Update everything: Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and Edge just patched a big flaw

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google, , Microsoft, and Brave have each issued critical security patches, reports Stack Diary. The patches address a vulnerability that an attacker could use to gain access to or run malicious code on your computer, and the companies acknowledge it’s been actively exploited in the wild. NIST classifies the vulnerability as severe. Other companies’ applications are affected — the vulnerability is linked to code used to render WebP images, which are widely used. The software version numbers containing the fix are below.…

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Google’s emoji mashup maker is now available in Search

Yes, you can even create a strawberry koala. | Screenshot by Emma Roth / The Verge You can now create your own emoji combinations directly in Google Search. The company has launched its Emoji Kitchen feature on the web (via 9to5Google), which lets you mash up existing emoji to create different combinations, like an angry pumpkin or a panda wearing a cowboy hat. To start using the tool, all you need to do is type “Emoji Kitchen” into Google Search and click on the “Get cooking” prompt. From there, you…

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Ron Cook Jr., Owner of RC Wealth Advisors, Interviewed on the Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast Discussing Secure Retirement Strategies

Ron Cook Jr. discusses expert insights on secure retirement strategies.  Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-ron-cook-jr-owner-of-rc-wealth-advisors-discussing-secure-retirement-strategies/ The episode focuses on secure retirement strategies and features guest Ron Cook Jr., owner of RC Wealth Advisors. The conversation highlights the significance of market dips in retirement planning and emphasizes the two phases of retirement: the accumulation phase, where individuals save and invest money, and the preservation and distribution phase, which occurs after age 60. During the preservation and distribution phase, individuals must prioritize preserving their retirement savings…

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Artifact’s new Links feature makes it much more than a news app

The Links tab looks a lot like Instagram — but it’s not pictures, it’s links. (With pictures.) | Image: Artifact Artifact, the algorithmic news-reading app started by Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, was never really meant to just be a news-reading app. Systrom and Krieger have talked about their bigger idea being “TikTok for text,” but so far, all that has meant is a bunch of algorithmically ranked news articles with in-app comments sections. Artifact is a good news app, but that didn’t feel as big as TikTok.…

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