Samsung announces 5G chip for cars for streaming and video calling

Samsung has announced several new chips for use in cars, including a telematics control unit that supports 5G. This TCU can handle download speeds of up to 5.1Gbit/s and is Samsung’s first TCU that can handle 5G. TCUs are used to send information about cars, such as where they are located or what the technical … Read more

British government wants to ban default passwords

A UK government bill aims to end easy-to-guess passwords that manufacturers set on devices by default. The bill aims to improve the safety standards of a large number of products. The United Kingdom government has presented the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill, a bill that preceded a one-year consultation period in 2019. The proposal … Read more

Mozilla lets Firefox take over from Lockwise password manager on mobile

Mozilla is ending support for its Lockwise password manager for Android and iOS. The functions of this are now largely also in the Firefox browser on those platforms and it must therefore take over those responsibilities. Mozilla has announced that Lockwise will no longer be available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store … Read more

Microsoft Edge gets price tracking feature for products viewed via browser

Microsoft Edge is getting a feature that will allow the browser to remember which products users have recently looked at and notify them of any price changes. The browser will also have a function for users to immediately change leaked passwords. Microsoft Edge can ‘soon’ track which products the user has viewed via the browser, … Read more

Webcam site users data Stripchat was accessible without a password

A large database of users of webcam site Stripchat was discovered by security researchers and was accessed without a password for several days. The database contains, among other things, usernames, e-mail addresses, IP addresses and balance. The database was discovered on November 5 by researchers at the security company Comparitech. The database contains more than … Read more

Researchers discover flaw in Intel chips that allows password leaks

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a number of older Intel chips that makes it possible to leak sensitive data from the trusted execution environment. To do this, an attacker needs physical access to a system. The vulnerability is registered as CVE-2021-0146, and was discovered by security firm Positive Technologies. The vulnerability is found … Read more

Privacy Foundation Noyb Files GDPR Complaint Against Grindr

Privacy foundation Noyb of activist Max Schrems has filed a GDPR complaint against Grindr. When requesting someone’s personal information, the dating app asks for a photo of both the identity card and the e-mail address. According to Schrems, this is against the AVG rules. According to Noyb, dating app Grindr does not ask for verifiable … Read more

Twitter switched 5,500 employees to physical security keys in three months

Twitter transitioned 5,500 employees to using physical security keys in less than three months. The company says it has moved away from legacy two-factor authentication internally after a major hack last year. Twitter describes in a blog post how it undertook the operation. That process began in June and was completed in October. Within Twitter, … Read more

WD will disable remote access for My Cloud OS 3 devices in April 2022

Western Digital will end support for NAS devices with My Cloud OS 3 on April 15, 2022. Devices that cannot be upgraded to My Cloud OS 5 can only be used locally from then on. The older OS versions have vulnerabilities. WD My Cloud EX4 Users must upgrade to My Cloud OS 5 by January … Read more