This week, Apple A statement was made that was both surprising and controversial.company ICloud and user devices will be scanned for child sexual abuse materialsIt uses clever cryptography to do this, and unless it detects multiple instances of CSAM, it actually cannot view images on the user’s iPhone, iPad, or Mac. But some cryptographers have issued warnings about how to use this technology in the future, especially when it is used by authoritarian governments.
This week also marks the beginning of the Black Hat Security Conference, which means a lot of hacker attacks.A Google researcher found Eavesdrop on vulnerabilities in several major messaging applications; They have all patched now, but it shows that certain types of video calls seem to be a local problem. Pneumatic tubes found in many hospital systems in the United States are vulnerable to attack, This may cause confusion and delays, but not necessarily in this order. Fixes were released this week, but like many IoT updates, it will be a mixed package for who actually installs them and when.We interviewed a hacker who said that he figured out how to control the lights, fans and foldable beds of a capsule hotel in Japan-and used this knowledge Torturing noisy neighbors.
We studied how French regulators managed to do it Move the pointer on Google and privacy. We set off a Introduction to RCS, SMS standard Once all players have joined, this will make your life easier.We tried Citizen’s controversial new app Personal security services cost $20 per month.
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Hope that your Facebook account has never been hacked-or is in a position where you need to talk to people on Facebook, for whatever reason. Basically it is impossible.But some frustrated victims took an extreme solution to revisit their news feeds: buy a $300 Oculus Quest 2 and pass That The company’s customer support system. Facebook owns Oculus, and the hardware requires a Facebook account to use, so the solution has worked, at least for some people. However, the main lesson here is of course that when you have problems with your account, it shouldn’t be that difficult to get a little help in the first place.
Motherboard reported this week that scammers made a lot of money by banning accounts on Instagram, using techniques such as submitting false impersonation claims or fraudulently reporting that they violated the platform’s self-harm policy. The cost of banning someone is as low as $60. It sounds like it doesn’t have any great plans to stop this chaos, but Instagram said it is “investigating” sites that peddle it.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency announced this week the Joint Cyber Defense Collaboration, which is a collaboration between CISA and technology companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. The goal is to increase information sharing between the government and the private sector to help both parties prevent and better respond to ransomware attacks.Of course, every little bit helps, but Ransomware may continue to be a serious problem Unless Vladimir Putin starts to crack down on Russian groups. It seems… Not too possible.
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