Utah’s ‘Porn Filter’ Law Passes the State Legislature

if you work In cyber security, chances are you are very tired by now. On the heels of russia Destructive Solarwinds Hack Which came out in December, Chinese hackers launched a campaign Attack against Microsoft Exchange ServerIs killing At least 30,000 servers in the United States alone. China’s spies will scramble down the target list from there for further compromise, but it is still going to take a long time to clear up this mess.

Mess is still being talked about in both the App Store and the Google Play Store. Too much data leaking too much timeAccording to a new study from mobile security firm Zimperium. Thanks to incorrectly cloud settings, thousands of applications on both platforms inadvertently uncover user information such as financial data and medical test results. There was a different category of mistake Found on the far-flung platform Gab, which was hacked very well, Clearly due to A coding error introduced by the platform’s CTO.

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Conservative lawmakers in Utah have passed a handful of anti-pornography laws over the years, including a 2016 public health crisis announcement. Now they have killed things a few notches. The measure HB72 received approval in the state Senate this week, and last month in the house, meaning it is headed for the governor’s table for signature. The law would mandate that every new smartphone and tablet sold in the state come with a preinstalled adult content filter activated by default. This makes no sense at some level – logical, constitutional, moral – but fortunately there is little chance of any proximate influence; The bill stipulates that its requirements will not be effective until five other States have passed similar legislation, and even then it seems unlikely that Apple and Google and the Electronic Frontier Foundation and basically anyone within the scope of a thousand yards of civil liberties and technology will accept Utah’s demands.

As classrooms drifted away, teachers increasingly relied on intruder software surveying students in their homes. This week Motherboard talked to university students around the world about how they specifically got around exam proctoring software, from FaceTime and flash cards to tapping notes on the wall to see laptop webcams. Used things. Given how easy it is to monitor around, it is hardly worth the trade-offs in secrecy that it needs to be installed.

IOS jailbreak keep coming. Last weekend, the Unc0ver team released their latest effort, which frees Apple devices from iOS 11 through iOS 11.3. (But no, it should be noted, iOS 14.4, which was released in February.) General warning of “you” Unless you know exactly what you’re doing, you probably shouldn’t“come into force.

While everyone’s hands are full with the Microsoft Exchange Server hack this week, the Solarwinds campaign continues to boil in the background. This week, both Microsoft and security firm FireEye shared new details related to the malware the group associated with Russia for such disastrous use for multiple targets. The more researchers can think of ways for the SolarWinds team, the faster and more effectively they can overcome the problem – and prevent it from happening again.


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