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Change Your Passwords. Now.

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A massive memory leak from web services and security company Cloudflare may have exposed user data for thousands of sites using the service. In other words: it’s time to change your passwords.

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Is your Windows server getting hacked? Do you need to block ip addresses in Windows? Dealing with a brute force attack? Don’t want to spend your life savings on SysPeace or other overly priced security software? Then IPBan is for you.

Some ideas you hear about in the tech world are so “now” that it’s like they were birthed by popular culture itself. Others make you feel like you’re living in the future. Guess which category the world’s first smart sensor and drone-based home security system falls under.

It’s never good news when two tech giants are mad at each other, but that’s the case right now with Google and Microsoft. Google says it gave Microsoft and Adobe a heads up about an active zero-day exploit in Windows ten days ago, and says Redmond essentially did nothing. So Google went ahead and made the vulnerability public on Monday, and of course, Microsoft was none too happy about that.

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Out with the old, and in with the new. Microsoft yesterday stopped providing Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 licenses to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including its PC partners and systems builders. This means that, as of today, the only way you can buy a computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is if you can still find one in stock.

Today our favorite smart TV system will begin sending out its latest free software update to every Roku TV model, even the first generation sets from 2014. It brings two major new features, one that will appeal to cord cutters who use an antenna and another to those who occasionally want to listen via headphones.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was expected by many to release a completely new handset, dubbed Surface Phone, this month in New York City. But the Surface Phone did not attend the October event, where the software titan introduced its first ever desktop computer, Surface Studio. The new Windows 10 Mobile-powered phone may replace iPhone as smartphone superstar.

Samsung users are already expecting the coming of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 after the tech company promised that it would upgrade buyers of the faulty Note 7 with the upcoming installment. This is already a clear confirmation that the Note 8 will be available in the coming months.

US bans all Samsung Galaxy Note 7s from flights

Im so bumbed. My first was a Note 4. Hurry up and show me the 8.

There is no greater evidence of The Future of Computing than the big-screened smartphone. Big phones have become the de facto personal computers for many people, taking the place of countless devices, including laptops and tablets. They’ve become more than just phones in ways that smaller devices haven’t matched — research shows that owners of phablets use their devices a lot more than others.