Microsoft warns about email spam campaign abusing Office vulnerability

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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FedEx announces change in Amazon relationship, says it’s not renewing Express US domestic contract

FedEx revealed a change in its relationship with Amazon on Friday, announcing that the company will not be renewing its Express U.S. domestic contract with the online retail giant. The delivery company will be directing its “focus on serving the broader e-commerce market,” FedEx said in a statement Opens a New Window. The company pointed out that there’s an anticipated growth for e-commerce in the coming years, saying the daily…

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HBO Go vs. HBO Now: Which streaming service is right for you?

HBO fans have it great these days. Subscribers can watch their favorite shows and movies whether seated in front of their TV or on a device while riding the bus to work. This freedom comes from the company’s twin streaming services, HBO Go and HBO Now, which allow subscribers to experience the wonders of Westworld and Westeros using their PlayStation 4, iPhone, or other HBO-compatible device. With two different ways…

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How to Watch the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup for Free

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France is almost upon us, and the world is readhy to watch the 24 international teams compete for the title. This year, all eyes will be on the U.S. women’s national soccer team as they compete for their fourth championship title. The reigning champions, who earned the previous title in 2015, are led by co-captains Alex Morgan, a 2019 TIME 100 honoree, Carli…

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Robocall ruling by FCC will let phone companies block unwanted calls by default

The Federal Communications Commission is stepping up the war on robocalls. A new ruling passed by the FCC on Thursday lets phone companies block robocalls before they get to your home phone or mobile device. Some landline and cellular providers currently offer call blocking tools, but phone subscribers must opt-in to use them. The FCC’s rule lets service providers block calls as a default. “If there is one thing in…

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Vancouver mayor suggests Bitcoin ATM ban to stop money laundering

Vancouver has cryptocurrency growing pains. The city’s police labeled Bitcoin ATMs an “ideal money laundering vehicle,” and its mayor has even suggested a complete ban. Experts and local businesses have instead called for federal money services regulations to be changed to include Bitcoin $BTC▲0.5% ATMs, reports The Star. Vancouver’s city council already moved to regulate usage and operation of cryptocurrency ATMs with a bylaw in January. This enforces operators to…

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These Countries Follow the ‘Six Month Rule’ for Passports

If you have any international travel planned, you’re going to want to check the expiration date on your passport right away. Of course, you know better than to try and cross borders with an expired passport, but many countries require a six month buffer on your passport’s expiration date. We’ve told you about this rule before. Because of visa time limits, many countries require your passport to be valid for…

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Save money on Amazon Video and iTunes movies

You probably think that when you’re buying movies from Amazon or iTunes, the price is what the price is. It’s not like there’s some magical way to score a better deal. Actually, there is: Movies occasionally go on sale. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know when that’s happening for something you want to buy. Your only option? Check Amazon and iTunes regularly and hope you don’t miss a time-limited offer….

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California Cryptocurrency Users Take To Twitter About Sim Swapping Scam

The cryptocurrency community in the U.S. is alarmed over a SIM swapping scam that has cost many crypto users their passwords, codes and bank account details. More than 50 people have fallen victim to the scam, with hackers making off with millions of dollars. Mainly California, and those in the San Francisco Bay area in particular, are being targeted, sadi reports. Since the beginning of 2018, about $50 million has…

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Verizon lab’s 5G robots, medical tools show speed is just the start

When 5G arrives in force, it won’t just be for you. It’ll be for the robots, too. Or maybe more precisely, for you and the robots working together. That was the point of one of the demonstrations Thursday at Verizon’s 5G lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a knee-high humanoid robot trundled up and down several steps and along the length of a wooden platform. It’s a scale model of a…

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