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  • Hackers Are Trying To Steal Admin Passwords From F5 BIG-IP Devices

    07/08/2020 11:22:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 07//04/20 | Catalin Cimpanu
    Hackers have started launching attacks against F5 BIG-IP networking devices, ZDNet has learned.Attacks have been spotted today by Rich Warren, a security researcher for the NCC Group.In an interview earlier today, Warren told ZDNet the attacks are malicious in nature, and hackers are attempting to steal administrator passwords from the hacked devices.SUMMARY: BIG-IP AND CVE-2020-5902 These attacks are targeting BIG-IP, a multi-purpose networking device manufactured by F5 Networks. BIG-IP devices can be configured to work as traffic shaping systems, load balancers, firewalls, access gateways, rate limiters, or SSL middleware.These devices are some of the most popular networking products in use today, and...
  • Diversify? Almost half of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway portfolio is now composed of a single stock

    07/08/2020 8:33:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Market Watch via Yahoo Finance ^ | 07/08/2020 | By Shawn Langlois
    Warren Buffett once said that “diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.” The take-away: Load up on what you know. Even if it’s a tech stock, apparently. A recent peek into Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, BRK.B, $214 billion portfolio underscores that the Oracle of Omaha is following his own advice, considering how much stock Berkshire has accumulated in Apple AAPL. Buffett, thanks to Apple’s stellar run, now owns more than $91 billion’s worth of the iPhone maker, which constitutes 43% of the total Berkshire pie, according to figures cited by the...
  • New Mac Ransomware Found in Pirated Mac Apps

    07/03/2020 11:31:16 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Tuesday June 30, 2020 11:44 am PDT | by Juli Clover
    There's a new 'EvilQuest' Mac ransomware variant that's spreading through pirated Mac apps, according to a new report shared today by Malwarebytes. The new ransomware was found in pirated download for the Little Snitch app found on a Russian forum. Right from the point of download, it was clear that something was wrong with the illicit version of Little Snitch, as it had a generic installer package. It installed the actual version of Little Snitch, but it also installed an executable file named "Patch" into the /Users/Shared directory and a post-install script for infecting a machine. The installation script moves...
  • Here Come the 4 Horsemen of the Techopolypse

    07/01/2020 6:52:52 PM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | July 1st | By Kara Swisher
    The chief executives of four of the most powerful tech companies in the world — Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon — have agreed to appear in late July before a congressional committee as part of an investigation focused on antitrust. Representative David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island who has become one of the biggest critics of Big Tech’s enormous power, told me on Wednesday that Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple will testify in what could be an all-day event.Mr. Cicilline said that the yearlong congressional investigation has...
  • WWDC 2020 News Hub and Live Blog – Follow along with everything Apple announces

    06/22/2020 4:15:10 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 5 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | 6/22/20 | Chance Miller
    WWDC 2020 officially kicks off today as a completely virtual event. This year, Apple is expected to use its Worldwide Developers Conference to introduce iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 10.16, and much more. Read on as we round up all of the news from WWDC 2020 as it happens! -snip- WWDC 2020 News Hub | Latest news: Apple unveils iOS 14 with new home screen design, widgets, picture in picture, moreApple debuts new Translate app in iOS 14: on-device translation, 11 languages, moreApple announces iPadOS 14: new widgets, redesigned apps, contextual Siri, revamped universal searchApple officially announces virtual CarKey feature...
  • Apple Still Plans To Support Intel Macs For Years To Come

    06/22/2020 1:05:04 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies
    CNET ^ | 06/22/2020 | Ed Blumenthal
    New Macs with Intel chips are still "in the pipeline" and the company is planning to support Intel-based MacOS computers for "years," despite announcing Arm-based Apple silicon.
  • SpaceX Wants You to Try Getting Internet From Space with Starlink

    06/21/2020 7:02:42 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 58 replies
    Vice ^ | 06/18/20 | Vice
    I don't know how many people are interested in this, but I signed up to be a Beta Tester of Starlink. I'm not sure if I will get chosen but it would be fun to take part in, I think I would be a good Beta Tester, I have a computer engineering networking background.... Starlink, is a company started by Elon Musk that is attempting to create a space based internet service with hundreds if not thousands of LEO satellites... This Tuesday another rocket is scheduled to be launched that will carry 60 satellites into space. By this fall upwards...
  • Did Amazon install surveillance software on its devices this past week?

