Report: Google and other services lets 3rd parties read user’s email

Just over a year after promising to no longer scan user emails in Gmail for personalized ads, Google is allowing outside developers to do just that, a new report says. According to a Wall Street Journal report published Monday, Google continues to allow outside software developers to “scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users […]

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WiFi is Getting a BIG Upgrade

The next generation of secure Wi-Fi is here. The Wi-Fi Alliance yesterday (June 25) announced WPA3, the latest set of standards for Wi-Fi security. WPA3 will in the future be mandatory for a device to become certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Currently, WPA2 is required. That said, the transition will be a years-long process as manufacturers […]

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FBI warns Russian Hackers hacked hundreds of thousands of Routers

(CNBC): The FBI warned on Friday that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic. The U.S. law enforcement agency urged the owners of many brands of routers to turn them off and on again, and download updates from the […]

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Bug In Git Opens Developer Systems Up to Attack

Git repository hosting services GitHub, GitLab and Microsoft VSTS each patched a serious vulnerability on Tuesday that could lead to arbitrary code execution when a developer uses a malicious repository. Developers behind the open-source development Git tool pushed out Git 2.17.1, addressing two bugs (CVE-2018-11233 and CVE-2018-11235). “These are tricky vulnerabilities that will require the […]

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