Month: August 2020

Slack Patches Critical Desktop Vulnerability

The remote code execution flaw could allow a successful attacker to fully control the Slack desktop app on a target machine. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Malicious Android Apps Slip Through Google Play Protection

Multiple Android apps were found spying on users and recruiting victims’ devices into ad-fraud botnets. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Critical vuln that lets miscreants hijack people’s computers via Slack *sucks in air* We’ll give you $1,750 for it

Chat app chaps, Electron security, Microsoft Teams under fire A critical remote-code-execution vulnerability affecting past versions of the Slack desktop app was disclosed on Friday after the software maker fixed its app.… …read more Source:: Register

The Blurred Lines and Closed Loops of Google Search

Early this year, Google pushed out a seemingly tiny tweak to how it displays search ads for desktop computers. From a report: Previously, the search engine had marked paid results with the word “Ad” in a green box, tucked beneath the headline next to a matching green display URL. Now, all of a sudden, the…

New Chinese Restrictions on Tech Exports Could Complicate TikTok Sale

New export controls on technologies that Beijing deems sensitive are threatening to derail efforts by American companies to acquire TikTok’s U.S. operations from its Chinese parent company ByteDance, the Wall Street Journal reports. From a report: The regulations were unveiled on Friday and prevent “technology based on data analysis for personalized information recommendation services” —…

Nextcloud incorporates Kaspersky antivirus security

Nextcloud, the popular open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, now enables you to automatically scan your files for malware before they can be stored in your private cloud. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Zoom posts another stellar quarter, with revenue up 355 percent

The video communications company once again blew past market expectations, thanks to organizations that are planning for long-term remote work needs. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Let Batman or the Riddler guide you on your next Waze trip – Roadshow

Starting today, Waymo will include both the superhero and the villain as special guidance voices. …read more Source:: CNet

Sonos wireless headphones detailed in patent filing – CNET

They would use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Images Launches ‘Licensable’ Badge and Search Filter

Google today launched new features in Google Images “to help people use images on the web responsibly.” From a report: The features should benefit photographers, as they help people both identify photos that can be licensed as well as find out how to properly license them. Google Images’ new “Licensable” badge, which had been in…