Day: September 15, 2020

More Cyberattacks in the First Half of 2020 Than in All of 2019

The pandemic-related shift to remote work and the growing availability of ransomware-as-a-service were two major drivers, CrowdStrike says. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Dunkin’ Donuts drops some dough to glaze over lawsuit accusing it of covering up customer account hacks

No way to sugarcoat this: New York AG eclairs the 2015 data theft matter settled Dunkin’ Donuts today settled a lawsuit in which it was accused of hushing up the fact hackers siphoned its customers’ personal information from its systems in 2015.… …read more Source:: Register

Apple Introduces Redesigned iPad Air With A14 Chip, All-Screen Design, TouchID and USB-C

Apple today introduced a redesigned iPad Air that looks more like an iPad Pro, as well as an updated 8th-generation, entry-level iPad. MacRumors reports on the new iPad Air: Apple today introduced a redesigned iPad Air with slimmer bezels, paving the way for an all-screen design similar to recent iPad Pro models. In addition, the…

Billions of devices vulnerable to new ‘BLESA’ Bluetooth security flaw

New BLESA attack goes after the often ignored Bluetooth reconnection process, unlike previous vulnerabilities, most found in the pairing operation. …read more Source:: ZDNet

New Google Fiber Plan: $100 For 2Gbps, Plus Wi-Fi 6 Router and Mesh Extender

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Google Fiber will soon offer 2Gbps service for $100 a month, a package that includes a Wi-Fi 6 router and mesh extender, the Alphabet-owned ISP announced yesterday. Google fiber-to-the-home service never rolled out as far as many people hoped, but the ISP is still making improvements…

Adobe tops third quarter financial targets

Adobe said cash flows from operations were a record $1.44 billion in Q3. …read more Source:: ZDNet

That long-awaited, super-hyped Apple launch: Watches, iPads… and one more thing. Oh, actually that’s it

OK, fine. Blood-oxygen level monitoring, hexa-core 5nm Arm processors, TV packages… The tagline for today’s Apple product launch event was “time flies.” How ironic given 2020 feels like it’s been a decade long.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Lyft offers half-price rides to the polls on election day – CNET

The 50% discount includes renting bikes and scooters. …read more Source:: CNet

Instagram launches automatic captions for IGTV to promote accessibility – CNET

The feature is initially rolling out in 16 languages. …read more Source:: CNet

How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

NPR and PBS Frontline spent months digging into internal industry documents and interviewing top former officials. We found that the industry sold the public on an idea it knew wouldn’t work — that the majority of plastic could be, and would be, recycled — all while making billions of dollars selling the world new plastic….