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Geeking Out Sat May 13 2017 22:57:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Remember that "kill switch" which shut down the WannCry ransomware? An anonymous reader quotes Motherboard: Over Friday and Saturday, samples of the malware emerged without that debilitating feature, meaning that attackers may be able to resume sprea
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Security researchers Troy Hunt, writing on his blog: Often, the updates these products deliver patch some pretty nasty security flaws. If you had any version of Windows since Vista running the default Windows Update, you would have had the critical M
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An anonymous reader shares Colin Finck's forum post announcing ReactOS version 0.4.5: The ReactOS Project is pleased to release version 0.4.5 as a continuation of its three month cadence. Beyond the usual range of bug fixes and syncs with external de
Tumblr announcedthe release of a brand new app. It’s called Cabana. Right now, the app is for iOS, only. (Tumblr says the Android version should be out in a few weeks). Cabanaallows people to video chat with up to five friends and watch stu
The other week I was feeling a little nostalgic about some tabletop RPGs I played back in the 80s. Seems these days its all Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder with some new games entering the field such as Fantasy AGE, Bluerose, and others. Bu
As promised Sunday, here is the second part of our pics from Ottawa Comiccon 2017! For those of you who missed part I, you can check it out right here. Many thanks to my friend Patrick-Michel Dagenais for his epic photography skills, to John Torres a
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Featuring Johnny Cashs “Hurt,” here’s the trailer for Logan Noir, a black and white version of Logan. The movie will apparently (According to Geek Tyrant) be available on the Logan blu-ray on May 23rd when it gets releas
Hacker group Shadow Brokers, which has taken credit for leaking NSA cyber spying tools -- including ones used in the WannaCry global ransomware attack -- has said it plans to sell code that can be used to hack into the world's most used computers, so
A shot-for-shot look at the original Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 trailers. Have you noticed how the original 1982 version actually looks better than the new one? Or maybe it’s just me? [IMDb] The post Shot For Shot: Blade Runner vs B
A shot-for-shot look at the original Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 trailers. Have you noticed how the original 1982 version actually looks better than the new one? Or maybe it’s just me? [IMDb] The post Shot For Shot: Blade Runner vs B
An anonymous reader writes: "While the world was busy dealing with the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, last Friday, about the time when we were first seeing a surge in WannaCry attacks, WikiLeaks dumped new files part of the Vault 7 series," reports Bl
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mspohr shares a report written by Jason Koebler via Motherboard who makes the case for why you should break up with Chrome and switch to the Opera browser: Over the last few years, I have grown endlessly frustrated with Chrome's resource management,
A California bill proposing a repeal of taxes on diapers and menstrual products was killed by a nearly all-male committee this week. There are only twelve states in the U.S. that don’ttax the sale of diapers and menstrual products, and Cali
The UK-based security researcher, who "accidentally" halted the spread of the ransomware Wanna Decryptor over the weekend, has been doxxed by UK tabloids. From a report: [...] Journalists have published his name against his will, bringing him unwante
The spread of the WannaCry ransomware was aided in part by the millions of people stuck on Windows XP. The post If You Still Use Windows XP, Prepare For the Worst appeared first on WIRED.
An anonymous reader quotes the Bay Area Newsgroup: Wells Fargo may have opened as many as 3.5 million bogus bank accounts without its customers' permission, attorneys for customers suing the bank have alleged in a court filing, suggesting the bank ma
Blizzard announcedthat they have updated the World of Warcraft profile site. It now contains a lot of information that wasn’t included in the previous version of the Profile site. The changes make it easier for players to quickly view speci
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