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Using the flaw, an attacker could execute their code in a LocalSystem account, which would allow them to install programs, manipulate data, or create new accounts with full user rights. Ormandy dropped a hint about the forthcoming disclosure late Friday night in a tweet: I think [Silvanovich ] and I just discovered the worst Windows remote code exec [ution flaw] in recent memory.
  • Before the ax, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder

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    The White House said Comey had been been sacked over testimony he made before congress about Hillary Clinton emails found on a laptop used by staffer Huma Abedin which was found to be inaccurate. This piece by Scott McKay assailed the Senate minority leader as a political opportunist. "If there was even a time when circumstances warranted a special prosecutor, it is right now", he said.
  • Apple's iPhone 7 is best-selling, and iPhone 6S most used, analysts claim

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    While OPPO is largely unknown in the Western world, it's brand is quite popular in China and rising rapidly across India, which explains the results. This is a dip from 30% in the same period a year earlier. This is the market Apple is hoping to capitalize on. The numbers in the first quarter of 2017 attest to that. Its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were ranked, respectively, as the first and second best-selling smartphone models in the world last quarter.
  • Kurdish fighters welcome US aid

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    Tabqa and the nearby dam, Syria's largest, were seized a day earlier in an offensive that lasted almost seven weeks, with the backing of airstrikes from the worldwide coalition. Before his meeting with Mattis, Yildirim had warned that "there is still an opportunity for the United States to take Turkey's sensitivities into consideration".
  • Microsoft Steps Up Move Into Virtual-Reality Market

    Microsoft Steps Up Move Into Virtual-Reality Market

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    Microsoft said at the time that the best, and cheapest, HoloLens VR headsets would not be made by itself, but by third-party hardware developers, and today at Build it announced the first of these headsets, as well as Windows mixed reality motion controllers - no markers required.
  • Samsung posts Q1 revenue growth, no thanks to mobile division

    Samsung posts Q1 revenue growth, no thanks to mobile division

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    Profit breakdown showed the firm's semiconductor business made its largest-ever operating profit of 6.3 trillion won. Aiming to secure a stable supply of memory chips for its iPhones, Apple may invest billions of dollars to obtain a substantial stake in struggling Japanese conglomerate Toshiba's chip business, ending almost two decades of being among Samsung's largest RAM customers.
  • SpaceX Makes First Launch of US Spy Satellite

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    While the details on most of SpaceX's missions are very public, this one was purposely shrouded in mystery: The rocket was ferrying up a spy satellite, the NROL-76, for National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The rocket was recycled for Monday's launch. Those who viewed the launch were, instead, treated to multiple views of the Falcon 9 first stage as it made its descent to Earth again, notes The Verge .
  • Here's why Trump fired James Comey

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    It's clear that is where the president and his enablers want to go, especially with calls of, "Let's move on". The White House pushed back against criticism that the move was created to derail the Russian Federation probes. The Trump administration denies allegations of collusion with Russian Federation. Sanders told reporters that most of America had decided on their own that Comey was not the person that should be leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as evidenced by the ...
  • Snap posts big 1Q loss, higher revenue, misses expectations

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    But it's not going so well. Snap said its daily active users (DAUs) rose 36.1 per cent to 166 million in the first quarter from a year earlier, marking a slowdown from the 47.7 per cent rise for the fourth quarter and 62.8 percent jump for the third quarter that the company reported in its IPO filing .
  • Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows Defender

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    Microsoft has recommended to users that they must update the system as quickly as possible with the security patch version 1.1.13704.0. KitGuru Says: So far, I don't think there have been any widespread serious issues with the Windows 10 Creators Update, so it might be a good idea to upgrade sooner rather than later.