Day: July 10, 2019

Apple said to remotely disable feature in Zoom conferencing app after webcam scare – CNET

People typically are made fun of for covering up their webcams. But maybe not anymore. Josh Lowensohn/CNET Apple’s sent out a quiet security update to Mac computer users two days after a security researcher detailed a security flaw in the web conferencing software maker Zoom’s software that could remotely turn on a person’s webcam. The …

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Silent Mac update nukes dangerous webserver installed by Zoom

Enlarge Kena Betancur/Getty Images Apple said it has pushed a silent macOS update that removes the undocumented webserver that was installed by the Zoom conferencing app for Mac. The webserver accepts connections from any device connected to the same local network, a security researcher disclosed on Monday. The server continues to run even when a …

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US Elections Regulator Gives Tentative Go-Ahead to Campaign Token

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has tentatively approved an ERC-20 token issued by Omar Reyes to use in an incentives program for his congressional campaign. The FEC reviewed the coin project in a draft advisory opinion on July 5. According to the draft letter, the FEC believes Reyes is within his rights to issue his …

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Former Tesla employee admits uploading Autopilot source code to his iCloud

Guangzhi Cao, a former engineer at Tesla, admitted in a court filing this week that he uploaded zip files containing Autopilot source code to his personal iCloud account in late 2018 while still working for the company. Tesla sued Cao earlier this year for allegedly stealing trade secrets related to Autopilot and bringing them to …

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Blockstack Is Planning One of the First Reg A+ Compliant Token Offerings In the US

According to a WSJ report, the SEC has approved a $28 million Reg A+ offering for decentralized Internet company Blockstack. Blockstack will begin selling the SEC-approved tokens – essentially an investment vehicle for fundraising – on Thursday. This appears to be one of the first SEC-approved token offerings on the market and will chart a …

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Whitehats use DoS attack to score key victory against ransomware crooks

Enlarge / A diagram showing how a DoS shut down an ongoing ransomware campaign. Intezer Whitehats used a novel denial-of-service hack to score a key victory against ransomware criminals. Unfortunately, the blackhats have struck back by updating their infrastructure, leaving the fight with no clear winner. Researchers at security firm Intezer performed the DoS technique …

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AT&T’s robocall-blocking expansion won’t block spam calls unless you pay extra

Enlarge / AT&T’s Call Protect and Mobile Security apps for Android. AT&T AT&T yesterday said it will add “automatic fraud blocking and suspected spam-call alerts” to mobile phone lines for no added cost, but the carrier still imposes limits on blocking of spam calls unless customers pay extra. “New AT&T Mobility consumer lines will come …

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Market Outlook: Gold and Crypto Reap the Benefits of Economic Fear

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Cryptocurrencies have recovered from losses incurred a week ago, with many digital assets up 50-80% since July 2. For instance, eight days ago bitcoin core (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a>) tumbled to $9,650 and then back to a high of $13,150 yesterday evening. However, during the afternoon trading sessions on Wednesday, …

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Tesla Model S beats 70 years of motoring legends to win MotorTrend’s Ultimate Car of the Year award

By Simon Alvarez Posted on July 10, 2019 After seven years in the market, multiple awards, and establishing itself as the undisputed king of premium electric sedans, the Tesla Model S has earned what could very well be its most impressive award to date. Just recently, the Model S, the first vehicle designed from the …

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Twitter will let you pin your favorite lists in its app

Sponsored Links Twitter The lists feature hasn’t received a ton of love from Twitter over the years outside of Tweetdeck, but lists can be extremely useful for organizing accounts by interest or to quickly see the latest tweets from your closest friends. Last month, though, Twitter gave lists a bit more prominence by testing them …

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