iOS 13.4.5 beta code corroborates a new iPhone model with Touch ID, Express Card, and future CarKey support – 9to5Mac

We’ve heard a lot about the new iPhone 9, which could be announced in the near future according to rumors. 9to5Mac found references to the new entry-level iPhone model in iOS 14 code, and now we can corroborate that information with the iOS 13.4.5 beta firmware released today for developers.

Apple continues to work internally on the new CarKey API, which will make it possible to use the iPhone and also the Apple Watch to unlock, lock, and start a car. What has changed in iOS 13.4.5 is that the CarKey API now includes code that mentions compatibility with an iPhone with Touch ID for the first time.

Previously, CarKey strings only mentioned iPhone models with Face ID, but Apple has now added references to an iPhone with Touch ID on the latest beta version of iOS.

Källa: iOS 13.4.5 beta code corroborates a new iPhone model with Touch ID, Express Card, and future CarKey support – 9to5Mac

Don’t get locked out of your own website – update this WordPress plugin now!

Researchers at WordFence, a company that provides cybersecurity services for WordPress users, has warned of two security problems in a popular WordPress plugin called Rank Math.

That’s “math” as in “calculations relating to” and “rank” as in “search engine rating”, not “rank math” as in a real stinker of a calculus problem.

The creators of Rank Math, it seems, had neglected to put security checks on some of the remote commands that the plugin supports.

As a result, someone who hadn’t logged in could have triggered two related bugs.

In the first bug, a regular user could have promoted themselves to an administrator without logging in first.

That’s a sneaky sort of bug for a discontented user to have at their disposal to because it means they could acquire admin privileges without leaving anything in the logs that tied the modification directly to them.

Källa: Don’t get locked out of your own website – update this WordPress plugin now!

Apple lets Amazon rent movies inside Prime Video’s iPhone app

Apple’s insistence on taking a 30 percent cut of most in-app purchases (and running those purchases through the App Store) has led to many media providers simply removing direct purchases altogether. Just ask anyone shopping for e-books at third-party stores. You won’t have to worry about that with Prime Video from now on, though. Amazon has reached an agreement that lets you rent movies in Prime Video on iOS and Apple TV devices using its payment system, not Apple’s. You won’t have to visit the web first just because you have Amazon credit to spend or just prefer a platform-independent video service instead of iTunes.

Källa: Apple lets Amazon rent movies inside Prime Video’s iPhone app

Twitter says it’s removed more than 1,100 misleading coronavirus tweets

Twitter has removed more than 1,100 misleading and potentially harmful tweets since March 18 when the company rolled out new guidance that barred content that could increase the spread of the novel coronavirus, the social network said Wednesday.

Twitter also said that its automated systems have challenged more than 1.5 million accounts using spammy or manipulative behavior to target discussions around COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The new data comes as social media companies face criticism for not doing enough to crack down on coronavirus hoaxes.

Twitter declined to provide the tweets it removed, but since March 18 the company has been pulling down content from high-profile figures including the presidents of Brazil and Venezuela. On Sunday, the company removed two tweets by Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, that reportedly included videos of the politician questioning social distancing. Last week, the company deleted a tweet by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro for recommending the use of a “natural brew” as a potential cure for the coronavirus.

Källa: Twitter says it’s removed more than 1,100 misleading coronavirus tweets

Apple resorts to video calls with factory workers to prevent ‘iPhone 12’ delays

Apple’s U.S.-based engineering team is reportedly “scrambling” to prevent delays of the company’s rumored 5G iPhones, which are expected to debut this fall.

While COVID-19 has shaken up the entire tech industry, travel bans and work-from-home mandates have hit Apple’s engineering and prototyping processes particularly hard. A bulk of the company’s supply partners, including primary manufacturer Foxconn, are located in China.

Typically, Apple staffers would be traveling to China at around this time to verify portions of the iPhone assembly and engineering processes. Unable to do that, Apple engineers have take to using video calls to direct their Chinese colleagues through iPhone prototype assembly, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal.

Källa: Apple resorts to video calls with factory workers to prevent ‘iPhone 12’ delays

“World’s most secure online backup” provider exposes 135M records

In August 2018, John McAfee boasted about the Bitfi crypto wallet app being “unhackable” and it didn’t take hackers much to hack the wallet app twice forcing the company to remove the “unhackable” tag.

Now, a Cloud backup provider has leaked a treasure trove of customer data while claiming to be “The World’s Most Secure Online Backup” service provider. – Oh, the irony.

Going by the name of SOS Online Backup; the secure cloud-based backup provider is based in El Segundo, California with data centers in every continent of the world which indicates what type of industry giant the company is.

However, according to a team of researchers from vpnMentor, SOS Online Backup has exposed personal records of over 135 million customers online.

Källa: “World’s most secure online backup” provider exposes 135M records