http://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en Insulin App Restricted By Google SMS Rules http://www.infopackets.com/news/11126/insulin-app-restricted-google-sms-rules <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The makers of an app that can alert parents when a diabetic child is at risk say Google's rules are making it harder to use the app. Play Store rules designed to stop malware mean the app can't send text messages directly. The app is called CamAps FX and works with medical devices to operate an "artificial pancreas" for type-1 diabetes, which is a hereditary condition. It connects to a glucose monitor and an insulin pump, constantly monitoring glucose levels and then delivering insulin as necessary. (Source: camdiab.com ) The BBC reports that while it's suitable for adults, the app is ... (<a href="/news/11126/insulin-app-restricted-google-sms-rules" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 05 Aug 2022 20:32:21 +0000 John Lister 11126 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11126/insulin-app-restricted-google-sms-rules#comments f1 Google New Android Malware Discovered http://www.infopackets.com/news/11125/new-android-malware-discovered <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Some Google Play Store apps with more than a million downloads have turned out to house malware. It's a reminder that however good Google's security vetting process is, it's not perfectly reliable. Two security companies, ThreatLabZ and Evina, say they found a total of 60 apps that are or have been in the Play Store and house one of four "families" of malware. One type appears to be new and has been dubbed Autolycos by researcher Maxime Ingrao. Promoted via Facebook and Instagram ads, the apps use a common technique. They are listed as carrying out a specific feature, which they ... (<a href="/news/11125/new-android-malware-discovered" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:27:39 +0000 John Lister 11125 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11125/new-android-malware-discovered#comments f1 Security Windows 11 Update Causing Problems http://www.infopackets.com/news/11124/windows-11-update-causing-problems <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A recent Windows 11 update has failed to install for some users. Meanwhile, some of those who did install it have reported annoying bugs. It reawakens an age-old dilemma: some users may conclude it's safer to avoid the update altogether and even manually uninstall it, but that means missing out on some security fixes for previous vulnerabilities. To make the decision more difficult, Microsoft hasn't provided much detail about these fixes other than to say the update "addresses security issues for your Windows operating system." For some users, there's no choice to make as they ... (<a href="/news/11124/windows-11-update-causing-problems" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 03 Aug 2022 17:44:04 +0000 John Lister 11124 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11124/windows-11-update-causing-problems#comments f1 Microsoft FCC May Increase Minimum Broadband Speed http://www.infopackets.com/news/11123/fcc-may-increase-minimum-broadband-speed <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to increase the minimum threshold for 'broadband' speeds. It won't mean immediate changes for users, but could speed up efforts to boost investment and competition in broadband networks. At the moment, the FCC officially defines broadband internet as having speeds of at least 25Mbps for downloads and 3Mbps for uploads. That definition has remained unchanged since 2015, with previous FCC chair Tom Wheeler rejecting calls to increase it. Current chair Jessica Rosenworcel has formally proposed increasing the minimum speeds to 100Mbps for ... (<a href="/news/11123/fcc-may-increase-minimum-broadband-speed" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 02 Aug 2022 17:20:08 +0000 John Lister 11123 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11123/fcc-may-increase-minimum-broadband-speed#comments f1 Internet Canadian Internet Outage Has Repercussions http://www.infopackets.com/news/11122/canadian-internet-outage-has-repercussions <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Canadian communications giant Rogers is to give extra credit to customers hit by a 15-hour Internet outage. But regulators want to know more about what caused the problem and how it can be prevented in the future. The outage had a huge impact, partly because of the sheer size of Rogers' customer base. It has a reported 11 million customers in a country with a population of 38 million. To make things even worse, the outage also affected some critical infrastructure including emergency phone lines and bank machines. That's prompted the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ... (<a href="/news/11122/canadian-internet-outage-has-repercussions" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 01 Aug 2022 18:06:26 +0000 John Lister 11122 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11122/canadian-internet-outage-has-repercussions#comments f1 Security Microsoft Pauses MS Office