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    EVGA 1000 g+ Coil Whine Advice

    [H[. I have a Corsair AX 1200 and a new EVGA 1000 g+. When I received my 2080ti, the Corsair would quite simply just shut down with it installed. I swapped over to an EVGA 1000 g+ and the issue stopped. However, the new EVGA power supply suffers from serious coil whine. Coil whine I can hear...
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    Radiator

    Anyone have a recommendation as to who is making the best radiators these days? I'm coming from some alphacool 360s which did fine. Just wondering if there is a particular model out now with superior cooling for either 360 or 420mm rad sizes. Don't really want to go over 45mm thickness, but will...
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    Researchers Discover Most Dangerous Infrastructure Malware To Date

    Security researchers at ESET and Davos inc. have discovered what appears to be the most dangerous form of infrastructure attack malware to date. The companies are calling this malware by two names: "Industroyer and "CrashOverRide". I will refer to it from here on out as the latter, since...
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    FireBall Adware Infects Over 250 Million PCs

    Security firm Check Point is warning users of a massive new Adware outbreak that is targeting web browsers across the globe. The Adware in question has been dubbed "Fireball" and is estimated to have already infected over 250 million users. Enterprise networks have also been hit. According to...
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    WannaCry Theory Points To Currency Manipulation

    WannaCry ransomware delivered on its namesake a few weeks ago after being unleashed into the digital realm. Chaos ensued. Infosec professionals around the globe could be found curled up in the fetal position and dehydrated from crying out their bodily fluids as they lamented the patch policies...
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    Massive Phishing Campaign Mimics Google Docs

    Gmail users were hit by a massive and interesting phishing campaign today. What makes this phishing campaign unique is that it was coupled with a dummy app that mimics Google Docs. If opened, the user would be redirected to a real Google account page that asks them to give Gmail access to the...
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    PfSense Teases Encryption For Version 2.5

    PfSense has just released updated hardware requirements for future versions of the companies software. For those not in the know, pfSense is an open source firewall computer software distribution that is built upon FreeBSD. Instead of specialized and costly equipment, pfSense is installed on a...
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    Turkey Drops the Ban Hammer on Wikipedia

    Early Saturday morning, Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority implemented an order under Law No. 5651, effectively banning all access to Wikipedia from within the countries borders. In case you were wondering, Law No. 5651 gives the Turkish government complete control...
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    Silicon Valley Droid Seeks Vengeance On Attacker

    K5's camera system took on a red hue as tits external sensors detected an anomoly moving to intercept the droid's patrol perimiter. The anomaly in question was Jason Sylvain, droid assaulter. With threat level confirmed, K5 initiated a recursive scan of its self defense directives. With threat...
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    Experimental Shishiga Malware Targets Linux

    In the real world, the Shishiga has taken on a more ethereal form. Researchers at ESET have discovered a nasty piece of malware that operates by brute-forcing weak telnet and SSH credentials on the Linux OS in an effort to plant itself on a victim device. Upon first inspection, Linux/Shishiga...
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    Stealing Browser History With Ambient Light

    Lukasz found that the light that is gloriously eminating from a monitor can be picked up by the ambient light sensors in a mobile device. If an end user takes a leisurely stroll to a malicious domain, an attacker can determine their browser history. The attack itself is able to work by parsing...
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    The Shadow Brokers Make Patching a Thing

    Enter EternalBlue and it's spawn, DoublePulsar. These tools are part of a nasty piece of kit recently released by the Shadow Brokers, giving Nation State power to cyber criminals around the globe. Essentially, this kit enables attackers to exploit ancient vulnerabilities present in operating...
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    Quantum Ciphers and Human Ingenuity

    Quantum Computers have cryptographers worried that our concepts of modern cryptography will soon become obsolete. We've mentioned this before. Quantum computers like the D Wave X2 utilize bits that exist in superposition. In other words, bits of 1 or 0 are not just 1 or 0. They can also be 1 AND...
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    These are Not the Zero Days You are Looking For

    As chaos gripped the hallowed halls of various Security Operations Centers around the world, Microsoft stood like a defiant digital Gandalf. "You shall not pass!" they declared as they smashed the ground with the Staff of Patching, releasing a golden ring of light and sending their adversaries...
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    Uber Tracks Lyft Drivers with Hell's Help

    Technical website "The Information" has published an article claiming that Uber is in league with the Lord of Darkness. Are you stunned? Neither am I. Through the use of spoofed rider accounts on the Lyft platform, Uber found that they were able to track the 8 closest Lyft drivers to the...
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    IPV6 Transistion Tools Raise Security Concerns

    NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence has published a research paper claiming that IPv4 to IPv6 transition tools have security holes that can be utilized to create undetectable communications channels across networks. Through these channels an attacker could exfiltrate data and...
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    Root Access Through Radio

    Rafael Scheel has found that hacking the glowing box in your living room is as easy as spending 180 bucks on a DVB-T transmitter. Once the transmitter is in range of the target boob-tube the hack begins to exploit hybrid broadcast TV signals to leverage common bugs that exist in most web...
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    No More Ransom Project Gets Bigger

    Ransomware attacks have increased over 300% between 2015 and 2016 as it exploded into a billion dollar industry. Luckily, Europol is taking steps to reduce the flow of money to these groups. The No More Ransom Project is a joint effort between Europol and various AV Vendors with the goal of...
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    Over 15,000 Fraudulent PayPal Certificates Issued to Phishing Sites

