Day: January 3, 2019

A Dozen Flaws in Popular Mac Clean-Up Software Allow Local Root Access

All of the vulnerabilities arise from improper input validations. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Video Services May Use AI To Crack Down on Password Sharing

An anonymous reader shares a report: Still using your ex-roommates cable credentials to watch “Game of Thrones?” That may soon be getting a lot harder, thanks to new efforts to crack down on password sharing for pay TV and online video services. One of these efforts, launched by London-based Synamedia ahead of next week’s Consumer…

The Solderdoodle Open Source Iron Rides Again

Over the last year or so, cordless portable soldering irons have become all the rage. In fact, at this point a good number of Hackaday readers out there have likely traded in their full-size AC irons for a DC iron that’s only slightly larger than a pen. But before the big boom in portable irons,…

Adobe Issues Emergency Patch Following December Miss

The company released an out-of-band update to head off vulnerabilities exposed in Acrobat and Reader, one of which had been patched by the company in December. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Hey Juul, you made it bad

Many might choose Facebook as the most questionable tech company of 2018. The allegedly sexy vaping company that’s taken tobacco money is my winner. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Senate confirms Democrat to FCC – CNET

The US Senate has finally filled the vacant seat on the FCC. …read more Source:: CNet

Hope you’re over that New Year’s hangover – there’s an Adobe PDF app patch to install

Pair of critical flaws cleaned up in Acrobat, Reader Adobe has issued its first patch of the year, emitting fixes for a pair of high-risk vulnerabilities in Acrobat and Reader.… …read more Source:: Register

Dodge teams up with Lego for a more affordable Challenger SRT Demon – Roadshow

A new Lego Speed Champions set includes the 2018 Demon and a 1970 Challenger. …read more Source:: CNet

Fortnite season 7, week 5 challenges and how to complete them – CNET

This week’s challenges look like they’ll be a little easier to get through than last time, but there are some fun ones in there. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Shifted $23 Billion To Tax Haven Bermuda in 2017, Filing Shows

schwit1 shares a report: Google moved 19.9 billion euros ($22.7 billion) through a Dutch shell company to Bermuda in 2017, as part of an arrangement that allows it to reduce its foreign tax bill, according to documents filed at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. The amount channeled through Google Netherlands Holdings BV was around 4…