Cash machines infected with malicious USB sticks

Dec 31

Criminals have targeted cash machines, a report says, by cutting hole in the fascia to infect the machine with malicious code via USB sticks. The infected ATMs were then able to spit out notes on command. Speakers at the hacker-themed Chaos Computing Congress in Hamburg described the attacks, which infected an unnamed European bank that noticed several cash machines...

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The best Windows 8 apps to begin 2014 (Part One)

Dec 31

You might have just picked up a great new Windows 8 machine for the holidays, or perhaps you’ve been using one for a while now; either way – we have compiled the largest list of the best Windows 8 applications in the Windows Store, just for your pleasure. We have taken every single category in the Windows Store and decided to pick the top three...

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Microsoft's Midori operating system project moves forward, spawns M# programming language

Dec 31

We haven’t really heard too much about Microsoft Midori, a project the company has been working on since 2008. Mary Jo Foley, a reliable Microsoft insider over at ZDNet, has learned that Microsoft’s Midori operating system project has indeed moved forward and has been written in a new language called M# (M...

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Want to stream ABC shows the day after they air? Better get cable

Dec 31

As the legions of cord cutters continue to grow, companies are looking for any way to keep customers tied to their increasingly archaic (and offensively priced) pay TV subscriptions. ABC is just the latest network to get in on the frustrating …

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Leak hints Google may shut down its Schemer goal sharing service

Dec 31

We can’t blame you if you haven’t heard of Google’s Schemer; the goal sharing service launched at the end of 2011, but it hasn’t received much publicity (or traffic) since. Accordingly, the crew in Mountain View may be close to shutting Schemer down....

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