Code & Design News Aggregator of Code, Security and Design news sites. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:28:18 +0100 How I lost 160lbs after selling my company to Atlassian <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:59:39 +0000 2018-07-23T14:59:39+00:00 The Future of Web Fonts looks Awesome - Variable Fonts Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:38:58 +0000 2018-07-23T14:38:58+00:00 George Kvasnikov from Fantasy (New York) about AI, Photoshop, popularity and Design Magic Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:38:37 +0000 2018-07-23T14:38:37+00:00 Egyptian 'Fake News' Law Threatens Citizens with 5000-plus Followers Do you or someone you know lives in Egypt and holds an account on Facebook, Twitter, or/and other social media platforms with more than 5000 followers? If yes, your account can be censored, suspended and is subject to prosecution for promoting or spreading the fake news through social media platforms. On July 16, the Egyptian parliament approved a new law that classifies a personal social<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:04:43 +0000 2018-07-23T14:04:43+00:00 Site Design: Emergence Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:58:48 +0000 2018-07-23T13:58:48+00:00 Xv6, a simple Unix-like teaching operating system <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:29:42 +0000 2018-07-23T13:29:42+00:00 Google: Security Keys Neutralized Employee Phishing <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:03:25 +0000 2018-07-23T13:03:25+00:00 ELI5: Do animals from different countries understand each other? <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:01:08 +0000 2018-07-23T13:01:08+00:00 Optimizing a breadth-first search <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:55:35 +0000 2018-07-23T12:55:35+00:00 Automatic Algorithms Optimization via Fast Matrix Exponentiation (2015) <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:52:27 +0000 2018-07-23T12:52:27+00:00 Tab (YC W15) is hiring full-stack software developers in London <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:35:27 +0000 2018-07-23T12:35:27+00:00 Show HN: News geolocation website <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:28:47 +0000 2018-07-23T12:28:47+00:00 Our experience launching a paid, proprietary product on Linux <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:17:35 +0000 2018-07-23T12:17:35+00:00 Grids in Graphic Design: A Quick History and 5 Tips Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:38:40 +0000 2018-07-23T11:38:40+00:00 Ask HN: Please help me recall a certain programmer horror story <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:34:11 +0000 2018-07-23T11:34:11+00:00 Speculation Attacks Using the Return Stack Buffer <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:24:02 +0000 2018-07-23T11:24:02+00:00 Google launches 'Data Transfer Project' to make it easier to switch services A lot of new online services are cropping up every day, making our life a lot easier. But it is always harder for users to switch to another product or service, which they think is better because the process usually involves downloading everything from one service and then re-uploading it all again to another. Thanks to GDPR—stands for General Data Protection Regulation, a legal regulation<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:19:00 +0000 2018-07-23T10:19:00+00:00 Ask HN: Best Lego Mindstorms alternative for fun programming projects? <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:16:14 +0000 2018-07-23T10:16:14+00:00 Show HN: Checklist of over 100 directories to submit your startup <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:05:09 +0000 2018-07-23T10:05:09+00:00 Devhints: A collection of developer cheatsheets <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 08:46:29 +0000 2018-07-23T08:46:29+00:00 How to Build A Super-Brand Mon, 23 Jul 2018 08:20:43 +0000 2018-07-23T08:20:43+00:00 Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark (2012) <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 08:08:02 +0000 2018-07-23T08:08:02+00:00 Design and development Fitness Tracker App Like Fitbit Mon, 23 Jul 2018 07:11:51 +0000 2018-07-23T07:11:51+00:00 Open sourcing oomd, a new approach to handling OOMs <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:07:42 +0000 2018-07-23T06:07:42+00:00 What was it like to be a software engineer at NeXT? <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 05:07:18 +0000 2018-07-23T05:07:18+00:00 CRAM: Efficient Hardware-Based Memory Compression for Bandwidth Enhancement <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 04:57:12 +0000 2018-07-23T04:57:12+00:00 New drug for recurring malaria <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 04:36:44 +0000 2018-07-23T04:36:44+00:00 When is a nation not a nation? Somaliland’s dream of independence <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 04:16:16 +0000 2018-07-23T04:16:16+00:00 Whole House Fan and Evaporative Cooler <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 03:21:36 +0000 2018-07-23T03:21:36+00:00 Scala: Understanding implicits <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 01:39:35 +0000 2018-07-23T01:39:35+00:00 An integer formula for Fibonacci numbers (2015) <a href="">Comments</a> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:07:24 +0000 2018-07-23T00:07:24+00:00 There is a higher rate of dyslexia in designers - but design tools don't have good spell check? Please help I'm getting roasted out here. Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:57:41 +0000 2018-07-22T23:57:41+00:00 Bubble - Build software without code (new branding!) Sun, 22 Jul 2018 22:36:39 +0000 2018-07-22T22:36:39+00:00 Efficiency Gains of Optical Interconnects at Exascale <a href="">Comments</a> Sun, 22 Jul 2018 22:15:37 +0000 2018-07-22T22:15:37+00:00 How E-Commerce Is Transforming Rural China <a href="">Comments</a> Sun, 22 Jul 2018 21:25:38 +0000 2018-07-22T21:25:38+00:00 Show HN: Video Hub App – like YouTube for videos on your computer <a href="">Comments</a> Sun, 22 Jul 2018 18:11:27 +0000 2018-07-22T18:11:27+00:00 BPG Image format <a href="">Comments</a> Sun, 22 Jul 2018 17:02:12 +0000 2018-07-22T17:02:12+00:00 Shedding Too Much Light on a Microcontroller's Firmware Protection (2017) <a href="">Comments</a> Sun, 22 Jul 2018 16:59:22 +0000 2018-07-22T16:59:22+00:00 Intel patches new ME vulnerabilities <a href="">Comments</a> Sun, 22 Jul 2018 13:09:43 +0000 2018-07-22T13:09:43+00:00 A new digital divide: Young people who can’t use keyboards <a href="">Comments</a> Sun, 22 Jul 2018 11:31:27 +0000 2018-07-22T11:31:27+00:00 Ecuador to Withdraw Asylum for Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange After protecting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for almost six years, Ecuador is now planning to withdraw its political asylum, probably next week, and eject him from its London embassy—eventually would turn him over to the British authorities. Lenín Moreno, the newly-elected President of Ecuador, has arrived in London this Friday to give a speech at Global Disability Summit on 24 July 2018<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Sat, 21 Jul 2018 22:06:52 +0000 2018-07-21T22:06:52+00:00 Best tool for micro-interactions to work with Figma? So I switched from Sketch to Figma for the UI work. I was wondering what do you guys prefer for prototyping and micro-interactions. While working with Sketch, I used Principle (since we could directly import the files). However, I could not find any app that provides direct integration with Figma. What process do you guys follow? Import it as a SVG in some app? Sat, 21 Jul 2018 13:46:54 +0000 2018-07-21T13:46:54+00:00 As a Product Designer, what is the next thing that you'd like to learn? This is for me to know the unknowns boundaries of product design because I can only learn the thing I'm aware of. I can never learn something that I don't know about. Thanks in advance Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:01:44 +0000 2018-07-21T09:01:44+00:00 Microsoft Releases PowerShell Core for Linux as a Snap Package Microsoft's love for Linux continues… Microsoft has released its command-line shell and scripting language PowerShell Core for Linux operating system as a Snap package, making it easier for Linux users to install Microsoft PowerShell on their system. Yes, you heard me right. Microsoft has made PowerShell Core available to the Ubuntu Snap Store as a Snap application. PowerShell Core is a<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:27:46 +0000 2018-07-20T19:27:46+00:00 AMA Design Lead Milan Moffatt from SuperHi Hi everyone! Excited for this AMA opportunity. **I'm Milan and I lead design at SuperHi, an online school for creatives that offers practical, learn-at-your-own-pace design and coding courses.** I’m happy to discuss and answer any questions you may have about... - SuperHi - Our courses - What it's like to lead design at a startup - Fostering an inclusive, diverse community - Portfolio questions - Anything design related. Branding, product, UX, visual, etc. - Lifting up women, POC and underrepresented communities in the tech industry - Working on a remote team. I live in NYC but we're a team distributed across the US, Canada and Europe. My design tasks at SuperHi vary from marketing, web, UX, product, branding, and even working on our physical book and welcome package. I also produced and creative directed a photoshoot in London to get our brand photography you see on the site. We're also launching 5 new mini-courses in a couple months, and I'm creating and teaching our Intro to UX Design course. AMA! --- About me: I studied Graphic Design and Japanese at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. I started my design career in Santiago, Chile, working on web design, a bit of front-end and branding for startups, individuals and local conferences. After that I worked in Brooklyn, NY at a small digital