Macro Overhaul http://www.infopackets.com/news/11121/microsoft-pauses-ms-office-macro-overhaul <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft says it still plans to make a key security move with Microsoft Office, despite already having reversed it. It says it has put the changes to macros on hold to "enhance usability." The back-and-forth involves Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros. In principle, these are shortcuts that automate detailed processes with multiple steps. In some cases, users will share macros as part of their work. While macros can be very useful, they also offer a security risk. That's because a maliciously crafted macro could carry out unwanted tasks without the user knowing exactly what ... (<a href="/news/11121/microsoft-pauses-ms-office-macro-overhaul" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 28 Jul 2022 18:39:23 +0000 John Lister 11121 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11121/microsoft-pauses-ms-office-macro-overhaul#comments f1 Microsoft Gmail Flags Legit Senders as Spammers http://www.infopackets.com/news/11120/gmail-flags-legit-senders-spammers <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google has fixed an unusual bug that mistakenly implied trusted contacts might be spammers. It asked users to make a decision about future filtering but took no notice of the reply. The good news is that the fix removes the unwanted messages and the filtering now appears to be working as intended. The bug involves the way Google will occasionally highlight a message sender as a potential source of unwanted emails. Users can then click one button to block all future messages from the sender. Once the bug took effect, many more users than usual started seeing the message, which read: "Do ... (<a href="/news/11120/gmail-flags-legit-senders-spammers" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 21 Jul 2022 16:14:47 +0000 John Lister 11120 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11120/gmail-flags-legit-senders-spammers#comments f1 Google Software Updates May Bring Back Zero-day Bugs http://www.infopackets.com/news/11119/software-updates-may-bring-back-zero-day-bugs <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">At least half the zero-day bugs discovered by Google this year were preventable according to one of its security experts. She pointed to sloppiness by software developers. The claims came in a talk and subsequent blog post by Maddie Stone. She's part of Google's Project Zero security program. While precise definitions sometimes vary, the general principle of a zero-day bug is that it's where attackers are exploiting the vulnerability before the software developers have a chance to develop a fix - in most cases because they aren't even aware of the bug. The name comes from the way the ... (<a href="/news/11119/software-updates-may-bring-back-zero-day-bugs" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 20 Jul 2022 17:31:59 +0000 John Lister 11119 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11119/software-updates-may-bring-back-zero-day-bugs#comments f1 Security Tool Bypasses Windows 11 Upgrade Requirements http://www.infopackets.com/news/11118/tool-bypasses-windows-11-upgrade-requirements <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A third-party tool can help users get round some of Microsoft's restrictions on upgrading to Windows 11. It won't remove Microsoft nagging, however. Although Windows 11 is a free upgrade for Windows 10 users, three main restrictions mean some people may not be able to get it. The first is a series of hardware minimum specifications, with even some relatively recent computer processors judged inadequate by Microsoft. The second is the need for a Trusted Protection Module (TPM), a hardware device aimed at boosting security. Many computers either don't have a TPM or have it disabled by default, ... (<a href="/news/11118/tool-bypasses-windows-11-upgrade-requirements" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 19 Jul 2022 16:54:13 +0000 John Lister 11118 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11118/tool-bypasses-windows-11-upgrade-requirements#comments f1 Microsoft Google Accused of Unfair Privacy Practice http://www.infopackets.com/news/11117/google-accused-unfair-privacy-practice <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Consumer groups claim Google acts unfairly in getting permission to use personal data. They say the sign-up process makes it far more time-consuming to exercise the right to limit data use. The complaints come from consumer groups in six European countries who have complained to national data regulators while warning they may also launch a civil court case. The European setting is key as data laws there say companies that rely on consent to make data handling lawful must make sure the decision to give consent is based on having a meaningful choice. Businesses aren't supposed to make both ... (<a href="/news/11117/google-accused-unfair-privacy-practice" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 15 Jul 2022 17:13:00 +0000 John Lister 11117 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11117/google-accused-unfair-privacy-practice#comments