Day: January 15, 2021

Wine pops cork on version 6.0 of the Windows compatibility layer for *nix systems

We’ll drink to that The compatibility layer for Windows applications, Wine, has celebrated the start of 2021 in the traditional manner – with a substantial update.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Biden to activate FEMA and National Guard to vaccinate Americans – CNET

The President-elect said his team plans to “Manage the hell out of this operation,” to hit the ground running on vaccinating Americans. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft Implements Windows Zerologon Flaw ‘Enforcement Mode’

Starting Feb. 9, Microsoft will enable Domain Controller “enforcement mode” by default to address CVE-2020-1472. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Xiaomi hit by US sanctions: Can’t list on stock exchanges and investors can’t invest

Parting shot by Trump – but ‘bi-partisan’ push against China will continue, says analyst With five days left before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the Trump administration has delivered a parting blow to China’s tech industry by designating Xiaomi as a “Communist Chinese military company” and placing it on a financial ban list.… …read…

NSA Appoint Rob Joyce as Cyber Director

Joyce has long worked in US cybersecurity leadership, most recently serving as the NSA’s top representative in the UK. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Apple Fails To Overturn VirnetX Patent Verdict, Could Owe Over $1.1 Billion

A federal judge denied Apple’s bid to set aside or reduce a $502.8 million patent infringement verdict favoring VirnetX, and awarded interest and royalties that could boost Apple’s total payout in two lawsuits above $1.1 billion. From a report: In a decision issued on Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder in Tyler, Texas rejected Apple’s…

Apple adds VolunteerMatch guides to Apple Maps ahead of MLK Day of Service – CNET

Apple worked with the organization to make it easier to volunteer for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple reportedly planning a major overhaul of its iMac line of desktop computers – CNET

The sleek aluminum machines have hardly changed since they were redesigned in 2009. …read more Source:: CNet

Signal boost: Secure chat app is wobbly at the moment. Not surprising after gaining 30m+ users in a week, though

Install base explodes following WhatsApp ‘privacy’ update, Musk endorsement Signal is experiencing a partial outage as tens of millions of netizens flood the free secure messaging service.… …read more Source:: Register

Game of Thrones dire wolves were real. We now know why they went extinct – CNET

DNA evidence shows that the now famous — and extinct — dire wolf species couldn’t mate with gray wolves. …read more Source:: CNet