LastPass posted an update on its investigation into a couple of security incidents last year, and it’s a lot worse than we thought. Hackers broke into a DevOps engineer’s home computer by exploiting a third-party media software package. They planted a keylogger in the software and obtained the engineer’s master password for an account with access to the LastPass corporate vault. After they get in, they export the vault entries and shared folders with the decryption keys. The company insists all sensitive customer vault data, with few exceptions, “can only be decrypted using a unique encryption key derived from each user’s master password.” The company added that it does not store users’ master passwords.
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A solid phone that probably isn’t worth the upgrade.
We’ve reviewed the Galaxy S23 Ultra which, thanks to its large screen, onboard S-Pen and 200-megapixel camera, is aggressively targeted at power users. For everyone looking to get a new Android phone, there’s the Galaxy S23+ or the S23. We tested the plus model and were impressed with the battery life, screen and, well, all the areas that Samsung usually delivers. But with some significant changes, the S23+ isn’t a worthy upgrade if you’re using an S22 or S21.
That didn’t last long.
Three weeks after introducing the new AI-infused Bing, Microsoft is ready to push it into a Windows 11 update today. If you’re in the Bing AI preview, you can access all of its new features from the search box on the Windows 11 taskbar. Just think of a slightly more streamlined version of what we see with Bing AI in Edge: In addition to general web searches, you can ask Bing natural language questions, and its intelligent chatbot will answer in conversation.
It has a slightly smaller battery, but is impressive nonetheless.
Realme’s 240W phone charging technology was big news last month. Since this week at MWC, now Xiaomi quickly responded with a significant 300W demo, which brings the charging time to a little less than five minutes. The charger is the same size as the equivalent of 200W. The phone reached 20 percent in a little over a minute and hit 50 percent in two minutes 12 seconds.
It promises to release more details in the coming months.
As well as unveiling its latest experimental phone, which it sees as having liquid cooling capabilities, OnePlus has announced that it will launch its first foldable smartphone in the second half of 2023. a mysterious launch in Q3 2023 with what appear to be silhouettes of foldable devices, but it doesn’t say what they actually are.
Singh agreed to cooperate in the case against Sam Bankman-Fried.
Nishad Singh, a co-founder of the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, pleaded guilty to US federal fraud and conspiracy charges. Singh, who is director of engineering at FTX, is the third member of Sam Bankman-Fried’s inner circle to agree to cooperate with prosecutors in the case against him. Singh admitted to making illegal donations to political candidates and PACs under his name using funds from Alameda Research (FTX’s sibling hedge fund and crypto trading firm).
FromSoftware says it’s in the works.
Developer FromSoftware has confirmed the rumors that have been circulating since earlier this year: Elden Ring takes a big chunk of DLC. In an announcement posted on the game’s Twitter account, the Japanese developer said that the upcoming expansion titled Shadow of the Erdtree is currently in development.
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