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Facebook is merging Instagram and Messenger into one service #AcePCHelpDesk report

The merging of Facebook and Instagram has begun (Facebook)Facebook has been talking about merging its services with WhatsApp and Instagram for some …

Facebook is merging Instagram and Messenger into one service

JUST IN: Fortnite, the social shooter made by Epic Games, has been removed from the Apple App Store, the only way to install software on iPhones in disagreement over payment terms according to CNBC #AcePCHelpDesk report

CNBC searched on the App Store on Thursday and did not find the game. It was previously available for download earlier in the day. App Store promotions about the game brought up a message that it “cannot connect to App Store.” On Thursday, Epic Games challenged not only Apple but Google by introducing a new way to buy digital goods like character outfits and weapons at a discount:

Users who paid Epic Games directly would receive a 20% discount, versus users who paid through Apple’s App Store or Google Play, who would pay a higher amount: This practice is banned by both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store

#AcePCHelpDesk report……………….Published on August 13, 2020 at 08:08PM: https://t.me/acenewsgroup/1031320

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ZDNet Report: A hacker has published a list yesterday of plaintext usernames and passwords, along with IP addresses for more than 900 Pulse Secure VPN enterprise servers a threat intelligence analyst specialised in financial crime … noted that all the Pulse Secure VPN servers included in the list were running a firmware version vulnerable to the CVE-2019-11510 vulnerability #AcePCHelpDesk report

According to a review, the list includes: IP addresses of Pulse Secure VPN servers, Pulse Secure VPN server firmware version, SSH keys for each server, a list of all local users and their password hashes, admin account details, last VPN logins (including usernames and cleartext passwords), and VPN session cookies:

Bank Security, a threat intelligence analyst specialised in financial crime […] noted that all the Pulse Secure VPN servers included in the list were running a firmware version vulnerable to the CVE-2019-11510 vulnerability: Bank Security believes that the hacker who compiled this list scanned the entire internet IPv4 address space for Pulse Secure VPN servers, used an exploit for the CVE-2019-11510 vulnerability to gain access to systems, dump server details (including usernames and passwords), and then collected all the information in one central repository.

Making matters worse, the list has been shared on a hacker forum that is frequented by multiple ransomware gangs: For example, the REvil (Sodinokibi), NetWalker, Lockbit, Avaddonm, Makop, and Exorcist ransomware gangs have threads on the same forum, and use it to recruit members (developers) and affiliates (customers). Many of these gangs perform intrusions into corporate networks by leveraging network edge devices like Pulse Secure VPN servers, and then deploy their ransomware payload and demand huge ransom demands. As Bank Security told ZDNet, companies have to patch their Pulse Secure VPNs and change passwords with the utmost urgency:

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Published on August 05, 2020 at 11:00AM

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Apple’s Limits on Third-Party ‘Find My’ Integration Under Scrutiny: Apple last month introduced the new “Find My” Network Accessory Program, built to allow third-party products to work with Apple’s own Find My app #AcePCHelpDesk report

While Apple’s AirTags have yet to be formally announced, this program was seen as a way for Apple to level the playing field with competing Bluetooth location trackers, like Tile, and avoid accusations of Apple monopolising the market:

In a new report today by The Washington Post, there are more aspects to this program that haven’t been previously detailed, including far stricter rules for third-party companies using the Find My app: According to an anonymous developer who shared a secret 50-page PDF from Apple about Find My, customers who use Apple’s app to locate a device will be barred from using third-party services simultaneously. Although the details remain sparse, this suggests that while you will be able to link a Tile tracker to Find My and use Apple’s app to locate a lost wallet, for example, you would then be prevented from using Tile’s own app to do the same. Additionally, because of Apple’s restrictions to “always allow” location access, every outside company will have to ask each Apple user for permission to obtain their location, which is a notable hindrance for item location apps.

