WordPress Gets Overdue Security Features

WordPress Gets Overdue Security Features

Probably the biggest and the most important of today's new security features is WordPress' offline digital signatures system. Starting with WordPress 5.2, the WordPress team will digitally sign its update packages with the Ed25519 public-key signature system so that a local installation will be able to verify the update package's authenticity before applying it to a local site.

Hacker Can Monitor Cars And Kill Their Engines

Hacker Can Monitor Cars And Kill Their Engines

The hacker, who goes by the name L&M, told Motherboard he hacked into more than 7,000 iTrack accounts and more than 20,000 ProTrack accounts, two apps that companies use monitor and manage fleets of vehicles through GPS tracking devices. The hacker was able to track vehicles in a handful of countries around the world, including South Africa, Morocco, India, and the Philippines.

CIA Accuses Huawei Of Being Funded By Chinese Intelligence

CIA Accuses Huawei Of Being Funded By Chinese Intelligence

The accusation comes at a time of trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and amid concerns in the United States that Huawei equipment could be used for espionage. The company has said the concerns are unfounded

The Boeing 737 Max Disaster Through The Eyes of a Software Developer

The Boeing 737 Max Disaster Through The Eyes of a Software Developer

So Boeing produced a dynamically unstable airframe, the 737 Max. That is big strike No. 1. Boeing then tried to mask the 737 dynamic instability with a software system. Big strike No. 2. Finally, the software relied on systems known for their propensity to fail angle-of-attack indicators and did not appear to include even rudimentary provisions to cross-check the outputs of the angle-of-attack sensor against other sensors.

NYC Subway Denies Using Real-Time Face Recognition Screens in Times Square

NYC Subway Denies Using Real-Time Face Recognition Screens in Times Square

Young says that the recordings arent being monitored to identify individuals in the footage, though. There is absolutely no facial recognition component to these cameras, no facial recognition software, or anything else that could be used to automatically identify people in any way.

FTC May Hold Zuckerberg Personally Responsible For Facebook Privacy Failures

FTC May Hold Zuckerberg Personally Responsible For Facebook Privacy Failures

According to NBC, FTC officials are discussing whether and how to hold Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable for the company's history of mismanaging users private data. However, NBC said its sources wouldn't elaborate on what measures are specifically under consideration.

Facebook Groups Reselling Fraud Services

Facebook Groups Reselling Fraud Services

The now-removed groups had more than 385,000 members in total and offered a variety of illegal services, from credit card information and identity theft to website hacking and email phishing, according to cybersecurity researchers at Talos, the threat intelligence division for the technology company Cisco.

Judge Orders Fairfax Police To Stop Collecting Data From License Plate Readers

Judge Orders Fairfax Police To Stop Collecting Data From License Plate Readers

The ruling followed a related finding by the Virginia Supreme Court last year, meaning the case could affect how long Virginia police can keep license plate data. The ruling by Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Robert J. Smith is a victory for privacy rights advocates who argued that the police could track a person's movements by compiling the times and exact locations of a car anytime its plate was captured by a license plate reader

United States v. Favio Gasperini: The Click-fraud Botnet Case

United States v. Favio Gasperini: The Click-fraud Botnet Case

The court rejected the challenge to the authentication of Internet Archive screenshots of websites registered to defendant for use in the click fraud scheme.