Day: February 26, 2021

Save 25% on phone cases and screen protectors at Speck – CNET

Now through the weekend, save on almost everything sitewide, including cases for iPhone, iPads, MacBooks, Samsung and more. …read more Source:: CNet

Amazon Dismisses Claims Alexa ‘Skills’ Can Bypass Security Vetting Process

Researchers found a number of privacy and security issues in Amazon’s Alexa skill vetting process, which could lead to attackers stealing data or launching phishing attacks. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Imperva pretty adamant that security analytics aggregator product Sonar is not ‘one dashboard to rule them all’

Uh huh… it’s a good time to be in enterprise security analytics Tired of keeping up with security alerts from your system? Worried that your Security Operations Centre (SOC) is getting deluged in low-level reporting? Fear not: Imperva has produced an aggregator aggregation product that sits over the top of all your other alert-generating security…

Stalkerware Volumes Remain Concerningly High, Despite Bans

COVID-19 impacted volumes for the year, but the U.S. moved into third place on the list of countries most infected by stalkerware. …read more Source:: Threatpost

NSA Releases Guidance on Zero-Trust Architecture

A new document provides guidance for businesses planning to implement a zero-trust system management strategy. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Apple’s latest macOS Big Sur update stops cheapo USB-C hubs bricking your machine

Still, it’s probably best to stick with eye-wateringly expensive official peripherals In addition to various minor bug fixes, Apple’s 11.2.2 update to macOS Big Sur addresses an issue where newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models could be damaged by dodgy third-party USB-C accessories.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Stanford Researchers Identify Four Causes For ‘Zoom Fatigue’ and Their Simple Fixes

In the first peer-reviewed article that systematically deconstructs Zoom fatigue from a psychological perspective, published in the journal Technology, Mind and Behavior on Feb. 23, Professor Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL), has taken the medium apart and assessed Zoom on its individual technical aspects. He has identified four…

Spectrogram Drawing For Fun And Coding

It probably can’t have taken long after the first spectrum waterfall display was created, before somebody had a go at creating a waveform that would create an image in the waterfall. We don’t know who that pioneer was, but it’s over 20 years since Aphex Twin famously used the technique in their music, so it’s…

Brazil approves 5G auction notice

The initial cost to telcos is estimated at US$ 6.2 billion …read more Source:: ZDNet

‘Nerd’ Humor

Some jokes never get old. …read more Source:: DarkReading