    Let's Encrypt was launched publicly in December of 2015 under the premise that websites would be encrypted and served to the end user over Transport Layer Security (TLS). The thought was that TLS would protect user data from pilfering. Many Cyber Security experts expressed fear that free...
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    Rail Gun Goodness From Every Angle

    The Naval Surface Warfare Center just released a video showcasing their fully operational railgun system. BAE's Electromagnetic Railgun can send a canister of hate towards a target at a blistering 4,600 MPH. If the target is another ship... Let's just say that living things in pressurized...
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    US Believes North Korea is Behind $81 Million Dollar Banking Theft

    US Federal Prosecutors are gearing up for an inquiry into North Korea's involvement in last year's $81 million dollar Bangladesh heist. Threat actors created a bit of malware that allowed them to interact directly with the SWIFT interbank messaging system. With the malware in place, cyber...
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    Security Products Are No Match For The Double Agent

    Security researchers at Cybellum have identified a Zero-Day attack that grants full control over many Antivirus solutions on the market today. Born from the ashes of a 15 year old Microsoft tool, Cybellum has named this attack "Double Agent". Double Agent uses Microsoft's fairly ancient "MS...
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    IBM Releases API / SDK For Quantum Computing

    Quantum computing is the digital manifestation of Schrodinger's Cat. In standard computing, bits are set as either highs or lows (1's or 0's). This is how virtually all computer systems operate. In quantum computing, bits are set as both high and low. My face melts when I think about that from a...
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    DWave 2x Quantum Super Computer

    Because all Quantum Super Computers should treat bits like Schrodinger's Cat –273.15 celsius. http://www.dwavesys.com/d-wave-two-system
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    New Modding Project Looking for Case

    Hi [H], I wanted to get your thoughts on some cases for a new modding project I'm kicking off after Christmas. I'm looking for something that will support a 480 rad (not opposed to 360 rads) and has enough room to add water distribution plates and possibly multiple loops. Class is a must. 480...
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    Benchmarks Titan X (Pascal)

    Hello [H]. I receive my Titan X card tomorrow around 10am. I will be taking a half day tomorrow at work in order to get some preliminary benchmarks done and attempt some overclocking (something I detest on air). I will be testing: The Division The Witcher 3 Futuremark Various Synthetics Star...
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    Straightening Copper Tubing

    Hey all. I was wondering if anyone had an alternate method to straightening copper tubing other than the KwixUK straightener. They are on backorder currently and I don't want to wait 2 months to get it done. I thought about attaching one end of the tubing in a vice and the other end with...
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    X99 Advice

    Hey guys. I'm starting to see some age out of my X58 920 and am feeling the need to upgrade. My needs are: Visual Studio, SolidWorks CAD, Materialize Magics, Movie Editing / Rendering and high end gaming (4k). I'm thinking of going with a Gigabyte SOC Champion, MSI X99A Plus SLI, MSI...
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    Corsair Air 540 "Crush"

    Hi [H]. I've been posting this build on another forum, so here it will be condensed. Hope you guys like it. I'm getting together some items for a H20 build in a Corsair Air 540. Let's start with the specs: EVGA X58 SLI Intel I7 920 24 GB Corsair Dominator Ram 2x GTX 780's 2x Samsung 840 250gb...
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    Corsair Air 540 Rigid Tubing Begins

    Would an XSPC 360EX on a D5 be enough to cool a 920 and 2 780's?
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    From X58 to X79 or Z87?

    I've got an evga X58 board with a 920 cpu that is starting to feel a bit dated. I'm thinking it's time for an upgrade, but I'm having trouble deciding on what my best course of action would be....you see....I just recently switched from a radeon 5970 to two GTX 780s. I plan on adding a third at...
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    Pull the 690 trigger or.....

    Hey [H]... I was going to wait until next gen cards came out, but....since the 690's seem to be much more available now, I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on one. I game at 5760 x 1200. I would like to play bf3 at that resolution as well. Would I have to upgrade anything else on my...
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    5970 Dying...What are my options

    Well...My 5970 is finally starting to bite it. First, I was getting weird performance issues in BF3 and now I've got a dead display port and an intermittent GPU problem. At any rate..Sick of it, so it's time for a new card. I'm leaning heavily towards Nvidia this go round. ATI has been...
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    BF3 Issues 5970 WTF

    I'm having a problem with BF3 and my AMD 5970. To be as precise as possible....Performance is terrible, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why. I run Crysis, Diablo III, Eve online, Witcher, Skyrim, Max Payne without any issues. I'm able to play most of these games at high settings at...
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    Stay X58 or go X79 / 77

    Hi [H], I've got a bit of an issue. I am currently running an X58 EVGA SLI LE motherboard. Overall this board works as far as booting up and making windows run. Functionally, however, I have a couple of USB ports that are dying, a few random resets here and there when something is plugged...
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    New Water Cooling Setup Questions

    Hi [H] readers, I am a long time forum lurker first time poster. I recently got the bug / funds to start upgrading my rig again and I wanted to go with a water cooling setup before I do anything else. Just wanted to run what I ordered today by you H20 cooling wizards out there to see if I need...
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