Thousands of infected IoT devices used in for-profit anonymity service

Thousands of infected IoT devices used in for-profit anonymity service

The code further uses a lib2p-based network stack to interact with the Interplanetary File System, which is often abbreviated at IPFS.

Before you buy that managed Netgear switch, be aware you may need to create a cloud account to use its full UI

Before you buy that managed Netgear switch, be aware you may need to create a cloud account to use its full UI

“I would not have bought the switches if I had knew I needed to register them to Netgear Cloud to have access to the full functionality specified in the data sheet.”.

A grim outlook on the future of browser add-ons

A grim outlook on the future of browser add-ons

As to the decision about what to replace it with, I’m still not convinced that Mozilla made a good choice when they decided to copy Chrome’s extension APIs. While this made development of cross-browser extensions easier, it also limited Firefox extensions to the functionality supported by Chrome.

You’ll need a Facebook account to use future Oculus headsets

You’ll need a Facebook account to use future Oculus headsets

The Facebook-owned company says it will start removing support for separate Oculus accounts in October, although users can maintain an existing account until January 1st, 2023.Developers can keep using an unlinked developer account without social functionality, and the Oculus for Business platform uses a separate login process that will remain unchanged.

Law enforcement arrests hundreds after compromising encrypted chat system

Law enforcement arrests hundreds after compromising encrypted chat system

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has made 746 arrests and dismantled dozens of organized crime groups after intercepting millions of encrypted text messages, BBC reports.

If you run uBlock Origin, use the Firefox version as it offers better protection

If you run uBlock Origin, use the Firefox version as it offers better protection

The latest version of the popular content blocker uBlock Origin comes with a new protective feature that is exclusive to the Firefox web browser.The latest version of the popular content blocker uBlock Origin comes with a new protective feature that is exclusive to the Firefox web browser.

The perfect social network

The perfect social network

This is the Peergos list of user-focused requirements for the Perfect Social Network: Sharing media of any size with any number of people, including "the public".Many users would like more control over their data online, especially in social networks – and control comes in different flavours.

D-Link Home Routers Open to Remote Takeover Will Remain Unpatched

D-Link Home Routers Open to Remote Takeover Will Remain Unpatched

D-Link won’t patch a critical unauthenticated command-injection vulnerability in its routers that could allow an attacker to remotely take over the devices and execute code.

Google Finally Confirms Security Problem For 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users

Google Finally Confirms Security Problem For 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users

Google is finally working on a fix for a security problem that leaves more than a billion Calendar users exposed to attack.The threat actors craft their messages to include a malicious link, leveraging the trust that user familiarity with calendar notifications brings with it.

New 'Lockdown' Firewall App Lets You Block Any Connection to Any Domain for Privacy Protection

New 'Lockdown' Firewall App Lets You Block Any Connection to Any Domain for Privacy Protection

Lockdown, a new app launching today, is designed to be an open source firewall, letting users block any connection to any domain, including those that use ad tracking services and analytics platforms to monitor device usage.

Firefox to Warn When Saved Logins are Found in Data Breaches

Firefox to Warn When Saved Logins are Found in Data Breaches

Starting in Firefox 70, Mozilla aims to have the browser report when any of your saved logins were found in data breaches. Compromised Password Notification in Firefox Lockwise Mozilla will also plans on displaying stats for the amount of data breaches your logins were involved in the browser's upcoming protection report.

Microsoft stirs suspicions by adding telemetry files to security-only update

Microsoft stirs suspicions by adding telemetry files to security-only update

Nearly three years ago, Microsoft split its monthly update packages for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 into two distinct offerings: a monthly rollup of updates and fixes and, for those who are want only those patches that are absolutely essential, a Security-only update package.

Firefox extension to protect users from reverse tabnabbing

Firefox extension to protect users from reverse tabnabbing

Firefox will further protect its consumers from phishing attacks as Mozilla plans to enable a seldomly-used privacy extension by default. A recent ecosystem-wide HTML specification adjustment has now driven Mozilla to work on a new feature that will mitigate this issue in Firefox by default.