    06/18/2020 8:26:40 AM PDT · by RideForever · 28 replies
    6/18/2020 | Rideforever
    I'm concerned about an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet that started showing ads on the 'lock' page without warning about 5 days ago. Amazon will 'unlock' your Amazon device from the obtrusive ads for $15. My investigation determined that Amazon claims that the tablet was sold at a discount in order to add ads, and that's why they are charging $15 to remove the ads. Well, odds are that Amazon turned the ads on last week when my device started showing ads after a software update. What is really unsettling is that this device has no access to the battery...
  • Tim Cook Announces Apple’s $100 Million Racial Justice Initiative

    06/11/2020 7:27:41 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 44 replies
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 6/11/20 | Rachel Sandler
    Apple is creating a $100 million program to promote racial justice inside the company, CEO Tim Cook announced Thursday, as corporate leaders across the U.S. seek to respond to the George Floyd protests and are under a renewed pressure to address racial inequality at major companies. "Growing up in Alabama during the civil rights movement, I saw firsthand that the only thing that ever made lasting and durable change was people of goodwill putting aside comfort and safety to speak up to march to call for accountability and to do what they could to make a flawed society more perfect,”...
  • Where and how to watch Apple WWDC 2020 on June 22

    06/16/2020 8:36:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    TechRepublic ^ | June 15, 2020, 9:18 AM PST | by Jonathan Greig in Developer
    The Worldwide Developer Conference can be found on Apple.com, YouTube, the Apple TV app, and the Apple Developer app and website. Apple unveiled the lineup for 2020's Worldwide Developer Conference, announcing what was in store for attendees of the annual event. The five-day conference, which Apple said is in its 31st year, will feature deep dives into the latest advances across iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, in addition to a special event keynote. "WWDC20 will be the biggest WWDC to date, bringing together the global Apple developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented, virtual way, from...
  • Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant voice support for Black Lives Matter

    06/13/2020 8:03:59 AM PDT · by Salman · 26 replies
    C Net ^ | June 10, 2020 | Sean Keane
    Amazon, Apple and Google's voice assistants offer words of solidarity when you say the phrase. Tech companies like Amazon, Apple and Google have pledged donations to racial justice in the wake of George Floyd's death, and are also using their voice assistants to spread awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement. They also respond to "all lives matter," a phrase often associated with criticism of the BLM movement. Saying "Black Lives Matter" to Amazon's Alexa prompts a firm response. echo-dot-3-amazon-event-2 In response the phrase, "Black Lives Matter," Amazon's Alexa suggests you visit the BLM and NAACP websites. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET...
  • Apple's Siri hits back with information about Black Lives Matter when users say 'All Lives Matter,' joining Amazon and Google which have also updated their smart assistance to support the movement

    06/12/2020 12:45:43 PM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2020 | Stacy Liberatore
    Apple's Siri is supporting the Black Lives Matter movement by providing users who say 'All Lives Matter' with a link to learn more about human rights initiative. When speaking the phrase to Siri, it will respond, 'All Lives Matter' is often used in response to phrase 'Black Lives Matter,' but it does not represent the same concerns,' and then the technology prompts users to visit BlackLivesMatter.com.
  • Analyst explains why Apple should purchase DuckDuckGo

    06/08/2020 8:41:52 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 35 replies
    applemust.com ^ | 6/8/20 | Jonny Evans
    ...Enter DuckDuckGo That’s what Sacconaghi thinks. He also thinks that Apple should invest in its own search service to replace Google – and sees DuckDuckGo as a good option. The analyst argues that Apple could acquire DuckDuckGo for around $1 billion, in exchange for which it would get its own search engine, access to ads revenue and would be able to apply these technologies across the system. DuckDuckGo is the fourth most popular search engine in the U.S. Apple would also be able to double down on its focus on privacy, and would be giving tens of millions of users...
  • Apple is disabling and tracking some looted iPhones

