Day: April 6, 2021

Security Falls Short in Rapid COVID Cloud Migration

The quick pivot to the cloud for remote support also ushered in risks. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google Now Supports Rust for Underlying Android OS Development

For the past few years, Google has been encouraging developers to write Android apps with Kotlin. The underlying OS still uses C and C++, though Google today announced Android Open Source Project (AOSP) support for Rust. From a report: This is part of Google’s work to address memory safety bugs in the operating system: “We…

Crime Service Gives Firms Another Reason to Purge Macros

Recent Trickbot campaigns and at least three common banking Trojans all attempt to infect systems using malicious macros in Microsoft Office documents created using EtterSilent. …read more Source:: DarkReading

NFTs explained: These expensive tokens are as weird as you think they are – CNET

Owning a digital token tied to artwork or song doesn’t mean you actually own the art or the song — but those tokens are still going for a small fortune. …read more Source:: CNet

Critical Cloud Bug in VMWare Carbon Black Allows Takeover

CVE-2021-21982 affects a platform designed to secure private clouds, and the virtual servers and workloads that they contain. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Chinese Hackers Selling Intimate Stolen Camera Footage

A massive operation offers access to hacked camera feeds in bedrooms and at hotels. …read more Source:: Threatpost

The Edge Pro Tip: Update Your DDoS Defense Plan

The idea of monetizing DDoS attacks dates back to the 1990s. But the rise of DDoS-for-hire services and cryptocurrencies has radically changed the landscape. …read more Source:: DarkReading

DoorDash Drivers Game Algorithm To Increase Pay

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Dave Levy and Nikos Kanelopoulos are trying to beat the algorithm. The two DoorDash drivers — Dashers, as the company calls them — are trying to persuade their peers to turn down the lowest-paying deliveries so the automated system for matching jobs with drivers will respond by…

US considers boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 – CNET

A boycott is on the table, says a US State Department spokesperson, though no final decision has been reached. …read more Source:: CNet

Cosmic Rays Causing 30,000 Network Malfunctions in Japan Each Year

Cosmic rays are causing an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 malfunctions in domestic network communication devices in Japan every year, a Japanese telecom giant found recently. From a report: Most so-called “soft errors,” or temporary malfunctions, in the network hardware of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. are automatically corrected via safety devices, but experts said in…