Day: July 23, 2019

Snap snares new users with revamped Android app – CNET

Snapchat now has 203 million daily active users. …read more Source:: CNet

Department of Justice kicks off antitrust review of tech giants – CNET

The investigation will target Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook. …read more Source:: CNet

Low Barr: Don’t give me that crap about security, just put the backdoors in the encryption, roars US Attorney General

I don’t want to hear about hackers and keys, nerds – make it happen, or we’ll pass a law making it happen Analysis If the cops and Feds can’t read people’s encrypted messages, you will install backdoors for us, regardless of the security hit, US Attorney General William Barr told the technology world today.… …read…

Justice Department To Open Broad, New Antitrust Review of Big Tech Companies

schwit1 shares a report from The Wall Street Journal: The Justice Department is opening a broad antitrust review into whether dominant technology firms are unlawfully stifling competition (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source), according to department officials, adding a new Washington threat for companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. The review is geared toward…

Malware that can steal your passwords spikes 60%, security firm warns – CNET

Credit card info and autofill data is up for grabs as browser-based attacks surge. …read more Source:: CNet

Penetration Test Data Shows Risk to Domain Admin Credentials

But gaining a foothold on the LAN via vulnerabilities on Internet-facing assets is becoming harder, Rapid7 found in its real-world pen tests. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Airlines Are Finally Fixing the Middle Seat

An anonymous reader shares a report: “There’s no justice in air travel,” an airline industry insider once told me. A third of passengers on planes get stuck with a middle seat, getting smushed for hours at a time in a chair that costs exactly the same ticket price as a window or aisle. That just…

Business Email Compromise: Thinking Beyond Wire Transfers

As BEC continues to drive record-high losses, cybercriminals devise new tactics for swindling corporate targets out of millions. …read more Source:: DarkReading

John McAfee believed to have been detained, campaign manager says – CNET

Data secreted across the world will be released if McAfee stays missing, his Twitter account says. …read more Source:: CNet

New York privacy bill could ban selling phone location data – CNET

We’re sorry, the New Yorker you were trying to track could not be found. …read more Source:: CNet