The Fallout exploit kit was redirecting targets to inteca-deco[.]com, a domain that masqueraded as a Web design agency. Behind the scenes, the site redirected targets to a different domain hosting malicious content from a Fallout. It exploited IE vulnerability CVE-2019-0752 or Flash vulnerability CVE-2018-15982. Later, targets were redirected to a different domain, websolvent[.]me, which used a different redirection trick to deliver the exploits. … [Read more...] about Porn surfers have a dirty secret. They’re using Internet Explorer
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A July memorandum from the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General warned that there were "significant vulnerabilities" in six postal applications for three years, including "sensitive" digital services. The report said that the 12 types of vulnerabilities are well-known bugs that could have easily been exploited by hackers. The findings are not surprising given that US government agencies and affiliates have a truly dismal cybersecurity track record. The USPS told Motherboard this week that it has fixed the vulnerabilities. … [Read more...] about Security News This Week: Hackers Target Porn Site Visitors Using Flash and Internet Explorer
This is a dark conclusion many have already reached, be it relative of a QAnon convert or everyday American whose hand has been reshaped into a phone-sized claw, but the film grounds its critique in first-person warnings from Silicon Valley insiders, most prominently Harris, but also: former Facebook platform operations manager Sandy Parakilas; Bailey Richardson, one of Instagram’s 13 original employees who has since deleted the app; virtual reality pioneer, philosopher and “tech oracle” Jaron Lanier; and Justin Rosenstein, the guy behind Facebook’s “like” button. The film is part accounting of the grave psychological and social damage caused by algorithmic, growth-determined content feeds, as explained by experts such as Dr Shoshana Zuboff, the author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and it’s part dramatization of destructive design choices – Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser anthropomorphizes an amoral algorithm programmed to … [Read more...] about ‘A climate change-scale problem’: how the internet is destroying us
END-TO-END ENCRYPTION: ONLY THE TWO USERS IN A CONVERSATION CAN READ MESSAGES End-to-end encryption ensures only the two participants of a chat can read messages, and no one in between – not even the company that owns the service. … [Read more...] about Viral WhatsApp messages containing string of random characters crash recipients’ phones instantly and force them to delete and reinstall the app
Enter Jason Eppink. Last year, he curated How Cats Took Over the Internet at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. He documented the online feline’s history, from LolCats to Keyboard Cat, sifting through posts on various platforms. Here’s the thing: he found, in terms of posts correctly tagged “cats” or “dogs”, the numbers are actually fairly close. On four of the five platforms he looked at, it was pretty much equal between the two. Tumblr was the only place where cats outnumbered dogs, 3:1. … [Read more...] about Cats v dogs: which animal owns the internet?