Day: December 18, 2018

Russia-Linked Sofacy Debuts Fresh Zebrocy Malware Variant

The group continues to evolve its custom malware in an effort to evade detection. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Researchers Make RAM From a Phase Change We Don’t Entirely Understand

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: We seem to be on the cusp of a revolution in storage. Various technologies have been demonstrated that have speed approaching that of current RAM chips but can hold on to the memory when the power shuts off — all without the long-term degradation that flash…

American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops ‘cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport’

California traveler wants damages for allegedly being made to open mobe, miss flight A California man is suing the US government for civil rights violations after he was apparently detained and forced to unlock his phone at an American airport.… …read more Source:: Register

The Steam Awards kick off the Steam Winter Sale on Dec. 20 – CNET

Cast your vote for the best games of 2018 and then (maybe) get a deal on them. …read more Source:: CNet

Old Wattmeter Uses Magnetics To Do the Math

Measuring power transfer through a circuit seems a simple task. Measure the current and voltage, do a little math courtesy of [Joule] and [Ohm], and you’ve got your answer. But what if you want to design an instrument that does the math automatically? And what if you had to do this strictly electromechanically? That’s the…

Trend Micro Finds Major Flaws in HolaVPN

A popular free VPN is found to have a very high cost for users. …read more Source:: DarkReading is a Website That Removes Backgrounds from Portraits in Seconds

An anonymous reader shares a report: If you often find yourself needing to remove the backgrounds from photos but don’t have the time to manually do it, you might want to bookmark It’s a simple free website that automatically removes the backgrounds from photos in just 5 seconds with a single click. Simply use…

iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: What iPhone should you buy? – CNET

How does Apple’s most affordable 2018 iPhone compare to the discounted iPhone 8 Plus of last year? …read more Source:: CNet

Newsflash: Twitter still toxic place for women, particular those of color, Amnesty study finds

Journos, politicos trolled, abused ‘once every 30 secs’ In March, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised to stem the tide of toxic content that has plagued his antisocial network for years.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Turning Off Facebook Location Tracking Doesn’t Stop It From Tracking Your Location

Even if you explicitly tell Facebook to not track your location, it says it will still use your IP address to track your location. Kashmir Hill, reporting for Gizmodo: Aleksandra Korolova has turned off Facebook’s access to her location in every way that she can. She has turned off location history in the Facebook app…