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‘Quantum Compositor’ Powers Faster And More Stable Firefox Browser APR 21st 2017

Firefox for desktop also has two new themes and a redesigned permissions interface

Mozilla is showing off the effects of its Project Quantum initiative that was launched last year, saying it has resulted in a faster and more stable Firefox experience.

The aim of Project Quantum is to build “a next-generation browser engine that takes full advantage of modern hardware” and the latest Firefox release takes a significant first step along this journey.

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Got MilkyDoor? Android malware lets attackers infiltrate your phone's connected network APR 21st 2017

A newly discovered Android malware called MilkyDoor turns mobile devices into "walking backdoors" that give attackers access to whatever network an infected user is connected to, Trend Micro warned in a blog post on Thursday. Affected phones essentially act as proxy servers that link legitimate networks with malicious command-and-control servers via Socket Secure (SOCKS) protocol, allowing bad actors to exfiltrate data.

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China 'hacked' South Korea to wreck Star Wars missile shield APR 21st 2017

FireEye fingers Middle Kingdom infiltration teams

Well-connected security biz FireEye is claiming Chinese hackers are trying to break into South Korea's military to halt the deployment of an anti-ballistic weapons system in the country.

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Mondays suck. So why not spend yours playing with an original Mac and games in your browser APR 17th 2017

Welcome (back) to Macintosh!

The Internet Archive has hooked up an Apple Mac emulator to its collection of vintage software so you can breeze through your afternoons reliving the 1980s - all from the comfort of your browser.

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Update to RingGo app leaves thousands of UK drivers' data exposed APR 17th 2017

An update to car parking payment app "RingGo" has led to the exposure of the personal details of thousands of UK drivers.

Following a new version released last week, customers using the app found other people's details when they logged into their own accounts.

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Facebook Cracks Down On ‘Fake News’ APR 14th 2017

Facebook has ramped up its campaign to take down so-called ‘fake news’, that some believe may have impacted the US election.

The social networking giant said that protecting authenticity is an ongoing challenge, but on a daily basis it is making changes to its systems to better detect abuse, fake news, and other online nastiness.

Last month Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, called on users to help pressure governments and corporations over issues such as misinformation.

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Payday lender Wonga admits to data breach APR 10th 2017

270,000 customers advised not to worry but also to watch out for odd transactions and ponder password refresh

Payday lender Wonga has advised 270,000 customers of a data breach and offered inconsistent advice about the severity of the incident and how to respond.

An “incident FAQ” on the company's site says “We believe there may have been illegal and unauthorised access to the personal data of some of our customers.” The Reg understands 270,000 customers are potentially at risk, 245,000 of them in the UK.

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OLE-y hell. Bug in MSFT Word allows total PC p0wnage APR 9th 2017

FireEye, McAfee, disclose over the weekend. Will Microsoft squash it on Patch Tuesday?

All eyes will be on Microsoft's April patch run - due today - to see whether Redmond gets ahead of a nasty Word zero-day that popped up last week.

The hack exploits Object Linking and Embedding and the FireEye researchers who discovered the bug were working with Microsoft, but were pre-empted by a disclosure from McAfee.

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EU Roaming Charges Will End On 15 June APR 7th 2017

UK covered by EU roaming regulations after European Parliament vote - but perhaps not after Brexit

The European Union has voted in favour of wholesale caps for voice, text and data services - paving the way for roaming to be abolished across the present 28 member states from 15 June this year.

The European Parliament, Council and Commission finalised regulations in February but the vote formally approves the agreement.

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