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GPUs from all major suppliers are vulnerable to new pixel-stealing attack

Enlarge GPUs from all six of the major suppliers are vulnerable to a newly discovered attack that allows malicious websites to read the usernames, passwords, and other sensitive visual data displayed by other websites, researchers have demonstrated in a paper published Tuesday. The cross-origin attack allows a malicious...

Tue Sep 26, 2023 20:59
macOS 14 Sonoma: The Ars Technica review

Enlarge I was preparing to write an intro calling macOS Sonoma—version 14.0 of Apple's desktop operating system, for those of you who can't keep the ever-lengthening list of California codenames straight—a "low-key" or "small" release. Because it definitely feels that way, and it's tempting to think that Apple is taking...

Tue Sep 26, 2023 20:59
Windows 11 23H2’s new features and version number are arriving separately

Enlarge / A PC running Windows 11. (credit: Microsoft) Today, Microsoft is beginning to roll out a major batch of new Windows updates, including its Copilot generative AI assistant, wide-ranging improvements for built-in apps, and other user interface tweaks. Normally, updates of this magnitude would only arrive in one...

Tue Sep 26, 2023 20:59
FTC files “the big one,” a lawsuit alleging Amazon illegally maintains monopoly

Enlarge / FTC Chair Lina Khan speaks during the Spring Enforcers Summit at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, on Monday, March 27, 2023. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorneys general today sued Amazon, claiming the online retail giant illegally maintains monopoly...

Tue Sep 26, 2023 20:59
Can you melt eggs? Quora’s AI says “yes,” and Google is sharing the result

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) When you type a question into Google Search, the site sometimes provides a quick answer called a Featured Snippet at the top of the results, pulled from websites it has indexed. On Monday, X user Tyler Glaiel noticed that Google's answer to "can you melt eggs" resulted in a "yes," pulled...

Tue Sep 26, 2023 19:35
Unity dev group dissolves after 13 years over “completely eroded” company trust

Enlarge / A partnership of 13 years has ended over a complete lack of trust in the company behind the Unity engine. (credit: Boston Unity Group) The "first official Unity user group in the world" has announced that it is dissolving after 13 years because "the trust we used to have in the company has been completely eroded."...

Tue Sep 26, 2023 19:35

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