f1 Google Gmail Allows for Viewing of Emails Offline http://www.infopackets.com/news/11116/gmail-allows-viewing-emails-offline <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google has added an offline mode for Gmail. It lets users read, reply and even search through Gmail messages without being online. The mode will be familiar to users of a certain age, though it's mainly aimed at people in places where Internet connections are unreliable such as in some remote areas or developing nations. Though the offline mode might seem like wizardry, it's an extremely simple setup with some clear limitations. It uses some of the user's hard drive to store copies of messages that are normally only kept on Google's servers. The mode only works for users running the Chrome ... (<a href="/news/11116/gmail-allows-viewing-emails-offline" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 12 Jul 2022 17:27:42 +0000 John Lister 11116 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11116/gmail-allows-viewing-emails-offline#comments f1 Google Google Hangouts Closing in November http://www.infopackets.com/news/11115/google-hangouts-closing-november <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google says its messaging service Hangouts will close by November. Users who want to download past conversations may need to act sooner than that. Google Hangouts launched in 2013 and was designed to be a simple form of instant messaging that worked regardless of what operating system or platform the users were on. That simplicity was somewhat undermined by Google's chopping and changing as it developed various services. (Source: arstechnica.com ) Google originally had two messaging tools: Messenger as part of the ill-fated and Google+ Messenger social network, and Talk. It then merged ... (<a href="/news/11115/google-hangouts-closing-november" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 07 Jul 2022 17:57:32 +0000 John Lister 11115 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11115/google-hangouts-closing-november#comments f1 Google VideoProc Converter Review http://www.infopackets.com/news/10863/videoproc-converter-review <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">What's one of the best one-stop video editing software available for both PC and Mac? Answer: Digiarty's VideoProc Converter! From the makers of WinX DVD Ripper and WinX Video Converter comes VideoProc Converter: a multi-award winning software program that is a one-stop video processing program that allows you to convert video/audio, rip DVDs, edit video, download videos, video to GIF maker ... plus much more! Note: near the end of the article I've included a link to a FREE version of VideoProc Converter, plus a chance to win prizes. -- VideoProc Converter: Features Overview A Simple to use, ... (<a href="/news/10863/videoproc-converter-review" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:40:41 +0000 Dennis Faas 10863 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10863/videoproc-converter-review#comments f1 Windows Tips Facebook Oversight Board Reports for First Time http://www.infopackets.com/news/11114/facebook-oversight-board-reports-first-time <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook and Instagram's "Oversight Board" received more than a million complaints about content moderation in its first year. But it investigated fewer than 100 and made public rulings in just 20 cases. The board is made up of independent members who have industry expertise but aren't connected to Meta, the company which owns both Facebook and Instagram. It has the power to rule on content moderation decisions, with the sites having to follow its judgment. It can also make recommendations for policy changes. Of the 1.1 million appeals from users, most involved content moderation for bullying ... (<a href="/news/11114/facebook-oversight-board-reports-first-time" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:34:30 +0000 John Lister 11114 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11114/facebook-oversight-board-reports-first-time#comments f1 Internet Apple Faces USB-C Charger Challenge http://www.infopackets.com/news/11112/apple-faces-usb-c-charger-challenge <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Phones and tablets sold in Europe from 2024 may need to use USB-C charging ports in a blow to Apple. The rules could affect handsets around the world depending on how manufacturers respond. The rules would come through a European Union directive, which means all 27 EU countries would need to pass the measures into their national laws. Although the draft directive has been published, they won't take force until the European Parliament has voted to adopt them. The logic is that the rules would let users have a single charger for all small portable devices, including any new ones they buy. That' ... (<a href="/news/11112/apple-faces-usb-c-charger-challenge" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:24:52 +0000 John Lister 11112 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11112/apple-faces-usb-c-charger-challenge#comments f1 Technology Password