Apple Pay With Visa Hacked To Make Payments Via Unlocked iPhones

Researchers have demonstrated that someone could use a stolen, unlocked iPhone to pay for thousands of dollars of goods or services, no authentication needed. Threatpost reports: An attacker who steals a locked iPhone can use a stored Visa card to make contactless payments worth up to thousands of dollars without unlocking the phone, researchers are warning. The problem is due to unpatched vulnerabilities in both the Apple Pay and Visa systems, according to an academic team from the Universities...
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A Declassified State Department Report Says Microwaves Didn't Cause 'Havana Syndrome'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed News: Noises linked to mysterious injuries among US diplomats in Cuba were most likely caused by crickets -- not microwave weapons -- according to a declassified scientific review commissioned by the US State Department and obtained by BuzzFeed News. The State Department report was written by the JASON advisory group, an elite scientific board that has reviewed US national security concerns since the Cold War. It was completed in November of 2018...
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Update Google Chrome ASAP to Patch 2 New Actively Exploited Zero-Day Flaws

Google on Thursday pushed urgent security fixes for its Chrome browser, including a pair of new security weaknesses that the company said are being exploited in the wild, making them the fourth and fifth actively zero-days plugged this month alone. The issues, designated as CVE-2021-37975 and CVE-2021-37976, are part of a total of four patches, and concern a use-after-free flaw in V8 JavaScript [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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Developers Are Quitting To Escape From Your Bad Code

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a ZDNet article, written by Liam Tung: [A] survey has come up with another reason why your engineers might want to quit -- their fellow developers' terrible code. Software engineers have long struggled with 'technical debt' created by past coding practices that might have been clever but also were undocumented and exotic. At a high level, technical debt is the price paid by supporting legacy systems rather than overhauling them or implementing a better,...
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Apple officially releases SF Symbols 3 and updates for San Francisco and New York fonts

In addition to all the updates for its operating systems, Apple also introduced SF Symbols 3 beta at WWDC 2021 in June. The new version of SF Symbols, which includes more than 600 new icons, is now available to the public as an official release.more…The post Apple officially releases SF Symbols 3 and updates for San Francisco and New York fonts appeared first on 9to5Mac.from 9to5Mac [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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Telegram Bots Are Trying To Steal Your One-time Passwords

Telegram-powered bots are being utilized to steal the one-time passwords required in two-factor authentication (2FA) security. From a report: The ransomware threat is growing: What needs to happen to stop attacks getting worse? On Wednesday, researchers from Intel 471 said that they have seen an "uptick" in the number of these services provided in the web's underground, and over the past few months, it appears the variety of 2FA circumvention solutions is expanding -- with bots becoming a firm f...
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How to add checkboxes in Google Docs to create interactive to-do lists

Google Docs has a checkbox feature on its desktop site and mobile app. Shutterstock You can add checkboxes to Google Docs from the bulleted list dropdown menu in the toolbar. Checkboxes are interactive, which means you can click them to check the box and strikethrough the related text. The Google Docs mobile app for iOS and Android also has a checkbox option in the toolbar. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The modern world is fueled by a never-ending array of t...
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Prosser: Apple Watch Series 7 to Ship in Mid-October

The Apple Watch Series 7 will ship in mid-October with pre-orders to begin "as early as next week," claims leaker Jon Prosser, citing sources "familiar with the release." Apple introduced the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ at its September "California Streaming" event alongside the iPhone 13 models, but at the time, said the new Apple Watch would ship later in the fall. There has been no official word on when the Series 7 will be available, but most Apple Watch Series 6 models have been sold out in ...
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TikTok Launches First Creator-Led NFT Collection

TikTok, the world's most downloaded app with over 1 billion monthly active users, has lined up its own NFT drop. The company's first-ever NFT collection "leverages content from some of its top creators, including Lil Nas X, Grimes, Bella Poarch, Rudy Willingham and Gary Vaynerchuk," reports TechCrunch. From the report: The release of one-of-one and limited edition NFTs seems to be focused on generating buzz among the existing NFT community rather than exposing users inside the app to non-fungibl...
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Zoom and Five9 Abandon $14.7 Billion Acquisition

Cloud contact center software company Five9 and video calling software maker Zoom said Thursday they will not go forward with Zoom's plan to acquire Five9 for $14.7 billion. From a report: Five9 shares fell 2% in extended trading following the statement from the companies, which said the acquisition didn't receive enough votes from Five9 shareholders. A branch of the U.S. Department of Justice was reviewing the deal out of concern of potential foreign participation, according to a letter dated A...
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Apple Watch Series 7 rumored to hit stores in mid-October

Apple Watch Series 7 was announced at Apple’s September special event along with the iPhone 13 lineup and the new iPad models. However, unlike its siblings, Apple Watch Series 7 is not available to customers – and there’s no word from Apple on when it will be. According to Jon Prosser, the next-generation Apple Watch is expected to hit stores in October.more…The post Apple Watch Series 7 rumored to hit stores in mid-October appeared first on 9to5Mac.from 9to5Mac https://i...
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Revealed: How to make fraudulent contactless Apple Pay payments with Visa

Boffins devise wireless tricks to dupe iPhone digital wallets into paying out arbitrary amounts when in transit mode Apple's digital wallet Apple Pay will pay whatever amount is demanded of it, without authorization, if configured for transit mode with a Visa card, and exposed to a hostile contactless reader.…
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What do iOS and Android have in common? Their apps suck at privacy, boffins say

