This week, Venmo By eliminating its global social information flow in the latest redesign, it has taken a long overdue step towards privacy. That’s very good! Now, you can no longer witness a steady stream of complete strangers sending money to each other.But privacy advocates say Until Venmo makes every transaction private by default, This is still a responsibility for users who may not realize that they must understand the settings in order to hide their Venmo life from others.
Amnesty International and a coalition of researchers and media organizations announced this week a major investigation into the NSO Group and Israeli spyware vendors. The report stated that the government has used NSO Group malware to monitor activists, journalists, politicians and executives; the National Bureau of Statistics has repeatedly denied it.At the same time, security researchers view these revelations as proof that they Need to learn more about iOS and Android to better detect such attacksAnd stop them from moving forward.
In another global team this week, countries around the world detailed China’s aggressive hacking activities over the years, including prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice. Although China has traditionally focused on espionage, Increasing reliance on criminal contractors in recent years This led to more reckless movement.
Speaking of recklessness, remember An unusually widespread ransomware attack The one at the beginning of the month?Less than three weeks later, the IT management company Kaseya finally mastered the universal decryption tool, Which means that any victims who have not yet recovered their data through backup or other means can finally breathe a sigh of relief. At least, until the next ransomware panic.We also took a look Space Jam: A New Legacy And bad lesson It is teaching young people the knowledge of artificial intelligence.
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A good capture of the motherboard and Twitter users @dox_gay This week: news sites like Washington post, New York Magazines, and more unintentionally display pornographic content on old pages. (Yes, this includes some old connection stories.) The culprit? A video platform called Vidme was operated from 2014 to 2017, after which its domain name was purchased by an adult website called 5 Star Porn HD. When the service is available, the web page embedded with the Vidme player will display thumbnails of graphical content instead of the content that originally existed. As Motherboard also pointed out, this is an interesting example of a serious problem: the entire Internet infrastructure is rotten.
Chromebook users may find themselves unable to log in to their devices this week. A bug introduced in the recent update prevented cloud-based laptops from accepting passwords on the login screen, leaving users locked out indefinitely. Not very good! But to make matters worse, the error clearly boiled down to a minor typo. A Chrome OS programmer missed an “&” in a conditional statement somewhere, and none of their colleagues found it, so confusion ensued. Google quickly withdrew the wrong update and is now rolling out a fix, but this is no comfort to affected Chromebook users.
Twitter revealed this week that very, very, very, very, very, very few users actually take advantage of Two-step verification. To be precise, only 2.3%. This is not great! Two factors cannot prevent every attack, But it provides a huge security upgrade without too much additional hassle, on a popular platform that often suffers from account takeovers.You can even Use an authentication app instead your phone number, A safer and easier to manage method. If you are one of 97.7% of active Twitter users who do not use two-factor, please take 90 seconds of the day to set it up.
Remember when we said that China has always focused on espionage activities? This is still true. But this week’s disturbing alerts from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security indicate that hackers in the country have at least considered more destructive attacks. From 2011 to around 2013, they surveyed nearly twenty U.S. pipeline companies, not just intellectual property. “The ultimate goal of this activity is to help China develop cyber attack capabilities against U.S. pipelines to physically damage pipelines or interrupt pipeline operations,” the alert read.This is your behavior Looking forward to coming from Russia or Ransomware rogue, But China is less. Fortunately, these events were a few years ago. Hope it will not reconsider these plans.
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