Sites Have a Sneaky New Way to Track You Across the Web

Seen this week First known appearance of The malware is written specifically for Apple’s M1 processorInevitable, but still somewhat related to development, especially given how little time it took the bad guys to adjust to the new ARM-based architecture. Luckily, this week Apple also kept its latest platform security guide, Which should help protect security researchers and companies from the latest and greatest macOS and iOS threats.

International hacking also made news this week. France tied Russia’s disastrous sandworm hackers For a campaign that Exploited an IT monitoring tool from Centreon, A company based there. And this Justice Department blames three North Korean hackers This week, alleging his involvement in a wide range of heists and scandals 2014 attack against Sony Pictures And fully attempted $ 1.3 billion.

Elsewhere, we had a look How to avoid a phishing scam How else Parler got back online Despite being cut off by big tech companies. We published Latest installment of 2034A novel that sees a fictional future war with China that seems all too real. And you should set aside some time this weekend Read this excerpt Nicole Paroloth This is how we tell me the world ends, Which looks at the unpredictable and previously untold origins of the market for the so-called zero-day bug.

And there’s more! Every week we round up all the news that we do not cover deeply. Click the headlines to read the full news. And be safe there.

To be very clear, the technology we explain to you about sites to track on the web – whether you clear your cache or use an incognito window – is what researchers have found, Not necessarily the scale the sites are actually using. (Then again, there These analytics companies won’t do too much.) The technique works by focusing on favicons, a small icon that displays your browser to represent the site you’re on. Because most browsers store those favicons separately from your browsing history and cookies, traditional means of avoiding tracking such as using private mode or clearing your cache do not affect them. This in turn means, according to researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago, that these sites can use a unique range of favicons to identify you and track you across the web, no matter what. Chrome, Safari and Edge are all currently vulnerable to attack, although both Google and Apple have said they are looking into it.

LastPass has long been one of the go-to password managers thanks to its relatively generous free tier, which has worked in mobile and traditional computers until now. As of March 16, however, you’ll have to choose one or the other for free unlimited access, or pony up for LastPass Premium or LastPass Family. This is quite disappointing for existing users, but also brings LastPass with many of its competitors. You still have a lot of free options at your disposal, however, this includes WIRED pick bitword. And never mind, it’s a good reminder Everyone needs a password manager, Even if it costs you a few rupees a month.

The audio social network is all the rage among a certain subset of the clubhouse, Silicon Valley. But as it broadens its reach, security researchers have raised a set of concerns about its privacy and security measures. Stanford Internet Observatory The clubhouse in particular took a close look at the relationship with China, and did not like it. Researchers found that the clubhouse uses a Shanghai-based company for part of its back-end infrastructure, broadcasting user IDs and room IDs in plain text, and may inadvertently expose its raw audio to the Chinese government . Combined with the app’s aggressive grab of you contact list, it’s best not to get on beta until it resolves some of its security issues.

John Deere has long been the focal point of the right to repair the movement, Refused to allow farmers to fix their tractors when high-tech components went down. In response to the growing backlash, the company promised to give its customers the equipment they need to be self-sufficient in 2018. But an investigation by the nonprofit US Public Interest Research Group found that if any progress was made to that effect. Farmers and older people still do not have access to the tools and diagnostics that they need to address software malfunctions and other breakdowns associated with John Deere’s proprietary technology. Meanwhile, the Right to Repair Law has gained momentum in dozens of states. It appears that farmers may be the only way to fix the equipment they want.

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