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HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed

HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed Over the past few years, we’ve seen some high profile security problems with laptops from Lenovo, Samsung, and Dell.According to the Swiss infosec company ModZero, that’s changed, courtesy of a keylogger embedded (probably accidentally) into certain audio drivers used on HP laptops.

Google Can Now Track Your Offline Purchases

Google Can Now Track Your Offline Purchases The search giant is looking to change that by associating online ads with purchases in the real world — your purchases.Right now, Google and other online advertisers lack the data to draw a strong connection between online ads and purchases in real life.

DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying

DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying ” The update goes on to say existing flight safety limitations like geofencing boundaries and altitude limits remain the same.Users will have to download and install a new version of the DJI app to their mobile devices.

4 Years After Snowden, Top Defense Contractor Still Can't Secure its Files

4 Years After Snowden, Top Defense Contractor Still Can't Secure its Files Analysis of the files showed that they were related to the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).The exact specifications and capabilities of US spy satellites are kept classified.

JetBlue, Delta Biometric Scanners May Replace Boarding Passes

JetBlue, Delta Biometric Scanners May Replace Boarding Passes These first steps involve the passengers’ interaction with the airlines (boarding, checking bags), and not with TSA agents doing the mandatory security screening.For an international flight, a passenger needs both a boarding pass and a passport.

Republican Data Firm Leaks Personal Info on 198 Million Voters

Republican Data Firm Leaks Personal Info on 198 Million Voters That means there are databases out there with information on virtually all the eligible voters in the US.Cyber security firm UpGuard uncovered the database last week, confirming that it includes personal data on nearly 200 million US voters.

Microsoft Windows 10 S Isn't as Secure as the Company Claims

Microsoft Windows 10 S Isn't as Secure as the Company Claims One of the major pitches for Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system, which only runs apps that you download from the Windows Store, is that it’s significantly more secure from malware and other types of attacks.The company has also touted Windows 10 S as being less susceptible to ransomware, and protected from types of attacks that have taken down previous Windows versions.

Google Will Stop Reading Your Email to Target Ads

Google Will Stop Reading Your Email to Target Ads One of Google’s most controversial practices over the years has been the automated scanning of email contents.It comes from Google’s cloud unit, which is responsible for selling G Suite business subscriptions.

PornHub Launches 'Interactive' Videos That Sync With Wireless Sex Toys

PornHub Launches 'Interactive' Videos That Sync With Wireless Sex Toys Now PornHub has launched the ability to synchronize wireless sex toys with a new “Interactive” video category.” This will activate the camera on your phone which will be used to scan the QR code on the PornHub video page.

Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog

Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog When Microsoft launched Windows 10, one of the major flashpoints of disagreement between the company and its users were Microsoft’s Windows 10 data collection practices.The French data privacy watchdog CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés) later announced that it had begun an investigation into Microsoft’s data collection practices and found them to be in violation of French law.

Why is everyone so worried about Snap Maps when Venmo is the OG creeper?

Why is everyone so worried about Snap Maps when Venmo is the OG creeper? It can also give you some indication of what they're doing, like sleeping or listening to music.That's right: Venmo gives people way more access to your personal life than Snap Maps does.

China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018

China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018 For nearly 20 years, the so-called Great Firewall of China has limited the ability of mainland Chinese citizens to access the uncensored internet.The new rules restricting access to VPNs could make it harder for companies to do business in China.

22,000 people accidentally signed up to clean toilets because people don't read Wi-Fi terms

22,000 people accidentally signed up to clean toilets because people don't read Wi-Fi terms Let's be honest, how many of us really read the terms and conditions when we sign up for anything?Well, 22,000 people unwittingly signed up to carry out 1,000 hours of community service in exchange for free Wi-Fi.

Kaspersky Lab is Awfully Tight With Russian Intelligence

Kaspersky Lab is Awfully Tight With Russian Intelligence Yesterday, the Trump Administration released a statement indicating that Kaspersky Lab, one of the largest security companies in the world, would no longer be allowed to sell its products or services to the federal government.According to emails obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek (and confirmed by Kaspersky Lab as genuine), Kaspersky’s ties to the Russian FSB (the successor to the KGB) are much tighter than have previously been reported.

20 Best Tips to Stay Anonymous and Protect Your Online Privacy

20 Best Tips to Stay Anonymous and Protect Your Online Privacy The privacy of average internet denizens has never been in greater peril.ISPs, advertisers, and government agencies from around the world are increasingly interested in tracking every single movement you make online.

IBM's New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time

IBM's New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time The new IBM Z can encrypt all the data in an enterprise at all times.To combat this increasing menace, IBM worked with 150 clients to develop the Z mainframe.

Chinese Censors Working Overtime in Wake of Dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Death

Chinese Censors Working Overtime in Wake of Dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Death Last week, Chinese literary critic, writer, poet, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and long-time civil rights activist Liu Xiaobo died of terminal liver cancer.According to the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, there was a significant shift in Chinese censorship patterns following Liu’s death.

Kiwis, data privacy and IoT: Yeah, nah? Or only for the right reasons?

Kiwis, data privacy and IoT: Yeah, nah? Or only for the right reasons? 31% said they’d support police being able to track fitness monitor data to track their location at any time.For the healthcare industry, this could open up the door to IoT analytics – as long as it’s for the right reasons.

Delta's new program will let you use your fingerprint to board your plane. But there's a catch.

Delta's new program will let you use your fingerprint to board your plane. But there's a catch. The final phase of Delta’s DCA biometric boarding pass test, coming this summer, will allow Members to also use their fingerprints to check a bag.If you aren't a part of both of those things, then you have to stick to using traditional boarding passes.