Your Brand-Name PC May Have A Security Flaw

While I know all of you build your own computers, we all have friends and loved ones that could be affected by something like this. Some of the companies named in the article have already fixed the flaws but others haven’t, so this is good info to have.

Duo Security says it found vulnerabilities in the update software for Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo. Some vendors were more secure than others in Duo’s testing, but all of them were insecure enough that you could launch a man-in-the-middle attack and run your own code. In the worst cases, they’d send update data without any encryption or validation.

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GeForce GTX 1060 Coming This Fall?

More rumblings from the rumor mill today. This time around the buzz is that NVIDIA will be launching the GeForce GTX 1060 this fall. The site isn’t in English so I ran it through the Google machine and came away with the quote below:

The chip GP106 succeeds current GM206, which was launched with the GeForce GTX 960 and later found in the GTX 950. In this context it is interesting that the last recently been released in versions without requiring additional power supply. The same can therefore apply graphics cards based on the GP106, which, with a new architecture and manufacturing at 16 nanometers is predicted to become more energy efficient.

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Recharge Wrap-up: Volvo’s efficient truck concept, Tesla’s updated mobile charger is cheaper

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Mercedes-Benz to use particulate filtration tech on gasoline engines. Tesla drops price of its mobile charger by $100. The Volvo Concept Truck uses 30 percent less fuel.

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Unlikely Race Cars #1: Mutant SEAT Marbella

We all love an underdog here at Hooniverse, so I thought I’d highlight a few of the less obvious racing machines that entered the excellent Crystal Palace Hillclimb this memorial weekend. To succeed in a hillclimb event you’d typically want your car to be endowed with a nimble chassis, plentiful …

Your big-name PC may have a security flaw in its update software

Those problems with security holes in big PC makers' software bundles? They might not be over yet. Duo Security says it found vulnerabilities in the update software for Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo. Some vendors were more secure than others in Duo…