Another issue pointed out by developers is their limited access to the iPhone’s Bluetooth antenna and other Apple hardware: While the Find My app can use these pieces of hardware whenever it needs to, third-party software can only use the Bluetooth antenna within certain thresholds, and if the developers go beyond that Apple cuts their access off and prevents the software from working. Notably, according to these developers, Apple does not inform them what the specific threshold is:

#AcePCHelpDesk report [Jul 24, 2020 at 18:40] https://t.me/acenewsgroup/1027180

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Google today launched Chrome 84 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Chrome 84 resumes SameSite cookie changes, includes the Web OTP API and Web Animations API, and removes older Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions according to VentureBeat #AcePCHelpDesk report

#AceSocialReport- July.21: First deprecated with Chrome 81 in April, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 have now been completely removed with Chrome 84: This is notable for anyone who manages a website, even if they don’t use Chrome at home or at work: TLS is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network — websites use it to secure all communications between their servers and browsers. TLS also succeeds Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and thus handles the encryption of every HTTPS connection. In May 2016, Chrome 51 introduced the SameSite attribute to allow sites to declare whether cookies should be restricted to a same-site (first-party) context:

The hope was this would mitigate cross-site request forgeries (CSRF). Chrome 80 began enforcing a new secure-by-default cookie classification system, treating cookies that have no declared SameSite value as SameSite=Lax cookies: Only cookies set as SameSite=None; Secure are available in third-party contexts, provided they are being accessed from secure connections. Due to the coronavirus crisis, however, Google paused the SameSite cookie changes, with plans to resume enforcement sometime over the summer. SameSite cookie enforcement has now resumed with a gradual rollout ramping up over the next several weeks for Chrome 80 and newer:

Chrome 84 introduces the Web OTP API (formerly called the SMS Receiver API). This API helps users enter a one-time password (OTP) on a webpage when a specially crafted SMS message is delivered to their Android phone: When verifying the ownership of a phone number, developers typically send an OTP over SMS that must be manually entered by the user (or copied and pasted).

The user has to switch to their native SMS app and back to their web app to input the code: The Web OTP API lets developers help users enter the code with one tap. Chrome 84 also adopts the Web Animations API, which gives developers more control over web animations:

These can be used to help users navigate a digital space, remember your app or site, and provide implicit hints around how to use your product: Parts of the API have been around for some time, but this implementation brings greater spec compliance and supports compositing operations, which control how effects are combined and offer many new hooks that enable replaceable events: The API also supports Promises, which allow for animation sequencing and provide greater control over how animations interact with other app features:

#AcePCHelpDesk report ……….Published: July.18: 2020:

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“Starting today, there’s a VPN on the market from a company you trust,” Mozilla announced Wednesday. Mozilla VPN is now officially available for Windows and Android in six countries: the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand, and it’ll be coming to even more countries later this year, according to the Verge #AcePCHelpDesk report

The service is available for $4.99 a month, and, like other VPNs, it’s designed to make your web-browsing more private and secure: As part of the move, the service is being rebranded from Firefox Private Network to Mozilla VPN, a change that was announced last month. Mozilla argues that its VPN service has a couple of advantages over its many competitors:

It says it should offer a faster browsing experience in many cases because it’s based on a protocol with less than a third of the lines of code of an average VPN service provider: The company is also banking on the reputation it’s built up with its privacy-focused browser, and it adds that it only collects the information it needs to run a service and doesn’t keep user data logs.

The VPN’s launch follows beta trials in the US, which also included tests of a VPN built directly into the Firefox browser: Last month, Mozilla announced that it would be testing asking users to pay $2.99 a month for unlimited usage of the extension, which is designed to mask your traffic within the browser rather than at a system-wide level.

#AceNewsDesk reports, [Jul 19, 2020 at 17:39] https://t.me/acenewsgroup/1025554

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Microsoft Plans For Single-Screen Windows 10X Rollout in Spring 2021; Dual-Screen in Spring 2022 according to ZDNet #AcePCHelpDesk report

Microsoft officials haven’t provided a public update on the company’s Windows 10X plans since they acknowledged in early May that they were switching gears by making it available first on single-screen devices: Internally, however, things are taking shape and the team is targeting spring 2021 for a first 10X commercial release, ZDNet reported Monday:

From the report: Windows 10X, codenamed “Lite”/”Santorini,” is not a new operating system. It’s a Windows 10 variant in a more modular form and with a new, simpler interface. Originally, Microsoft planned to ship 10X first on new dual-screen devices such as the postponed Surface Neo. I’m hearing Microsoft’s latest plan calls for 10X to debut on single-screen devices designed primarily for businesses (especially firstline workers) and education in the spring of 2021.

