When Microsoft released a critical update for multiple versions of Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several releases of the Windows client OS, including even the technical preview for Windows 10.
It was critical to get the patch out for Windows Server: An exploit affecting Windows Server 2008 R2 and earlier versions has already been detected, and Windows Server 2012 and later releases are vulnerable to a related but more difficult attack.
But the vulnerability isn?t present in the desktop versions of Windows. In Windows Server, the flaw allows attackers to employ the username and password of anyone in an Active Directory domain to get the same system privileges as a domain administrator, using a forged Privilege Attribute Certificate to fool the Kerberos Domain Controller that manages remote access.
Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below US$500, bringing them within the reach of cost conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays.
The prices have been falling steadily from $700 or more earlier this year. 4K monitors are available from Samsung, Sharp, Dell, Asus, Acer, Monoprice and small vendors.
4K gives a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, or four times deeper than conventional 1080p resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Members of the European Parliament are readying a motion calling for the break-up of Google, by separating its search engine functionality from other commercial services, according to news reports.
A draft resolution calling for the break-up should be finalized early next week, with a vote potentially on Thursday, according to a report from The Financial Times. While the European Parliament has no formal power to break up the company, a vote to split Google could put pressure on the European Commission, the EU?s executive body.
The motion is backed by several German politicians and by the Parliament?s two largest political blocs, the European People?s Party and the Socialists, according to the newspaper. The Reuters news agency also reported on the plan.
Uber?s public relations crisis, which began with an executive threatening to investigate a journalist?s private life in retaliation for a critical column, has snowballed into a user privacy debacle that has even Sen. Al Franken raising questions.
The screen goes black and renders the device useless on affected phones. Motorola has identified a fix, and is shipping working devices out and repairing the problem phones. If you?re seeing this problem, best to contact AT&T or Motorola directly so they can send you a working device.
Everyone hates Mattel's Computer Engineer Barbie book, but we've fallen in love with Feminist Hacker Barbie. She's the brainchild of Kathleen Tuite, an independent computer programmer based near Santa Cruz, California, who spent a half-day on Wednesday hacking together a website where people could re-caption the original book, hacking it to fix all of its pastel-hued problems.
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Dennis Ritchie is gone. And Bell Labs is no longer the force it once was. But you can still visit them on the net. In the classic video above, Ritchie is among those who pitch Bell Labs to potential recruits somewhere towards the tail end of its heyday, in the ’70s and on into the […]
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There are a lot of characters in the Hunger Games franchise. They're actually fairly hard to keep track of. To help prepare you for today's release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, we'd like to offer a definitive ranking of each character and why they're important to Panem—just so you can keep them straight.
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There's really no technology story this week bigger than Uber. The hosts discuss. Also, browsers: What's up with them?
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Between each race is a hurried trip, slogging six jumbo jets worth of everything from cars, to fuel and motor oil, to forks and knives.
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When people talk about ?the next big thing,? they?re never thinking big enough. It?s not a lack of imagination; it?s a lack of observation. I?ve maintained that the future is always within sight, and you don?t need to imagine what?s already there. Case in point: The buzz surrounding the Internet of Things. What?s the buzz? […]
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