Day: November 7, 2019

Air Force puts Lockheed Martin laser weapon to the test – CNET

Burn, baby, burn, said the laser to the drones. …read more Source:: CNet

Disney is pushing Robert Downey Jr., other Avengers for acting Oscars – CNET

The studio wants 13 Endgame actors to be considered for Academy Awards. …read more Source:: CNet

Amazon Ring Doorbells Exposed Home Wi-Fi Passwords To Hackers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Ring doorbells that exposed the passwords for the Wi-Fi networks to which they were connected. Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending owners’ Wi-Fi passwords in cleartext as the doorbell joins the local network, allowing nearby hackers to intercept the…

This may shock you but Adobe is shipping insecure software. No, it’s not Flash this time. Nope, not Acrobat, either

Mobile app SDKs sport dodgy crypto defaults, set bad examples – updates available It has been revealed that Adobe’s Experience Platform mobile SDKs, used to create apps that interact with the company’s cloud services, until recently contained sample configuration files that created insecure default settings.… …read more Source:: Register

The best DNA testing kits for 2019 – CNET

Looking for the best DNA test kits you can buy right now? Here are your best options. …read more Source:: CNet

Sure, we made your Wi-Fi routers phone HQ with telemetry, says Ubiquiti. What of it?

You didn’t ask for it, we didn’t tell you about it, but hey, it clears GDPR so what you gonna do? Ubiquiti Networks is fending off customer complaints after emitting a firmware update that caused its UniFi wireless routers to quietly phone HQ with telemetry.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Google-Funded Library Programs Teaching Google-Provided Curricula

theodp writes: Q. What’s the difference between Andrew Carnegie and Google? A. Andrew Carnegie used his wealth to help build libraries, while Google’s using its wealth to get libraries to help build its brands. “In advance of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek),” announced the American Library Association (ALA), “an annual event to get students excited…

Best camera gear and cameras to gift for the holidays 2019 – CNET

Help your favorite shutterbug step up their photography game with this selection of best camera gear and cameras for the holiday season …read more Source:: CNet

How Can I Help My Team Manage Security Alerts?

Smart prioritization, great staff and supportive tools are a good start. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Forget Black Friday: Singles Day is the biggest shopping event you’ve never heard of – CNET

Sales on what’s otherwise known as the 11/11 Global Shopping Festival dwarf the competition, but the unofficial Chinese holiday is still struggling to catch on in America. …read more Source:: CNet