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From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-22 15:27:27

More than 100,000 people have had their eyes scanned for free cryptocurrency

Worldcoin reveals "orb" scanner, aims to distribute cryptocurrency to 1 billion people.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-21 16:00:46

How hackers hijacked thousands of high-profile YouTube accounts

Spate of attacks turned creator channels into cryptocurrency scam livestreams.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-14 19:04:47

Passengers couldn’t fly after NHS vaccine passport went offline

Outage lasted approximately 4 hours, causing issues with health app.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-14 13:40:05

Verizon’s Visible cell customers hacked, unauthorized purchases seen

Visible customers left confused as hackers place orders from their accounts.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-14 13:00:52

“Hacker X”—the American who built a pro-Trump fake news empire—unmasks himself

He was hired to build a fake news op but now wants to put things right.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-07 13:46:05

US gov’t will slap contractors with civil lawsuits for hiding breaches

Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative mandates data-breach reporting for gov't contractors.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-06 20:31:12

Twitch source code, creator earnings exposed in 125GB leak

Twitch confirms the data breach but is investigating the full extent.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-05 23:27:15

Company that routes SMS for all major US carriers was hacked for five years

Syniverse and carriers haven't revealed whether text messages were exposed.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-05 13:33:12

Facebook’s outage likely cost the company over $60 million

Configuration change cascaded down the data centers, bringing systems to a halt.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-04 21:00:34

Windows 11: The Ars Technica review

Attractive new design overshadowed by regressions and high system requirements.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-04 18:26:55

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus are down. Here’s what we know

The root cause of the worldwide outage appears to be a flubbed BGP route update.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-04 15:12:18

Researcher refuses Telegram’s bounty award, discloses auto-delete bug

Telegram took months to fix "self-destruct" message bug. Then requested silence.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-02 11:50:42

Hundreds of scam apps hit over 10 million Android devices

GriftHorse campaign used clever techniques to avoid detection in Google Play.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-01 20:26:36

California DMV gives Cruise and Waymo OK to charge for rides

But the California Public Utilities Commission still has to give its approval.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-01 14:20:28

“Wayforward Machine” provides a glimpse into the future of the web

"Imagine a future without access to knowledge..."

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-10-01 13:32:30

Neiman Marcus data breach impacts 4.6 million customers

Users were asked to change passwords—but were not offered free credit monitoring.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-30 23:16:29

Apple forgot to sanitize the Phone Number field for lost AirTags

Another bug-bounty boondoggle leads to public disclosure before the bug is fixed.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-30 19:00:36

Intel launches its next-generation neuromorphic processor—so, what’s that again?

Intel's Loihi processors have electronics that behave a lot like neurons.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-30 14:05:29

PoC exploit released for Azure AD brute-force bug—here’s what to do

Microsoft maintains it's not a security risk but is working toward a solution.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-29 15:47:32

Russia arrests cybersecurity expert on treason charge

Ilya Sachkov is founder of Group-IB, which specializes in ransomware attack prevention.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-28 19:47:22

NBC demanded that YouTube TV bundle Peacock or lose access to NBC channels

YouTube TV could lose NBC channels when contract expires Thursday.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-28 14:00:47

Verizon will be the first customer for BrightDrop’s new electric van

The vans use GM's new Ultium battery platform and have a range of 250 miles.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-28 13:51:52

New Azure Active Directory password brute-forcing flaw has no fix

Microsoft tells researchers it's "by design." Not like it's Patch Tuesday.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-28 00:00:26

Ford picks Kentucky and Tennessee for $11.4 billion EV investment

Three battery plants and a truck factory will add 11,000 new jobs to the region.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-27 21:25:51

Researchers use Starlink satellites to pinpoint location, similar to GPS

Researchers track six satellites to get location with accuracy of eight meters.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-27 17:52:48

Film studios sue LiquidVPN for $10 million—but is it fair?