Manager Goes Passwordless http://www.infopackets.com/news/11111/password-manager-goes-passwordless <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Password manager LastPass will let users prove their identity with a biometric login rather than a master password. It could overcome one of the off-putting points for some users. Like most password managers, LastPass lets users store passwords for other websites in a secure vault that's encrypted in a way that means even LastPass itself can't access the information. It's protected with a master password that gives the service its name, the logic being it's the last password a user will ever need to remember. That does mean the master password needs a bit of a Goldilocks quality. It needs to ... (<a href="/news/11111/password-manager-goes-passwordless" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:28:30 +0000 John Lister 11111 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11111/password-manager-goes-passwordless#comments f1 Security Device Scanning By Cops Causes Outrage http://www.infopackets.com/news/11110/device-scanning-cops-causes-outrage <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Three cyber security experts say proposals to scan user devices for illegal material will do more harm than good. They've condemned European proposals to deal with illegal collection of child abuse images. The argument is about "client-side scanning" which means looking for images or other material on a user's device, rather than waiting until the images are uploaded to the Internet. It's a controversial practice that Apple has previously explored. It appears to have dropped plans to scan iPhones to look for specific images that matched a database in which children were abused. Although Apple ... (<a href="/news/11110/device-scanning-cops-causes-outrage" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 27 Jun 2022 18:41:24 +0000 John Lister 11110 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11110/device-scanning-cops-causes-outrage#comments f1 Security Supreme Court Debates Social Media, Deplatforming http://www.infopackets.com/news/11109/supreme-court-debates-social-media-deplatforming <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The Supreme Court has blocked a Texas law that would have stopped social media companies from banning users based on political views. A 5-4 majority of judges said the law violated the First Amendment. In this case, the right to free speech in question is not that of individual users, but that of the social media companies. They had argued that they have the right to decide what content does and doesn't appear on their platforms. The verdict doesn't throw the law out. Instead, it means it cannot take effect until ongoing lawsuits about its measures have been resolved. Because it was an ... (<a href="/news/11109/supreme-court-debates-social-media-deplatforming" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 20 Jun 2022 17:51:08 +0000 John Lister 11109 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11109/supreme-court-debates-social-media-deplatforming#comments f1 Courts Being Blackmailed for Money on Facebook? Here's What to Do http://www.infopackets.com/news/10430/being-blackmailed-money-facebook-heres-what-do <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Are you being blackmailed online? Are blackmailers threatening to expose you through Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn? If so, you've come to the right place. Want the blackmailers to go away in as little as 1-3 days? Contact me here for a free phone consultation. This scam isn't as straightforward as you think - read on to find out more. IMPORTANT: If you paid the scammers anything at all, they will simply turn around and ask for more . This is how this scam goes 100% of the time. Don't be fooled into thinking a one-time payment will be the end - IT NEVER IS! -- In this article , you will ... (<a href="/news/10430/being-blackmailed-money-facebook-heres-what-do" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:07:43 +0000 Dennis Faas 10430 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10430/being-blackmailed-money-facebook-heres-what-do#comments f1 Internet Russia Pays Price for Internet Block http://www.infopackets.com/news/11108/russia-pays-price-internet-block <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Russia's government has reportedly spent $10 million bypassing its own bans on foreign websites. The country has blocked citizens from accessing more than 1,500 since invading Ukraine. The figures come from Top10VPN, a site that compares the features of virtual private networks. These are tools that let users access sites in a way sometimes compared to routing Internet traffic through a tunnel so that nobody can see who has connected to which site. VPNs can get round official blocks on accessing specific sites, particularly when they are policed by Internet providers following local laws. ... (<a href="/news/11108/russia-pays-price-internet-block" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 15 Jun 2022 17:05:44 +0000 John Lister 11108 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11108/russia-pays-price-internet-block#comments