How Microsoft found a Huawei driver that opened systems to attack
Mar27

How Microsoft found a Huawei driver that opened systems to attack

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Huawei MateBook systems that are running the company’s PCManager software included a driver that would let unprivileged users create processes with superuser privileges. The insecure driver was discovered by Microsoft using some of the new monitoring features added to Windows version 1809 that are monitored by the company’s Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service....

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Want Apple Card’s Security Benefits? Just Use Apple Pay

Apple says Apple Card offers “a new level” of security, but nearly all those protections are already available if you use Apple Pay.

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Mastercard Wades Into Murky Waters With Its New Digital ID

The credit card company has more details about its plan for a decentralized, universal digital ID, but questions remain.

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How Zello Became a Lifeline for Venezuelans Under Maduro

A dedicated community of Zello moderators uses the voice-chat app to bring news and coordinate aid amid the country’s political and economic crisis.

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Finland’s Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations
Mar27

Finland’s Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations

On Monday, the Helsinki-based peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins announced it is adding several different identification processes in order to improve AML and KYC requirements. The move to bolster the new customer verification procedure follows Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) mandating supervision over exchange operations. Also read: Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable Than Non-Mineable Coins...

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