Uber concealed a massive global breach of the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers in October 2016, failing to notify the individuals and regulators, the company acknowledged on Tuesday. Uber also confirmed it had paid the hackers responsible $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet, which was first reported by Bloomberg. Read more here.
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Firefox Quantum arrives with faster browser engine, major visual overhaul, and Google as default search engine. Mozilla today launched Firefox 57, branded Firefox Quantum, for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The new version, which Mozilla calls “by far the biggest update since Firefox 1.0 in 2004,” brings massive performance improvements and a visual redesign. Read more here @ venturebeat.com.
The iPhone X is not the phone of the future. It could be, someday, if Apple’s right about augmented reality and the power of a great camera. But for now, the iPhone X represents Apple’s most ambitious attempt ever at making a phone absolutely seamless. A phone that never forces you to think about the object itself, but disappears quietly while you pay attention to whatever you’re doing. Read more at wired.com
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Office365 might be the jewel in the crown for Microsoft, but a new version of the standalone version has been announced. Here’s what you need to know about Office 2019 including its release date, price and features. More here
We’ve fixed a couple of issues and made a change that will now kick users out of their sessions when they are banned rather than waiting for them log off and try logging in again, improving the security of the script. Thanks for your continued support!
Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Preview Build for Insiders in the Fast ring introduces what’s obviously meant as a response to all the ransomware attacks targeting the platform these days. The build comes with a new feature called “controlled folders” that can protect their files from malicious apps and other threats. More here.
The creators of media transcoding program HandBrake have issued a statement warning that certain downloads of the installer for the Mac version of the app may contain a Trojan virus.
Downloading the app between May 2 (14:30 UTC) and May 6 (11:00 UTC) from the “download.handbrake.fr” mirror means you have a 50-percent chance of being infected with the Trojan. More here.
Selling devices pre-configured to obtain copyright-infringing content is illegal, the European Court of Justice effectively ruled today. The decision, which evolved from a case involving anti-piracy group BREIN and a shop that sold piracy-configured media players, will have far-reaching consequences across the EU, particularly for those selling piracy-enabled Kodi setups. Read more @ torrentfreak.com
According to cybersecurity researchers from Check Point, the malware was hidden in more than 40 fake companion guide apps for popular games, such as Pokemon GO and FIFA Mobile, which led to the malware’s name being FalseGuide.
While originally it was believed the oldest fake guide to hit Google Play was uploaded in February this year, making this a recent campaign, the researchers went a little deeper and discovered additional apps from back in November 2016.