And in the spring of 2022, Microsoft is aiming to roll out 10X for additional single screen and dual-screen devices, my contacts say: The first release of 10X will not include support for running Win32 apps in containers, as originally planned

#AcePCHelpDesk report [Jul 20, 2020 at 15:53] https://t.me/acenewsgroup/1025726

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“The Linux Foundation recently uploaded its video from the Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference: Europe. And there was a poignant moment when Linus Torvalds did his traditional keynote conversation with Dirk Hohndel, VMware’s vice president and chief open source officer #AcePCHelpDesk report

Honndel had asked Linus — his hair now uncharacteristically long — what he spends his time on as a kernel maintainer…………………What’s his workflow? “What do you do?” ……………..Linus Torvalds: Um, I read email. [Hohndel laughs] I read email, I write email, I do no coding at all any more:


https://linux.slashdot.org/story/20/07/03/2133201/linus-torvalds-i-do-no-coding-any-more
Most of the code I write, I actually write inside my mail reader: So somebody sends me a patch, or more commonly they send me a pull request or there’s a discussion about the next pull request, and there’s something I react to and say, ‘No, this is fine, but…’ And I send out pseudocode, or — I’m so used to sending out patches that I sometimes edit patches and send out the patch without having ever compiled it, ever tested it, because I literally wrote it in the mail reader, and saying ‘I think this is how it should be done.’ But this is what I do. I’m not a programmer any more.

I read a lot more email than I write, because what my job really is — in the end, my job is to say no: Somebody has to be able to say no to people. Because other developers know that if they do something bad, I will say no. They hopefully, in turn, are more careful. But in order to be able to say no, I have to know the background. Because otherwise I can’t do my job. So I spend all my time, basically, reading email about what people are working on… It is an interesting job, but you do end up spending most of your time reading email.

On the developer side, what I hope people are doing is trying to make, not just good code, but these days we’ve been very good about having explanations for the code: So commit messages to me are almost as important as the code change itself. Sometimes the code change is so obvious that no message is really required, but that is very very rare. And so one of the things I hope developers are thinking about, the people who are actually writing code, is not just the code itself, but explaining why the code does something, and why some change was needed. Because that then in turn helps the managerial side of the equation, where if you can explain your code to me, I will trust the code…

A lot of open source in general is about communication: And part of it is the commit messages, part of it is just the email going back and forth. Communicating what you’re trying to do or communicating why something doesn’t work for you is really important.”

#AcePCHelpDesk report …………….Published: July.05: 2020:

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Ars Technica Report: Microsoft Is Adding Linux, Android, and Firmware Protections To Windows and Moving Forward with its Promise to Extend Enterprise Security Protections for Non-Windows Platforms #AcePCHelpDesk report

Ars Technica: Microsoft is moving forward with its promise to extend enterprise security protections to non-Windows platforms with the general release of a Linux version and a preview of one for Android. The software maker is also beefing up Windows security protections to scan for malicious firmware.

The Linux and Android moves — detailed in posts published on Tuesday // Ars Technica follow a move last year to ship antivirus protections to macOS. Microsoft disclosed the firmware feature last week.

All the new protections are available to users of Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection and require Windows 10 Enterprise Edition: Public pricing from Microsoft is either non-existent or difficult to find, but according to this site, costs range from $30 to $72 per machine per year to enterprise customers. “We are just at the beginning of our Linux journey and we are not stopping here!” Tuesday’s post announcing the Linux general availability said. “We are committed to continuous expansion of our capabilities for Linux and will be bringing you enhancements in the coming months.” The Android preview, meanwhile, provides several protections, including: – The blocking of phishing sites and other high-risk domains and URLs accessed through SMS/text, WhatsApp, email, browsers, and other apps.

The features use the same Microsoft Defender – SmartScreen services that are already available for Windows so that decisions to block suspicious sites will apply across all devices on a network. – Proactive scanning for malicious or potentially unwanted applications and files that may be downloaded to a mobile device. – Measures to block access to network resources when devices show signs of being compromised with malicious apps or malware. – Integration to the same Microsoft Defender Security Center that’s already available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

As for the new firmware protections, Microsoft’s new offering via Microsoft Defender “scans Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, which is the successor to the traditional BIOS that most computers used during the boot process to locate and enumerate hardware installed,” adds Ars. “The firmware scanner uses a new component added to virus protection already built into Defender.”

#AcePCHelpDesk ……..Published: IFTTT, [Jun 24, 2020 at 14:06]

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