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Dropbox Selective Sync confirmed to have selective amnesia

Dropbox Selective Sync confirmed to have selective amnesia

With all the hoopla around cloud services, their leaks, and their security holes, one name has managed to remain out of the media's spotlight. At least so far. It would, however, be naive to presume that Dropbox is infallible and perfect just because of that. In fact, this latest revelation just proves that it isn't immune from bugs that would irreversibly lose data as well. Luckily, at least if you believe the company, it only affects a rather small subset of Dropbox users.

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iOS 8 “Reset All Settings” reported to wipe iCloud Drive docs

iOS 8 “Reset All Settings” reported to wipe iCloud Drive docs

iOS 8 might be taking another PR hit this week, though hopefully in a more limited fashion. Some users have started reporting that iOS 8's option to reset their phone's settings erased iWork files stored in the beta version of iCloud Drive, with some left without an option to recover them at all.

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BASH bug leaves many web servers open to attack

BASH bug leaves many web servers open to attack

No, it's not the name of the bug itself nor is it a description of what you may do if you happen to be deeply affected by this security exploit. BASH, for Bourne Again SHell, is the most common command line (think, command prompt in Windows) shell in Linux and UNIX-like operating systems, which means that a bug like this leaves many computers connected to the Internet, like servers and even Macs, vulnerable to hijacking.

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Why Chrome browser on Windows eats batteries like crazy

Why Chrome browser on Windows eats batteries like crazy

If you're a dedicated Chrome user and have noticed your Windows laptop plunging into an earlier death than normal, then you may very well blame a "feature" that was introduced way back in 2010. Though that feature made sense in a day and age when browser plugins, Java applets, and Flash dominated the Web, Chrome's high-performance system tweaking has now become a liability that Google doesn't seem to be keen on addressing quickly.

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iOS 7 lockscreen bypass bug only works when stars align

iOS 7 lockscreen bypass bug only works when stars align

Yes, there is yet another lock screen bug on iOS 7, discovered just days after iOS 8 was unveiled. But while this bypass can get you access to one, yes just one, app in 5 seconds, if you're fast enough, it can only really be triggered if certain conditions are present.

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Internet Explorer zero-day exploit affects a quarter of Internet browsers

Internet Explorer zero-day exploit affects a quarter of Internet browsers

Security firm FireEye has just disclosed a new zero-day vulnerability that is being used to attack more recent versions of Internet Explorer. This exploit leaves almost 25 percent of the browsers in the market quite defenseless and open to hacker attacks.

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Heartbleed bug: how to avoid this massive web hack

Heartbleed bug: how to avoid this massive web hack

Since a fix was released yesterday, a bug has been crawling around the internet for a staggering two years. Introduced to glom on to the system known as OpenSSL back in December of 2011 and in the wild since Open SSL v1.0.1, this bug has been on the web since the 14th of March, 2012. But why was it only made apparent this week, and what can you do?

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Mt. Gox CEO verifies leaked “Crisis Strategy Draft” contents

Mt. Gox CEO verifies leaked “Crisis Strategy Draft” contents

The drama surrounding Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox continues as its CEO is reported to have confirmed the veracity of the Crisis Strategy Draft document leaked yesterday. The once popular exchange is now knee-deep in controversy and there is no sign of things letting up anytime soon.

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Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox stops withdrawals after finding a technical issue

Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox stops withdrawals after finding a technical issue

Bitcoin has been under increasing scrutiny all around the world as it gains popularity. Many governments are saying that bitcoin is increasingly used for illegal activities like terrorism funding and money laundering. We mentioned earlier today that Russian authorities had deemed bitcoin illegal.

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OS X Mavericks Mail bug workaround detailed while Apple preps fix

OS X Mavericks Mail bug workaround detailed while Apple preps fix

Some unfortunate users have suffered from email troubles with Mail since OS X Mavericks' launch, something addressed with 10.9.1 after a sharp focus on the issue by Apple. Still, some users' woes have continued, and retrieving emails is harder than it needs to be. Apple published a manual workaround for these users today, though it hasn't said when the (next) fix will be available.

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Google Calendar flaw adds people to private events

Google Calendar flaw adds people to private events

A flaw in the Google Calendar application has surfaced that could make for some awkwardness. The flaw could make some of your private events public. The flaw reportedly has to do with entering email addresses on your event.

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Foscam IP camera bug lets anyone view and record live footage

Foscam IP camera bug lets anyone view and record live footage

One of the most important uses of IP cameras is for remotely viewing places or people for safety and security purposes. But in a rather ironic turn of events, a number of Foscam IP cameras have been discovered to be easily compromised, giving anyone with an Internet connection access to what the camera is seeing as well.

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