Day: February 2, 2021

Robinhood Screwed Its Users But Is More Popular Than Ever

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Robinhood is seemingly still very popular. According to The New York Times, Thursday — the day of Robinhood’s strictest trading restrictions — was also its best ever: it saw over 177,000 downloads (twice the previous week’s daily rate) and had 2.7 million daily users. Robinhood also announced…

TrickBot Continues Resurgence with Port-Scanning Module

The infamous malware has incorporated the legitimate Masscan tool, which looks for open TCP/IP ports with lightning-fast results. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Google discloses cloud results for the first time as it looks beyond search – CNET

The search giant has invested aggressively in its cloud business over the last few years. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook Messenger now lets you chat on Oculus without removing your headset – CNET

You’ll be able to type out messages to your friends without leaving your VR session of Beat Saber. …read more Source:: CNet

SpaceX’s Starship Launches and Again Crashes in Test of Prototype

On Tuesday, a test flight of SpaceX’s Starship, a huge next-generation spacecraft that Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of the private rocket company, dreams of one day sending to Mars, came to an explosive end. From a report: That brief flight, to an altitude of about 6 miles and then back to a…

Ransomware Gangs Made at Least $350 Million in 2020

Ransomware gangs made at least $350 million in ransom payments last year, in 2020, blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis said in a report last week. From a report: The figure was compiled by tracking transactions to blockchain addresses linked to ransomware attacks. Although Chainalysis possesses one of the most complete sets of data on cryptocurrency-related cybercrime,…

Amazon coughs up $62m to shoo away claims it stole driver tips, cut pay rates without telling them

What a lovely company Amazon will pay $61.7m to drivers it is said to have screwed over by stealing their tips for three years, only stopping when America’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched an investigation.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Group representing Toyota, Hyundai abandons lawsuit challenging CA regulations – Roadshow

First it was General Motors, now the Coalition for Sustainable Automotive Regulation is out, too. …read more Source:: CNet

Suspected Chinese Hackers Used SolarWinds Bug To Spy on US Payroll Agency

Suspected Chinese hackers exploited a flaw in software made by SolarWinds to help break into U.S. government computers last year, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing five people familiar with the matter, marking a new twist in a sprawling cybersecurity breach that U.S. lawmakers have labeled a national security emergency. From a report: Two people briefed on…

Why Webcams Aren’t Good Enough

Jeff Carlson, writes in a post: After consulting numerous webcam buying guides and reviews, purchasing a handful of the most popular models, and testing them in varying lighting situations, I can’t escape the grim truth: there are no good webcams. Even webcams recommended by reputable outlets produce poor quality imagery — a significant failing, given…