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Sennheiser unveils PC 373D 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound Gaming Headset


If you were to observe me playing PC games alone in my basement (yes, I am a cliché), you may hear me talking. No, I'm not a crazy person speaking to myself; I am likely wearing a gaming headset and chatting with a stranger over the internet.

If you are a serious PC gamer, you should invest in a quality headset. Look, you spend all kinds of money on your gaming computer, mouse, and keyboard; why not splurge on a headset too? Today, Sennheiser announces an intriguing surround sound headset -- the PC 373D.

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AMD unveils workstation Radeon Pro WX Series graphics cards


We have a lot of news coming out of AMD’s kitchen, including new GPUs, an open-source rendering engine, and a new solution for large dataset applications.

First in line is the Radeon Pro WX Series of professional graphics cards, aimed at modern content creation and engineering. It is based on the Polaris architecture, and AMD says it was built with open-source software in mind. The new cards are "designed for creative professionals and those pushing the boundaries of science, technology and engineering".

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O2 customer information available for sale on the dark web

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O2 customer data has been found available for sale on the dark web, most likely as a result of a hack that occurred several years ago.

The gaming website XSplit was hacked three years ago and those responsible for the hack were able to obtain usernames and passwords from the site. Through the process of credential stuffing, in which account credentials acquired through a hack are tested on multiple websites, the hackers were able to gain access and log into O2 accounts.

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Did Google remove presidential candidates Donald Trump and Gary Johnson from search results?

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The US has four nominees for president now. The choices narrowed a bit yesterday when Bernie Sanders officially nominated Hillary Clinton upon losing a hard fought campaign. Clinton swallowed her pride and did the same thing for Barrack Obama back in 2008.

Despite the common misconception, the US does have more than two parties, though most citizens seldom hear about others. There are also fringe parties that really aren't heard of.

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At last! Google Play Family Library lets you share purchased apps, games and movies with others


It's something that Android users have been begging for -- the ability to buy an app once, and share it with members of the family. Until now, one way around the problem was to create a shared family account that could be used to download everything, but now Google has a better solution: Google Play Family Library.

This new feature not only lets you share purchased apps with up to six family members, but also games, movies, TV shows and books. It's something that could save Android-using families a good deal of money, and it's rolling out right now.

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Seagate unveils 'Industry First' 2TB Nytro XM1440 M.2 PCIe NVMe Enterprise SSD


Solid state drives have been a huge boost to performance for home computer users. Long gone are the days where your PC had to have moving parts. The sound of a slow and loud HDD seeking data is a noise I will never miss.

SSDs are not just for the home, however, as the enterprise can leverage them too. Today, Seagate unveils what it calls an "Industry First" -- a 2TB M.2 NVMe Enterprise SSD, dubbed "Nytro XM1440". This fast drive with massive capacity could be a godsend for servers.

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The easy way to become a cyber criminal

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You might think that becoming a cyber criminal required some hard work and dedication to your task, maybe even some form of apprenticeship where you learn the craft at the side of a more experienced hacker.

But new research has identified a one-stop, outsourced online shop, providing hosting, design and payment solutions for cyber criminals looking for a low-cost of entry method to sell their ill-gotten assets.

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How you might get hacked by a Chrome extension


Malware isn’t just about native executables or rogue apps, not any more -- a malicious browser extension can cause almost as many problems on all your devices at once.

With the right permissions, for example, your new Chrome add-on could steal your user credentials, post as you on social media, read your emails, help launch a DDoS attack, and more.

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Tim Sweeney: Microsoft is trying to kill Steam with Windows 10


Microsoft is on a mission to destroy Steam with Windows 10. At least that is what Tim Sweeney, co-founder of Epic Games believes. He says that Microsoft's love of UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps means that Win32 apps are gradually being driven to extinction.

In an interview with Edge magazine, Sweeney says that he predicts Microsoft will release patches for Windows 10 over the next few years that will render Steam "progressively worse and more broken".

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DDoS attacks increase by over 80 percent

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In the second quarter of this year DDoS attacks increased by 83 percent to more than 182,900, according to the latest threat report from security solutions company Nexusguard.

The report shows that Russia has become the number one victim country. Starlink -- a Russian ISP supporting small, medium and large enterprises -- received more than 40 percent of the DDoS attacks measured over a two-day period. This targeted DNS attack also pushed the mean average DDoS duration to hours instead of minutes, as measured in the previous quarter.

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Zoho lets salespeople access CRM straight from their inbox


Salespeople spend a lot of their time in communication with customers and prospects, so time spent updating CRM systems can often be seen as unproductive.

Business cloud platform Zoho aims to change that with the launch of its latest CRM product which incorporates SalesInbox, an email client designed exclusively for salespeople.

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BlackBerry claims its second Android smartphone is 'world's most secure'

BlackBerry DTEK50

BlackBerry's Priv, hasn't quite been a huge hit with consumers, but the company is not ready to give up just yet as it has introduced its second Android handset, called DTEK50. The selling point? BlackBerry claims that it is the "world's most secure Android smartphone".

The market for privacy and security-focused smartphones seems to be quite small -- insignificant, really -- if we are to look at how poorly Priv and Silent Circle's Blackphone have been selling so far. And it is hard to see how the new DTEK50 will change that.

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Zero-day flaw leaves LastPass vulnerable to attack [UPDATE: it's fixed]


A Google Project Zero hacker has discovered a zero-day vulnerability in the password manager LastPass that could lead to accounts being completely compromised.

The security flaw can be triggered by visiting a malicious website, and it has been confirmed to be an issue by white hat security researcher Tavis Ormandy. He has filed a full report to LastPass with a view to getting the vulnerability patched.

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Every piece of sensitive data could have 1,000 unnecessary copies

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Data risk reduction specialist Identity Finder has rebranded itself as Spirion and has released the results of long-term sensitive data audits at three of its largest enterprise sites.

During the audits, the company discovered that if left unchecked, every legitimate piece of sensitive data will create up to 1,000 unnecessary copies.

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Aegis Secure Key 3.0 [Review]

Aegis Secure Key 3.0

There are a number of secure flash drives on the market, but most of them rely on a software lock that requires you to enter a PIN on the computer after you've plugged in the drive. Apricorn takes a different approach with its Secure Key which has a keypad on the device itself, allowing you to lock and unlock it independently.

At 95.5 mm it's about half as long again as a normal flash drive and fits snugly into an aluminum slip case so you can't accidentally press buttons in your pocket. The keys are small but have a positive click action so you know they've been pressed. It comes formatted for NTFS ready for use on Windows systems and you can reformat it for Macs.

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