Day: September 3, 2020

Facebook Announces Formal Vulnerability Disclosure Policy for Third-Party Bugs

The social media giant has also launched a new website for sharing information on WhatsApp security. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google declares Maps COVID-19-ready after retraining it on pandemic traffic – or the lack of it in some areas

50 per cent decrease in worldwide traffic when lockdowns started Machine-learning models used to direct the journeys of Google Maps users have been retrained to adapt to changing traffic conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Former IT Director Gets Jail Time For Selling Government’s Cisco Gear On eBay

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A South Carolina man was sentenced this week to two years in federal prison for taking government-owned networking equipment and selling it on eBay. The man, Terry Shawn Petrill, 48, of Myrtle Beach, worked as the IT Security Director for Horry County in South Carolina, the Department…

Evilnum APT Group Employs New Python RAT

The PyVil remote access Trojan enables attackers to exfiltrate data, perform keylogging, take screenshots, and deploy tools for credential theft. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Apple’s rumored AirPods Studio may have a lay-flat storage design – CNET

In a series of patents published by Thursday, Apple discussed potential technology it’s built for its upcoming headphones. …read more Source:: CNet

Musk Promises Tesla Design Overhaul, ‘Ravecave’ At Berlin Plant

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will use its plant in Brandenburg, Germany to demonstrate a radical overhaul of how its cars are built, as well as making electric car battery cells and battery packs. Musk also said he has plans for a “ravecave” on the roof of the new factory, which would make…

McDonald’s: Despite what you’ve heard, our burgers decompose – CNET

Mickey D’s talks moldy burgers, in what may be a response to a viral TikTok video. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook failed to remove Kenosha Guard militia event that called for violence – CNET

The social network said Thursday that the event organizer, not the company, pulled down the event. …read more Source:: CNet

Typosquatting Intensifies Ahead of US Election

Mistyped URLs can mean more than inconvenience when a candidate’s name is involved. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Apple: Yeah, about those ground-breaking privacy features in iOS 14 – don’t expect them until next year

‘Fundamental right to privacy’ can wait, Facebook and others are annoyed Apple says it will delay a developer rule change that requires iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14 apps to request permission from users to utilize its Identifier for Advertisers, or IDFA.… …read more Source:: TheRegister