Day: September 22, 2020

As you’re scrambling to patch the scary ZeroLogon hole in Windows Server, don’t forget Samba – it’s also affected

Domain controllers at risk of hijacking, depending on version and configuration Administrators running Samba as their domain controllers should update their installations as the open-source software suffers from the same ZeroLogon hole as Microsoft’s Windows Server.… …read more Source:: Register

Vulnerability Disclosure Programs See Signups & Payouts Surge

More than $44.75 million in rewards were paid to hackers over the past year, driving total payouts beyond $100 million. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Microsoft Secures Backend Server That Leaked Bing Data

Microsoft suffered a rare cyber-security lapse earlier this month when the company’s IT staff accidentally left one of Bing’s backend servers exposed online. From a report: The server was discovered by Ata Hakcil, a security researcher at WizCase, who exclusively shared his findings with ZDNet last week. According to Hakcil’s investigation, the server is believed…

SpaceX Sending Tom Cruise to the Space Station in 2021

Several months after NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the project was in the works, sources are now reporting that Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman will officially be making the trip to the International Space Station in October of 2021 to film scenes for an as of yet untitled movie. Cruise and Liman previously worked…

China, in Pointed Message To US, Tightens Its Climate Targets

President Xi Jinping of China pledged on Tuesday that his country, the world’s top producer of greenhouse gases, would adopt much stronger climate targets and achieve what he called “carbon neutrality before 2060.” If realized, the pledges would be crucial in the global fight against climate change. From a report: The announcement, made at the…

Google deprecates Web Store Payments API, effectively nuking Chrome paid extensions

Move comes after a wave of fraudulent transactions over the winter. …read more Source:: ZDNet

NASA reveals details of its Artemis mission to get first woman on the moon – CNET

NASA is heading back to the moon for the first time since 1972 in an exploration mission that could serve as a stepping stone to Mars. …read more Source:: CNet

YouTube machine learning to put automated age-restrictions blocks on videos – CNET

Creators can appeal the age-restriction blocks that they believe are wrong. …read more Source:: CNet

YouTube Will Use Tech Updates To Better Enforce Age Restrictions

YouTube said Tuesday that it has updated its technology to enable the tech giant to better enforce its age restriction policies. From a report: The company has been criticized and penalized for its policies and architecture that displayed harmful content to kids and violated children’s data privacy. The company is announcing three new changes: It…

Microsoft muscles in on the comms API space to compete with Twilio and AWS Chime

Azure Communication Services embeds real-time comms into any app, but sharing tech with Teams not a selling point for everyone Ignite Microsoft has pitched up in the fairly competitive comms API space with Azure Communication Services (ACS), a new service now in preview, which lets developers include voice, video, chat, and SMS messaging in their…