Day: October 13, 2020

TrickBot botnet survives takedown attempt, but Microsoft sets new legal precedent

Microsoft successfully argued in court against the use of Windows SDKs inside malware code, a precedent it would be able to use again and again in future botnet crackdowns. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Snap developing iPhone 12 LiDAR applications, says TechCrunch

The gadget site confirmed an application featured in Tuesday’s presentation is a filter that Snap is ready offer users with its messaging application. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Cross-border digital payment system, championed by Saudi Arabia, gets green light… and yellow card from G7

Basically nobody trusts Facebook Analysis Global banking body the Financial Stability Board (FSB) has given a tentative green light to cross-border digital payments systems, producing a roadmap for making it a reality.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Best Prime Day soundbar, speaker deals: Save $50 on Echo Studio, $450 on Sony Atmos bar – CNET

Some of our favorite audio gear gets deep discounts. …read more Source:: CNet

iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 11: Everything Apple changed and who should upgrade – CNET

Here’s how the iPhone 12 will compare to the iPhone 11 — and whether you should upgrade. …read more Source:: CNet

AI Is Throwing Battery Development Into Overdrive

Improving batteries has always been hampered by slow experimentation and discovery processes. Machine learning is speeding it up by orders of magnitude. From a report: Inside a lab at Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, there are a half dozen refrigerator-sized cabinets designed to kill batteries as fast as they can. Each holds around 100…

October Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Patches Critical, Wormable RCE Bug

There were 11 critical bugs and six that were unpatched but publicly known in this month’s regularly scheduled Microsoft updates. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Prime Day 2020 smartwatch deals: Save big on Fitbit Versa 2, Samsung Galaxy Watch and Garmin models – CNET

No big discounts on the Apple Watch yet. …read more Source:: CNet

Prime Day 2020 security camera deals: Blink Mini for $25, Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera for $100 – CNET

Amazon’s Prime Day is on — it’s time to grab a deal on a security camera or doorbell from brands including Arlo, Blink and others. …read more Source:: CNet

Best iPhone 12 chargers starting at $9 – CNET

With Apple not including a power adapter with all the new iPhone 12 models, here’s a look at several chargers that will juice up any iPhone extra fast. …read more Source:: CNet