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Apple disputes Google’s accuracy on recent iOS hacks, and they may be right

What’s Apple keeping under wraps? Apple has published a statement today disputing some of the facts about a recent hacking campaign discovered by Google security researchers. Apple’s rebuttal targets a series of blog posts Project Zero, Google’s elite security team, published on August 30. The blog posts contained information about a coordinated campaign that used 14 vulnerabilities spread across five… Read more →

Microsoft hosts first Windows Subsystem for Linux conference

Windows & Linux: Applications that will work on both If you need to navigate regularly between Linux and the Windows world, there are many applications that can make your job easier. We spotlight 21 quality applications that will pave the way. Microsoft saying it loves Linux;  the company released its own Linux distribution for Windows 10; and free-software founder Richard… Read more →

Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras to focus on robotics and AI

Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras is looking to ramp up its efforts around areas such as artificial intelligence and robotics through a program of work with startups. The tender launched on Wednesday (4) seeks to attract projects from small innovative ventures that address challenges proposed by the company for the creation of offerings based on technologies such as robotics,… Read more →

Metasploit team releases BlueKeep exploit

The developers of the Metasploit penetration testing framework have released today a weaponized exploit for the BlueKeep Windows vulnerability. While other security researchers have released defanged BlueKeep proof-of-concept code in the past, this exploit is advanced enough to achieve code execution on remote systems, infosec experts who reviewed the Metasploit module have told ZDNet. What is BlueKeep? BlueKeep, also known… Read more →

New Windows 10 20H1 test build delivers a bunch of fixes, minor updates

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft has rolled out a new Windows 10 20H1 Fast Ring test build that includes a boatload of fixes and minor updates. Microsoft released 20H1 Build 18975 on September 6. Today’s test build adds the ability to move the new standalone Cortana app by dragging the title bar to anywhere on the screen. As of today’s build, the… Read more →

TomTom’s navigation technology is now part of Microsoft’s Connected Vehicle Platform

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft and TomTom have been enemies, and more recently, partners. On September 6, the two took another step along the partnership path, with TomTom announcing that its navigation technology has been integrated with Microsoft’s Connected Vehicle Platform. Via this integration, “navigation usage and diagnostics data can be sent from vehicles to Microsoft Azure where the data can be… Read more →

LG announces G8X ThinQ with dual screen snap-on case, improving the V50 ThinQ experience

LG to unveil V60 ThinQ smartphone at IFA 2019 LG has sent out an invitation for the unveiling of its yet unnamed next flagship smartphone to take place at IFA on September 6 that hints at strong gaming feature and dual-screen support. The US version of the LG V50 ThinQ is available now with 5G, but this version doesn’t support… Read more →

US to collect social media profiles from immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees

Image: Ben Mater The Department of Homeland Security plans to expand its social media profile collection program from US visa applicants to also include data from immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. The DHS published a notice on the federal registry describing its future data collection practice this week. The agency plans to ask immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees to provide… Read more →

Thousands of servers infected with new Lilocked (Lilu) ransomware

Thousands of web servers have been infected and had their files encrypted by a new strain of ransomware named Lilocked (or Lilu). Infections have been happening since mid-July, and have intensified in the past two weeks, ZDNet has learned. Based on current evidence, the Lilocked ransomware appears to target Linux-based systems only. First reports date to mid-July, after some victims… Read more →

Singapore eases access to legal help to drive payment services

Singapore has introduced a new initiative to streamline access to legal help, so payment services providers can more easily get assistance from law firms specialised in their sector. The new Payments Regulatory Evaluation Programme (PREP) aims to pull together a list of legal services and provide fintech companies information on regulations related to the payment market.  Introduced by the Monetary… Read more →