Independent movie studios are demanding $10 million in damages from LiquidVPN.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-25 11:15:04

He escaped the Dark Web’s biggest bust. Now he’s back

DeSnake apparently eluded the takedown of AlphaBay and now plans to resurrect it.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-24 19:25:21

Three iOS 0-days revealed by researcher frustrated with Apple’s bug bounty

Public disclosure comes in wake of other grumblings about Apple's bug bounty behavior.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-23 22:47:25

Exchange/Outlook autodiscover bug exposed 100,000+ email passwords

A flaw in the Autodiscover protocol can expose email passwords to third parties.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-23 16:36:47

Now the chip shortage is being exacerbated by a labor shortage

Material costs are rising too, and the shortage will continue into 2022.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-22 23:30:22

Security audit raises severe warnings on Chinese smartphone models

The audit red-flagged Xiaomi and Huawei phones but gave OnePlus a pass.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-22 14:03:33

Canadian VoIP provider hit by DDoS attack, phone calls disrupted

Threat actors asking $4.2 million from VoIP.ms to stop DDoS attack.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-22 13:27:01

Apple users warned: Clicking this attachment will take over your macOS

Internet shortcuts come with code execution capability. Latest Mac not fully patched.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-21 23:05:26

Linux Foundation says companies are desperate for open source talent

The 2021 survey shows 97% of hiring managers prioritizing FOSS professionals.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-21 21:55:58

Ransomware victims panicked while FBI secretly held REvil decryption key

Up to 1,500 companies were ensnared in the July attacks.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-21 13:37:11

$5.9 million ransomware attack on farming co-op may cause food shortage

Attack on US farming provider NEW Cooperative may disrupt the food supply chain.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-20 21:10:15

Nation-state espionage group breaches Alaska Department of Health

Fallout continues from an advanced persistent threat first detected in May 2021.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-20 13:32:41

Epik data breach impacts 15 million users, including non-customers

Scraped WHOIS data of NON-Epik customers also exposed in the 180 GB leak.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-18 12:00:37

A new app helps Iranians hide messages in plain sight

Nahoft uses encryption to turn chats into a random jumble of words.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-17 21:39:47

SpaceX Starlink will come out of beta next month, Elon Musk says

With 600,000 orders, SpaceX boosting dish production to (hopefully) meet demand.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-17 15:10:49

Cryptocurrency launchpad hit by $3 million supply chain attack

SushiSwap's MISO launchpad hacked via a malicious GitHub commit.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-17 14:39:35

Telegram emerges as new dark web for cyber criminals

Growing network of hackers sharing data leaks on encrypted messaging app.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-16 19:26:26

Office 2021 will be available for non-Microsoft 365 subscribers on October 5

New release won't get new features like the subscription versions of Office.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-15 17:40:44

Anonymous leaks gigabytes of data from Epik, web host of Gab and Parler

Hacktivists hit Epik days after defacing Texas GOP site over abortion law.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-15 16:06:38

Microsoft accounts can go passwordless, making “password123” a thing of the past

Passwordless accounts rely on MS Authenticator or a security key for login.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-14 22:12:36

Travis CI flaw exposed secrets of thousands of open source projects

Developers furious at Travis CI's "insanely embarrassing 'security bulletin.'"

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-14 16:44:22

Apple fixes iMessage zero-day exploited by Pegasus spyware

Zero-click flaw has been exploited by NSO since at least February 2021.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-14 16:00:02

Security researchers at Wiz discover another major Azure vulnerability

A little-known management service handed unauthenticated attackers root access.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-09 22:51:49

Infosec researchers say Apple’s bug-bounty program needs work

Apple allegedly pays less for bugs than its competitors do—and pays more slowly.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-08 22:33:10

WhatsApp “end-to-end encrypted” messages aren’t that private after all

Millions of WhatsApp messages are reviewed by both AI and human moderators.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-07 22:15:38

