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Fix Dark Souls III crashing issues with these tips

Fix Dark Souls III crashing issues with these tips

This is the big week for Dark Souls fans here in the US. While the game has been out in Japan for a little while already, the rest of the world is only just now getting access to the game. And so far, it's proving to be a far more difficult challenge than the previous two games, although for very different reasons.

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Malware can hijack Firefox extensions to compromise users

Malware can hijack Firefox extensions to compromise users

Web browsers these days, especially Chrome, use sandboxing methods to prevent unauthorized access to the computer or excessive use of resources. But while that may be true for the browser's tabs and content themselves, that might not always apply to other things related to it, like extensions. That is the problem facing Firefox and some of its most popular extensions right now. Security researchers have discovered that thanks to vulnerabilities in how Firefox implements extensions, hackers can write seemingly harmless add-ons that piggyback on "clean", valid extensions in order to gain access to files or scam users.

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Siri bug gives access to iPhone 6s, 6s Plus contacts, photos

Siri bug gives access to iPhone 6s, 6s Plus contacts, photos

Some iPhone and iPad users swear by Siri, praising how the smart assistant has made their digital lives a tad more convenient. But such convenience comes at the price of granting Siri access to your device and app information. When left unchecked, this could lead to some troubling circumstances. Take for example this recently discovered flaw that would let unauthorized people access an iPhone's contacts and photos even from a locked screen. All because Siri might just be a tad too eager to help anyone who asks.

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TrueCaller exposed 100 million Android users’ details to hackers

TrueCaller exposed 100 million Android users’ details to hackers

While our smartphones have definitely become more capable and smarter, the phone functionality itself has remained locked in the 20th century. There have been many attempts to make the phone app itself even smarter. Google's dialer app is one. Third-party TrueCaller, which is making its way to the likes of Cyanogen OS and BLU Products devices, is another. Yet for all the convenience that the service might bring, one single design flaw potentially exposed the private details of 100 million Android users who have downloaded the app in good faith.

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In the 21st century, computers still trip over human names

In the 21st century, computers still trip over human names

You'd think that in this day and age of the Internet, self-driving cars, and wayward chatbot AI's, computers would no longer have problems dealing with human names, whatever their form. But as some people from around the world have discovered, to their amusement and exasperation, that is plainly not the case. Today's software, especially database software, are still ill-equipped to handle corner cases when it comes to names of real, not made up, people, causing no small amount of inconvenience to those and practically stalling the evolution of information systems.

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Glitch sends Facebook Lahore Safety Check to the whole world

Glitch sends Facebook Lahore Safety Check to the whole world

Following catastrophic events like the 2011 tsunami that hit Tokyo, Facebook launched its new Safety Check feature to utilize the vast reach of the social network to connect affected people with their families and friends. It basically works by sending out a notification asking you if you're OK when Facebook detects you're within the affected area. This weekend, however, some Facebook users from different places around the world were being asked by Safety Check if they were alright, saying they were in Lahore, Pakistan where a suicide bomb killed dozens and injured hundreds.

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iOS 9.3 causing app crashes for some with broken Safari links

iOS 9.3 causing app crashes for some with broken Safari links

Seems like iOS 9.3 is turning out to be one of Apple's more buggy software updates in recent history. Only a few days after Apple had to re-issue a new build of iOS 9.3 after some owners of older iPad models were left with bricked devices, another issue is turning up that results in broken website links in Safari, Mail, Messages, and other apps. Apple's Support forums are starting to see hundreds of posts from users frustrated with the bug.

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Apple releases new iOS 9.3 update after older devices left bricked

Apple releases new iOS 9.3 update after older devices left bricked

While Apple released the latest update to iOS earlier this week, bringing it up to version 9.3, the installation process didn't go so smoothly for users will other iPhone and iPad models. The update successfully introduced the new Night Shift feature to the iPhone 6 and 6s, along with the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro, but some devices, notably the iPad 2, were left bricked and unusable. It may have taken a few days, but Apple has acknowledged the issue and in turn released a new build of the iOS 9.3 update to address the issue.

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Rowhammer vulnerability still threatens RAM, even DDR4

Rowhammer vulnerability still threatens RAM, even DDR4

When we speak of security exploits, we usually refer to software that take advantage of vulnerabilities in other software. Rowhammer, however, is a rare breed. Discovered almost exactly a year ago, it involved software exploiting vulnerability in hardware, in this case, dual in-line memory modules or DIMMs, in order to affect a change in software. The exploit had chip makers scrambling to get the latest DDR4 chips out the door. But apparently, the security comforts they offered were based on a presumption that researchers are now proving to be false.

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ASUS ZenFone 2 update bug eats up gigabytes of storage

ASUS ZenFone 2 update bug eats up gigabytes of storage

The ZenFone 2 is probably one of the most notable smartphones to come from ASUS, depending on which model you get. One of the first smartphones to bear 4 GB of RAM and paired with an Intel processor, the smartphone proved to be quite the beast and at a fraction of the price of its peers. However, an update pushed via OTA may have just made it turned it into the most unusable smartphone, with an errant log file growing uncontrollably to the point of eating up almost all available storage space on the ZenFone 2.

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Hive iOS app bug heats up UK homes too much

Hive iOS app bug heats up UK homes too much

Companies, both in consumer electronics and mobile, have been quick to push the Internet of Things idea to customers. That haste, however, might be causing those customers problems down the line. From possible security breaches to potentially dangerous bugs, the warts of IoT are only recently starting to surface. Take for example the Hive Home Heating device in the UK, which, thanks to a bug in its iOS app, has caused home owners to experience summer a tad too early for comfort.

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OS X update leave your Mac’s ethernet port broken? Here’s the fix

OS X update leave your Mac’s ethernet port broken? Here’s the fix

Last week Apple released a minor patch for OS X in the form of a kernel extension update. Labeled "031-51913 Incompatible Kernel Extension Configuration Data 3.28.1," the update turned out to be bugged, leaving many Mac users without a working ethernet port. Well, at least those with Macs that still have ethernet ports. It took a little time, but Apple has acknowledged the bug offered a solution for those affected.

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