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Adobe Releases Emergency Update to Fix Flash Ransomware Exploits

Adobe’s flash plugin has rapidly become extremely unpopular with web users due to its buggy nature and propensity to make browsers hang. As a result, HTML5 is the modern standard for viewing video content or animations…

Plextor M7V

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Plextor Announces M7V Value SSD Range

Solid state drives have progressed at an extraordinary pace during the last few years and the latest NVMe products are capable of read speeds well beyond 2000MB/s. In comparison, the traditional SATA interface has a theoretical…

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Lexar 512GB Portable SSD D512 USB 3.0 Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Today we are taking a closer look at fast external storage, more specifically Lexar’s newest portable SSD called the D512. Lexar also offers the drive in a smaller D256 version with 256GB capacity, but I…

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Adobe Issues Patch For Code-Execution Bug

Flash has long been at the heart of a debate over usability and security. The media player has long been used for everything from Youtube to online games, but it has often by problems with even…

Google

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Google is Dropping Flash Display Adverts

Adobe’s Flash is commonly used stream video content on various services including YouTube, DailyMotion and more! However, the software plugin has a fairly terrible reputation for being unstable, and causing web browsers to freeze. As a…

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ASUS Announces Travelair AC Pocket-Sized Wireless Flash Drive

ASUS has created a few products out of their norm lately and I think it’s nice to see them breaching into new product categories, especially when they create things that aren’t all that common yet. The…

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Oracle is Killing Off Java

Outdated browser plugin Java is finally being pulled, Oracle has announced. Java will be slowly phased out, beginning with a deprecation of the plugin starting with JDK 9. The advent of HTML5 means that buggy and…

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Lexar Releases A Bunch of New Flash Products

Lexar released a bunch of new flash-based products and we naturally also want to update you on these. While HDDs are the go-to medium for NAS and SSDs for the PC systems, we shouldn’t forget about…

Software-Vulnerabilities

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Which Companies Had The Most Security Vulnerabilities In 2015?

Cyber security is a hot topic and the rise of attacks which looks to exploit security flaws within a company’s software is becoming increasingly commonplace within the tech world. CVE Details have thus released its rundown…

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How Bad Are Adobe Flash Bug Repair Stats?

It’s safe to say Adobe flash did not have the best of years, from crashes, hacks, crashes, vulnerabilities and, yes more crashes, many in the industry doubt whether this will be the year Adobe finally pulls…

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Adobe Renames Flash and Shifts Emphasis to HTML5

Adobe has unveiled its new 2016 Creative Cloud package, bringing with it the end of Flash, but in name only. From now on, Flash – now notorious for its regular security holes and exploits – will…

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PageFair Breach Infects Windows PCs with Trjoan Flash Installers

PageFair, a service designed to “help websites survive the rise of adblock”, has been compromised, causing websites using its software to spread malicious Trojan Flash installers the PCs of visiting users. The company, which believes that…

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How to Flash a BIOS: Graphics Card and Motherboard Edition

Introduction Flashing a BIOS can seem a daunting process and in some cases, it really is. You have the potential at any moment to completely break the component thanks to any number of causes from power…

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Fully Patched Adobe Flash Hit by New Zero-Day Update

Just as day follows night, and just as UbiSoft thinks up new and amazing game elements to strip away and charge microtransactions for, another zero-day exploit has been discovered for Adobe Flash. But this isn’t any…

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The BBC Implements HTML5 to iPlayer

I think we can all say that Adobe Flash Player is very much being knocked to its knees in recent months, from endless, and I do mean endless, vulnerabilities which put countless users at risk to…

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Chrome to Block Flash Ads from 1st September

Google has confirmed that from 1st September onwards, its Chrome internet browser will “begin pausing many Flash ads by default”. Though the announcement, made through the AdWord Google+ page, claims that the measure is being taken…

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SK Hynix Earmarks $26 Billion for Capacity Expansion

With the many stories about SSD price parity and the ever increasing size of SSDs, one imagines that NAND production will have to increase dramatically to fuel such gains. This is just the case as SK…

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Toshiba Wants 128TB SSDs with QLC and BiCS by 2018

  Remember those 6TB and 8TB SSDs some vendors have planned for next year? You can ignore those, because pretty soon, we’re going to get drives that are going 16x as large. At least that is…

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Amazon Bans Flash Adverts on Its Own Domains

Amazon has updated the terms of its Technical Guidelines to prohibit any advert on Amazon-branded sites using Adobe’s Flash protocol. The change will commence on the 1st September and Amazon explained their reasoning in an introductory post: “Beginning…

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You Can Install Windows 10 to a Raspberry Pi

Microsoft has launched Windows 10 now and everyone is talking about it. A lot of people have already upgraded while just as many wait for their downloads to finish. There are of course also those who…

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Windows 10 USB Installers And U Drives Pose for the camera

There is little doubt that people want Windows 10 and are looking forward to the final version. Not only have Microsoft listened to what users want this time instead of telling them what they want, they’ve…

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How a Hacker Made $45,000 Selling 0Day Exploits to Hacking Team

We previously reported that Italian spyware company, Hacking Team, has been hacked and had 400 GB of data publicly released via torrent websites. Well, Arstechnica reportedly found how easy it was doing business with the latter…

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Adobe Flash Vulnerability Patch Released

Adobe has released a recent patch to address a critical vulnerability that could possibly allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe acknowledged that this flaw is being actively exploited in the wild…

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Google Changes how Flash Ads Work in Chrome

Despite helping pay for web content, auto-playing Flash ads have become the bane of internet users. While third party plugins have long offered the ability to control Flash elements, Google is now baking in the ability…

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SanDisk Flash Drives and SSDs at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – SanDisk also brought along all their other storage devices such as the impressive 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.0 drive. This is the world’s smallest high-capacity USB 3.0 drive and it can hold up…

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SanDisk Retail Products at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – We had to stop by the SanDisk booth and check out their storage drives, and we were not disappointed. They brought along pretty much their entire portfolio of current and new products. In…

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Intel SSD 750 PCIe 1.2TB NVMe Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Once in a while we see a new generation of products being released that completely change how we view the area and make what we used to think was good into something rather mediocre. Such…