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Teardown of “Dishy McFlatface,” the SpaceX Starlink user terminal

Enlarge / Ken Keiter gets ready to tear apart the SpaceX Starlink user terminal, “Dishy McFlatface.” Ken Keiter Engineer Ken Keiter recently came into possession of one SpaceX Starlink user terminal, the satellite dish that SpaceX nicknamed “Dishy McFlatface.” But instead of plugging it in and getting Internet access from SpaceX’s low Earth orbit (LEO) […]

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iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever

Enlarge / That’s a lot of screen. Samuel Axon Earlier this year, Apple patched one of the most breathtaking iPhone vulnerabilities ever: a memory corruption bug in the iOS kernel that gave attackers remote access to the entire device—over Wi-Fi, with no user interaction required at all. Oh, and exploits were wormable—meaning radio-proximity exploits could […]

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WireGuard for Windows 0.3.1 is the release you’ve been waiting for

Enlarge / I heroically resisted the urge to create a “WireGuard for Workgroups 0.3.1” image for this piece. Jim Salter This Monday, WireGuard founder and lead developer Jason Donenfeld announced a new WireGuard release for the Windows platform. The release is something of a godsend for administrators hoping to implement WireGuard as a replacement for more […]

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AMD laptops have a hidden 10-second performance delay. Here’s why

Enlarge / When it’s on battery, your new Ryzen 4000 series laptop doesn’t deliver its true performance until about 10 seconds into a full-throttle workload. Aurich Lawson / AMD In an embargoed presentation Friday morning, Intel’s Chief Performance Strategist Ryan Shrout walked a group of tech journalists through a presentation aimed at taking AMD’s Zen […]

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Abusive add-ons aren’t just a Chrome and Firefox problem. Now it’s Edge’s turn

Enlarge Microsoft For years, Google and Mozilla have battled to keep abusive or outright malicious browser extensions from infiltrating their official repositories. Now, Microsoft is taking up the fight. Over the past several days, people in website forums have complained of the Google searches being redirected to oksearch[.]com when they use Edge. Often, the searches […]