Day: April 8, 2020

After Adopting COVID-19 Lures, Sophisticated Groups Target Remote Workers

While coronavirus-themed emails and files have been used as a lure for weeks, attackers now are searching for ways to actively target VPNs and remote workers to take advantage of weaker security. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google Told Its Workers That They Can’t Use Zoom On Their Laptops Anymore

BuzzFeed News has learned that Google has banned the popular videoconferencing software Zoom from its employees’ devices. From the report: Zoom, a competitor to Google’s own Meet app, has seen an explosion of people using it to work and socialize from home and has become a cultural touchstone during the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, Google…

Researchers Fool Biometric Scanners with 3D-Printed Fingerprints

Tests on the fingerprint scanners of Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung devices reveal it’s possible to bypass authentication with a cheap 3D printer. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Call of Duty Warzone: Quad mode, cheaters banned and everything else you need to know – CNET

Drop in and survive the 150-player battle royale match. …read more Source:: CNet

Compose yourselves – Docker has published multi-container app spec, needs contributors to help maintain and develop it

Now focused on developers, firm wants its tools to be more universally useful. Keep it light(weight), though Docker has published the Compose specification, used for defining its own multi-container applications, and is asking contributors to help with its maintenance and evolution.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

PowerPoint ‘Weakness’ Opens Door to Malicious Mouse-Over Attack

Novel hack allows an attacker to create a mouse-over in a PowerPoint file that triggers the installation of malware. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Chipset Maker MediaTek Accused of Cheating in Benchmarks

An anonymous reader shares a report: We’ve seen several smartphone brands cheat benchmarks over the years, ostensibly in a bid to earn some ill-deserved praise among enthusiasts. But a new report suggests chipset manufacturer MediaTek could be gaming these scores. AnandTech uncovered evidence of benchmark cheating by MediaTek when it received a Helio P95-powered Oppo…

Get a Nest 3rd gen smart thermostat and Nest Protect smoke alarm bundle for $290 – CNET

Upgrade your home’s thermostat and smoke alarm at the same time — this is the best price we’ve ever seen on this bundle. …read more Source:: CNet

As Zoom bans spread over privacy concerns, vid-conf biz taps up Stamos as firefighter in totally-not-a-PR stunt move

Former Facebook, Yahoo! CSO to advise CEO after weeks of soaring popularity and scrutiny Video-conferencing company du jour Zoom is desperately trying to head off a mass exodus of users by announcing a new advisory board – and hiring former Facebook and Yahoo! CSO Alex Stamos as a troubleshooter.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Samsung Galaxy A Series: New lineup starts at $110 and two models have 5G – CNET

The cheapest phone starts at $110, while the most expensive 5G device costs $600. And they all have headphone jacks. …read more Source:: CNet