How Microsoft found a Huawei driver that opened systems to attack

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Huawei MateBook systems that are running the company’s PCManager software included a driver that would let unprivileged users create processes with superuser privileges. The insecure driver was discovered by Microsoft using some of the new monitoring features added to Windows version 1809 that are monitored by the company’s Microsoft Defender Advanced …

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William Barr’s Letter on the Mueller Report Left These 16 Pressing Questions Unanswered

Attorney General William Barr’s four-page letter to Congress made clear that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 22-month investigation into Russian election interference was exhaustive–generating 500 search warrants, more than 2,800 subpoenas and interviews of 500 witnesses. Barr delivered a verdict on it in 48 hours, leaving many questions unanswered. Many of those could be revealed when …

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UPS Begins Using Drones to Transport Medical Samples at North Carolina Hospitals

UPS said Tuesday it began using unmanned drones to transport medical samples at a North Carolina hospital system, part of its longer-term plan to incorporate drones into its delivery of supplies and samples to medical facilities. The logistics and delivery giant is partnering with Matternet, a drone-logistics startup, to shuttle medical samples among scattered facilities …

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Boeing Fires Employee Responsible for Hanging a Noose in a South Carolina Factory

Boeing fired an employee Tuesday after claiming the worker was responsible for hanging a noose in a South Caroline manufacturing facility, TV station WCSC reported. In late February, Boeing said it was investigating a nylon, one-foot noose that was found hanging in a Charleston, S.C., plant that manufactures its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The noose was …

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European Parliament Votes to Let the Sun Go Down on Daylight Saving Time

European Parliament has voted to end Daylight Saving Time in European Union-member nations by the year 2021, according to The Verge. After that year, individual EU-member states will have to decide whether they stick with DST or standard time. Daylight saving time is when we roll clocks back one hour so the sun rises and …

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‘Final Fantasy VII’ Finally Comes to Nintendo, Two Decades After It Made PlayStation a Must-Have

A long-time fantasy has just come true for millions of Nintendo video gamers around the world. Final Fantasy VII, the beloved adventure game that was first released in 1997–but not for Nintendo–was made available on the company’s Switch platform today, more than two decades after its debut. The move is a major deal for video-game …

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