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Zero-Day Exploit Affecting All Latest Windows Versions Causing Blue Screen Of Death Is Live On Github

Zero-Day Exploit Affecting All Latest Windows Versions Causing Blue Screen Of Death Is Live On Github

Newer versions of Windows, including Windows 10 are vulnerable right now to a new Server Message Block (SMB) zero-day exploit that has been shown as a proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was first demonstrated by @PythonResponder and requires a user to connect to a SMBv3 server for a successful attack. Given the severity of the exploit, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team …

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Slack’s messaging service sets sights on big businesses

Slack's messaging service sets sights on big businesses

On Tuesday, the company unveiled a new feature intended to let workers in different departments communicate more easily with each other. The new option, called “Enterprise Grid,” is Slack’s latest step toward its ambitious goal of making life at work “simpler, more pleasant and more productive.” Learn More: phys.org

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Snapchat to reveal financials within a week: sources

Snapchat to reveal financials within a week: sources

Snap Inc, the secretive technology company that owns the popular messaging service Snapchat, is due to reveal its financials within a week as it moves toward its eagerly awaited initial public offering (IPO), sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. Learn More: www.reuters.com

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Lavabit developer has a new encrypted, end-to-end email protocol

Lavabit developer has a new encrypted, end-to-end email protocol

The developer behind Lavabit, an email service that noted leaker Edward Snowden used, is releasing source code for an open-source end-to-end encrypted email standard that promises surveillance-proof messaging. The code for the Dark Internet Mail Environment (DIME) standard will become available on Github, along with an associated mail server program, said its developer Ladar Levison on Friday. Learn More: www.pcworld.com

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Call issued to white hat hackers—find the flaws in new automotive software updater

Call issued to white hat hackers—find the flaws in new automotive software updater

The new solution, called Uptane, evolves the widely used TUF (The Update Framework), developed by NYU Tandon School of Engineering Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Justin Cappos to secure software updates. Uptane is a collaboration of NYU Tandon, the University of Michigan Transport Research Institute (UMTRI), and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and is supported by contracts from …

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Jay-Z backed JetSmarter raises $105 million to become Uber for private jets

Jay-Z backed JetSmarter raises $105 million to become Uber for private jets

JetSmarter has raised $105 million in Series C funding, at a $1.5 billion pre-money valuation, to build its marketplace for private jet services, according to Sergey Petrossov, the startup’s founder and CEO. The massive funding round will be used primarily for global expansion of JetSmarter in Asia and Latin America The company’s app, which TechCrunch reviewed here, allows travelers to book …

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Facebook Messenger adds group video chatting on iOS and Android

Today, Facebook is launching group video chat in Messenger for both iOS and Android. The app has had video calling for a good year and a half now, but it was only one-on-one — but now the app can compete directly with services like Facetime and Skype, both of which offer video calls with multiple participants. Facebook says its group …

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Grace Murray Hopper, Computing Sciences Pioneer

Jan. 1, 2017, marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Grace Murray Hopper, computing sciences pioneer, academician and admiral in the United States Navy. Recently awarded a 2016 Presidential Medal of Honor for her work on the forefront of computers and programming development, Hopper was a thought leader in developing computer programs that translated high-level source code into English-like …

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