Three words to send a chill down your spine: Snowflake. Intrusion. Alert

July 13, 2024 at 11:10AM This week’s Kettle episode features a discussion on security, including the AT&T Snowflake storage account intrusion and the marketing claims of AI to protect systems. The 15-minute episode includes Tobias Mann, Brandon Vigliarolo, Jessica Lyons, and host Iain Thomson. The series is available in various formats for easy access. Find … Read more

Apple Geolocation API Exposes Wi-Fi Access Points Worldwide

July 9, 2024 at 12:05PM Wi-Fi hubs can unintentionally expose data due to quirks in Apple’s geolocation system, beyond just the devices connected to them. Certainly! It appears that the meeting discussed the potential data leakage from Wi-Fi hubs themselves, due to specific quirks in Apple’s geolocation system. This issue goes beyond the devices that … Read more

Meta’s ‘Pay or Consent’ Approach Faces E.U. Competition Rules Scrutiny

July 2, 2024 at 02:08AM Meta’s ad-free subscription plan in the EU faces scrutiny for allegedly breaching competition rules. The European Commission claims the “pay or consent” model violates the Digital Markets Act by not offering an equivalent non-personalized alternative. Meta’s stance could lead to hefty fines and ongoing discussions with regulators. Grindr also faces … Read more

Meta and SQL Server make strange bedfellows on a couch of cyber-pain

June 24, 2024 at 04:38AM The IT world’s diverse issues converge on the importance of software and services supply chain integrity. Despite its critical role, end-of-life database software receives inadequate attention, contrasting with the prominent AI and cybercrime coverage. Parallels are drawn with the food standards regulatory system, advocating for a similar approach to software … Read more

Aim Security Raises $18M to Secure Customers’ Implementation of AI Apps

June 17, 2024 at 10:14AM Tel Aviv-based Aim Security, founded by IDF Unit 8200 alumni Matan Getz and Adir Gruss, has raised $18 million in a Series A funding led by Canaan Partners. The company aims to address the security risks associated with generative AI applications, offering expert support to companies looking to implement AI … Read more

Former IT employee gets 2.5 years for wiping 180 virtual servers

June 14, 2024 at 12:34PM Former NCS employee Nagaraju Kandula was given a 32-month prison sentence for deleting 180 virtual servers after being let go from his job due to poor performance. The IT giant, National Computer Systems (NCS), suffered $678,000 in damages, with Kandula reportedly accessing the system using his old credentials. This incident … Read more

Oracle Ads have had it: $2B operation shuts down after dwindling to $300M

June 13, 2024 at 04:05PM Oracle Advertising is shutting down after a decline in revenue. The company’s stock has risen due to deals with Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and OpenAI. This move follows a series of acquisitions and challenges related to data privacy laws and legal issues. Industry experts suggest a shifting landscape for advertising … Read more

Defiant Microsoft pushes ahead with controversial Recall – but as an opt-in

June 7, 2024 at 03:50PM Microsoft’s controversial Windows Recall, which takes snapshots of a user’s screen, uploads the images on the device, and analyzes them using OCR, has raised security concerns. After criticism, Microsoft will now offer Recall as an opt-in service, beef up data security, and require Windows Hello enrollment and presence proof for … Read more

Windows 11 KB5037853 update fixes File Explorer issues, 20 bugs

May 29, 2024 at 06:19PM Microsoft has released the May 2024 non-security preview update for Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2, containing 32 fixes and changes. Highlights include fixes for File Explorer freezing, delayed start after pinning a folder, a new account manager on the Start menu, and a sound settings backup feature. This update … Read more

Windows 11 24H2 now rolling out to Release Preview Insiders

May 22, 2024 at 02:59PM Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 24H2 in the final testing stages. This update brings significant new features such as HDR background support, an energy saver mode, Sudo for Windows, integration of Rust in the Windows kernel, Wi-Fi 7 support, and improved voice clarity. Commercial customers can validate this update … Read more