Ian HaracIDG News Service

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Apple: Macs and iPhones are safe from newly revealed CIA exploits

The Mac and iPhone exploits described in new documents attributed to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency were patched years ago, according to Apple.

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Dell's 28-inch 4K monitor is just $300 right now

This 4K UHD monitor usually costs between $450 and $500, but Amazon's currently dropped the price back to its last all-time low.

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To punish Symantec, Google may distrust a third of the web's SSL certificates

Google plans to remove the extended validation (EV) status of any such certificates issued by Symantec and to force the company to replace all of its customers' certificates.

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Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you

The government may soon allow your ISP to sell your browsing data. Here's how to fight back.

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Dell's wild 8K monitor goes on sale with a just-as-stunning price tag

Dell's UP3218K 8K monitor is made for deep-pocketed professionals.

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How to easily switch between open windows of the same program

Windows doesn't have a built-in way to switch between open windows of the same program. Easy Windows Switcher helps fix that.

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Leaked iCloud credentials obtained from third parties, Apple says

The iCloud credentials that the Turkish Crime Family hacker group claims to have weren't obtained through a breach of the Apple's services.

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Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and iPhone hacks

The CIA has had tools to infect Macs by connecting malicious Thunderbolt Ethernet adapters to them since 2012, according to new documents published by WikiLeaks.

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Newegg's dropped $20 off the third-generation Nest thermostat

The Nest thermostat is available for $230 at Newegg until Monday.

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Vudu's smartphone app can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies

Now you can pay a nominal per-title fee to get digital copies of your DVD and Blu-ray discs.

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Facebook starts warning U.S. users when they're sharing fake news

Before you share that story, Facebook wants you to know its facts are in dispute.

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LastPass password manager fixes serious password leak vulnerabilities in Chrome, Firefox, Edge extensions

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager rushed to push out a fix to solve a serious vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to steal users' passwords or execute malicious code on their computers.

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Hackers threaten to wipe millions of Apple devices, demand ransom

A group of hackers is threatening to wipe millions of iOS devices in two weeks if Apple doesn't pay them $150,000.

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Micro Center has cut the price of the Ryzen 1700X to $370

Making this deal even sweeter is an additional $50 off if you grab a compatible motherboard—and yes, there are X370 boards in stock.

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GOG's DRM-free Galaxy client adds features to exit beta as a legitimate Steam rival

With cloud saves, in-game overlays, screenshots, and more, GOG Galaxy is now a viable alternative to the Steam desktop client.