Day: February 1, 2021

Data on 1.4 Million Washington State Residents Breached

Unemployment data exposed via third-party software attack. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Wind River Security Incident Affects SSNs, Passport Numbers

Wind River Systems is warning of a ‘security incident’ after one or more files was downloaded from its network. …read more Source:: Threatpost

US court system ditches electronic filing, goes paper-only for sensitive documents following SolarWinds hack

Lawyers required to hand in dead-tree copies. No, seriously The US court system has banned the electronic submission of legal documents in sensitive cases out of concern that Russian hackers have compromised the filing system.… …read more Source:: Register

iOS 14.5 Tries To Solve Face ID’s Mask Problem With Your Apple Watch

Apple’s latest iPhones stuck with Face ID as the singular method of biometric authentication in an era when people are wearing face masks everywhere they go. This inevitably means having to enter your passcode constantly throughout the day. But Apple has come up with a stopgap solution that should make it easier to get into…

AI-generated pixelated photo of AOC in a bikini pulled from paper highlighting danger of AI-generated pics

Plus: Dead pop star brought back to life by ML, OECD develops effort to monitor AI power In brief Today’s artificial intelligence can autocomplete a photo of someone’s face, generating what the software predicts is the rest of their body.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

VideoLAN, Maker of Popular Media Player VLC, Turns 20

VideoLAN, in a blog post: The VideoLAN project and the VideoLAN non-profit organization are happy to celebrate today the 20th anniversary of the open-sourcing of the project. VideoLAN originally started as a project from the Via Centrale Reseaux student association, after the successful Network 2000 project. But the true release of the project to the…

Zoom gloom? Improve your virtual meetings with these cool accessories

Best accessories for your office to get you through those long online videocalls. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Xbox Series X shortage could last until June, report says – CNET

Microsoft has reportedly said Xbox Series X console demand could outstrip supply until mid-2021. …read more Source:: CNet

Nike’s new Go FlyEase hands-free sneaker snaps around your foot – CNET

The Nike shoe first will be available by invitation only, then to broader consumers. …read more Source:: CNet

Increase in Physical Security Incidents Adds to IT Security Pressures

A new study shows that many organizations have changed their physical security strategies to address new concerns since the COVID-19 outbreak. …read more Source:: DarkReading