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Change Your Plex Password ASAP

Plex's servers were hacked. If you've ever used their forum, or even set up a forum account, you should change your password immediately.

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Tags: Hack, Plex

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Leap Second Victims

A leap second occurred yesterday (or the day before, depending on how you want to look at it), and while some suspected Internet outages had nothing to do with the second added to compensate for the planet's rotation, it did cause some problems.

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Windows Server 2003 Support Ending

If you're running Windows Server 2003, you need to be aware that Windows is dropped support for it as of July 14, 2015. Once support ends, there will be no more patches or security updates. What does this mean for you?

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Tags: Microsoft, Windows Server 2003

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The NSA Got More Than We Knew

Everyone knows the NSA was spying on us, thanks to documents leaked by Edward Snowden. New documents outline what kind of data was collected by a program called XKeyscore. The existence of the program has been known for years, but just how invasive and powerful it is was only recently realized.

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Tags: NSA, Edward Snowden, XKeyscore

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Did Leap Second Bring Down Netflix and Pinterest?

Netflix, Pinterest and a number of other apps and websites were down last night for more than 40 minutes. Did the leap second actually blow up the internet?

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Tags: Leap Second, AWS, Netflix, Pinterest

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Important Apple Updates

We recently reported on some very serious security flaws in iOS. They were readily exploitable and would allow hackers access to all kinds of information on your iDevices.

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Tags: Apple, iOS, OS X, Update

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One Second Might Blow Up the Internet

You've heard of leap year, but tomorrow there will be a leap second, and it could mess up a lot things run on computers.

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Tags: Leap Second