DNS infrastructure Under Attack
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has issued a warning that the DNS infrastructure is facing an “ongoing and significant risk” and has urged domain owners to deploy DNSSEC technology.
Discovery of Microphone in Google’s Nest Guard Prompts Backlash
The discovery of a microphone in Google’s Nest Guard product that was not listed in tech spec has been put down to an erroneous omission by Google, but it has also caused a backlash that escalated to the US Congress.
Potential Jail For Clicking on Terror Links
The new UK Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 means that you could face up to 15 years in jail if you visit web pages where you can obtain information that’s deemed to be useful to ‘committing or preparing an act of terrorism'.
New York’s Governor Orders Investigation Into Facebook Over App Concerns
The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has ordered an investigation into reports that Facebook Inc may be using apps on users’ smartphones to collect personal information about them.
Scooter Hack Threat
An investigation by researchers at Zimperium® found a security flaw in the Xiaomi M365 electric scooter (the same model that is used by ridesharing companies) which could allow hackers to take control of the scooter’s acceleration and braking.
Tech Tip - Encrypting Documents Stored on Google Drive
If you use Google Drive to store files in the cloud but worried that Google doesn’t provide a true password protection feature, you may want to encrypt your files before uploading them. Here’s how:
Browsers Slowed By Adverts and Analytics
Kellogg's Uses Virtual Reality To Sell More Cornflakes
Breakfast cereal manufacturer Kellogg's has been working with third-party VR companies to help it determine the best way to display its new products in stores.
Crypto-currency Mining Apps Discovered in Microsoft Store
Security researchers at Symantec claim to have discovered eight apps in the Microsoft Store which, if downloaded, can use the victim’s computer to mine crypto-currency.