Dell XPS 13 review: The best Windows laptop just got better

Rubric: Dell | 8 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Dell XPS 13 review: The best Windows laptop just got better

Apple’s MacBook Air claims laptop reliability crown. But now, Dell has refreshed the XPS 13 again with some minor improvements that focus on exactly the things that bothered me with the first one: battery life, performance, and the trackpad. Apple’s MacBook Air is the most reliable laptop on the market, according to a survey of nearly 60,000 American consumers conducted recently by Consumer Reports. The ultra-light notebook has an estimated failure rate of 7% within the first three years of ownership, according to the publication’s poll of people who purchased a laptop in the last five years. Since the speculations about a November 2015 launch of the laptop began the rounds, the question ...

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Dell acknowledges security hole in new laptops

Rubric: Dell | 25 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Dell acknowledges security hole in new laptops

And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered. Dell has released an apology and is preparing a fix after its laptops were shipped containing a security certificate flaw that hackers could use to intercept web traffic. Computer company Dell said a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ private data.As part of the promotion of its flagship XPS 15, Dell touts the laptop’s security. “Worried about Superfish?” the product page asks, invoking a now-infamous Lenovo lapse from earlier this year. “Each application we pre-load undergoes security, privacy and usability testing to ensure that ...

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What the Dell? Laptops shipped with exact security flaw which was advertised …

Rubric: Dell | 25 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
What the Dell? Laptops shipped with exact security flaw which was advertised …

And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered. As part of the promotion of its flagship XPS 15, Dell touts the laptop’s security. “Worried about Superfish?” the product page asks, invoking a now-infamous Lenovo lapse from earlier this year. “Each application we pre-load undergoes security, privacy and usability testing to ensure that our customers experience … reduced privacy and security concerns.” That messaging remains, even after Dell has experienced a security lapse of its own—one remarkably similar to Superfish. Dell announced a fix Monday for the “eDellRoot” certificate it installed on laptops and PCs that “unintentionally introduced ...

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Dell Promised Security … Then Delivered a Huge Security Hole

Rubric: Dell | 25 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Dell Promised Security … Then Delivered a Huge Security Hole

Dell Acknowledges Security Hole in New Laptops. As part of the promotion of its flagship XPS 15, Dell touts the laptop’s security. “Worried about Superfish?” the product page asks, invoking a now-infamous Lenovo lapse from earlier this year. “Each application we pre-load undergoes security, privacy and usability testing to ensure that our customers experience … reduced privacy and security concerns.” That messaging remains, even after Dell has experienced a security lapse of its own—one remarkably similar to Superfish.Major U.S. computer company Dell Inc said on Monday a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ ...

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And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered

Rubric: Dell | 25 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered

And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered. The plot thickens: After Dell confirmed that one of its support tools installed a dangerous self-signed root certificate and private key on computers, users discovered a similar certificate deployed by a different Dell tool. Major U.S. computer company Dell Inc said on Monday a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ private data. GAUGING THE ISLAMIC STATE’S CAPABILITIES ONLINE: Is the Islamic State actually tech savvy, or has its online prowess been overblown in the aftermath of the Paris attacks? “The group’s technological knowhow is ...

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And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered

Rubric: Dell | 25 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered

And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered. The plot thickens: After Dell confirmed that one of its support tools installed a dangerous self-signed root certificate and private key on computers, users discovered a similar certificate deployed by a different Dell tool. Major U.S. computer company Dell Inc said on Monday a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ private data.GAUGING THE ISLAMIC STATE’S CAPABILITIES ONLINE: Is the Islamic State actually tech savvy, or has its online prowess been overblown in the aftermath of the Paris attacks? “The group’s technological knowhow is ...

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A second dangerous Dell root certificate discovered

Rubric: Dell | 25 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
A second dangerous Dell root certificate discovered

And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered. The plot thickens: After Dell confirmed that one of its support tools installed a dangerous self-signed root certificate and private key on computers, users discovered a similar certificate deployed by a different Dell tool. Major U.S. computer company Dell Inc said on Monday a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ private data.GAUGING THE ISLAMIC STATE’S CAPABILITIES ONLINE: Is the Islamic State actually tech savvy, or has its online prowess been overblown in the aftermath of the Paris attacks? “The group’s technological knowhow is ...

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Dell Issues Removal Tool for Superfish-Like Vulnerability

Rubric: Dell | 25 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Dell Issues Removal Tool for Superfish-Like Vulnerability

Dell’s security-shattering PC root certificate debacle: What you need to know. In an attempt to streamline remote support, Dell installed a self-signed root certificate and corresponding private key on its customers’ computers, apparently without realizing that this exposes users’ encrypted communications to potential spying.GAUGING THE ISLAMIC STATE’S CAPABILITIES ONLINE: Is the Islamic State actually tech savvy, or has its online prowess been overblown in the aftermath of the Paris attacks? “The group’s technological knowhow is becoming more widespread.If you’ve noticed articles on Facebook loading a little quicker recently, that’s because the new Instant Articles ...

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Dell offers fix for computer security flaw

Rubric: Dell | 25 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Dell offers fix for computer security flaw

Dell Acknowledges Security Hole in New Laptops. Major U.S. computer company Dell Inc said on Monday a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ private data. The issue started after it was discovered Dell shipped devices with a self-signed root digital certificate, eDellRoot, which is used to encrypt data traffic. A pre-installed program on some newly purchased Dell laptops that can only be removed manually by consumers makes them vulnerable to cyber intrusions that may allow hackers to read encrypted messages and redirect browser traffic to spoofs of real websites such as Google or those belonging to a bank, among other ...

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Dell offers fix for computer security flaw

Rubric: Dell | 25 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Dell offers fix for computer security flaw

Dell Acknowledges Security Hole in New Laptops. Major U.S. computer company Dell Inc said on Monday a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ private data. The issue started after it was discovered Dell shipped devices with a self-signed root digital certificate, eDellRoot, which is used to encrypt data traffic. A pre-installed program on some newly purchased Dell laptops that can only be removed manually by consumers makes them vulnerable to cyber intrusions that may allow hackers to read encrypted messages and redirect browser traffic to spoofs of real websites such as Google or those belonging to a bank, among other ...

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