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The futuristic Wi-Fi router that fights malware

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Houses are filling up with new connected devices of all kinds. From smartphones and smart TVs to tablets, laptops, and connected smart home devices, consumers have more internet-connected products in their homes than ever. As exciting as it is having a door lock that automatically locks up when you leave, or a TV set that can respond to your voice commands, it also means your home is now filled with new targets for viruses, malware, spyware, and other online threats.

What if there was one device that could protect all the connected devices in your house? In fact, what if the device tasked with guarding all of your computers and smart gadgets was the very same device keeping them connected to the internet and to each other? It’s time to meet Norton Core™, a futuristic Wi-Fi router with built-in security features that’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

If you think the firewall features in your standard router are good enough to stop malware and thwart attacks, you could be sorely mistaken. But the Norton Core router is an entirely new breed of router that takes performance and security to the next level. By integrating state-of-the-art security features into a high-performance Wi-Fi router, Norton has created a solution that helps to stop security threats before they even reach your connected devices.

From viruses and spyware to malware and other types of security threats, the Norton Core router is built to defend against them all. It even safeguards online transactions and offers enhanced parental controls accessible through the accompanying app.1 It’s a single device that packs in the best Norton has to offer along with cutting-edge wireless technology that supports data speeds up to a blistering 2.5 gigabits per second.

The Norton Core router is worth every penny at $199.99, which is about how much you would expect to pay for a standard high-performance router that offers the same kind of Wi-Fi coverage and data speeds as the Norton Core.

Head to the Norton website to learn more.


1 Subscription renewal is required for security and parental control features. Please review complete terms during setup.


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FastUnlockX makes unlocking your iPhone X with Face ID even faster

Anyone sporting an iPhone X should be familiar with how Face ID works by now. After the handset recognizes your face, you’re required to swipe up from the bottom of the display to get to your Home screen. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could skip the second step altogether?

A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed FastUnlockX by iOS developer CPDigitalDarkroom brings this idea to fruition and makes unlocking your iPhone X with Face ID a split second faster.  ... Read the rest of this post here

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iOS might have a backdoor that can be used to hack into any iPhone, even the iPhone X

iPhone X Encryption

Apple has been advertising its focus on user data security and privacy for years now. Encryption ensures data security as long as you protect your devices with a password, pin, fingerprint, or face. Nobody should be able to access the contents of your iPhone without access to your password, and that’s why the FBI tried to force Apple in early 2016 to create a backdoor into an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino shooters.

Ultimately, the FBI backed down because it discovered it could use a third-party’s services to access the password-protected iPhone. In other words, someone found a backdoor into Apple’s 2016 software and was able to use it to access the contents of encrypted iPhones. Fast forward to 2018, and it looks like a similar backdoor still exists and can unlock encrypted any device, including the iPhone X.

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Google security chief claims Android is now just as secure as iOS

iOS Vs Android

While no one would ever go far as to say that iOS is altogether impervious to malware, the reality over the past few years is that iOS has simply been more secure than Android. And while Google has undoubtedly made strides in bolstering security on Android, sometimes it feels as if we can't even go a few weeks without researchers unearthing yet another nasty Android exploit.

A little less than a year ago, for example, a new piece of Android malware dubbed Judy reportedly infected nearly 37 million devices. More recently, security researchers this past January discovered a particularly sophisticated piece of Android malware called Skygofree with "never-before-seen" spying capabilities.

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Intel outlines plans for Meltdown and Spectre fixes, microcode for older chips

Enlarge / Intel Ivy Bridge Xeon E7 v2 die shot. (credit: Fritzchens Fritz)

Shipping in the second half of this year, the next generation of Xeon Scalable Processors (codenamed Cascade Lake) will contain hardware fixes for the Meltdown attack and certain variants of the Spectre attack. So, too, will a range of processors using the same 8th generation Core branding that some processors are already using.

Earlier this year, attacks that exploit the processor's speculative execution were published with the names Meltdown and Spectre, prompting a reaction from hardware and software companies.

The Spectre attack has two variants, numbered version 1 and version 2. Spectre version 1 attacks will need software fixes, and the nature of these attacks means that they may always need software fixes. Applications that try to build sandboxes—locked-down environments used for running potentially hostile code, such as JavaScript in the browser—will need to be examined and updated to provide robust protection against Spectre version 1.

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