f1 Internet Biggest Windows 11 Update Of 2022 Imminent http://www.infopackets.com/news/11113/biggest-windows-11-update-2022-imminent <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The next major update to Windows 11 should be going public in the not-too-distant future. The 22H2 update has reached its final testing stage. The name might suggest it's the second of the usual two main updates to Windows 11 released each year. In fact the pace of change has slowed so much that there was no Windows 11 22H1 release, and instead 22H2 is the only major update expected this year. The update has now reached the third and final "channel" of the Windows Insiders test program that lets people access updates early. The Dev channel is used for all prospective changes to Windows, ... (<a href="/news/11113/biggest-windows-11-update-2022-imminent" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 10 Jun 2022 17:41:06 +0000 John Lister 11113 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11113/biggest-windows-11-update-2022-imminent#comments f1 Microsoft Twitter Fined $150 Million For Privacy Scandal http://www.infopackets.com/news/11107/twitter-fined-150-million-privacy-scandal <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined Twitter $150 million for unlawfully giving personal data to advertisers. The fine is so high because Twitter breached a settlement in a 2011 case. Back then, hackers broke into Twitter and were able to access personal information, including messages that users had set as private. The FTC said then that Twitter had misled users by making promises about how secure and private they kept user data. At that time, Twitter escaped any penalty but accepted a "consent agreement" to settle the case. That wasn't an admission of wrongdoing, but did mean ... (<a href="/news/11107/twitter-fined-150-million-privacy-scandal" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 09 Jun 2022 19:44:41 +0000 John Lister 11107 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11107/twitter-fined-150-million-privacy-scandal#comments f1 Internet New 'Pre-Hijacking' a Threat to User Accounts http://www.infopackets.com/news/11106/new-pre-hijacking-threat-user-accounts <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Nearly half of all leading websites are vulnerable to an audacious hacking method according to a new report. The attacks involve hijacking an account before it has even been created. The scam uses various methods, but usually involves creating an account using an email address, then waiting for the actual owner of that email address to attempt to create an account on a specific website. Microsoft's Andrew Paverd and independent researcher Avinash Sudhodanan detailed the problems in a research paper and blog post. (Source: microsoft.com ) They say the "root cause" of the problem is that many ... (<a href="/news/11106/new-pre-hijacking-threat-user-accounts" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 07 Jun 2022 18:54:30 +0000 John Lister 11106 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11106/new-pre-hijacking-threat-user-accounts#comments f1 Security Apple App Subscribers Face Price Shock http://www.infopackets.com/news/11103/apple-app-subscribers-face-price-shock <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Apple is to let app developers raise subscription prices without users actively accepting the hike. It's a reversal of the current opt-in system for increases. The move affects subscription apps which most commonly involve music and video streaming services and digital magazines. At the moment, developers can automatically charge customers at regular intervals until the customer cancels. However, if the developer wants to put the price up, they'll need to show a message clearly marked "Agree to New Price." If the customer doesn't tap on this button, their subscription automatically ... (<a href="/news/11103/apple-app-subscribers-face-price-shock" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 31 May 2022 18:05:47 +0000 John Lister 11103 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11103/apple-app-subscribers-face-price-shock#comments f1 Apple Content Moderator Sues Facebook for PTSD http://www.infopackets.com/news/11102/content-moderator-sues-facebook-ptsd <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A former Facebook content moderator is suing the site's operators claiming the work mentally harmed him. Daniel Motaung says the low-paid work left him with post-traumatic stress disorder. Motaung is suing Facebook's owner Meta along with Sama, the contracting company that hired him for the work. He says he was misled by a job ad that implied content moderation was a small part of a wider customer service role. He was recruited in South Africa and relocated to work in Nairobi where he was paid the equivalent of $2.20 an hour. He says this relocation made it more difficult for himself and ... (<a href="/news/11102/content-moderator-sues-facebook-ptsd" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 25 May 2022 18:58:33 +0000 John Lister 11102 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11102/content-moderator-sues-facebook-ptsd#comments