LastPass released an update on its investigation into a couple of security incidents last year, and they sound worse than we thought. Hackers broke into the home computer of a company DevOps engineer by exploiting a third-party multimedia software package. They installed a keylogger in the software and captured the engineer’s master password for an account with access to the company’s LastPass vault. Once inside, they extracted the vault entries and shared folders with decryption keys. The company insisted that all sensitive customer vault data, with certain exceptions, “can only be decrypted with a unique encryption key derived from each user’s master password.” The company added that it does not store users’ master passwords.
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A landline that probably isn’t worth the upgrade.
We’ve already reviewed the Galaxy S23 Ultra which, thanks to its large screen, integrated S-Pen and 200-megapixel camera, aggressively targets power users. For everyone else looking to get a new Android phone, there’s the Galaxy S23+ or S23. We tested the plus model and were impressed by the battery life, the display and, well, all the areas that Samsung usually delivers on. But with few substantive changes, the S23+ isn’t a hugely worthwhile upgrade if you’re using an S22 or S21.
That didn’t take long.
Three weeks after introducing the new AI-powered Bing, Microsoft is ready to put it in a Windows 11 update today. If you’re in the Bing AI preview, you’ll be able to access all of its new features from the search box on the Windows 11 taskbar. Just imagine a slightly more enhanced version of what we saw with Bing AI in Edge: In addition to general web search, you can ask Bing natural language queries and its intelligent chatbot will answer conversationally.
It has a slightly smaller battery, but still impressive.
Realme’s 240W phone charging technology was big news last month. Since it’s MWC week, today Xiaomi quickly responded with an impressive 300W demo, which reduced the charging time to just under five minutes. The charger has the same size as the corresponding 200W. The phone reached 20 percent in just over a minute and 50 percent in two minutes and 12 seconds.
He promises to release more details in the coming months.
In addition to unveiling its latest experimental phone, which is envisioned to have liquid cooling capabilities, OnePlus announced that it will release its first foldable smartphone in the second half of 2023. Backstage at the OnePlus 11 event earlier this month, the company said a mysterious Q3 2023 launch with what appeared to be silhouettes of folding devices, but couldn’t say exactly what they would be.
Singh agreed to cooperate with the case against Sam Bankman-Fried.
Nishad Singh, co-founder of doomed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, has pleaded guilty to US federal wire fraud and conspiracy charges. Singh, who was FTX’s director of engineering, is the third member of Sam Bankman-Fried’s inner circle to agree to cooperate with prosecutors in the case against him. Singh admitted to making illegal donations to political candidates and PACs under his own name using funds from Alameda Research (FTX’s sister hedge fund and crypto company).
FromSoftware says it’s already in the works.
Developer FromSoftware has confirmed the rumors that have been circulating since earlier this year: Elden Ring it gets a big chunk of DLC. In an announcement posted on the game’s Twitter account, the Japanese developer said that an upcoming expansion titled Shadow of the Erdtree is currently in development.
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