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Hackers exploited Word flaw for months while Microsoft investigated

To understand why it is so difficult to defend computers from even moderately capable hackers, consider the case of the security flaw officially known as CVE-2017-0199. The bug was unusually dangerous but of a common genre: it was in Microsoft software, could

New browser-tracking technique means there’s nowhere left to hide

Pennsylvania-based computer science professor Yinzhi Cao just unveiled a method that makes "fingerprinting" across multiple web browsers possible — with a striking degree of accuracy, Mashable reports. That means anyone looking to follow you around the internet — advertisers, credit card