Day: January 29, 2019

Apple’s iPhones hit a wall. Now we know how bad it is – CNET

Apple’s got a lot of problems to fix. …read more Source:: CNet

Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson return to battle the undead in Zombieland 2 – CNET

And the entire original cast just did the weirdest 10-year challenge ever. …read more Source:: CNet

And it’s go, go, go for class-action lawsuits against Equifax after 148m personal records spilled in that mega-hack

Banks, folks can sue – but businesses have to show harm A US judge has given the go-ahead for a set of consolidated lawsuits against credit agency Equifax regarding its 2017 mega-hack.… …read more Source:: Register

Follow The Bouncing Needles Of This Analog Meter Clock

Our community never seems to tire of clock builds. There are seemingly infinite ways to mark the passage of time, and finding unique ways to display it is endlessly fascinating. There’s something about this analog voltmeter clock that really seems to have caught on with the Redditors who commented on the r/DIY thread where we…

Amazon To Fund CS Classes in Over 130 NYC High Schools

Amazon announced today a plan to fund computer science classes in more than 130 New York City area high schools. Specifically, Amazon will fund both introductory and Advanced Placement (AP) classes across all five NYC boroughs, including more than 30 schools in Queens, near its new headquarters. From a report: The courses will be supported…

Apple files yet another appeal against $503m FaceTime patent payout

Claims it redesigned around VirnetX IP. That obviously worked well then… Apple has filed its fifth appeal against a half-billion award, claiming that it redesigned its FaceTime system to avoid infringing VirnetX’s network security patents.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Japan to Hunt Down Citizens’ Insecure IoT Devices

Japan will carry out a “survey” of 200 million deployed IoT devices, with white-hats trying to log into internet-discoverable devices using default credentials. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Apple Was Notified About Major FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug Over a Week Ago

An anonymous reader writes: Twitter user MGT7500 tagged the official Apple Support account in a January 20 tweet claiming that her 14-year-old son discovered a “major security flaw” that allowed him to “listen in to your iPhone/iPad without your approval.” The user also tagged Tim Cook on the issue in a follow-up tweet on January…

You like JavaScript! You really like it! Scripting lingo tops dev survey of programming languages

Meanwhile, one in five polled coders complain they were denied US work visas JavaScript, arguably the most polarizing programming language at the moment, also happens to be the most popular among developers, at least for a fairly large group of coders.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

What Happens When A Regular Person Finds A Huge Security Flaw?

The biggest news in the infosec world, besides the fact that balaclavas are becoming increasingly popular due to record-low temperatures across the United States, is that leet haxors can listen to you from your iPhone using FaceTime without you even answering the call. There are obvious security implications of this bug: phones should only turn…