Day: July 5, 2019

Data Breach Lessons from the Trenches

How companies can identify their own insecure data, remediate data breaches and proactively secure data against future attacks. …read more Source:: Threatpost

LightSail 2 Sends Back 1st Signals From Its Solar-Surfing Test Flight

The space advocacy organization The Planetary Society recently confirmed that its LightSail 2 spacecraft has sent its first signals home from space. From a report: The roughly 11-lb. (5 kilograms) cubesat is designed to prove that solar sailing is a feasible way of keeping satellites moving. Fuel is a costly and heavy commodity, and if…

Need Customer Service For an App? Prepare To Lose Your Mind

App-based services have made our lives easier in so many ways. But when things go awry, they offer few paths to real assistance [Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled]. From a report: There’s a trade-off between the speed of apps and their ability to provide timely help. Customer service isn’t dead, it’s just hiding…

Midsommar horror movie is so scary it’s keeping people up at night – CNET

One New York viewer tried to buy cocaine at the theater to get her through the movie. …read more Source:: CNet

Building A Smart Speaker From Scratch

Smart speakers have proliferated since their initial launch earlier this decade. The devices combine voice recognition and assistant functionality with a foreboding sense that paying corporations for the privilege of having your conversations eavesdropped upon could come back to bite one day. For this reason, [Yihui] is attempting to build an open-source smart speaker from…

Mozilla Set To Offer Ad-Free News Consumption Capability on Firefox For $5 Per Month

As previously announced, Mozilla has started to tease the launch of a new $5 monthly subscription to a variety of online news publishers that involves no ads. The idea is that a single, low subscription fee gives you access to a number of sites with the ads removed. From a report: You pay a monthly…

UK Forensics Firm Paid Ransom in Cyberattack

Victim firm Eurofins Scientific handles more than 70,000 criminal cases per year in the UK. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Hulu adds a ‘Yada, yada’ button so you can shuffle Seinfeld as show turns 30 – CNET

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. …read more Source:: CNet

WordPress Plugin WP Statistics Patches XSS Flaw

A cross-site scripting vulnerability in WordPress plugin WP Statistics could have enabled full website takeover. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Fake Samsung Firmware Update App Tricks More Than 10 Million Android Users

Over ten million users have been duped in installing a fake Samsung app named “Updates for Samsung” that promises firmware updates, but, in reality, redirects users to an ad-filled website and charges for firmware downloads. From a report: “I have contacted the Google Play Store and asked them to consider removing this app,” Aleksejs Kuprins,…