agency called Ronik Design for a couple years. I've also done freelance on and off between jobs. I joined SuperHi in July 2017, when we only had one course — Foundation HTML, CSS and Javascript. Now we have 5 courses total! - Foundation HTML, CSS and Javascript - Wordpress - Advanced HTML, CSS and Javascript - React.js - Ruby on Rails All our courses are beginner to intermediate level. We're not an intense coding bootcamp — we believe in making learning accessible, practical and most importantly, fun! Our courses are tailored towards those in the creative industry, and we especially value design. You can check out the sites our students make here: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:59:11 +0000 2018-07-20T16:59:11+00:00 Singapore's Largest Healthcare Group Hacked, 1.5 Million Patient Records Stolen Singapore's largest healthcare group, SingHealth, has suffered a massive data breach that allowed hackers to snatch personal information on 1.5 million patients who visited SingHealth clinics between May 2015 and July 2018. SingHealth is the largest healthcare group in Singapore with 2 tertiary hospitals, 5 national specialty , and eight polyclinics. According to an advisory released by<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:28:02 +0000 2018-07-20T12:28:02+00:00 Ownetic: a social platform for people with passion for collecting Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:08:53 +0000 2018-07-20T11:08:53+00:00 Chance The Rapper's album art in CSS Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:11:53 +0000 2018-07-20T08:11:53+00:00 Case Study Talk With Ales Nesetril Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:10:32 +0000 2018-07-20T07:10:32+00:00 I Found These 15 Mesmerizing Movie Website Designs & Ineractions for Inspiration Fri, 20 Jul 2018 05:43:37 +0000 2018-07-20T05:43:37+00:00 Is your company looking for an intern? Disclaimer: Thought I'd give this a shot, and I apologize in advance if this is not allowed or breaks any rules. I'm curious if any of you or the companies you work for are looking for an intern (summer is almost over, but fall is just around the corner!)? I've become slightly demotivated over the past few months as I've received little to no feedback/response from internships I've applied to, so I'm trying my luck on DN. I'm a (junior level?) designer with a focus on digital product design, currently studying at Sacramento State in California. I'd love the opportunity to work alongside a creative team and build something special. Again–just curious to see what's out there! Thanks for your time. Best, Cameron Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:06:18 +0000 2018-07-20T04:06:18+00:00 Microsoft Says Russia Tried to Hack Three 2018 Midterm Election Candidates Microsoft said it detected and helped the US government to block Russian hacking attempts against at least three congressional candidates this year, a Microsoft executive revealed speaking at the Aspen Security Forum today. Although the company refused to name the targets but said, the three candidates were "people who, because of their positions, might have been interesting targets from an<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:35:00 +0000 2018-07-19T20:35:00+00:00 Would you want typefaces as gifts? Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:35:58 +0000 2018-07-19T17:35:58+00:00 How we handle design system with Figma Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:40:35 +0000 2018-07-19T16:40:35+00:00 James Haliburton, CEO of Topp on working in different cultural context and what it takes to create a successful international design agency. Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:18:35 +0000 2018-07-19T15:18:35+00:00 New Hulu Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:56:04 +0000 2018-07-19T14:56:04+00:00 Does InVision Studio lag for anybody else really bad? I keep coming back to InVision Studio every now and again because I do actually want to use it for a more cohesive/streamlined workflow. Just updated to the latest version and I still get really bad lag. Even just dragging a 200x200 square on a completely blank artboard. It has to "catch up" with the cursor. I'm hoping (and guessing) I'm not the only one this happens to? I'm running it on a 5k 27" 2015 iMac. 3.2GHz Intel i5 with 16GB RAM and an AMD Radeon R9 graphics card. Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:52:38 +0000 2018-07-19T14:52:38+00:00 Cyber Security Training Courses – CISA, CISM, CISSP Certifications Believe it or not, but any computer connected to the Internet is vulnerable to cyber attacks. With more money at risk and data breaches at a rise, more certified cybersecurity experts and professionals are needed by every corporate and organisation to prevent themselves from hackers and cyber thieves. That's why jobs in the cybersecurity field have gone up 80% over the past three years than<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:22:30 +0000 2018-07-19T13:22:30+00:00 New Netflix TV Interface Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:48:56 +0000 2018-07-19T11:48:56+00:00 Email Design Teardown – Drift Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:16:27 +0000 2018-07-19T09:16:27+00:00 Jason Shellen — { Designer To Entrepreneur Journey } Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:30:07 +0000 2018-07-19T08:30:07+00:00 How to “Remote User Test” Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:42:21 +0000 2018-07-19T06:42:21+00:00 Apple Transfers Chinese Users' iCloud Data to State-Controlled Data Centers There's terrible news for Apple users in China. Apple's Chinese data center partner has transferred iCloud data, belonging to 130 million China-based users, to a cloud storage service managed by a state-owned mobile telecom provider—raising concerns about privacy. Back in February this year, Apple moved the encryption keys and data of its Chinese iCloud users from its US servers to local<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:01:52 +0000 2018-07-18T16:01:52+00:00 EU Fines Google Record $5 Billion in Android Antitrust Case Google has been hit by a record-breaking $5 billion antitrust fine by the European Union regulators for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system and thwarting competitors. That's the largest ever antitrust penalty. Though Android is an open-source and free operating system, device manufacturers still have to obtain a license, with certain conditions, from Google to<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:37:43 +0000 2018-07-18T13:37:43+00:00 Microsoft Offers $100,000 Bounty for Finding Bugs in Its Identity Services Microsoft today launched a new bug bounty program for bug hunters and researchers finding security vulnerabilities in its "identity services." Hacking into networks and stealing data have become common and easier than ever but not all data holds the same business value or carries the same risk. Since new security today depends on the collaborative communication of identities and identity data<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:46:48 +0000 2018-07-18T08:46:48+00:00 BTC-e Operator, Accused of Laundering $4 Billion, to be Extradited to France In a legal extradition tug-of-war between the United States and Russia, it seems France has won the game, surprisingly. A Greek court has ruled to extradite the Russian cybercrime suspect and the former operator of now-defunct BTC-e crypto exchange to France, instead of the United States or to his native Russia, according to multiple Russian news outlets. Alexander Vinnik, 38, has been<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:43:21 +0000 2018-07-17T14:43:21+00:00 21-Year-Old Woman Charged With Hacking Selena Gomez's Email Account A 21-year-old New Jersey woman has been charged with hacking into the email accounts of pop star and actress Selena Gomez, stealing her personal photos, and then leaked them to the Internet. Susan Atrach of Ridgefield Park was charged Thursday with 11 felony counts—five counts of identity theft, five counts of accessing and using computer data to commit fraud or illegally obtain money,<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:18:07 +0000 2018-07-17T13:18:07+00:00 21-Year-Old Creator of LuminosityLink Hacking Tool Pleads Guilty As it was speculated that the author of LuminosityLink RAT was arrested last year, a plea agreement made available to the public today confirmed the news. Back in September last year, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and National Crime Agency began the crackdown on the LuminosityLink RAT, targeting sellers and users of the malware, which resulted in the seizure of a considerable<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:51:57 +0000 2018-07-17T09:51:57+00:00 12 Russian Intelligence Agents Indicted For Hacking DNC Emails The US Justice Department has announced criminal indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officers tied to the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 US presidential election campaign. The charges were drawn up as part of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election by Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel, and former FBI director.<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Sun, 15 Jul 2018 07:49:09 +0000 2018-07-15T07:49:09+00:00 Hackers Used Malicious MDM Solution to Spy On 'Highly Targeted' iPhone Users Security researchers have uncovered a "highly targeted" mobile malware campaign that has been operating since August 2015 and found spying on 13 selected iPhones in India. The attackers, who are also believed to be operating from India, were found abusing mobile device management (MDM) protocol—a type of security software used by large enterprises to control and enforce policies on devices<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:01:57 +0000 2018-07-13T11:01:57+00:00 Microsoft offers extended support for Windows, SQL 2008—but with a catch An extra three years of patches are being offered to in-cloud users. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 22:06:08 +0000 2018-07-12T22:06:08+00:00 Google Enables 'Site Isolation' Feature By Default For Chrome Desktop Users Google has by default enabled a security feature called "Site Isolation" in its web browser with the release of Chrome 67 for all desktop users to help them protect against many online threats, including Spectre and Meltdown attack. Site Isolation is a feature of the Google Chrome web browser that adds an additional security boundary between websites by ensuring that different sites are always<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:57:53 +0000 2018-07-12T14:57:53+00:00 Hacker Sold Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents On Dark Web For Just $200 You never know what you will find on the hidden Internet 'Dark Web.' Just about an hour ago we reported about someone selling remote access linked to security systems at a major International airport for $10. It has been reported that a hacker was found selling sensitive US Air Force documents on the dark web for between $150 and $200. <!-- adsense --> Cybercrime tracker Recorded Future today<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:33:17 +0000 2018-07-11T20:33:17+00:00 Hacker Puts Airport's Security System Access On Dark Web Sale For Just $10 If you can't find it on Google, you will definitely find it on the Dark Web. Black markets on the Dark web are not known for just buying drugs, it is a massive hidden network where you can buy pretty much anything you can imagine—from pornography, weapon, and counterfeit currencies, to hacking tools, exploits, malware, and zero-days. One such type of underground marketplace on Dark Web is<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 19:23:46 +0000 2018-07-11T19:23:46+00:00 Facebook Faces £500,000 Fine in U.K. Over Cambridge Analytica Leak Facebook has been fined £500,000 ($664,000) in the U.K. after the country's data protection watchdog concluded that its data-sharing scandal broke the law, making it as the social network's first fine over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Yes, £500,000—that's the maximum fine allowed by the UK's Data Protection Act 1998, and equals to what Facebook earns every 8 minutes. Facebook has been<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:33:02 +0000 2018-07-11T15:33:02+00:00 Two New Spectre-Class CPU Flaws Discovered—Intel Pays $100K Bounty Intel has paid out a $100,000 bug bounty for new processor vulnerabilities that are related to Spectre variant one (CVE-2017-5753). The new Spectre-class variants are tracked as Spectre 1.1 (CVE-2018-3693) and Spectre 1.2, of which Spectre 1.1 described as a bounds-check bypass store attack has been considered as more dangerous. Earlier this year, Google Project Zero researchers disclosed<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:45:51 +0000 2018-07-11T11:45:51+00:00 Malicious Software Packages Found On Arch Linux User Repository Yet another incident which showcases that you should not explicitly trust user-controlled software repositories. One of the most popular Linux distros Arch Linux has pulled as many as three user-maintained software repository AUR packages after it was found hosting malicious code. Arch Linux is an independently developed, general-purpose GNU/Linux distribution composed predominantly of free<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:56:21 +0000 2018-07-11T08:56:21+00:00 New Spectre-like attack uses speculative execution to overflow buffers Research is continuing to find new attack vectors. Tue, 10 Jul 2018 21:00:18 +0000 2018-07-10T21:00:18+00:00 USB Accessory Can Defeat iOS's New "USB Restricted Mode" Security Feature With the release of iOS 11.4.1, Apple has finally rolled out a new security feature designed to protect your devices against USB accessories that connect to the data port, making it harder for law enforcement and hackers to break into your iPhone or iPad without your permission. Dubbed USB Restricted Mode, the feature automatically disables data connection capabilities of the Lightning port on<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:58:31 +0000 2018-07-10T18:58:31+00:00 Microsoft Releases Patch Updates for 53 Vulnerabilities In Its Software It's time to gear up your systems and software for the latest July 2018 Microsoft security patch updates. Microsoft today released security patch updates for 53 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Edge, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, PowerShell, Visual Studio, and Microsoft Office and Office Services, and Adobe Flash Player. Out of 53 vulnerabilities, 17 are<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:53:22 +0000 2018-07-10T18:53:22+00:00 Adobe Releases Security Patch Updates For 112 Vulnerabilities Adobe has released security patches for a total 112 vulnerabilities in its products, most of which have a higher risk of being exploited. The vulnerabilities