Day: November 7, 2018

Vulns in online shopping toolkit WooCommerce can blast a hole in your WordPress security

Rogue managers can seize control of web shops A vulnerability in the WooCommerce online store platform, used by over four million vendors, can be exploited to hijack WordPress installations hosting the software.… …read more Source:: Register

Apple updates iMovie, GarageBand and iWork productivity apps – CNET

There are updates for both iOS and MacOS. …read more Source:: CNet

Black Friday 2018 kitchen and appliance deals: $30 off Instant Pot, $100 off Dyson vacuums and more – CNET

Upgrade your kitchen or make laundry day more fun with our favorite deals on kitchen gadgets and large appliances. …read more Source:: CNet

Samsung’s foldable phone is real and extends into a tablet – CNET

The device will use the company’s new Infinity Flex Display and will be available next year. …read more Source:: CNet

Teardown of a (Relatively) Cheap Thermal Camera

The cost of tools and test equipment has largely been on the downward trend for years, making it now more affordable than ever to get into the hacking and making scene. This is particularly visible with something like the venerable oscilloscope: a piece of equipment that was near unobtainium for the home hacker a decade…

Crytpocurrency Exchange Targeted Via Attack on Web Traffic Analysis Firm

“Island-hopping” attackers breached StatCounter so they could get to users of …read more Source:: DarkReading

Samsung redesigns its smartphone user interface with One UI – CNET

The company wants to make it easier for users to navigate their phones, particularly as they keep getting bigger. …read more Source:: CNet

Chinese ‘Gait Recognition’ Tech IDs People By How They Walk; Police Have Started Using It on Streets of Beijing and Shanghai

Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. From a report: Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, “gait recognition” is part of a push across China…

Netflix hack lets you control its app with your eyes – CNET

This could be a step towards better accessibility features in the future (or maybe just the laziest way to chill for some people). …read more Source:: CNet

California Voters Embrace Year-Round Daylight-Saving Time

Californians warmed to the idea of year-round daylight-saving time, approving an initiative that would urge state lawmakers to junk the annual springing forward and falling back. From a report: With 43 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Proposition 7 was leading 61 percent to 39 percent. It’s a long way from here to year-round daylight-saving…