Day: November 1, 2021

Pirate Sports Streamer Gets Busted, Pivots to MLB Extortion

An alleged sports content pirate is accused of not only hijacking leagues’ streams but also threatening to tell reporters how he accessed their systems. …read more Source:: Threatpost

‘Trojan Source’ Hides Invisible Bugs in Source Code

The old RLO trick of exploiting how Unicode handles script ordering and a related homoglyph attack can imperceptibly switch the real name of malware. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Google’s ‘Be Evil’ business transformation is complete: Time for the end game

I’ve read this stuff, says one dev. ‘Either Google is screwed, or society is screwed’ Opinion Ten days ago, a New York judge revealed the full prosecution filings in a multi-state antitrust lawsuit against Google – one of many against the company, and of many more against the ad tech giants.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

IT god exposed as false idol by quirks of Java – until he laid his hands on the server

Look on my works and despair. After you’ve emptied the trash Who, Me? Sometimes, IT professionals can appear as gods to users. Sometimes their mere presence can cause problems to miraculously disappear. In today’s Java-based tale, a reader recalls the all-too-brief moment when he became a database deity. Welcome to Who, Me?… …read more Source::…

Hacking an Obsolete Yet Modern Calculator

The gold standard for graphing calculators, at least in the US, are the Texas Instruments TI-84 series. Some black sheep may have other types, but largely due to standardized testing these calculators dominate the market. Also because of standardized testing, these calculators have remained essentially unchanged for decades. While this isn’t great for getting value…

New Chinese Rule Requires Government Approval Before Companies Can Transfer Important Data Abroad

The Associated Press reports: Companies in China would need government approval to transfer important data abroad under proposed rules announced Friday that would tighten Beijing’s control over information and might disrupt operations for international corporations… President Xi Jinping’s government sees information about China’s 1.4 billion people as a potential security risk in private hands. It…

Missing iPhone 13 features that we wanted to see on Apple’s latest iPhone – CNET

Apple’s new iPhone is missing features like an in-screen fingerprint sensor, always-on screen and more. …read more Source:: CNet

SoftIron now slinging servers with artisanal firmware and an auditable bill of materials

Still loves Ceph. Now also loved by government buyers, which are funding its factories so they can access more secure servers UK server-maker SoftIron has stumbled into a fast-growing niche for servers that include verifiably secure firmware and components with known provenance.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Succession season 3, episode 3 recap: Salty moves and happy headspaces – CNET

Members of the superrich Roy family show their contempt for even their own employees. But justice is coming. …read more Source:: CNet

Signal unveils how far US law enforcement will go to get information about people

The encrypted messaging developer said Santa Clara County police wanted very specific personal information of certain users, including IP addresses along with dates and times for each login. …read more Source:: ZDNet