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Facebook announces pilot to monitor hacking threats against U.S. political candidates and staff
September 18, 2018

As the U.S. midterm elections draw closer, Facebook announced today that it is rolling out a pilot program that U.S. political campaigns can enroll in to get additional security protections for their Pages and accounts. In a blog post announcing the pilot, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher wrote that the new pilot will be aimed at protecting not just candidates, but also their staffers. “Due to the short-term...

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Microsoft push out new Surface Pro 3 and 4 firmware
September 14, 2018

Microsoft has pushed out new firmware for the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4, with some significant improvements.For the Surface Pro 3, the update brings:Windows Update History NameDevice Manager NameSurface – Firmware – 3.11.2550.0Surface UEFI – Firmware3.11.2550.0 improves battery stability for devices not in use.Surface – Firmware – 38.14.80.0Surface Embedded Controller Firmware – Firmware38.14.80.0 improves battery stability for...

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British Airways Fell Victim To Card Scraping Attack
September 12, 2018

The recent British Airways data breach affecting 380,000 individuals appears to be the work of a known adversary that infects websites with a script designed to collect payment card data. The name of the group is MageCart, and the scripts it uses have the same effect as the physical card skimming devices used by cybercriiminals at ATMs. In a typical attack, the group casts a wide net by compromising commonly used third-party functionality that...

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Apple Removes Top Security App For Stealing Data and Sending it to China
September 11, 2018

Apple removed today a very popular anti-malware app called Adware Doctor from the Mac App Store because it was gathering browsing history and other sensitive information without a user's permission and then uploading it to someone in China. Adware Doctor is promoted as an anti-malware and adware protection program that claims to be able to protect your Mac from malicious files and browser from adware. This program was the #1 paid utility in...

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Apple is building an online tool that lets police request user data
September 8, 2018

(Reuters) — Apple plans to create an online tool for police to formally request data about its users and to assemble a team to train police about what data can and cannot be obtained from the iPhone maker, according to a company letter seen by Reuters. The letter, dated Sept. 4, was from Apple General Counsel Kate Adams to U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island. Apple declined to comment beyond the letter. Apple can and...

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with To-Do ink support, Sticky Notes 3.0, and delay snip
September 8, 2018

Microsoft today released a new preview for PCs with ink support in the Microsoft To-Do app, Sticky Notes 3.0, and a delay snip feature in Snip & Sketch. This build is from the 19H1 branch, which, as its name indicates, will arrive in the first half of next year. Microsoft is simultaneously in the process of finalizing the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release later this year (likely in October...

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Hu-manity.co uses IBM blockchain to give you the right to control your personal data
September 6, 2018

In the wake of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal, startup Hu-manity.co is asserting our right to control our personal data, and today it announced it will use the IBM Blockchain Platform to ensure that private health data remains private. Princeton, New Jersey-based Hu-manity.co will use IBM’s version of blockchain, the decentralized ledger that ensures both security and transparency, to control and manage consent,...

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Firefox 62 arrives with variable fonts, automatic dark theme on macOS, and better scrolling on Android
September 6, 2018

Mozilla today launched Firefox 62 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The release builds on Firefox Quantum, which the company calls “by far the biggest update since Firefox 1.0 in 2004.” Version 62 brings variable fonts, automatic dark theme on macOS, and better scrolling on Android. Firefox 62 for the desktop is available for download now on Firefox.com, and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. As always,...

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