Monthly Archives: February 2017

Leaked documents reveal airport’s catalog of security lapses

Exclusive: One of the documents reveals how a New York airport's security screeners failed to check names against the government's "no-fly" list.  By Zack Whittaker | February 28, 2017   NEW YORK -- Sensitive documents leaked after a data exposure at an upstate New York airport have revealed several major security lapses in recent years.…
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Is Apple preparing to dump the Lightning connector already?

The WSJ is reporting that Apple's upcoming $1,000 iPhone 8 will drop the Lightning connector in favor of a USB-C port.  By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes| February 28, 2017   The Lightning connector replaced the 30-pin connector back in September 2012 and first debuted on the iPhone 5.       Just as iPhone owners have finally…
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Judge: No, feds can’t nab all Apple devices and try everyone’s fingerprints

Such Fourth Amendment intrusions are [not] justified based on the facts articulated." Cyrus Farivar - 2/27/2017 GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images     To beat crypto, feds have tried to force fingerprint unlocking in 2 cases federal magistrate judge in Chicago recently denied the government’s attempt to force people in a particular building to depress their fingerprints…
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Google: We’re sorry but our cloud wiped out your Wifi and OnHub routers

A mystery bug at Google's end caused a mass outage on Wifi and OnHub routers connected to networks that were operating normally.  By Liam Tung | February 27, 2017   The outage highlighted a problem with OnHub and Wifi's reliance on Google cloud services for network connectivity. Image: Josh Miller/CNET     Google has apologized…
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Cloudflare found leaking customer HTTPS sessions for months

Customer information from Uber, 1Password, and online dating site OkCupid is amongst the SSL data leaked by Cloudflare.  By Asha McLean | February 24, 2017   Almost a week ago, Google Project Zero security researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered an issue with Cloudflare's edge servers, finding corrupted web pages being returned by some HTTP requests run…
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Cyberwar talk is getting real

The existential threat of cyberwar has shifted from hand-waving about 'Cyber Pearl Harbor' to hand-waving about 'digital atomic bombs'. Hype? Maybe. Either way, politicians are talking tough.  By Stilgherrian | February 23, 2017     "Cyber intrusions have the potential to damage the very fabric of our [well, his] republic," said US congressman Michael McCaul,…
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