Apple’s New iCloud Private Relay Service Leaks Users’ Real IP Addresses – Tempemail

A new as-yet unpatched weakness in Apple’s iCloud Private Relay feature could be circumvented to leak users’ true IP addresses from iOS devices running the latest version of the operating system. Introduced with iOS 15, which was officially released this week, iCloud Private Relay aims to improve anonymity on the Continue Reading

New Android Malware Targeting US, Canadian Users with COVID-19 Lures – Tempemail

An “insidious” new SMS smishing malware has been found targeting Android mobile users in the U.S. and Canada as part of a new campaign that uses SMS text message lures related to COVID-19 regulations and vaccine information in an attempt to steal personal and financial data. Proofpoint’s messaging security subsidiary Continue Reading

Facebook oversight board to review that exempts elite users from rules | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook’s semi-independent oversight board says it will review the company’s “XCheck” system, an internal program that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules. The decision follows an investigation by the Wall Street Journal that revealed that reviews of posts by well-known users such as celebrities, politicians Continue Reading

A New Banking Trojan Targeting Latin American Users – Tempemail

A newly spotted banking trojan has been caught leveraging legitimate platforms like YouTube and Pastebin to store its encrypted, remote configuration and commandeer infected Windows systems, making it the latest to join the long list of malware targeting Latin America (LATAM) after Guildma, Javali, Melcoz, Grandoreiro, Mekotio, Casbaneiro, Amavaldo, Vadokrist, Continue Reading

MP calls for Facebook to be punished if it holds back evidence of harm to users | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook should be punished with substantial fines, potentially running into billions of pounds, if it withholds evidence that its social media platforms harm users, the chair of the digital, culture, media and sport committee has said. The social network is under political pressure on both sides of the Atlantic following Continue Reading

Facebook: some high-profile users ‘allowed to break platform’s rules’ | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook gives high-profile users special treatment, which includes immunity from its rules for some, and allowed Brazilian footballer Neymar to post nude pictures of a woman who had accused him of rape, according to a report. The XCheck or “CrossCheck” system steers reviews of posts by well-known users such as Continue Reading

WhatsApp to Finally Let Users Encrypt Their Chat Backups in the Cloud – Tempemail

WhatsApp on Friday announced it will roll out support for end-to-end encrypted chat backups on the cloud for Android and iOS users, paving the way for storing information such as chat messages and photos in Apple iCloud or Google Drive in a cryptographically secure manner. The feature, which will go Continue Reading

Twitter trials ‘soft block’ feature to let users remove followers | Twitter- Tempemail

Twitter is trialling a feature that allows users to shrug off unwanted followers without officially blocking them. It provides a less stark alternative to hitting the “block” button – a move that is often publicised across timelines when the blocked user screenshots the notification and publishes it. With the new Continue Reading

New 0-Day Attack Targeting Windows Users With Microsoft Office Documents – Tempemail

Microsoft on Tuesday warned of an actively exploited zero-day flaw impacting Internet Explorer that’s being used to hijack vulnerable Windows systems by leveraging weaponized Office documents. Tracked as CVE-2021-40444 (CVSS score: 8.8), the remote code execution flaw is rooted in MSHTML (aka Trident), a proprietary browser engine for the now-discontinued Continue Reading

Twitter trials anti-troll tool that automatically blocks abusive users | Twitter- Tempemail

Twitter is trialling an anti-troll feature that will automatically block accounts sending abuse to users. Once Twitter’s new “safety mode” is activated by a user, it will temporarily block accounts for seven days if the tech firm’s systems spot them using harmful language or sending repetitive, uninvited replies and mentions. Continue Reading