vendredi 26 août 2016

OpenStreetView is a crowd-sourced Google Street View

OpenStreetMap has launched OpenStreetView, an open-source alternative to Google Street View. The service offers free Android and iOS apps to record images while you’re driving. Upload the results to the OpenStreetView servers and they’ll be shared with the world. Results are starting to appear on OpenStreetView’s map. Browse to a city with some coverage -- San Francisco is a good place to start -- and recorded tracks are highlighted in purple. You’re able to zoom in on any area of interest, click a location, then step through the route. These are just stills, and you’re not able to change your… [Continue Reading]

Serious security vulnerability that left iPhones open to hackers is patched in iOS 9.3.5

Security researchers have unearthed three serious security flaws in iOS that made it possible to install spyware and other malware on iPhones. Software exploiting the vulnerabilities (described as "one of the most sophisticated pieces of cyberespionage software we've ever seen") can be installed with a single click, opening up victims' devices to full-scale surveillance. The security holes have already been abused by NSO Group -- linked with selling hacking and surveillance software to governments -- but Apple has now issued a fix in the form of iOS 9.3.5. The update fixed two kernel vulnerabilities and one in WebKit, all discovered… [Continue Reading]

Best Windows apps this week

One-hundred and ninety-five in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 8.x and Windows 10 in the past seven days. Plenty of updates were released this week, but many companies -- including Microsoft -- publish release notes only sporadically if at all. As always, if I missed an app or game that has been released this week that you believe is particularly good, let me know in the comments below or notify me via email instead. Discounts this week Some apps are discounted for more than one week. Starting this… [Continue Reading]

Dropbox tells some users to change their passwords following 2012 security incident

Dropbox users around the world are being told to change their account passwords. Anyone who has been using the cloud storage service since before the middle of 2012 and has not changed their password may have had some of their account details 'obtained' in an incident in 2012. Dropbox says that email addresses plus hashed and salted passwords were grabbed four years ago. The company stresses that there are no indication that accounts have been improperly accessed and the security measures are being taken on a preventative basis. If you receive the email from Dropbox, you should visit your account… [Continue Reading]

Responding to the changing threat landscape facing enterprises [Q&A]

Not so many years ago corporate IT security involved installing a firewall and antivirus solution. But the threat landscape has now become much more complicated and is changing faster than ever. Companies need to be aware of these changes and make sure their security arrangements can keep up. We spoke to Shai Gabay, the chief innovation officer of security operations and advanced threat detection specialist CYBERBIT, to find out more about the risks and solutions. BN: What is changing in the way bad actors are targeting IT organizations? SG: Five years ago, an attacker could write a virus from a… [Continue Reading]

WhatsApp's new privacy policy reveals it will share data with Facebook for targeted user ads

The ever-popular messaging tool WhatsApp is to start sharing more user data with its parent company Facebook. The updated privacy policy means that WhatsApp will now share users' phone numbers with Facebook to "offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads". The updated policy also communicates the fact that end-to-end encryption has rolled out, but it is the privacy side of things that will be of greater interest to many people. WhatsApp says that the change in policy is necessary to allow it to "explore ways for you to communicate with businesses that matter to you too, while… [Continue Reading]

jeudi 25 août 2016

Microsoft's Xbox Onesie is real, and you can win one here

When images of the Xbox onesie from Australia hit the web, people went wild. Yeah, it is a silly product, but many fans of Microsoft's gaming consoles expressed desire on social media and web forums. Heck, you can have your gamertag embroidered on it -- how cool is that? Believe it or not, the article of clothing isn't a hoax, but a real product. While Microsoft isn't selling them to the public, the company will be giving some away. Want to win one? You've come to the right place. Keep on reading for details. "Ever since the team at Xbox Australia revealed the… [Continue Reading]