f1 Internet Windows 11 .NET Update Goes Badly http://www.infopackets.com/news/11101/windows-11-net-update-goes-badly <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The most recent Windows 11 update has caused bugs so significant that some users may be better off uninstalling it, despite the security implications. It's a situation with some particularly embarrassing elements for Microsoft. The update has the code name KB5013943 and was released to the general public on May 10th. It's reported some users in Microsoft's test program who got the update early experienced problems, meaning it's a surprise the same bugs appear to still have been present in the general release. Compatibility Glitches The problem is with the .NET Framework. That's effectively a ... (<a href="/news/11101/windows-11-net-update-goes-badly" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 24 May 2022 16:20:51 +0000 John Lister 11101 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11101/windows-11-net-update-goes-badly#comments f1 Microsoft Facebook Drops Location Tools http://www.infopackets.com/news/11100/facebook-drops-location-tools <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook is to ditch some tools which tracked a user's location. It seems to be more about the tools being little used than a sudden interest in boosting privacy. The tools all involved tracking a user's location in real time and using the information to provide some sort of service. Perhaps the best known was "Nearby Friends" which lived up to its name, telling users if anyone they knew on Facebook (or at least anyone who also had the feature switched on) was in the area, allowing for semi-spontaneous meet-ups. The tools also included localized weather alerts. In both cases, many users ... (<a href="/news/11100/facebook-drops-location-tools" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 20 May 2022 15:49:43 +0000 John Lister 11100 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11100/facebook-drops-location-tools#comments f1 Internet Google Offers Hassle-Free Way To Update Leaked Passwords http://www.infopackets.com/news/11099/google-offers-hassle-free-way-update-leaked-passwords <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google is making it easier to change passwords on an Android device after a security breach. It's automating much of the process through the Google Assistant feature. It works with the saved passwords tool on Chrome, which can automatically fill in user names and password fields on websites. The passwords themselves are then stored securely in the user's Google account, which is one of the reasons it's so important to keep the Google password secure. On both desktop and mobile devices, Chrome can already warn users if their saved login details for a particular site is known to have been ... (<a href="/news/11099/google-offers-hassle-free-way-update-leaked-passwords" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 19 May 2022 20:00:26 +0000 John Lister 11099 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11099/google-offers-hassle-free-way-update-leaked-passwords#comments f1 Security Millions Could Get Free Broadband http://www.infopackets.com/news/11098/millions-could-get-free-broadband <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Twenty US Internet providers have agreed to offer low-cost Internet plans to people on lower incomes. The deal combines with government subsidies to mean many people will get free broadband. Following the recent infrastructure bill passing, the federal government now offers a subsidy of $30 taken off broadband bills for around 48 million households. The Affordable Connectivity Program covers low income households, plus those with people eligible for public programs such as Medicaid and veterans pensions. More than 11.5 million people have already claimed the subsidy. (Source: yahoo.com ) The ... (<a href="/news/11098/millions-could-get-free-broadband" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 19 May 2022 00:32:31 +0000 John Lister 11098 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11098/millions-could-get-free-broadband#comments f1 Internet Google Rethinks Removal Policy http://www.infopackets.com/news/11097/google-rethinks-removal-policy <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google is making it easier for people to remove web pages with their personal contact details from search results. It won't remove them from web pages, but may make it less likely people will come across them. The policy makes information less visible in two ways. Firstly, it stops it appearing on the search results page through the extracts from the relevant pages. Secondly, it may make it less likely the page that hosts the content will appear in a search result. While Google is legally required to remove some personal information from search results under European privacy laws, it goes a ... (<a href="/news/11097/google-rethinks-removal-policy" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 17 May 2022 17:37:53 +0000 John Lister 11097 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11097/google-rethinks-removal-policy#comments