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Has the quantum crypto break already happened?

Better quantum algorithms and a strange silence since last year from quantum computing researchers suggest that we are closer to breaking traditional encryption than most people believe. Read more

Facebook user data exposed in Google Play Store bug

Personal information from "hundreds" of Facebook and Twitter accounts may have been exposed to unauthorised access, CNBC reports. Read more

The RIPE NCC Has Run Out of IPv4 Addresses

Kelerei writes: The RIPE NCC, the regional internet registry for Europe, West Asia, and the former USSR, has allocated the final /22 remaining in their address pool, and has...

New Tracking Prevention in Microsoft’s Edge Will Hit Google the Hardest

Microsoft's Edge browser is built on the same open source code as Google Chrome. But Ed Bott, writing for ZDNet, noticed something interesting: On January 15, 2020, Microsoft is...

Cool Ideas facing attack of over 300Gbps

The distributed denial of service attack on Cool Ideas reached over 300Gbps yesterday, and is ongoing. Read more

A Real-Life Tesla Study Shows Durability of EV Batteries

Slashdot reader Rutabaga8 is the CEO of a web site conducting in-depth research on personal finance topics. They recently contacted Slashdot to share "some surprising results" from their analysis...

NeverQuest Banking Trojan Co-Creator Sentenced to 4 Years

Stanislov Lisov of Russia Pleaded Guilty to Federal Hacking ChargeStanislov Lisov, a Russian hacker who helped create the NeverQuest banking Trojan, has been sentenced to four years in federal...

110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

A ransomware outbreak has besieged a Wisconsin based IT company that provides cloud data hosting, security and access management to more than 100 nursing homes across the United States....

Court Rules Apple Doesn’t Owe Patent Troll $503 Million

An appeals court ruled that Apple doesn't have to pay $503 million to VirnetX, a company often accused of being a patent troll. The court didn't reverse the original...

DOD Joins Fight Against 5G Spectrum Proposal, Citing Risks To GPS

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Department of Defense has weighed in against a proposal before the Federal Communications Commission to open the 1 to...

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CVE-2019-1484

A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft Windows OLE fails to properly validate user input, aka 'Windows OLE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability'. Read...

CVE-2019-1470

An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Windows Hyper-V on a host operating system fails to properly validate input from an authenticated user on a...

CVE-2019-13763

Insufficient policy enforcement in payments in Google Chrome prior to 79.0.3945.79 allowed a remote attacker who had compromised the renderer process to leak cross-origin...