How Facebook Makes it Nearly Impossible For You To Quit

How Facebook Makes it Nearly Impossible For You To Quit

In an attempt to assuage a growing range of critics and prove that it’s not deliberately or exploitively trapping users in its service, Facebook advertises the availability of this export in a format that "allows another service to more easily import it.” That’s Facebook's exact text.

Android P Streamlines Location Accuracy Settings

Android P Streamlines Location Accuracy Settings

As of the first developer preview of the new OS build, the "High accuracy" setting is now active when the functionality is turned on, whereas a disabled switch will essentially have the host operate in the old "Device only" mode that only relies on GPS and doesn't use Wi-Fi and mobile networks.

Android Q will allow more permissions for third-party apps set as defaults

Android Q will allow more permissions for third-party apps set as defaults

Starting with Android Q, apps set as defaults will be automatically granted permissions based on what they are the default for.

Smart Ski Helmet Headphone Flaws Leak Personal, GPS Data

Smart Ski Helmet Headphone Flaws Leak Personal, GPS Data

A rash of security flaws in the Outdoor Tech CHIPS smart headphones, which fit in ski helmets, allow bad actors to collect data like emails, passwords, GPS location – and even listen to conversations in real time.

Enhanced Tracking Protection Testing: Protecting users’ privacy by default

Enhanced Tracking Protection Testing: Protecting users’ privacy by default

As part of the study, selected users will receive an onboarding experience which explains how to disable Content Blocking functionality like Enhanced Tracking Protection on specific websites.

Chrome Extension Manifest V3 could end uBlock Origin for Chrome

Chrome Extension Manifest V3 could end uBlock Origin for Chrome

Raymond Hill, known as Gorhill online, the author of the popular content blockers uBlock Origin and uMatrix, voiced his concern over some of the planned changes; these changes, if implemented as proposed currently, remove functionality that the extensions use for content blocking.

Private Winten: new Windows 10 privacy tweaker with firewall

Private Winten: new Windows 10 privacy tweaker with firewall

Private Winten is a new open source software program to adjust privacy and other settings on devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. The software program has two main functions: provide users with access to privacy related settings, and act as a firewall frontend to block outbound connections by default.

Google just found malware apps hiding in the Play store that were downloaded over 500,000 times

Google just found malware apps hiding in the Play store that were downloaded over 500,000 times

From a report via NDTV Gadgets: “The apps not only showed no legitimate functionality but also hid in the handsets to make it easier to install malware … In a tweet [which you can read below] ESET security researcher Lukas Stefanko revealed details about the 13 malicious apps discovered in the Google Play Store.

Companies Using Push Notifications for Mobile App Uninstall Tracking

Companies Using Push Notifications for Mobile App Uninstall Tracking

Using uninstall tracking based on push notifications well-known companies that provide mobile apps are still able to reach out to consumers in efforts to lure them back – and potentially aim targeted advertising efforts at them – even though they have deleted the application.

Google Developers

Google Developers

The Google beacon platform enables you to manage your beacons remotely, integrate with Google services and help users' devices to discover content and functionality across Android, native apps and the web.

Google+ Shutting down after info from 500k Accounts is leaked

Google+ Shutting down after info from 500k Accounts is leaked

Today Google has announced that they are shutting down consumer version of Google+ after an API bug has leaked the personal information of up to 500k accounts. After performing a code review of the Google+ APIs, they discovered a bug that could leak the personal information of Google+ account users.

Steam improves Windows game support for Linux

Steam improves Windows game support for Linux

Valve Software, the company behind the successful game distribution service Steam, announced the release of a new version of Steam Play today that improves Windows game support for Linux.

Who Is Answering My Queries: Understanding and Characterizing Interception of the DNS Resolution Path

Who Is Answering My Queries: Understanding and Characterizing Interception of the DNS Resolution Path

Specifically, on-path devices could spoof the IP addresses of user-specified DNS servers and intercept the DNS queries surreptitiously, introducing privacy and security issues. Our work highlights the issues around on-path DNS interception and provides new insights for addressing such issues.