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Twitter notifies users about API bug that shared DMs with wrong devs

Twitter has started notifying users today about an API bug that accidentally shared direct messages (private messages) or protected tweets from a user’s account with Twitter app developers. According to a support page published today, Twitter said the bug was found in the Account Activity API (AAAPI), a system that allows Twitter business accounts to grant access to an account’s… Read more →

New Virobot ransomware will also log keystrokes, add PC to a spam botnet

A newly discovered ransomware strain is a multi-tasking threat that besides encrypting users’ files, it can also log and steal their keystrokes, and add the infected computers to a spam-sending botnet. This new ransomware is named Virobot and is a new strain that has no ties to previous ransomware family trees, according to cyber-security firm Trend Micro, whose malware analysts… Read more →

iPhone XS and XS Max reveals some battery surprises

iPhone XS and XS Max, torn down iFixit It’s once again that time when the iFixit team get their hands on the new iPhones and carry out their usual detailed teardown. And as is the case, the teardown of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max has revealed some interesting details that Apple didn’t tell us about during the… Read more →

Thousands of WordPress sites backdoored with malicious code

Thousands of WordPress sites have been hacked and compromised with malicious code this month, according to security researchers at Sucuri and Malwarebytes. All compromises seem to follow a similar pattern –to load malicious code from a known threat actor– although the entry vector for all these incidents appears to be different. Researchers believe intruders are gaining access to these sites… Read more →

Best accessories for your iPhone XS or XS Max

Apple products you should not buy (Updated September 2018 edition) Now that the new iPhones, along with the Apple Watch Series 4, have landed, you’re a go to buy new a some shiney new Apple stuff. But there are plenty of other Apple products you should … Source Article from accessories for your iPhone XS or XS Max blogs… Read more →

AI: The view from the Chief Data Science Office

During a briefing with Kimberly Nevala, director of business strategies for SAS this afternoon, we facetiously posed the question of why they were wasting their time engaging with clients about artificial intelligence (AI). The topic of her talk last week at Strata on rationalizing risk with AI and ML struck a chord with us. Navala’s message was that understanding what… Read more →

After riches and jail, Belarusian ex-hacker’s life lesson? ‘Don’t steal from Americans. Ever’

Notorious hacker Sergey Pavlovich, who was charged with stealing credit-card data from Boston Market, Barnes & Noble, and Forever 21 in 2008, has recently published the English version of his book, How to steal a million: The memoirs of a Russian hacker. He spent a total of 10 years in prison in Belarus following several investigations conducted by US agents…. Read more →

Small, flexible plaster uses ultrasound waves to monitor blood pressure inside your body

A small, stretchy patch could one day be used to monitor the blood pressure deep inside our body without the need for invasive methods. A team of academics led by the University of California San Diego said the ultrasound patch, which is no larger than your average plaster, could hold incalculable value to medical professionals that need a way to… Read more →

Brazilian mobile market slows in H1 2018

The mobile phone market in Brazil has seen a slowdown in the first half of 2018, according to a recent study by analyst firm IDC. Some 24,122 devices were sold over the period, a 3.7 percent decline in relation to the same period in 2017, when 25.048 items were sold. Consumers check smartphones more than 9 billion times a day… Read more →

Alibaba looks to arm hotels, cities with its AI technology

HANGZHOU, CHINA–Alibaba Group has announced plans to launch artificial intelligence (AI) robots for key service industries, starting with hospitality, with the aim to improve efficiencies and better meet consumer demand for faster response time. Driven out of Alibaba’s AI product development unit, A.I. Labs, the new service bots would be available for deployment in the hospitality sector from next month,… Read more →

AdGuard resets all user passwords after credential stuffing attack

AdGuard, a popular ad blocker for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac, has reset all user passwords, the company’s CTO Andrey Meshkov announced today. The company took this decision after suffering a brute-force attack during which an unknown attacker tried to log into user accounts by guessing their passwords. Meshkov said the attacker used emails and passwords that were previously leaked… Read more →