Mac security hole reportedly lets attackers bypass app safeguards

Apple may have another Gatekeeper security flaw on its hands. Researcher Filippo Cavallarin has detailed a macOS vulnerability that he said would let attackers install malware without the usual permission request. As Gatekeeper considers network shares to be ’safe’ locations that don’t require permission checks, an intruder just has to trick the user into mounting one of those shares to run the apps they like. A maliciously crafted ZIP file with the right symbolic link could automatically steer you to an attacker-owned site, for example, and it would be easy to trick someone into launching a hostile app — say, a virus masquerading as a document folder.

Källa: Mac security hole reportedly lets attackers bypass app safeguards

’Gaming disorder’ on iPhone & other platforms recognized by World Heal

The member states of the World Health Organization have voted to adopt a revised list of diseases which includes addiction to video games — including smartphone titles — as a mental health disorder.

At its 2019 annual general meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, the member countries of the World Health Organization have officially recognized an addiction to gaming on smartphones and other devices as an international disease. The World Health Assembly voted to accept the revised list, called ICD-11, which nations take into account when planning public health strategies.

Källa: ’Gaming disorder’ on iPhone & other platforms recognized by World Heal

First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records

The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified this week by KrebsOnSecurity. The digitized records — including bank account numbers and statements, mortgage and tax records, Social Security numbers, wire transaction receipts, and drivers license images — were available without authentication to anyone with a Web browser.

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Länsstyrelsen stänger webbplats under EU-valnatten av säkerhetsskäl

Länsstyrelsen stänger sina webbplatser under valnatten. Anledningen är risker för digitala attacker. Myndigheten vill koncentrera sig på att räkna röster.

 Vi brukar alltid stänga webbplatserna under valnatten, det gjorde vi även vid valet i höstas. Vi vill inte ta risken att behöva hantera hot eller attacker mot dem, utan vi vill koncentrera oss på vårt uppdrag som röstmottagare från valdistrikten, säger Magnus Peterson vid Länsstyrelsernas IT-avdelning, i ett pressmeddelande.

Källa: Länsstyrelsen stänger webbplats under EU-valnatten av säkerhetsskäl

Tim Cook shows off ’Chronicles of San Francisco’ mural – 9to5Mac

Tim Cook took to Twitter this morning to showcase a new mural from the artist JR. Entitled “Chronicles of San Francisco,” the video mural is currently on display in San Francisco, and features unique integration with an accompanying iOS app.

As detailed by ABC 7 News, JR’s mural is a scrolling video collage of more than 1,200 people – all of which he filmed across 22 locations in San Francisco last year.

From a live birth to a dancing ballerina, JR’s mural is a scrolling video collage of more than 1,200 people, whom he filmed in 22 locations throughout San Francisco last year.

“It’s like a giant puzzle, where everyone has to go at the place where they decided, and then I composed the mural around them,” he explained.

Källa: Tim Cook shows off ’Chronicles of San Francisco’ mural – 9to5Mac

47 Democrats cave on net neutrality after GOP calls bill “dead on arrival”

Forty-seven Democratic members of Congress are calling for a net neutrality compromise with Republicans, who have refused to support a full restoration of the net neutrality rules repealed by the Ajit Pai-led Federal Communications Commission.

Källa: 47 Democrats cave on net neutrality after GOP calls bill “dead on arrival”

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