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Uber ignores security bug that makes its two-factor authentication useless

(Image: file photo) Uber has ignored a security bug that can allow an attacker to hack into user accounts by bypassing two-factor authentication because the ride sharing company says the flaw “isn’t a particularly severe” issue. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a vital part of protecting online accounts. It adds a second layer of security on top of your username and password — which can be be stolen — by sending a code by text message to your phone, for example,…

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More details of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus leak out ahead of MWC

With the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress at the end of February, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what to expect already – but leaks about these handsets’ specs continue to drip out on to the web, just in case you want to take all the surprise out of Samsung’s official announcement. The information put forth by South Korea’s ETNews confirms some of the rumors we’ve heard so…

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Ransomware: Why the crooks are ditching bitcoin and where they are going next

Video: Why rising bitcoin prices are not all good news for ransomware writers While bitcoin has suddenly found itself in the public eye thanks to its rocketing — and, more recently, plummeting — value, it hasn’t appeared from nowhere. The blockchain-based cryptocurrency — the first decentralised payment method of its kind — first appeared in 2009. However, for over half a decade, it didn’t receive much attention outside of a community of enthusiasts and technologists claiming it to be the…

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The best keyboards of 2018: top 10 keyboards compared

If your keyboard is lying around dirty, covered with grime, dirt and even has some keys missing – it might be time to go out and get yourself one of the best keyboards on the market in 2018. Even if your keyboard doesn’t look like it was a prop in some horror movie, maybe it’s just getting old – the benefits that you can gain through the best keyboards in terms of speed, style and accuracy totally make the price…

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IBM, Salesforce expand AI partnership for deeper customer insights

IBM and Salesforce announced Friday an expansion of their strategic partnership that brings more data integration to companies so they can better interact with customers. Under the extended partnership, IBM will build a Watson app for Salesforce’s Quip Live Apps, launching AI tools on the collaborative document platform. Salesforce introduced Live Apps in November 2017 to be embedded directly into any Quip document. IBM will utilize its Watson platform within Quip documents to “increase the effectiveness of sales teams across…

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The 10 best laptops for college students

As a college student, you’ve probably grown accustomed to hand-me-downs recently. As you focus on spending money on tuition and books rather than earning a significant disposable income over the next four years or so, you’ll crave a laptop that matches your budget. As we all know, students and laptops go together like professors and taking forever to grade papers, so fasten your seatbelts as we take a look at the best laptops for students as reviewed by TechRadar. Aside…

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Salesforce launches skills graph to Trailhead, aims to revamp developer resumes

Salesforce is adding a skills graph that is hoping will better highlight developers on its Trailhead platform. The approach could reinvent or at least add to traditional resumes. The company has been investing in its Trailhead platform and educational content to train developers. Salesforce can leverage its developer base and employees to drive sales and implementations. Sarah Franklin, general manager of Trailhead at Salesforce, said the aim behind the skills graph is to highlight badges earned and the right person…

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The best deals on Amazon’s Great Indian Sale

The first leg of Amazon India’s shopping fiesta, Great Indian Sale is set to kick off from January 21, continuing till January 24. While the deals are yet to go live for everyone, Prime customers as usual have the early advantage.  Amazon’s sale will be followed by Flipkart’s Republic Day sale, but for now, here’s what you can buy. We will be scouring the deals listings and pages regularly, to ensure that this page holds all of the best Amazon…

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Lenovo Brazil operations back in black

Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has seen its first positive financial results in Brazil after seven years of losses in its computer division. The company saw earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) reaching $5 million in the quarter ending September 2017. This compares to a loss of $15 million seen in the same quarter a year earlier and losses of $15 million in the same period in 2015. Lenovo’s Motorola operation – estimated to represent over two-thirds of the company’s…

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Here’s another sign that Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8 will be here soon

If you’re the owner of a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus then you’re no doubt wondering exactly when your Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade is coming down the pipe. Well, we’re still not completely sure, but there’s a new development that hints the update isn’t far off now. SamMobile spotted that the manual for Oreo has been uploaded to Samsung’s site in Brazil, a step that has preceded the pushing out of the upgrade for previous versions of Android. It…

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