New Hacking Tool Lets Users Access a Bunch of DVRs and Their Video Feeds

An anonymous reader writes: “An Argentinian security researcher named Ezequiel Fernandez has published a powerful new tool yesterday that can easily extract plaintext credentials for various DVR brands and grant attackers access to those systems, and inherently the video feeds they’re supposed to record,” reports Bleeping Computer. “The tool, named getDVR_Credentials, is a proof-of-concept for CVE-2018-9995, a vulnerability discovered by Fernandez at the start of last month, [affecting TBK DVR…

May 6, 2018
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Reuters/Ipsos poll: despite Cambridge Analytica, half of Facebook’s US users say they didn’t reduce their Facebook use, a quarter say they use Facebook more (Reuters)

May 6, 2018

Reuters: Reuters/Ipsos poll: despite Cambridge Analytica, half of Facebook’s US users say they didn’t reduce their Facebook use, a quarter say they use Facebook more  —  NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Most of Facebook’s U.S. users have remained loyal to the social network despite revelations … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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If Fortnite Were a Website, It Would Rival Reddit and Amazon

Tom’s Guide gives us some perspective on just how big of a cultural phenomenon the game Fortnite is: “if Fortnite were a website, it would be one of the top five in the United States.” From the report: Take a quick look at Alexa’s list of top U.S. websites, and you’ll see Google, YouTube, Facebook, Reddit and Amazon in the top five. No surprises there. But as a quick Google…

May 6, 2018
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Placing Election Ads On Google Will Require a Government ID

Google announced new policies Friday that will require advertisers to prove they are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident when buying election ads. “Under the new guidelines, Google will ask advertisers — be they individuals, organizations, or political action committees — to prove they are who they claim to be,” reports Gizmodo. “It will also require the ads to include a clear disclosure of who is paying for it.” From…

May 6, 2018
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UK Car Industry On Alert Over Reports Some Hybrids Face a Ban

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The UK’s car industry has hit out at the government over unconfirmed reports ministers will target hybrid vehicles as part of a new emissions crackdown. New cars unable to do at least 50 miles on electric power may be banned by 2040, a ruling that would hit the UK’s best-selling hybrid, Toyota’s Prius. The SMMT car trade body said “misleading” government…

May 6, 2018
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Telegram’s Billion-Dollar ICO Has Become a Mess

Jon Russell and Mike Butcher from TechCrunch report of the mess that is Telegram’s billion-dollar initial coin offering (ICO): Telegram’s ICO was supposed to be a record-breaker to develop a platform that brings the decentralized internet to life. Instead, it has become a mess with the tightly controlled fundraising process in disarray as early backers sell their tokens for handsome returns. The company recently canceled the public sale piece of…

May 6, 2018
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Devices Supporting Google Assistant Have More Than Tripled In Last Four Months

In a blog post on Thursday, Google announced that their smart assistant is now compatible with more than 5,000 devices. That’s up from the 1,500 devices it worked with back in January. The Verge reports: According to Google, it’s a list made up of a huge variety of products, including “cameras, dishwashers, doorbells, dryers, lights, plugs, thermostats, security systems, switches, vacuums, washers, fans, locks, sensors, heaters, AC units, air purifiers,…

May 6, 2018
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