Tech giants may face billions of pounds in fines from new UK watchdog | Business- Tempemail

The UK’s new tech regulator should have the power to fine Google, Facebook and other tech giants billions of pounds if they fail to stick to a new code of conduct, according to the competition regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which will host the new dedicated Digital Markets Continue Reading

Popular iOS SDK Caught Spying on Billions of Users and Committing Ad Fraud – Tempemail

A popular iOS software development kit (SDK) used by over 1,200 apps—with a total of more than a billion mobile users—is said to contain malicious code with the goal of perpetrating mobile ad-click fraud and capturing sensitive information. According to a report published by cybersecurity firm Snyk, Mintegral — a Continue Reading

Google can afford a slice of its billions to help sustain journalism, Labor says | Australian media

Google’s “misleading scare campaign” should not stop the “trillion-dollar search engine” making fair payments for Australian news content, Labor has told parliament. The shadow assistant treasurer, Andrew Leigh, said Australian journalism was struggling, newspapers were closing and Google could afford to share a small slice of their billions in profits Continue Reading

Critical GRUB2 Bootloader Bug Affects Billions of Linux and Windows Systems – Tempemail

A team of cybersecurity researchers today disclosed details of a new high-risk vulnerability affecting billions of devices worldwide—including servers and workstations, laptops, desktops, and IoT systems running nearly any Linux distribution or Windows system. Dubbed ‘BootHole‘ and tracked as CVE-2020-10713, the reported vulnerability resides in the GRUB2 bootloader, which, if Continue Reading

New Critical Flaws Put Billions of Internet-Connected Devices at Risk of Hacking – Tempemail

The Department of Homeland Security and CISA ICS-CERT will today issue a critical security advisory warning about over a dozen newly discovered vulnerabilities affecting billions of Internet-connected devices manufactured by over 500 vendors across the globe. Dubbed “Ripple20,” the set of 19 vulnerabilities reside in a low-level TCP/IP software library Continue Reading

Ukrainian Police Arrest Hacker Who Tried Selling Billions of Stolen Records – Tempemail

The Ukrainian police have arrested a hacker who made headlines in January last year by posting a massive database containing some 773 million stolen email addresses and 21 million unique plaintext passwords for sale on various underground hacking forums. In an official statement released on Tuesday, the Security Service of Continue Reading

New Bluetooth Vulnerability Exposes Billions of Devices to Hackers – Tempemail

Academics from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) disclosed a security vulnerability in Bluetooth that could potentially allow an attacker to spoof a remotely paired device, exposing over a billion of modern devices to hackers. The attacks, dubbed Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS or BIAS, concerns Bluetooth Classic, which supports Basic Rate Continue Reading

Netflix Adds 15-Million Subscribers as Billions Forced In-Doors | Tempemail

Sourced from the Motely Fool. Netflix is one of the few companies benefitting from the global COVID-19 pandemic – with billions at home with nothing to do but stream, the OTT service has seen a huge boom in growth. The question now is, how long can they keep this up? Continue Reading

Billions in incentives? Huawei denies report that state aid has been a major driver for its growth story

A hot potato: A US media report paints an interesting picture about Huawei’s success by corroborating public records that show the company rising above its competitors using around $75 billion in state aid. The company denies these claims, arguing that it owes its success to its aggressive investment strategy that Continue Reading