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Google Chrome extensions with 500,000 downloads found to be malicious
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Enlarge (credit: ICEBRG) Researchers have uncovered four malicious extensions with more than 500,000 combined downloads from the Google Chrome Web Store, a finding that highlights a key weakness in what’s widely considered to be the Internet’s most secure browser. Google has since removed the extensions. Researchers from security firm ICEBRG stumbled on the find after […]

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How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found One of the Worst CPU Bugs Ever Found
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Reuters tells the story of how Daniel Gruss, a 31-year-old information security researcher and post-doctoral fellow at Austria’s Graz Technical University, hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the Intel chips made in the past two decades. Prior to his discovery, Gruss and his colleagues Moritz Lipp and Michael Schwarz had […]

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Darth Vader's 'helmet' found in prehistoric fossils     – CNET
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The space villain’s iconic head gear was being worn, in a way, long before it was ever sci-fi fashionable.

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The 10 best Black Friday camera deals we've found so far     – CNET
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Rather than dump every available Black Friday discount on you, we’ve hand-picked the seasonal deals we think are actually worth your money.

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The strangest things archaeologists have found on the ancient Silk Roads
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(video link) One of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world wasn’t contained in a nation or a city. It was a series of trade routes that crisscrossed Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Swahili Coast of Africa, and dubbed the “Silk Road” by modern explorers. For centuries, these routes passed through wealthy cities […]

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Half the Universe's Missing Matter Has Just Been Finally Found
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An anonymous reader shares a report: The missing links between galaxies have finally been found. This is the first detection of the roughly half of the normal matter in our universe — protons, neutrons and electrons — unaccounted for by previous observations of stars, galaxies and other bright objects in space. You have probably heard […]

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Head, limbs of Kim Wall found, sinking story of suspect in submarine murder
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Enlarge / Peter Madsen, inventor and submarine and space enthusiast, after his rescue from the waters off Copenhagen. It appears he sank his sub to destroy evidence of the murder of his passenger. (credit: BAX LINDHARDT/AFP/Getty Images) Danish investigators have announced that divers discovered bags containing the head, arms, legs, and clothing of reporter Kim […]

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Huawei Mate 10 Promo Pics Leaked; Dual Leica Camera Found
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It looks like promotional materials for the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones have been leaked lately revealing a couple of interesting highlights of the upcoming flagship smartphones of Huawei. The most interesting of all the suggested features is the dual camera module with Leica SUMMLUX-H lenses, both with f/1.6 aperture. The camera […]

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Researchers Discover Critical Security Flaws Found In Nuke Plant Radiation Monitors
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wiredmikey writes from a report via Security Week: Researchers have discovered multiple unpatched vulnerabilities in radiation monitoring devices that could be leveraged by attackers to reduce personnel safety, delay detection of radiation leaks, or help international smuggling of radioactive material. Ruben Santamarta, a security consultant at Seattle-based IOActive, at the Black Hat conference on Wednesday, […]

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