ProtonMail removed “we do not keep any IP logs” from its privacy policy

Swiss courts compelled it to log and disclose a user's IP and browser fingerprint.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-07 13:44:56

Microsoft Outlook shows real person’s contact info for IDN phishing emails

IDN homograph attacks were a problem to begin with. Outlook just made 'em worse.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-05 12:00:47

Why ransomware hackers love a holiday weekend

Looking forward to Labor Day? So are ruthless gangs of cybercriminals.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-02 23:45:35

A brief overview of IBM’s new 7 nm Telum mainframe CPU

A typical Telum-powered mainframe offers 256 cores at a base clock of 5+GHz.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-09-02 15:20:39

NPM package with 3 million weekly downloads had a severe vulnerability

Untrusted JavaScript config file can execute arbitrary code.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-31 14:00:27

Windows 11 arrives on October 5, Android apps will come later

Phased rollout will see all compatible PCs updated by "mid-2022."

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-30 23:47:13

Coinbase erroneously reported 2FA changes to 125,000 customers

The unexpected 2FA notifications led some customers to panic sell everything.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-30 22:24:32

Not enough backup power: AT&T and T-Mobile suffer big outages in Louisiana

AT&T and T-Mobile struggle while Verizon says its "network remains resilient."

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-29 11:05:25

A bad solar storm could cause an “Internet apocalypse”

Undersea cables would be hit especially hard by a coronal mass ejection.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-27 22:00:37

“Worst cloud vulnerability you can imagine” discovered in Microsoft Azure

30% of Cosmos DB customers were notified—more are likely impacted.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-26 17:07:00

Need to get root on a Windows box? Plug in a Razer gaming mouse

Razer's automatically downloaded installer exposes a SYSTEM shell to any user.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-25 19:39:29

Nude hunt: LA phisherman accessed 4,700 iCloud accounts, 620K photos

The attacker seems to have relied on social engineering to hoodwink his victims.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-24 20:32:56

President Biden to host infosec roundtable with tech giant CEOs

2021 is a great year for the red teams of the world—blue teams, not so much.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-24 15:11:31

38 million records exposed online—including contact-tracing info

Misconfigured Power Apps from Microsoft led to exposure.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-22 12:00:42

Looking for a new job in tech? It may be your lucky day

Employers are turning on the charm to attract engineers and developers to their firms.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-21 11:55:11

Now that machines can learn, can they unlearn?

Researchers see if they can remove sensitive data without retraining AI from scratch.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-18 19:43:48

Hackers who breached T-Mobile stole personal data for ~49 million accounts

PII includes first and last names, dates of birth, SSNs, and driver’s license numbers.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-17 21:29:56

iPhone keyboard for blind to shut down as maker cites Apple “abuse” of developers

Apple falsely claimed that FlickType broke "full access" rule, developer says.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-17 20:07:55

WhatsApp shuts down Taliban helpline in Kabul

It's meant to act as emergency hotline for civilians to report violence and looting.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-17 02:15:11

T-Mobile has been hacked yet again—but still doesn’t know what was taken

Data reportedly includes SSNs, driver license numbers, and more for 100 million people.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-16 20:26:29

Hospitals hamstrung by ransomware are turning away patients

The ransomware epidemic continues to grow.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-15 11:44:54

Samsung has its own AI-designed chip. Soon, others will too

Semiconductor software-design maker Synopsys is adding AI to its arsenal.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-14 11:30:27

A simple software fix could limit location data sharing

With Pretty Good Phone Privacy, carriers wouldn't always know where you are.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-13 12:15:55

Excerpt: How Google bought Android—according to folks in the room

Enjoy a sneak peek from Androids: The team that built the Android operating system.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-11 22:30:23

Leaked voting machine BIOS passwords implicate Q-friendly county clerk

Leaked BIOS passwords led investigators to Tina Peters' office in Mesa County, Colo.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-11 21:06:22

