Day: September 21, 2020

Member of ‘The Dark Overlord’ hacking group sentenced to five years in prison

UK national Nathan Wyatt gets five years in prison after pleading guilty today. …read more Source:: ZDNet

‘Dayglow’ at Rosetta’s comet turns out to be unexpected ultraviolet aurora – CNET

Years after the Rosetta mission landed on Comet Chury, a new phenomenon has been excavated from its data. …read more Source:: CNet

Remote Work Exacerbating Data Sprawl

More than three-quarters of IT executives worry that data sprawl puts their data at risk, especially with employees working from insecure home networks, survey finds. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Have no idea WTF is going on with the Oracle-Walmart TikTok deal? Don’t sweat it, here’s our latest rundown

TL;DR: Trump is confusing everything to stay in the spotlight Analysis Each day for the past six days, the sale of the US wing of the video-sharing app TikTok has been alternatively approved and not approved, each time with a wave of announcements, tweets, press releases and 24-hour news coverage.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Fileless Malware Tops Critical Endpoint Threats for 1H 2020

When it comes to endpoint security, a handful of threats make up the bulk of the most serious attack tools and tactics. …read more Source:: Threatpost

iOS 14 Resets iPhone’s Default Apps To Apple’s Safari and Mail After Reboot

Users have found a major bug in Apple’s iOS 14 iPhone software. The free software upgrade, which Apple made publicly available last week, includes features many users had long asked for, such as better ways to organize apps, living programs called widgets on the home screen, and the ability to change which default apps the…

What Cassandra users think of their NoSQL DBMS

They love it, but they really, really wish there were more expert Cassandra NoSQL DBMS administrators out there. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Another reminder that bias, testing, diversity is needed in machine learning: Twitter’s image-crop AI can favor white men, women’s chests

Strange, it didn’t show up during development, says social network Twitter says its AI that automatically crops images in tweets didn’t exhibit racial or gender bias when it was developed – even though in production it prefers to crop out dark-skinned people and focus on women’s chests. The social network acknowledged it has more work…

Gig Economy Company Launches Uber, But For Evicting People

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: SINCE COVID-19 MANY AMERICANS FELL BEHIND IN ALL ASPECTS,” reads the website copy. The button below this statement is not for a GoFundMe, or a petition for calling for rent relief. Instead, it is the following call to action, from a company called Civvl: “Be hired as…

‘Dark Overlord’ Cyber Extortionist Pleads Guilty

Nathan Wyatt was sentenced to five years in prison after changing a previously not guilty plea. …read more Source:: DarkReading