnerability On Macs

Apple has released an update that removes a vulnerable server in Zoom that potentially gave hackers the ability to automatically add a user to a call without permission.Zoom, the video conferencing app, had the server downloaded on Macs when users...
Related topics: Apple, Computer Security, Hackers, Tech Videos

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Light May Increase Magnetic Memory Speeds 1000 Times, Decrease Electricity Consumption

Internet searches, decade-old emails and on-demand video offerings help contribute to electricity consumption by America's server farms and data centers amounting to more than 2 percent of the country's annual total.
Related topics: Science Videos

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Apple Steps In To Automatically Remove Zoom’s Risky Software From Macs

Apple has pushed a silent update to Mac users to remove the web server sneakily installed by popular video conference app Zoom, TechCrunch reports. Earlier this week, a disclosure by security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh revealed how Zoom installed...
Related topics: Apple, Tech Videos

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Microsoft Confirms New Bug In Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Kb4503293, Kb4503327

Microsoft has just confirmed a new issue introduced by the June 11 cumulative updates for a series of Windows 10 versions. The software giant says that installing these cumulative updates could cause devices using PXE from a WDS or SCCM server to...
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Amd's Sev Tech That Protects Cloud Vms From Rogue Servers May As Well Stand For... Still Extremely...

Evil hypervisors can work out what apps are running, extract data from encrypted guests Five boffins from four US universities have explored AMD's Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) technology – and found its defenses can be, in certain...
Related topics: AMD

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Daily Deal: The Complete Google Go Developer Master Class Bundle

The Complete Google Go Developer Master Class Bundle has 7 courses to help you learn all about Google Go. From systems programming to writing web servers, Go is a famously versatile language suitable for a wide variety of tasks. You'll learn...
Related topics: Google

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Sql Server 2008 Finally Shuffles Into The Home For Retired Relational Databases

Azure fans can put off the grim reaper for three more years Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hold-outs took their first, tentative steps into an unsupported future today as the Windows giant finally pulled the plug on support for the venerable relational...
Related topics: Databases, Microsoft

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Javascript Tracking Punks Given A Thrashing By Good Old-fashioned Server Log Analytics

Netlify dodges the blockers by going to the source Netlify this week whipped the covers off its take on dealing with the rise of ad blockers in analytics – do it on the server.…

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Anyone For Unintended Chatroulette? Zoom Installs Hidden Mac Web Server To Allow Auto-join Video...

'A legitimate solution to a poor user experience' Updated  Zoom Video Communications, whose web conferencing service is used by millions, is under fire for installing a hidden web server on Macs in order to bypass user consent when joining a...
Related topics: Tech Videos

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How To See If Zoom Is Running A Secret Web Server On Your Mac (and Remove It)

Zoom, a popular video-conferencing application, is in hot water today. The Mac version runs a secret web server in the background—even after you uninstall it!—that can be used to reinstall Zoom and even turn on your video camera. If...
Related topics: Tech Videos

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Microsoft Announces Azure Sql, A Simplified Portal Experience For Sql Databases In Azure

Extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ends today (July 9). As the support for these versions is ending, Microsoft is recommending its customers to migrate to latest database offerings. Customers can select between Azure SQL Database...
Related topics: Microsoft, Databases

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Don't Travel Without The Ravpower Filehub For $39.19 - Cnet

Travel router, media server, mobile charger and backup device all in one. Plus: An Instant Pot Duo for $50.
Related topics: Data Backups

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I Updated My Crusty Old Pentium G-based Server—the Results Are Worth Sharing

Enlarge / Perhaps a dramatization of Jim Salter hearing about a Ryzen motherboard that explicitly and officially supports ECC RAM. (credit: RichVintage / Getty) An awful lot of feedback from our Winter 2019 Server Build Guide wanted to see a Hot...

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Uk Data Regulator Threatens British Airways With 747-sized Fine For Massive Personal Data Blurt

Half a million records lost? £183m GDPR fine lined up The UK Information Commissioner's Office has warned BA it faces a whopping £183.39m following the theft of million customer records from its website and mobile app servers.…

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Facebook Uses Ai To Analyze And Catalog Every Single Photo You Upload

A Facebook outage that also affected Instagram and WhatsApp on Thursday revealed what may be a surprising development to some Facebook users: the company uses artificial intelligence (AI) to catalog the contents of every photo you upload to its...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Tech Photos, Instagram, WhatsApp

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Amazon: Carbon Emissions From Our Australian Bit Barns Aren't For Public Viewing

It's one rule for Jeff Bezos' online empire, and another for everyone else Amazon has refused to publish data about the energy consumption and carbon emissions of its business in Australia, including vast server farms, claiming its contribution to...
Related topics: Amazon, Jeff Bezos

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Daily News Roundup: Amazon Keeps Your Voice Recordings Forever

Every time you speak to Alexa, it sends a recording of your voice to Amazon’s servers. If you’ve ever wondered how long Amazon keeps that transcript, the company has an answer for you. Indefinitely—or until you delete the data...
Related topics: Amazon

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