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Windows 3.1 saves the day during CrowdStrike outage — Southwest Airlines scrapes by with archaic OS ( www.tomshardware.com )

Southwest Airlines, the fourth largest airline in the US, is seemingly unaffected by the problematic CrowdStrike update that caused millions of computers to BSoD (Blue Screen of Death) because it used Windows 3.1. The CrowdStrike issue disrupted operations globally after a faulty update caused newer computers to freeze and stop...

LAPD warns residents after spike in burglaries using Wi-Fi jammers that disable security cameras, smart doorbells ( www.tomshardware.com )

The Los Angeles Police Department has warned residents to be wary of thieves using technology to break into homes undetected. High-tech burglars have apparently knocked out their victims' wireless cameras and alarms in the Los Angeles Wilshire-area neighborhoods before getting away with swag bags full of valuables. An LAPD...

Windows 11 is nagging users to try OneDrive to "fully backup" your PC ( www.windowslatest.com )

Windows 11 and Windows 10 were recently updated with “Windows Backup”, which has now become a system app. While the feature initially appeared as “optional” or something that could be easily dismissed, Microsoft is slowly getting aggressive with its new OneDrive backup campaign on Windows 11....

Leaked Cellebrite Tool Docs Reveal List of Phones That Can Be Unlocked ( cybersecuritynews.com )

According to the documents, Cellebrite could not unlock any iPhones running iOS 17.4 or newer as of April 2024, labeling them as “In Research.” For iOS versions 17.1 to 17.3.1, the company could unlock the iPhone XR and iPhone 11 series using their “Supersonic BF” (brute force) capability. However, iPhone 12 and newer...

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