Daydream update starts arriving on Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones

 Google’s brand of VR is, at last, beginning to arrive on Samsung devices.
Reports emerged last week that certain Verizon Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices were getting the Daydream update, but today Google confirmed the rollout.

The Daydream-ready update is rolling out now to @SamsungMobile Galaxy S8 and S8+. Explore new worlds with #Daydream. https://t.co/KaRNJEcURi… Read More

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BrickerBot Dev Claims Cyber-Attack That Affected Over 60,000 Indian Modems

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: “The author of the BrickerBot malware has claimed a cyber-attack that affected several Indian states and has caused over 60,000 modems and routers to lose Internet connectivity,” reports Bleeping Computer. “The incident affected modems and routers belonging to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), two Indian state-owned telecommunications service providers.” The BrickerBot malware infected modems that used default passwords and modems that the two ISPs left exposed via the TR069 management interface to connections from anywhere on the Internet. BrickerBot is a malware strain that affects Linux-based IoT and networking devices. Unlike other malware that hoards devices into botnets for DDoS attacks and other purposes, BrickerBot “bricks” the equipment by rewriting its flash storage with random data. In most cases this bricking effect can be reversed, but in some cases this is permanent. BSNL and MTNL had worked to fix problems but efforts were delayed after a BSNL workforce strike. The BrickerBot author also raised the alarm about similar exposed devices on the network of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL). In April, the BrickerBot author claimed he bricked over 2 million devices.


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The Mooch ouster clinches it: Trump's White House is more 'Game of Thrones' than 'Game of Thrones'

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Over on Earth 2, that mythical place where Hillary Clinton’s popular vote victory was enough to propel her to the White House, I like to think alternate universe me is having a fine old time watching and theorizing about season 7 of Game of Thrones.

After all, in that parallel reality, politics likely has nothing to offer save a GOP Congress at loggerheads with a President Clinton on every damn issue. I spent most of the 1990s watching that show and have no desire to see it again. Bring on the giant dragons! 

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Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism

 Snap Inc has joined the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which sees consumer internet companies cooperating to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism online. Facebook, Google and YouTube, Microsoft, and Twitter formed the GIFCT last month, and tomorrow it will host its first workshop with fellow tech companies plus government and non-governmental organizations. The GIFCT started… Read More

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