Day: September 15, 2021

Travis CI quietly fixed a bug that exposed secret keys

For at least a week, cloning a public repo made upstream environmental variables accessible From at least September 3 through September 10, public open-source code repositories that used Travis CI exposed their sensitive keys, credentials, and tokens to potential theft.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Apple’s iOS 14.8 Pegasus security fix: iPhone owners urged to update immediately – CNET

The tech giant also releases security updates for the iPad, Apple Watch and Mac computers. …read more Source:: CNet

T-Mobile CFO reportedly calls out Samsung for device shortages – CNET

Samsung’s S Series smartphones are apparently in “very short supply,” according to Peter Osvaldik. …read more Source:: CNet

Emergency Software Patches Are on the Rise

Emergency software patches, in which users are pushed to immediately update phones and computers because hackers have figured out some novel way to break in, are becoming more common. From a report: Researchers raised the alarm Monday about a big one: The Israeli spyware company NSO Group, which sells programs for governments to remotely take…

DARPA plans thousands-strong satellite constellation Space-BACN sandwich

Mmmm… BACN. Is there anything it can’t do? DARPA, the famously scattershot defence research agency of people’s hearts, has turned its attention to recent announcements of planned and actual communications satellite constellation launches, asking: “Why can’t these things all just talk to each other?”… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill to extend unemployment benefits – CNET

The benefits would be retroactive to Sept. 6. …read more Source:: CNet

Online prices for bogus vaccine cards double after Biden mandate – CNET

The fake cards are the latest in a series of COVID-related scams. …read more Source:: CNet

FCC Wants Landlords To Stop Screwing Up Your Internet

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The FCC has announced (PDF) it’s investigating deals the broadband industry strikes with landlords that block broadband competition in apartment complexes, condos, and developments. While the FCC passed rules in 2008 attempting to prevent such deals, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have exploited massive loopholes in the restrictions…

Anthony Mackie to star in Twisted Metal series – CNET

Get your engines and guns ready. …read more Source:: CNet

Car prices already sit at record highs, but hurricane season may make them more expensive – Roadshow

It’s no secret demand for new vehicles increases after hurricanes destroy and damage cars, and Hurricane Ida wiped out already scarce new vehicle inventory. …read more Source:: CNet