Day: October 12, 2018

The FCC makes its case for net neutrality repeal – CNET

The agency defended its repeal of the Obama-era rules, citing a 2005 Supreme Court ruling. …read more Source:: CNet

Cops Told ‘Don’t Look’ at New iPhones To Avoid Face ID Lock-Out

As Apple continues to update its iPhones with new security features, law enforcement and other investigators are constantly playing catch-up, trying to find the best way to circumvent the protections or to grab evidence. From a report: Last month, Forbes reported the first known instance of a search warrant being used to unlock a suspect’s…

AI’s next battlefield is literally the battlefield: In 20 years, bots will fight our wars – Army boffin

‘Humans are going to be a lot less visible … will be just one species of intelligent beings’ The notion of deploying armed human soldiers on the ground to fight wars will disappear over time, according to one of America’s top military scientists.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

ICS Security Plagued with Basic, Avoidable Mistakes

A survey of ICS security posture found outdated firewalls, improper segmentation password mistakes and more. …read more Source:: Threatpost

A Mysterious Grey-Hat Is Patching People’s Outdated MikroTik Routers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A Russian-speaking grey-hat hacker is breaking into people’s MikroTik routers and patching devices so they can’t be abused by cryptojackers, botnet herders, or other cyber-criminals, ZDNet has learned. The hacker, who goes by the name of Alexey and says he works as a server administrator, claims to…

DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches as more people flock toward privacy – CNET

The anonymous search engine grows as people are more and more concerned about online privacy. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook Messenger may be getting an Unsend feature soon – CNET

The tool is reportedly being prototyped. …read more Source:: CNet

McLaren will reveal the new Speedtail hypercar on Oct. 26 – Roadshow

It should be able to top the F1’s top speed of 243 mph, which is pretty bonkers. …read more Source:: CNet

Now this might be going out on a limb, but here’s how a bug left ‘685 million’ netizens open to website hacks

Tinder subdomain flaw turns into massive everybody flaw Bug-hunters have told how they uncovered a significant security flaw that affected the likes of Tinder, Yelp, Shopify, and Western Union – and potentially hundreds of millions of folks using these sites and apps.… …read more Source:: Register

Apple Rebukes Australia’s ‘Dangerously Ambiguous’ Anti-Encryption Bill

Apple has strongly criticized Australia’s anti-encryption bill, calling it “dangerously ambiguous” and “alarming to every Australian.” From a report: The Australian government’s draft law — known as the Access and Assistance Bill — would compel tech companies operating in the country, like Apple, to provide “assistance” to law enforcement and intelligence agencies in accessing electronic…