Bug Bounty Hunter Ran ISP Doxing Service

November 9, 2018

A Connecticut man who’s earned bug bounty rewards and public recognition from top telecom companies for finding and reporting security holes in their Web sites secretly operated a service that leveraged these same flaws to sell their customers’ personal data, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. In May 2018, ZDNet ran a story about the discovery of a glaring vulnerability in the Web site for wireless provider T-Mobile that let anyone look up customer home addresses…

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Amazon Is Kicking All Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers Off the Site

In a new agreement between tech giants Amazon and Apple, shoppers will soon see a selection of the latest Apple products on Amazon.com. This is not good news for everyone. Motherboard: John Bumstead is a computer refurbisher who, every year, saves thousands of laptops from the shredder. He buys MacBooks en masse from electronics recyclers, fixes them, then sells them on Amazon Marketplace or wholesales them to vendors who do…

November 9, 2018
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The Pentagon is Publishing Foreign Nation-State Malware

This is a new thing: The Pentagon has suddenly started uploading malware samples from APTs and other nation-state sources to the website VirusTotal, which is essentially a malware zoo that’s used by security pros and antivirus/malware detection engines to gain a better understanding of the threat landscape. This feels like an example of the US’s new strategy of actively harassing foreign government actors. By making their malware public, the US…

November 9, 2018
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SEC fines the owner of decentralized cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta $388K, prompting fears of further enforcement action against crypto trading platforms (CoinDesk)

November 9, 2018

CoinDesk: SEC fines the owner of decentralized cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta $388K, prompting fears of further enforcement action against crypto trading platforms  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) settlement with the founder of EtherDelta is likely the first of many enforcement actions … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Google Says Adding Dark Mode To Apps Saves Battery

Dark Mode is not just more aesthetically pleasing to many people, there are real battery-life boosts to be had — and Google has the numbers to prove it. From a report: Touting the benefits of Dark Mode, Google showed that with screen brightness set to 50 percent, using YouTube with Dark Mode enabled resulted in 14 percent less battery usage. With screen brightness set to 100 percent, the saving jumps…

November 9, 2018
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There Are Way Too Many Streaming Services

Cord-cutting promised us that we won’t have to pay the ludicrously large cable bills. But it turns out, as long as you do not just want to watch a very limited set of movies and TV shows, you will have to subscribe to any number of these services: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Go, Hulu, and Disney+ (and more.) For some living outside the US, the situation has become even…

November 9, 2018
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The New York Times Digitizes Millions of Photos Going Back To 19th Century

The New York Times is digitizing millions of historical photos dating back to 1896. From a report: The NYT has a massive collection of photos dating back decades, and the plan is to digitize millions of images — some dating back to the late nineteenth century — to ensure they can be accessed by generations to come. The digitization process will also prove useful for journalists who will be able…

November 9, 2018
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