Insecure Apps that Open Ports Leave Millions of Smartphones at Risk of Hacking

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan discovered that hundreds of applications in Google Play Store have a security hole that could potentially allow hackers to steal data from and even implant malware on millions of Android smartphones. The University of Michigan team says that the actual issue lies within apps that create open ports — a known problem with computers — on

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What’s Inside the Badass Backpack That’s Saving Lives in South Sudan

Blocked from major operations in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders deploys caregivers with small backpacks full of medicine on the road to the border. The post What’s Inside the Badass Backpack That’s Saving Lives in South Sudan appeared first on WIRED. by Adam Rogers
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https://www.wired.com/2017/04/whats-inside-badass-backpack-thats-saving-lives-south-sudan/
 

When Should You Replace Your Major Home Appliances?

You probably replace something when it breaks down and no longer works (or repair it if the costs aren’t too high). However, that’s usually not a good strategy for large, expensive appliances in your home that you rely on every single day. Here’s what you should know about the lifespan of most appliances and when they should be replaced.

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https://www.howtogeek.com/304831/when-should-you-replace-your-major-home-appliances/