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How to Watch Jeff Bezos Go to Space

Imagine you have infinite money. Just an unstoppable amount of dollars—the ability to buy anything and destabilize everything. Do you use it to end world hunger? Do you take actually meaningful steps to mitigate the climate crisis? Ha ha, no. You go to space! Or at least you do if you’re Jeff Bezos. Or Virgin CEO Richard Branson. On Tuesday, […]

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Hackers Got Past Windows Hello by Tricking a Webcam

Biometric authentication is a key piece of the tech industry’s plans to make the world passwordless. But a new method for duping Microsoft’s Windows Hello facial recognition system shows that a little hardware fiddling can trick the system into unlocking when it shouldn’t. Services like Apple’s FaceID have made facial recognition authentication more commonplace in recent years, with Windows Hello […]

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WhatsApp Has a Secure Fix for One of Its Biggest Drawbacks

The ubiquitous end-to-end encrypted messaging service WhatsApp melds security and convenience for 2 billion people around the world. But there’s always been a big limitation: The service relies entirely on your smartphone. You can use your account on desktops or through the web, but you’re really just interacting with a mirror of what’s on your phone. If its battery dies, […]

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Microsoft Keeps Failing to Patch the Critical ‘PrintNightmare’ Bug

An emergency patch that Microsoft issued on Tuesday fails to fully fix a critical security vulnerability in all supported versions of Windows that allows attackers to take control of infected systems and run code of their choice, researchers said. Ars Technica This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. […]

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