Tek On The Street

TEK On The Street: Apple Critical Flaws Found By Hacking Team

A team of hackers has discovered 55 vulnerabilities in Apple’s corporate network, 11 of which are critical. The team is to receive about half a million USD as bounty payments, and they already got most of it. Apple assured that everything has already been fixed and that the team of hunters was the first to discover the flaws. Hackers like to maintain that vulnerabilities are always there, and finding them is only a matter of looking deep for long enough. This is also the case for Apple’s corporate network, which was vulnerable to exploitation for months, as proven by a skillful hacking team.…

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TEK On The Street: “Joker” Adware Apps Removed By Google

Another batch of “Joker” spyware/adware apps has been discovered and removed from the App Store. These apps already had 120,000 installations and are now blocked by the “Play Protect” service. The problem of “Joker” apps remains unabated because the apps turn rogue after Google’s review.

Google has removed another batch of apps that feature the “Joker” malware. This is a type of infection we’ve seen repeatedly in hundreds of Android apps, causing trouble to users through adware symptoms and subscriptions to premium services.

Moreover, “Joker” apps act as spyware, exfiltrating information from the infected devices and uploading it to the actor’s C2 server.…

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TEK On The Street: YouTube, AI, And Age Restrictions Unify Attempt

Anyone young enough to have had access to the internet while underage has been there. A website asks you to confirm your age to access its content, and you enter something fake just to get in. There’s nothing to check and confirm this declaration, so this step is really typical.

The situation gets even worse if the content itself is not marked with the right age-restriction tag, which in YouTube right now is solely a matter of the video uploader.

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YouTube is looking to solve both of these problems. For the tags, it’s planning to use machine learning to figure out which videos are inappropriate for the younger audience out there and mark them accordingly.
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TEK On The Street: Are Curved Monitors Good for Office Work?

Curved monitors are no longer a novelty in 2020, and neither are ultrawides that push the boundaries in terms of diagonal size. In fact, you can get a curved monitor for a very low price if you are not aiming too high in terms of resolution or refresh rate.

But what are they actually good for? We can all agree that a higher resolution makes for sharper images and that having a higher refresh rate makes the action appear smoother in video games. On the other hand, opinions are split on what curved monitors bring to the table in terms of real-world benefits.…

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TEK On The Street: What To Look For In Monitors That Can Protect You From Eye Strain in 2020

Office work already comes with quite a few health risks, such as the fact that you spend many hours sitting down, which is not great for your back, among other things. On top of that, staring at a screen for a long time can also take its toll on your eyesight, especially if you don’t take the necessary precautions to protect yourself.

Thankfully, modern monitors come with various features designed to lessen the load on your eyes and reduce eye strain. These features include sensors that detect the amount of ambient light to auto-adjust the monitor’s brightness and various filters that aim to reduce the total amount of blue light that reaches your eyes.…

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TEK On The Street: ESET Launches Version 6

The latest release of the ESET Mobile Security suite comes with a safe space from where to launch finance apps. Banking trojans won’t get the chance to steal user data from the users, as the apps will run in a secured, isolated environment.

The sixth version of ESET’s ‘Mobile Security’ suite for Android devices has just landed, and it brings an exciting new feature called “Payment Protection.” As the name suggests, this system is meant to help Android users perform secure payments using their smartphones and to lock out any banking trojans and nasty malware strains that may be lurking undetected.…

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TEK On The Street: It Better Be Packaged Right

In August’s newsletter this story stood out to us beautifully. Joshua Bell is a world-renowned American violinist who made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 17 and now performs with the world’s premier orchestras and conductors. His talent causes concertgoers to flock to the greatest concert halls in the world where the average seat costs $100 and front-row seats are in the thousands.

The Washington Post newspaper set up an impromptu concert with Bell as an experiment on perception and priorities. Would people in a hurry recognize the brilliance of this musician, even though he was dressed in jeans, a long- sleeved T-shirt and a baseball cap?…

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TEK On The Street: Dark Web. Key Takeaways and Protection.

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TEK On The Street: Using Burner Phones The Right Way

Smartphones are amazing devices, but they are also a huge privacy problem. Your main phone is inextricably linked to your identity. It tracks your location and might even be listening in on your conversations. Yet, having a phone that can make calls, send text messages, and keep you in touch in case you need help.

Smartphones are amazing devices, but they are also a huge privacy problem. Your main phone is inextricably linked to your identity. It tracks your location and might even be listening in on your conversations. Yet, having a phone that can make calls, send text messages, and keep you in touch in case you need help is pretty essential, which is why you should consider getting a “burner” phone.…

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