April, 2019

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Confluence Vulnerability Opens Door to GandCrab

An exploit of the vulnerability offers attackers a ransomware surface that doesn’t need email. …read more

Source:: DarkReading

Eric Schmidt and Diane Greene to leave Alphabet’s board of directors – CNET

Google’s parent company is also adding biotech executive Robin L. Washington to its board. …read more

Source:: CNet

YouTube, MLB partner to stream 13 live games for free – CNET

The partnership will begin during the second half of the season. …read more

Source:: CNet

Fake Jason Statham Bilks a Fan Out of Serious Money

A scam version of the actor convinced a woman he was in love with her. …read more

Source:: Threatpost

Apple iPhone sales drop, but aren’t as bad as predicted – CNET

Services revenue, a bright spot for the company, posted a new all-time high. …read more

Source:: CNet

Fedora 30 Linux Distro Is Here

Fedora 30, the newest release of the venerable Linux distribution that serves (in part) as the staging environment for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, was released Tuesday, bringing with it a number of improvements and performance optimizations. From a report: he most exciting aspect, for workstation/desktop users at least, is the update to GNOME 3.32. Of course, that is hardly the only notable update — the DNF package manager is getting a performance boost, for instance. In other words, this is a significant operating system upgrade that should delight both existing Fedora users and beginners alike. “Fedora 30 brings enhancements to all editions with updates to the common underlying packages, from bug fixes and performance tweaks to new versions. In Fedora 30, base updates include Bash shell 5.0, Fish 3.0, the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 9 and Ruby 2.6. Fedora 30 also now uses the zchunk format for data compression within the DNF repository. When metadata is compressed using zchunk DNF will only download the differences between earlier copies of metadata and the current versions, saving on resources and increasing efficiency,” says The Fedora Project.

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Facebook needs fixing. Zuckerberg uses F8 to lay out his plan – CNET

The world’s biggest social network has faced seemingly endless privacy, trust and corporate malfeasance scandals. Now it’s charting a way out. …read more

Source:: CNet

Microsoft promises to boil down its lengthy and confusing privacy controls… in 1,500-word announcement

Same day Zuckerberg declares with a straight face at F8 event: ‘The future is private’

Microsoft has vowed to put an end to lengthy and confusing privacy controls and “give customers increased transparency and control over their data.”…

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Source:: TheRegister

Samsung: Exploded Galaxy S10 5G ’caused by external impact’ – CNET

This is not a repeat of the Galaxy Note 7. …read more

Source:: CNet

Facebook at F8 announces ‘less pressurized’ Instagram experience – CNET

Instagram is getting an overhaul. …read more

Source:: CNet

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