Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | New Spectre-like attack uses speculative execution to overflow buffers

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | New Spectre-like attack uses speculative execution to overflow buffers

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When the Spectre and Meltdown attacks were disclosed earlier this year, the expectation was that these attacks would be the first of many, as researchers took a closer look at the way that the speculative execution in modern processors could be used to leak sensitive information and undermine the security of software running on those…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The Crew 2 review: Where is everybody?

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The Crew 2 review: Where is everybody?

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Over the years, Ubisoft has quietly and steadily built itself a reputation for supporting its games tremendously after launch. Those efforts usually pay off; most Ubisoft games released in the past few years are meaningfully bigger and better than they were at launch. But what those games typically have (and The Crew 2 lacks) are…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Billy Dee Williams will reprise the role of Lando Calrissian in Episode IX

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Billy Dee Williams will reprise the role of Lando Calrissian in Episode IX

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Enlarge / Billy Dee Williams attends the Premiere Of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Reports have begun to trickle in about exactly which characters and actors to expect in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX, with some reports proving firmer than others. This week brings one of the most confident reports…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | DOD seeks classification “Clippy” to help classify data, control access

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | DOD seeks classification “Clippy” to help classify data, control access

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Sean GallagherFiguring out what information should be classified and controlling access to it has been an eternal headache for defense and national security organizations—a headache that got a lot of attention during the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of personal emails. Even people with a more clear understanding of sensitive data…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | iPhone crashing bug likely caused by code added to appease Chinese gov’t

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | iPhone crashing bug likely caused by code added to appease Chinese gov’t

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Enlarge / A customer inspects the 2013 iPhone at the Wangfujing flagship store in Beijing. The iOS 11.4.1 update Apple released Monday was most notable for making it harder for law enforcement to access locked iPhones. On Tuesday, security researcher Patrick Wardle illuminated another fix. He said his fix addressed code Apple added likely to…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Take 10% off a TV, game console, and many other gadgets at eBay

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Take 10% off a TV, game console, and many other gadgets at eBay

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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today we’re highlighting a sweeping, one-day sale at eBay that takes 10% almost any electronics or video game purchase of at least $50 with the coupon code “PRIMOTECH”. There is a bit of fine print to the sale, per…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break, week 4: Fermi’s Paradox and the empty universe

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break, week 4: Fermi’s Paradox and the empty universe

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Hello, universe? It’s us, Earth. Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAOThis week we’re serializing yet another episode from the After On Podcast here on Ars. The broader series is built around deep-dive interviews with world-class thinkers, founders, and scientists, and it tends to be very tech- and science-heavy. You can access the excerpts…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Researchers Find More Evidence for the Higgs Boson

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Researchers Find More Evidence for the Higgs Boson

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July 4, 2012. Besides being the United States’ 236th birthday, it was the day that physicists announced that they had found strong evidence of the Higgs boson, an elusive particle that imparts mass to other elementary particles in the universe. It was one of the most important achievements in physics in the last century, and…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Scientist Perplexed by His Discovery of Powerful Quasar From Early Universe

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Scientist Perplexed by His Discovery of Powerful Quasar From Early Universe

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A newly discovered supermassive black hole, 13 billion light-years away from Earth, might eventually provide us with valuable information about the formation of the universe. In the meantime, it’s mostly just confusing Eduardo Bañados — the astronomer at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution who found it. He describes his perplexing work this week in…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | NASA’s New Climate Satellites Are Pioneering Laser Rangefinding Tech

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | NASA’s New Climate Satellites Are Pioneering Laser Rangefinding Tech

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Back in May, a SpaceX rocket carried two NASA satellites into orbit. The GRACE Follow-On satellites were a continuation of the initial GRACE mission, and over the past month these satellites have been undergoing a series of tests to ensure they’re prepared to do science, and according to a recent test the spacecraft are more…