Day: July 10, 2020

Mobile App Fraud Jumped in Q1 as Attackers Pivot from Browsers

RSA data reveals a continued shift away from browser-based fraud as attackers target mobile apps. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Signal’s New PIN Feature Worries Cybersecurity Experts

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, writing for Vice: Ever since NSA leaker Edward Snowden said “use Signal, use Tor,” the end-to-end encrypted chat app has been a favorite of people who care about privacy and need a chat and calling app that is hard to spy on. One of the reasons security experts recommended Signal is because the…

The best meal delivery kits for 2020: Blue Apron, Sun Basket and more compared – CNET

These convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks. And with shelter-in-place lockdowns, they’re more useful than ever. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple Advises Against MacBook Camera Covers Due To Display Cracking

Apple, in a new support document, is warning users against closing their MacBook lids with a cover over the camera. From a report: Placing a cover, sticker or tape over a laptop camera is a practice adopted by some privacy- and security-conscious individuals to protect against webcam hijacking. Now, however, Apple is explicitly advising against…

If at first you don’t succeed… Rackspace files IPO papers to go public once again, hopefully with better timing

Private equity looks to cash in on managed cloud services biz Almost six years after going private, Rackspace is once again dipping its toes into the public market by filing for an IPO in the US.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

France To Introduce Controversial Age Verification System For Adult Websites

The French Parliament unanimously agreed this week to introduce a nationwide age verification system for pornography websites, months after President Emmanuel Macron pledged to protect children against such content. From a report: Macron made the protection of children against adult content online a high-profile issue well before the coronavirus crisis hit. In January, tech companies,…

Hacked Case Fan Follows the Leader with IR Sensor

Adding an additional fan to your PC is usually pretty straightforward, but as [Randy Elwin] found, this isn’t always the case with the newer Small Form Factor (SFF) machines. Not only was the standard 80 mm fan too large to fit inside of the case, but there wasn’t even a spot to plug it in….

Biden Campaign Hires 2 Top Cybersecurity Executives

The campaign has filled the positions of CISO and CTO in the runup to the 2020 presidential election. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google Bans Stalkerware Ads – With a Loophole

Starting in August Google is banning ads of products or services promoting stalkerware. …read more Source:: Threatpost

US Finalizing Federal Contract Ban For Companies That Use Huawei, Others

The Trump administration plans to finalize regulations this week that will bar the U.S. government from buying goods or services from any company that uses products from five Chinese companies including Huawei, Hikvision and Dahua, Reuters reported Friday, citing a U.S. official said. From the report: The rule, which was prompted by a 2019 law,…