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Firefox 73.0.1 fixes crashes, blank web pages and DRM niggles>

20 Únor, 2020 - 14:33
Firefox version 73 has only been out for a week but already Mozilla has had to update it to version 73.0.1 to fix a range of browser problems and crashes, including when running on Linux machines.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Lindsey Graham’s new bill would end the internet as we know it>

20 Únor, 2020 - 14:25
If Sen. Lindsey Graham gets his way, the federal government will launch another attack on online privacy. The South Carolina Republican will ask lawmakers to give Attorney General William Barr and the Department of Justice unchecked access to all of your messaging, file-sharing, and video-sharing tools. That is bad news for just about everyone and a nightmare for those who value digital privacy.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New Senate Bill Would Place Moratorium on Federal Use of Facial Recognition>

19 Únor, 2020 - 15:36
Two Democratic senators want to temporarily pause the government’s use of facial recognition technology while a commission develops regulations.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Mozilla Firefox 73.0.1 Released with Critical Linux Fixes>

19 Únor, 2020 - 15:11
Mozilla has recently released the first minor update for Firefox 73, this time bringing important fixes for Windows and Linux systems running the browser.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Ring now requires two-factor sign-ins for its home security devices>

18 Únor, 2020 - 15:32
Ring is continuing its bid to improve privacy and security after facing criticism. As of today, the Amazon brand will start requiring two-factor authentication for all users when they sign into their Ring accounts.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Millions Of Windows And Linux Systems Are Vulnerable To This ‘Hidden’ Cyber Attack>

18 Únor, 2020 - 15:27
What if I told you that there is an exploitable security risk hiding in plain sight that could result in the compromise of your Linux or Windows machine? What if I told you that the attack vector has been exploited since 2015 and that both vendors and attackers are well aware of it?
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google pulls 500 malicious Chrome extensions after researcher tip-off>

17 Únor, 2020 - 16:13
Google has abruptly pulled over 500 Chrome extensions from its Web Store that researchers discovered were stealing browsing data and executing click fraud and malvertising after installing themselves on the computers of millions of users.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

VPN Obfuscation (Everything You Need to Know – What It Is, How It Works, Why You Need It, and More)>

17 Únor, 2020 - 14:34
We all likely heard about VPN obfuscation at this point. Over the past years, a pretty noticeable number of VPN providers started using the term on their web pages. But what exactly is it? And why should you care about it?
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

500 Chrome Extensions Caught Stealing Private Data of 1.7 Million Users>

14 Únor, 2020 - 14:34
Google removed 500 malicious Chrome extensions from its Web Store after they found to inject malicious ads and siphon off user browsing data to servers under the control of attackers.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

OpenVPN vs WireGuard: The Best VPN Protocol>

14 Únor, 2020 - 14:28
Are you looking for a secure open-source VPN? OpenVPN has almost become synonymous with VPN clients and rightly so. It’s one of the fastest, most secure, and reliable VPN protocols out there. No matter which operating system you are on, most of the VPN clients have OpenVPN as their default tunneling protocol. Having said, there is talk of an OpenVPN alternative that claims to bring better performance and is much easier to set up.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

What Are Firefox Containers and Why Every Browser Needs Them>

13 Únor, 2020 - 14:22
Browser makers are working hard to build new privacy features that would protect users when surfing the web, and up to this point, Mozilla seems to be one of the innovators when it comes to such capabilities bundled with browsers.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

A new senate bill would create a US data protection agency>

13 Únor, 2020 - 14:17
Europe’s data protection laws are some of the strictest in the world, and have long been a thorn in the side of the data-guzzling Silicon Valley tech giants since they colonized vast swathes of the internet. Two decades later, one Democratic senator wants to bring many of those concepts to the United States. What is your opinion on this bill?
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Firefox 73 Released With Security Fixes, New DoH Provider, More>

12 Únor, 2020 - 15:54
Are you a Firefox user? Mozilla has released Firefox 73 to the Stable desktop channel for Windows, macOS, and Linux with bug fixes, new features, and security fixes.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

U.S. Officials Say Huawei Can Covertly Access Telecom Networks>

12 Únor, 2020 - 15:49
Huawei can covertly access mobile networks through back doors meant for law enforcement, the U.S. has told allies in a bid to show that the firm poses a security threat. 
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

South Korea's government explores move from Windows to Linux desktop>

11 Únor, 2020 - 15:48
In what may prove to be the biggest migration from Windows to the Linux desktop, the South Korean government is looking into shifting from Windows 7 to a trio of Linux desktops.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

5 Cybersecurity Misconceptions Most Linux Users Still Believe In>

11 Únor, 2020 - 14:40
Linux has managed to build a reputation around being one of the most secure operating systems available today. But too many people tend to take its built-in security for granted.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Five Open-Source Projects AI Enthusiasts Might Want to Know About>

11 Únor, 2020 - 00:33
Linux is arguably software developers’ favorite OS. Over 14,000 contributors have invested countless hours in developing the Linux Kernel. With Linux becoming increasingly popular due to its security and flexibility, developers who are interested in artificial intelligence (AI) may want to explore the possibilities within the Linux environment.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Open-Source Security in 2020: Myths and Facts>

10 Únor, 2020 - 14:15
Open-source software isn’t a completely chaotic and breached wasteland of vulnerabilities. It’s a global effort to make the development lifecycle faster.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google Chrome to start blocking downloads served via HTTP>

10 Únor, 2020 - 13:55
Are you a Google Chrome user? Have you heard that Google has announced a timetable for phasing out insecure file downloads in the Chrome browser, starting with desktop version 81 due out next month?
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

How the Iowa caucus app went wrong and how open source could have helped>

7 Únor, 2020 - 13:52
Opinion: It was incompetence, not politics, that led to the Iowa caucus app misfiring. Above all, it was poor programming. Open-source software techniques could have prevented this blunder.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security