addressed in this month's patch Tuesday affect Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Connect, Adobe Acrobat, and Reader. None of the security vulnerabilities patched this month were either publicly disclosed or found being<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:24:10 +0000 2018-07-10T17:24:10+00:00 Gaza Cybergang Returns With New Attacks On Palestinian Authority Security researchers from Check Point Threat Intelligence Team have discovered the comeback of an APT (advanced persistent threat) surveillance group targeting institutions across the Middle East, specifically the Palestinian Authority. The attack, dubbed "Big Bang," begins with a phishing email sent to targeted victims that includes an attachment of a self-extracting archive containing two<div class="feedflare"> <a href=""><img src="" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:30:53 +0000 2018-07-10T14:30:53+00:00 Hyperthreading under scrutiny with new TLBleed crypto key leak A new attack prompted OpenBSD's developers to disable hyperthreading by default. Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:18:00 +0000 2018-06-25T22:18:00+00:00 A host of new security enhancements is coming to iOS and macOS Coming: FaceTime encryption, protected cam access, and, possibly, USB Restricted Mode. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:10:07 +0000 2018-06-05T00:10:07+00:00 New speculative-execution vulnerability strikes AMD, ARM, and Intel Fortunately, existing fixes should provide the protection we need. Tue, 22 May 2018 16:24:09 +0000 2018-05-22T16:24:09+00:00 As the Web moves toward HTTPS by default, Chrome will remove “secure” indicator The browser is changing to flag the things that are dangerous, not the ones that are safe. Thu, 17 May 2018 18:46:49 +0000 2018-05-17T18:46:49+00:00 Microsoft claims to make Chrome safer with new extension A purported Edge advantage is now available in Chrome. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:12:54 +0000 2018-04-18T15:12:54+00:00 Intel, Microsoft to use GPU to scan memory for malware The company is also using its processors’ performance monitoring to detect malicious code. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:00:10 +0000 2018-04-17T03:00:10+00:00 AMD systems gain Spectre protection with latest Windows fixes Systems will still need updated firmware to get the latest microcode, however. Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:32:56 +0000 2018-04-11T16:32:56+00:00 Practical passwordless authentication comes a step closer with WebAuthn Microsoft, Mozilla, and Google are all implementing the new standard. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:48:13 +0000 2018-04-10T18:48:13+00:00 Intel drops plans to develop Spectre microcode for ancient chips Company claims it's too hard, and few systems have exposure to attack. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:35:04 +0000 2018-04-04T17:35:04+00:00 Google bans cryptomining Chrome extensions because they refuse to play by the rules Google continues to try to keep its browser running smoothly in spite of others’ efforts. Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:56:08 +0000 2018-04-03T20:56:08+00:00 As predicted, more branch prediction processor attacks are discovered New attack focuses on a different part of the branch prediction system. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 22:15:55 +0000 2018-03-26T22:15:55+00:00 AMD promises firmware fixes for security processor bugs All bugs require administrative access to exploit. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:00:09 +0000 2018-03-20T22:00:09+00:00 Intel outlines plans for Meltdown and Spectre fixes, microcode for older chips Microcodes for Sandy Bridge and newer are now available. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:00:16 +0000 2018-03-15T18:00:16+00:00 Patch Tuesday drops the mandatory antivirus requirement after all Today’s patches also include an annoying-looking remote code execution bug. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:35:18 +0000 2018-03-13T20:35:18+00:00 Intel’s latest set of Spectre microcode fixes is coming to a Windows update Windows users will no longer be beholden to their motherboard makers. Thu, 01 Mar 2018 18:14:43 +0000 2018-03-01T18:14:43+00:00 Intel ships (hopefully stable) microcode for Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake All 6th, 7th, and 8th generation Core processors now have microcode available. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:03:33 +0000 2018-02-21T19:03:33+00:00 32 lawsuits filed against Intel over Spectre and Meltdown flaws Company also accused of failing to act in response to insider trading. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:42:57 +0000 2018-02-16T20:42:57+00:00 Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection coming to Windows 7 and 8.1 A Windows 10 feature is coming to old platforms. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:19:15 +0000 2018-02-12T17:19:15+00:00