Day: August 4, 2020

NetWalker Ransomware Rakes in $29M Since March

The ransomware has surged since moving to a RaaS model. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Microsoft Goes Big in Security Bug Bounties: Its $13.7m is Double Google’s 2019 Payouts

Microsoft has revealed it has awarded security researchers $13.7m for reporting bugs in Microsoft software since July last year. From a report: Microsoft’s bug bounties are one of the largest source of financial awards for researchers probing software for flaws and, importantly, reporting them to the relevant vendor rather than selling them to cybercriminals via…

Coronavirus six months later: Everything we know right now – CNET

Testing, vaccines, prevention and more — everything we know about COVID-19, and also what we don’t. …read more Source:: CNet

Walmart pushes back launch of Amazon Prime rival, report says – CNET

The company’s subscription service was reportedly slated to launch last month. …read more Source:: CNet

Mozilla doubles down on anti-tracking tech: It’ll be tougher for wily ad-biz cookie monsters to track Firefox

Apple still leading in anti-cookie diet, Google – predictably – in the rearguard A week after Firefox 79 debuted, Mozilla says that it plans to start rolling out version 2.0 of its Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) scheme to prevent redirect tracking on the web.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

The fixes to the Linux BootHole fixes are in

The first release of patches to the Linux BootHole came with a show-stopping problem. The fixed machines wouldn’t boot. For the most part, that problem has been solved. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Decades-Old Email Flaws Could Let Attackers Mask Their Identities

At the Black Hat security conference on Thursday, researchers will present “darn subtle” flaws in industry-wide protections used to ensure that emails come from the address they claim to. From a report: The study looked at the big three protocols used in email sender authentication — Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM),…

Best TV streaming service for cord cutters: Hulu, Sling TV, YouTube TV and more – CNET

Now is the perfect time to ditch your cable company but keep live news and other channels. Here are our favorite options for the best live TV streaming services. …read more Source:: CNet

9 ideas to help you virtually date while social distancing – CNET

This week on Love Syncs, you can still date from a distance. Here’s how to get to know someone when you’re stuck in quarantine. …read more Source:: CNet

Ewan McGregor’s Long Way Up features Rivian R1T electric truck, debuts Sept. 18 – Roadshow

The Apple TV Plus series will see the Hollywood star and his longtime pal Charley Boorman traversing South and Central America on Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorbikes supported by Rivian trucks. …read more Source:: CNet