On Saturday, at 10:48 UTC, Sectigo’s AddTrust legacy root certificate expired, causing a bit of weekend havoc for thousands of websites and services that rely on it for making a secure TLS/SSL connection. “Generally speaking, this is affecting older, non-browser clients (notably OpenSSL 1.0.x) which talk to TLS servers which serve a Sectigo certificate chain
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A bi-partisan group of US senators are preparing a new bill that would ensure privacy protections in coronavirus tracking apps, as legislative interest grows in what contact-tracing will entail. The “Exposure Notification Privacy Act” is designed to make sure that the vast quantities of data that are expected to be generated from millions of people
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Several of the world’s largest publishers have sued the Internet Archive for its “emergency library” of 1.3 million books, claiming the organization is engaging in “willful digital piracy on an industrial scale.” On Monday, the Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons and Penguin Random House sued the non-profit, better known for its
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Docker CEO Scott Johnston at virtual Dockercon Microsoft was prominent at the virtual Dockercon event last week as the companies extended their agreement to work together on integration between Docker and the Azure cloud. The essence of the agreement, from a technical perspective, is integration between Docker Desktop, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and the
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A picturesque Android wallpaper image is exhibiting some unwelcome side effects on most Android phones, effectively “soft-bricking” them until the user manages to perform a factory reset. Soft-bricking is the nicer, less permanent version of hard-bricking (the latter irreparably damages the physical hardware or firmware). Although a soft-bricked device is pretty much unusable, you can
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Mi Band 5, the next-generation fitness tracker by Xiaomi will launch on June 11. The company announced the development on Weibo, however, the pricing or the key specifications of the smart band are not yet revealed. Although, reports have tipped several specifications of the Xiaomi smart band that is said to include Amazon’s Alexa voice
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British companies have been offered access to a £400k pot of cash to design a UK-specific “kitemark” assurance scheme for Internet of Things products. The government grant scheme is intended to complement previous announcements, making it a legal requirement that IoT devices ship with unique, non-default passwords and for vendors to “explicitly state” for how
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WeTransfer, a popular file transfer service that is used by a large number of Internet users across the globe, has “partially” been blocked in India. Various users report that the service is unavailable on their networks. The Amsterdam, Netherlands-based company has also confirmed the blockage while responding to user comments on its social media sites.
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OnePlus 8 Pro users in global markets have received a new OxygenOS update that has “inadvertently” disabled the Color Filter camera that was recently found to have “see-through” capabilities for some materials. The new software version, which appears as OxygenOS 10.5.9, comes days after the company disabled the Color Filter camera through an update specifically
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Roundup Six Cisco-operated servers were hacked via SaltStack security vulnerabilities, the networking giant revealed this week. The compromised systems act as the salt-master servers for releases 1.2 and 1.3 of Cisco’s Virtual Internet Routing Lab Personal Edition (VIRL-PE) product, and customer installations connect to these Cisco-maintained backend boxes. SaltStack is a tool for managing software
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One97 Communications Ltd, which runs the online payment platform Paytm, has moved the Delhi High Court alleging that telecom service providers are not blocking fraudsters who are defrauding its customers by “phishing” activities over the various mobile networks. Paytm has claimed that millions of its customers have been defrauded by the phishing activities over the
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