Use your Amazon Echo to crank the AC before you get home

10th June 2019

Smart thermostats like Nest and Ecobee were made for remote control so you can set the temperature of your home from afar. Amazon Echo ($65 at Amazon) voice control with Alexa takes these devices a step further by letting you control your thermostat remotely with just your voice. For example, if you have a lake house that’s two hours away (because, who doesn’t?), or you’re feeling comfy on the couch…

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Microsoft warns about email spam campaign abusing Office vulnerability

10th June 2019

Microsoft’s security researchers have issued a warning on Friday afternoon about an ongoing spam wave that is spreading emails carrying malicious RTF documents that infect users with malware without user interaction, once users open the RTF documents. Microsoft said the spam wave appears to target European users, as the emails are sent in various European languages. “In the new campaign, the RTF file downloads and runs multiple scripts of different…

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