"We expect that in the near term, this backward compatibility will no longer be practical or cost-effective, and we may decrease or discontinue service for our older products," the filing explains. "If we no longer provide extensive backward capability for our products, we may damage our relationship with our existing customers, as well as our reputation, brand loyalty, and ability to attract new customers." … [Read more...] about Why is Sonos dropping support for older speakers, and does the reason hold up?
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A good portable SSD should be small, fast, and able to connect to devices through the almighty USB-C port. Samsung’s new T7 Touch checks all of those boxes, plus another big one: it’s more secure than your average SSD. There’s a capacitive fingerprint reader built into the top of the drive, which works like the one you might have on your phone or laptop. After you’ve enrolled a fingerprint via the free companion app, it will require authentication before it mounts to your computer or phone. This feature — backed by AES 256-bit hardware encryption to lock down your biometric data and the drive’s contents — makes it so that not just anyone can plug it in and see what you have stored. It works exactly like I thought it would. … [Read more...] about Samsung’s T7 Touch puts a speedier SSD in a smaller, more secure case
More vulnerability reports: Mozilla patches Firefox zero-day abused in the wildMozilla fixes second Firefox zero-day exploited in the wildKubernetes CLI tool security flaw lets attackers run code on host machineOpenSSH gets protection against attacks like Spectre, Meltdown, and RambleedGoogle pushes Nest cam update to prevent former owners spying on new buyersDisgruntled security firm discloses zero-days in Facebook's WordPress pluginsKRACK attack: Here's how companies are responding CNETTop 10 app vulnerabilities: Unpatched plugins and extensions dominate TechRepublic … [Read more...] about Microsoft Excel Power Query feature can be abused for malware distribution
SMS phishing is still something many people have never encountered. Scammers are counting on people being less skeptical than they would of an email and not looking too closely. We wouldn’t be surprised to see smishing become more and more common as scammers search for more people to trick. … [Read more...] about What Is Smishing, and How Do You Protect Yourself?
The back of the tablet is a textured, rubberized plastic that’s nice and grippy. It feels good to hold, and there’s no danger of the tablet slipping from your fingers. The tablet is larger and heavier than either the 2013 Nexus 7 or the Retina iPad mini (0.87 pounds, compared to 0.73 for the Retina iPad mini or 0.64 for the Nexus 7), but it’s still comfortable enough to use one-handed in portrait mode. For more active usage like Internet browsing or typing out e-mails, I more often found myself holding the tablet in landscape mode with both hands and typing with Windows 8’s thumb keyboard. … [Read more...] about Review: Dell’s Venue 8 Pro is a Windows tablet you might actually want to buy