Day: January 17, 2020

Feds Cut Off Access to Billions of Breached Records with Site Takedown

The WeLeakInfo “data breach notification” domain is no more. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Chevy Corvette Convertible order books are now open – Roadshow

Dealers will now take preorders and turn them into actual orders, so act quickly. …read more Source:: CNet

Europe mulls five year ban on facial recognition in public… with loopholes for security and research

Euro Commission also wants to loosen purse strings for AI investment while tightening reins The European Commission is weighing whether to ban facial recognition systems in public areas for up to five years, according to a draft report on artificial intelligence policy in the European Union.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

How Just Four Satellites Could Provide Worldwide Internet

We’ve known since the 1980s that you don’t need mega-constellations comprising thousands of satellites to provide global internet coverage to the world. Continuous worldwide coverage is possible with a constellation of just four satellites placed at much higher altitudes. So why don’t we have that? The big obstacle is cost. Several factors work to degrade…

Mobile Carrier Customer Service Ushers in SIM-Swap Fraud

Weak challenge questions by customer service reps make it easy for fraudsters to hijack a phone line and bypass 2FA to breach accounts. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Every Place is the Same Now

With a phone, anywhere else is always just a tap away. From a column: Those old enough to remember video-rental stores will recall the crippling indecision that would overtake you while browsing their shelves. With so many options, any one seemed unappealing, or insufficient. In a group, different tastes or momentary preferences felt impossible to…

Tesla Cybertruck’s engineering and design might be genius — here’s why – Roadshow

Sandy Munro, the wunderkind of lean auto industry manufacturing, gives his analysis — and paints a pretty picture for Tesla. …read more Source:: CNet

Big savings on big laptops: Three 17-inch models on sale – CNET

Replace your desktop for less. …read more Source:: CNet

Nvidia RTX 2060 Founders Edition gets $50 price cut – CNET

The chipmaker released an upgraded model of the graphics card this past summer. …read more Source:: CNet

‘Nice guy’ hackers are seemingly fixing the Citrix server hole, but leaving a nasty present behind

Leave the backdoor. Take the exploit. Hackers exploiting the high-profile Citrix CVE-2019-19781 flaw are now patching the servers to keep others out.… …read more Source:: Register