    06/03/2020 2:19:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 06/03/2020 | By Nicole Lyn Pesce
    Images of stolen iPhones are circulating on Reddit and Twitter TWTR, +8.12%showing a message that warns that the phone has been disabled and is now being tracked. The most viral image shows a device allegedly stolen from a Philadelphia store, with an alert reading: “Please return to Apple Walnut Street. This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted.” . . MarketWatch reached out to Apple to verify that looted iPhones have been disabled and that the company has begun tracking them. A representative said that Apple doesn’t comment on matters of security, but he...
  • Vanity: Opened up Apple Music and got Black Lives Matter messages and reduced functionality

    06/01/2020 11:04:26 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 19 replies
    June 2, 2020 | Me
    Opened up Apple Music on my iPhone to find that they've added Black Lives Matter garbage all over it. The radio section has even removed the listing of all the normal radio stations and been replaced by just one station with black artists. I immediately decided to cancel. Yes, I know that they'll still have millions of subscribers, but I think in these times one has to respond to that way. (And here is a tweet from Apple Music from a few hours ago stating that they will be doing this for the day: https://twitter.com/AppleMusic/status/1267633854933852160)
  • Tech billionaires line up behind Joe Biden with plans for hi-tech tools to help Democrat best Donald Trump as president goes to war with Twitter

    05/28/2020 9:10:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2020 | Katelyn Caralle
    Four Silicon Valley billionaires in particular are trailblazing an effort to help the Democratic Party with obtaining more data by creating start ups and tech tools specifically to rival Republicans in that field, according to nearly two dozen interviews conducted by Vox's digital news arm Recode. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, philanthropist and Steve Jobs' widower Laurene Powell Jobs and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt are all behind this effort to help defeat Donald Trump.
  • In The First Quarter Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bought Stocks In A Couple Of Tech Giants That Did Quite Well During The Economic Lockdown

    05/26/2020 1:15:54 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 24 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 05.26.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed millions of dollars to research treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 as the pandemic continues to spread across the globe. Those endeavors are now fueling a lot of conspiracy theories. Of course even Bill Gates made some strange comments that fueled those conspiracy theories. Back in March he said, the country needs to go much further with a longer, coordinate shutdown to effectively turn back the spread of the disease. “We’re entering to a tough period that if we do it right we’ll only have to do it once, for six to 10...
  • Take a first look at Apple and Google's ambitious new COVID-19 contact tracing technology that will send you a notification if you were near someone who has the coronavirus

    05/10/2020 12:38:44 PM PDT · by Pollard · 100 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 4, 2020 | Aaron Holmes
    Apple and Google have embarked on their biggest collaboration ever over the past month, building a platform that will turn nearly every smartphone on the planet into a tool for tracking COVID-19. Now, the two companies are providing a first look at how the new technology will work on iPhones and Androids. New screenshots published Monday show how the contact tracing software will use Bluetooth to detect other smartphones in close proximity and alert people if they come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Apple and Google will push the new software to people's smartphones automatically later...
  • About the security content of Xcode 11.5 (Apple releases a security update to address a vulnerability in Xcode)

    05/21/2020 10:08:13 AM PDT · by dayglored · 8 replies
    Apple Support Site ^ | May 20, 2020 | Apple Support
    About the security content of Xcode 11.5 This document describes the security content of Xcode 11.5 About Apple security updates For our customers' protection, Apple doesn't disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available. Recent releases are listed on the Apple security updates page. Apple security documents reference vulnerabilities by CVE-ID when possible. For more information about security, see the Apple Product Security page. Xcode 11.5 Released May 20, 2020 Git Available for: macOS Catalina 10.15.2 and later Impact: A crafted git URL that contains a newline in it may cause...
  • Apple Update 13.5 Is Activating Contact Tracing In Some Countries

    05/21/2020 5:46:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Tech Radar ^ | 05/19/20 | Matt Swider, Gareth Beavis
    "The iOS 13.5 update also launches Apple's framework for contact tracing apps. No, the apps aren't here yet, but when governments and public health authorities do launch them, you'll be notified – anonymously – when you come into contact with someone who tests positive for Covid-19. Apple's API is the first step to rolling out these apps"