Day: June 1, 2020

Data on Indian Mobile Payments App Reportedly Exposed via Open S3 Bucket

Over 7 million records exposed, according to vpnMentor, but app maker says there is no sign of malicious use. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Publishers sue to shut down books-for-all Internet Archive for ‘willful digital piracy on an industrial scale’

Copyright infringement claim ‘not in anyone’s interest’ responds org Several of the world’s largest publishers have sued the Internet Archive for its “emergency library” of 1.3 million books, claiming the organization is engaging in “willful digital piracy on an industrial scale.”… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Apple Releases iOS 13.5.1, Patching Out the Unc0ver Jailbreak

Apple has released iOS 13.5.1 today, which the company says “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” albeit without much detail in the change log. But as noted by Twitter account Apple Software Updates, the update is meant to patch out the kernel vulnerability used by the recent Unc0ver jailbreak. The Verge…

Apple Pays Researcher $100,000 for Critical Vulnerability

Apple has fixed a flaw in the “Sign in with Apple” feature that could have enabled attackers to break into user accounts for third-party services. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Facebook employees stage rare protest against Zuckerberg’s response to Trump – CNET

Employees are participating in a virtual walkout because they think Facebook made the wrong call. …read more Source:: CNet

AI Isn’t Magical and Won’t Help You Reopen Your Business

The coronavirus is helping to erode the hype around artificial intelligence; data scientists get the axe and some ‘old-fashioned’ solutions work better. From a report: When SharpestMinds, a startup that sells mentoring services to data scientists, surveyed its alumni in April and again in May, it found that 6% of respondents had been affected by…

Blight the power: Jamming attack cripples wireless signals using clever reflective technology

Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces – other IRS that can ruin your day Wireless networking researchers have proposed a way to jam wireless signals without power.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Microsoft pushes ahead with its bot-service tools

Microsoft’s Virtual Assistant Accelerator and Bot Framework Composer tools are now generally available. And developers can now use Bot Framework to create new Alexa skills. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Google Pixel phones get bedtime features and safety tools – CNET

The tech giant’s latest “feature drop” focuses on safety, sleep and an adaptive battery to let you know how long it’ll last. …read more Source:: CNet

George Floyd: Anonymous Hackers Reemerge Amid US Unrest

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: As the United States deals with widespread civil unrest across dozens of cities, “hacktivist” group Anonymous has returned from the shadows. The hacker collective was once a regular fixture in the news, targeting those it accused of injustice with cyber-attacks. After years of relative quiet, it…