Hackers siphon $600 million in digital tokens, crypto network says

Poly Network breach would be among biggest heists to target cryptocurrency industry.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-11 18:53:59

AT&T delays 500,000 fiber-to-the-home builds due to severe fiber shortage

AT&T planned to wire up 3 million homes this year, will hit 2.5 million instead.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-09 14:00:41

New “Glowworm attack” recovers audio from devices’ power LEDs

A new class of passive TEMPEST attack converts LED output into intelligible audio.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-06 11:15:23

Paragon is working to get its ntfs3 filesystem into the Linux kernel

Torvalds seems bullish on getting Paragon's project across the line eventually.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-06 00:29:38

Apple explains how iPhones will scan photos for child-sexual-abuse images

Apple offers technical details, claims 1-in-1 trillion chance of false positives.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-05 19:35:08

Apple plans to scan US iPhones for child abuse imagery

Security researchers raise alarm over potential surveillance of personal devices.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-05 18:22:39

SpaceX previews ruggedized Starlink dish for vehicles, ships, and aircraft

Dish built for extreme heat and cold with "improved snow/ice melt capabilities."

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-05 11:45:04

Critical Cobalt Strike bug leaves botnet servers vulnerable to takedown

New exploit available for download lets hackers crash Cobalt Strike Team Servers.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-04 19:36:39

CenturyLink selling copper network in 20 states instead of installing fiber

Private-equity firm Apollo will take on 1.3 million CenturyLink Internet users.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-04 02:17:45

The State Department and 3 other US agencies earn a D for cybersecurity

Two years after a damning cybersecurity report, auditors find little has improved.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-03 17:10:34

Awful transaction and timing: AT&T finally ditches DirecTV

AT&T owns 70% of DirecTV spinoff but won't be managing it anymore.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-03 14:32:43

Trusted platform module security defeated in 30 minutes, no soldering required

Sometimes, locking down a laptop with the latest defenses isn't enough.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-08-03 01:39:55

New WireGuardNT shatters throughput ceilings on Windows

Adventurous users can try the new implementation now by adding a registry key.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-31 16:46:32

With help from Google, impersonated Brave.com website pushes malware

With a valid TLS certificate, faux Bravė.com could fool even security-savvy people.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-30 12:54:48

Software downloaded 30,000 times from PyPI ransacked developers’ machines

Expect to see more of these "Frankenstein" malware packages, researchers warn.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-30 12:30:30

New bank-fraud malware called Vultur infects thousands of devices

Screen sharing courtesy of VNC mirrors device screens to attacker-controlled servers.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-29 12:00:27

Feds list the top 30 most exploited vulnerabilities. Many are years old

Hackers continue to exploit publicly known—and often dated—software vulnerabilities.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-28 19:28:14

Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to a “real shooting war”

US president's remarks follow breaches that paralyzed critical services.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-28 12:42:10

July has already brought us 2 new ransomware groups hunting for big game

The additions come as the number of high-severity ransomware attacks ratchet up.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-26 23:44:38

VPN servers seized by Ukrainian authorities weren’t encrypted

Company says it's in the process of overhauling its VPN offerings to better secure them.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-26 22:21:53

UK worries Starlink and OneWeb may interfere with each other, plans new rules

Ofcom says complexity of giant satellite networks raises interference concerns.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-26 15:48:20

Sean Gallagher and an AI expert break down our crazy machine-learning adventure

Join our headline experiment post-mortem on Wednesday, July 28, at 1 pm Eastern time!

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-25 11:50:40

Venmo gets more private—but it’s still not fully safe

Until it offers privacy by default, it remains a liability for many of its users.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-24 10:30:23

An explosive spyware report shows limits of iOS, Android security

Amnesty International sheds alarming light on an NSO Group surveillance tool.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2021-07-22 21:12:17

Kaseya gets master decryptor to help customers still suffering from REvil attack

REvil ransomware struck as many as 1,500 networks, but a master key is now available.