Microsoft Finds ‘BadAlloc’ Flaws Affecting Wide-Range of IoT and OT Devices – Tempemail

Microsoft researchers on Thursday disclosed two dozen vulnerabilities affecting a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technology (OT) devices used in industrial, medical, and enterprise networks that could be abused by adversaries to execute arbitrary code and even cause critical systems to crash. “These remote code execution Continue Reading

Just say no: negativity is secret of political tweet success, study finds | Twitter- Tempemail

You’ve treated your Twitter followers to a pithy 280-character comment about the government’s latest gaffe – but what gives your tweet the fuel to spread like wildfire? It’s how negative the tweet is, say researchers, that raises its chances of going viral, at least in the political context. Previous studies Continue Reading

Medical tests promoted in media with no mention of potential harm, Australian study finds | Medical research

Medical tests often offered through smartphones and watches and designed to detect the early signs of disease are being promoted by media without mention of their potential harms, an Australian study published in the leading US medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine has found. Researchers from the University of Sydney and Continue Reading

Asian and Black Americans saw largest rise in online hate in 2020, report finds | Social media- Tempemail

Asian Americans and Black Americans experienced major rises in online hate in the past year, a new report has found, despite recent steps that social media firms have taken to address harassment. A survey released on Wednesday by the Anti-Defamation League, an anti-hate speech organization founded in 1913, discovered that Continue Reading

Mimecast Finds SolarWinds Hackers Stole Some of Its Source Code – Tempemail

Tempemail security firm Mimecast on Tuesday revealed that the state-sponsored SolarWinds hackers who broke into its internal network also downloaded source code out of a limited number of repositories. “The threat actor did access a subset of email addresses and other contact information and hashed and salted credentials,” the company Continue Reading

Google’s search engine not as good as its competitors for news, research finds | Google

Australians trying to stay up to date with the news by searching online may be better off ditching Google and using its competitors, research by Monash University has shown. On Australia Day “Grace Tame” was the most popular search term used on Google – reflecting the fact that she had Continue Reading

Claim of anti-conservative bias by social media firms is baseless, report finds | Social media- Tempemail

Republicans including Donald Trump have raged against Twitter and Facebook in recent months, alleging anti-conservative bias, censorship and a silencing of free speech. According to a new report from New York University, none of that is true. Disinformation expert Paul Barrett and researcher J Grant Sims found that far from Continue Reading

‘I’m on cloud 9’: Father finds job within 24 hours after ‘desperate’ plea on Twitter goes viral- Tempemail

Liam McEvoy experienced the true kindness of strangers after he tweeted he was “desperate” in a plea for help, admitting that he was really “struggling at the moment” after losing his job during the pandemic. Within 24 hours his tweet had gone viral and he had secured another job. From Continue Reading

More than 70% of adults use social media for recipes instead of cookbooks, survey finds- Tempemail

Huge amounts of adults now use social media for cooking inspiration, and to find recipes, instead of reading traditional cookbooks, a new survey has found. A study of 2,000 adults found that 71 per cent of people have “gone digital” in the kitchen with 23 per cent getting their cooking Continue Reading

US-inspired rightwing extremism an ‘insidious’ threat to Australia, study finds | Australia news- Tempemail

Rightwing extremism poses a “creeping threat” to liberal democracy in Australia, according to a new study that investigates how extremists are using online networks to spread radical narratives. The study – which focuses mainly on New South Wales because it was funded by the state government – identified networks involving Continue Reading