Plus 'widespread potential violations of US, EU, UK privacy law' as an added bonus Apple says, "Privacy is a fundamental human right." Google says, "We build privacy that works for everyone." But neither mega-corp manages to provide much privacy on their mobile devices, according to a study conducted by boffins at the University of Oxford in England and UC Irvine in America.…
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A Democratic senator mistook the slang word 'finsta' for one of Facebook's products in a hearing with the company

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation held a hearing on Thursday regarding Facebook's, Instagram, and mental health, spurred on by a Wall Street Journal investigation about what Facebook knows about the impact of Instagram on young users. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images The Senate Commerce Committee held a Thursday hearing about Facebook, Instagram, and mental health. Sen. Blumental of Connecticut asked if Facebook would "commit to banning Finsta....
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9to5Mac Daily: September 30, 2021 – Apple Pay flaw, iOS 15 bugs

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsored by Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: September 30, 2021 – Appl...
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Hundreds of scam apps caused a surprise $42 monthly charge to land on millions of Android users' wireless bills

Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty Images Millions of Android users were plagued by scam apps that placed charges on their wireless bills. Users were tricked by a fake prize into providing their phone numbers, Zimperium reported. Google says that all of the apps identified by Zimperium have been removed from the Play Store. See more stories on Insider's business page. A massive scamming campaign recently plagued the Google Play Store, affecting millions of Android users.The scam took pla...
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New USB-C Logos Make Picking USB Cables, Chargers Less Confusing

Choosing the correct USB-C charger and cable for you laptop is about as fun as visiting the dentist, but new logos released today should go a long way toward making easier. PCWorld: The USB Implementers Forum group that oversees the USB standard has released logos that easily indicate whether a cable or charger can hit the new 240 watt rating. Previous USB-C chargers and cables were rated to hit 65 watts or 100 watts but a new version of USB Power Delivery released this May has pushed the limit ...
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Blue Origin Has a Toxic Culture, Former and Current Employees Say

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A former communications executive at Blue Origin and 20 other current and former employees have written a blistering essay about the company's culture, citing safety concerns, sexist attitudes, and a lack of commitment to the planet's future. "In our experience, Blue Origin's culture sits on a foundation that ignores the plight of our planet, turns a blind eye to sexism, is not sufficiently attuned to safety concerns, and silences those who ...
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Apple Seeds macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 Beta to Developers With Security Fixes

Apple today seeded a macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 beta to developers for testing purposes, with the update coming two weeks after the launch of macOS Big Sur 11.6. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. According to Apple's release notes, the update "improves the security of macOS." It's not clear why it's being released as a beta...
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How to access the hidden files on your Mac computer

Accessing hidden files on your Mac may help you find lost files. Maskot/Getty Images You can show hidden files on your Mac by accessing the three libraries that your computer has. You can also use Finder or the Terminal app to find hidden files on a Mac. Or, it's possible to use a third-party file manager to view all your Mac files in one place. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Sometimes computers malfunction, and that can mean your files get moved to folder...
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Apple iPhone 13 Pro review: The best of the best

The iPhone 13 Pro is the best new model you can get thanks to an excellent camera and endless battery life.
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Best cheap laptop deals and sales for October 2021

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work, we put together a list of the best laptop deals right now.
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LawPay’s New ClientCredit Option Allows Clients To ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’

This is the first time that payment financing for legal clients will be incorporated directly into an e-payments application.
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Man arrested for ‘secretly filming female students for TikTok’

LARKANA: Police officials claimed to have arrested a man for filming female students of colleges and schools in Sindh’s Ratodero taluka for uploading it on TikTok, ARY News reported on Thursday.The police department has taken action against a man who was allegedly involved in secretly recording videos of female students going to their schools and colleges.Police said that the accused named Jansar Lashari used to edit and upload videos of the girls on TikTok without their consent.READ: LAHORE MOD...
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Who even uses Bing? Google, apparently

Drops a nice stat, but it may be irrelevant
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Redfin brings cash offer service to 2 largest markets in North Carolina

The Seattle-based brokerage launched its iBuyer service in the Charlotte and Raleigh metro areas.
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Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 RC to developers with security fixes

Following a small “Device Support” update earlier today, Apple has just released macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 RC to developers. According to the release notes, this update brings security fixes to macOS Big Sur users — but details are unknown.more…The post Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 RC to developers with security fixes appeared first on 9to5Mac.from 9to5Mac [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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AMD Aims To Boost AI & HPC Energy Efficiency Up To 30 Times In 5 Years

Today, AMD shared their goal to increase the energy efficiency for their EPYC CPUs and Instinct accelerators for AI training and HPC by up to 30 times. The post AMD Aims To Boost AI & HPC Energy Efficiency Up To 30 Times In 5 Years appeared first on
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iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 13: Which should you buy in 2021?

The iPhone 13 is officially here, and while the early reviews are very positive, there are some reasons you might want to buy an iPhone 12 — or stick with an existing iPhone instead of upgrading. Head below as we detail the differences and similarities between the iPhone 12 vs. the iPhone 13.more…The post iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 13: Which should you buy in 2021? appeared first on 9to5Mac.from 9to5Mac [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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Daily: September 30, 2021 – Apple Pay flaw, iOS 15 bugs

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsored by Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan. more… [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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