f1 Internet USB-C to Carry 240W, to Eliminate Brick Chargers http://www.infopackets.com/news/11096/usb-c-carry-240w-eliminate-brick-chargers <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The end of brick-like chargers that only fit one laptop is a step closer. The first USB cables that can carry up to 240 watts of power are now in production. For many years, one of the biggest drawbacks of laptops was the charger. In most cases they were considerably thicker than the laptop itself. They were also usually specific to the device (both in the plug/socket size and in the specific amount of power delivered). That meant somebody who lost or broke their charger would often face delay and expense before they could charge their device again. Things got a little better with the ... (<a href="/news/11096/usb-c-carry-240w-eliminate-brick-chargers" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 12 May 2022 18:12:40 +0000 John Lister 11096 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11096/usb-c-carry-240w-eliminate-brick-chargers#comments f1 Technology Microsoft Edge Offers VPN, With a Catch http://www.infopackets.com/news/11095/microsoft-edge-offers-vpn-catch <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft Edge is getting what looks suspiciously like a virtual private network (VPN). It comes with a catch and requires some serious trust in Microsoft. The "Secure Network" feature is now mentioned in a support document and has also shown up in Edge for some users who've signed up for early access to in-development features. It appears to be a variant of a VPN, which involves routing internet connection through a VPN provider. The data traveling back and forth between the provider and the user is encrypted in a setup likened to a "tunnel" that stops it being accessible ... (<a href="/news/11095/microsoft-edge-offers-vpn-catch" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 10 May 2022 13:57:51 +0000 John Lister 11095 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11095/microsoft-edge-offers-vpn-catch#comments f1 Internet Google Play Store Adds Privacy Info http://www.infopackets.com/news/11094/google-play-store-adds-privacy-info <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google has started including detailed privacy information about the Android apps in the official Play Store. It's up to developers to fill out the details and Google won't be checking them in advance. The listings page for each app will now have a summary box listing key data privacy and security details. Users can then click or tap through to see more detailed information. The box will note how many types of data the app collects, whether it is stored in encrypted form, and whether user can easily delete it. It will also list if the developer has put the app through an independent privacy ... (<a href="/news/11094/google-play-store-adds-privacy-info" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 09 May 2022 19:16:20 +0000 John Lister 11094 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11094/google-play-store-adds-privacy-info#comments f1 Google Report: More Than 5B People Now Online http://www.infopackets.com/news/11093/report-more-5b-people-now-online <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">For the first time, more than five billion people use the Internet. That means the proportion of the world who are online will soon reach two-thirds. The figures come from Data Reportal, which gathers together information from multiple sources to produce a global estimate. (Source: datareportal.com ) Its headline figures include five billion people using the Internet, meaning 63 percent of the world's population. It also says 5.32 billion people have a mobile phone (67 percent of the population), with around 80 percent of those handsets being smartphones. (Source: bdaily.co.uk ) The report ... (<a href="/news/11093/report-more-5b-people-now-online" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 04 May 2022 18:26:01 +0000 John Lister 11093 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11093/report-more-5b-people-now-online#comments f1 Internet Report: Zero Day Bugs On The Rise http://www.infopackets.com/news/11092/report-zero-day-bugs-rise <div class="google_ads"></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Two separate reports point to a spike in zero-day bugs . That's when would-be attackers trying to exploit a bug have a head-start over developers who are trying to fix and patch it. When software developers discover a security vulnerability (or are told about it by responsible researchers), they are in a race against time to find and roll out a fix before attackers discover it and start trying to take advantage. Often they'll only have a matter of days. A zero-day bug is defined as one whose existence is (or was) discovered by hackers before it is known to the software developers. That means ... (<a href="/news/11092/report-zero-day-bugs-rise" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 03 May 2022 18:18:28 +0000 John Lister 11092 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/11092/report-zero-day-bugs-rise#comments f1 Security