Android should let users deny and revoke permissions; Apple should let people encrypt Icloud backups, Twitter should end-to-end encrypt DMs; all these and more appear on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's #FixItAlready page, which calls out Big Tech's biggest players for their biggest security and privacy fumbles, and explains in clear terms why these changes are needed.
ANOM was a black market cellphone platform sold to crooks with the promise of secret comms. Sadly for them, the software was made by the FBI, leading to many arrests. Since the chips were called in, the spooked Google Pixel 4s have been appearing online for sale and Vice bought one. Joseph Cox: When booting… READ THE REST
Many websites have a robots.txt, a plain-text file that tells search engines to ignore certain files and folders on the site. Security.txt is a proposed standard to do likewise with security policies. "When security risks in web services are discovered by independent security researchers who understand the severity of the risk, they often lack the… READ THE REST
"The suspected Russian hackers behind the worst U.S. cyber attack in years leveraged reseller access to Microsoft Corp services to penetrate targets that had no compromised network software from SolarWinds," Joseph Menn and Raphael Satter at Reuters report: While updates to SolarWinds' Orion software was previously the only known point of entry, security company CrowdStrike… READ THE REST
Cats…well, they just don't care what you think. Sure, they love you in their own way. But they've got their own agenda. And what you want … is usually pretty far down their priority list, even if it's in their own best interests. That often includes items related to their own health, including dental care.… READ THE REST
You've got a big ole TV. It's 55"…or 65"…or 75". It's glorious. Absolutely glorious. But while its brilliance is obviously sublime, that could blind you to a couple of other facts to consider. Like how staring at a bright TV against an otherwise dark wall at night actually disrupts how our eyes measure light. Rather than… READ THE REST
The web development world is more than a world. It's a whole universe. That's because, for every project you see on the web, there were likely 10 different ways to reach that final product. But which way is the best way? Well, that's the question only a fully trained and knowledgeable web creator can answer… READ THE REST