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Bluetooth Vulnerability, BlueBorne Impacts Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux Devices

Bluetooth Vulnerability, BlueBorne Impacts Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux Devices

The researchers rated three of the flaws they found as critical as they allowed attackers to take over devices, conduct man-in-the-middle attacks or intercept communications over Bluetooth. The next step involves the attacker obtaining the target's MAC address, and then they need to probe it to identify the operating system. Different devices are affected by different sets of vulnerabilities encapsulated by Blueborne.


NOVA's Live Coverage of Cassini's Death Dive to Saturn

NOVA's Live Coverage of Cassini's Death Dive to Saturn

Even though Cassini was sterilized before launching from Earth in 1997, it is possible some microbes survived on the spacecraft. When the spacecraft arrived at Saturn in 2004, the planet's northern hemisphere, seen at the top here, was in darkness, just beginning to emerge from winter.


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update Takes Aim at AFKers

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update Takes Aim at AFKers

Players will need to rely on their other skills and senses if they want to perform well in the fog, and it should offer an interesting new change to the way the game is now played in that respect. Aside from the update on vaulting, Bluehole also writes that this update addresses the problem of players going AFK to passively earn battle points, PUBG's in-game currency.


Gov. Deal addresses the state after Irma

Gov. Deal addresses the state after Irma

Nathan Deal has expanded a state of emergency to include all 159 Georgia counties, Deal's office said. "Due to the size of the storm, all of Georgia may potentially be impacted, regardless of Hurricane Irma's exact track". Up to 8 inches of rain is expected locally. Search and rescue teams began helping homeless individuals find shelter. As Georgia prepares for storm impacts beginning overnight, residents are urged to finalize all prestorm preparations prior to sunset tonight and to shelter ...


Apple's biggest event in years

Apple's biggest event in years

Hopefully, it will be better than the Samsung 8, which has allowed people to get in with only a photo of the phone's owner. That having been said , we at htxt.africa will be covering the Apple reveal event later on Twitter and writing it up shortly afterwards.



Apple expected to unveil newest iPhone Today

ALL ACCESS will have coverage as it happens. Apple is accusing Qualcomm of charging too much for its Standard Essential Patents - which manufacturers are required to license in order to build their own devices and of forcing it to pay a percentage of its iPhone revenue.