Facebook Transcribing Raises Concerns | Avast

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Facebook controversies come and go, but a recent issue involving the surveillance and transcription of users’ conversations seems particularly troubling to government officials, privacy watchdogs, and users. Here are answers to 10 questions you may have about the issue. Source:: Avast

Apache HTTP Server Early Pushes Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the mod_http2 module of the Apache HTTP Server could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system. The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption condition that could occur on very early pushing by the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability…

Apache HTTP Server h2 Connection Shutdown Read-After Free Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the mod_http2 module of the Apache HTTP Server could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information on a targeted system. The vulnerability exists because the affected software does properly handle HTTP/2 sessions. The affected software could allow memory to be read after being freed during h2 connection shutdown. A successful…

LibTiff tif_aux.c Integer Overflow Check Denial of Service Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in LibTIFF could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system. The vulnerability is due to improper integer overflow checks in the _TIFFCheckMalloc and _TIFFCheckRealloc functions, as defined in the tif_aux.c source code file of the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability…

Apache HTTP Server mod_remoteip Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the mod_remoteip module of the Apache HTTP Server could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system. The vulnerability is due to a stack buffer overflow condition or NULL pointer deference condition that could occur when processing user-supplied input…

Apache HTTP Server mod_proxy Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the mod_proxy module of the Apache HTTP Server could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack on a targeted system. The vulnerability exists in the mod_proxy module error page of the affected software and is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. An attacker could exploit this…

Consumer ISP Choices on Openreach’s UK FTTP Broadband Network

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One of the most common questions to grace our inbox centres around the still evident confusion over ISP choice on Openreach’s (BT) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “ultrafast broadband” network, which usually occurs once people realise that it’s not available (yet) from most of their usual haunts. Historically people have tended to assume that all of the…

Amazon Transcribe now supports speech-to-text in Russian and Chinese Mandarin–Mainland

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Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add a speech-to-text capability to your applications. Amazon Transcribe now supports transcription of audio in the following new languages: Russian and Chinese Mandarin-Mainland. These languages expand upon the existing languages already available in Amazon Transcribe: US English, UK English,…

Movie Tickets Service Exposed Customer Records, Researchers Say | Avast

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Cybersecurity researchers discovered an unprotected and unencrypted database containing over 161 million records belonging to movie ticket subscription service MoviePass. TechCrunch reported that many of the records pertained to daily service operations, but others held customer names, account data, and billing information, including credit card numbers. Some of the credit card numbers were masked except…

Hacker Ordered to Pay Back Nearly £1 Million to Phishing Victims

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A prolific hacker who carried out phishing scams against hundreds of companies worldwide has been ordered to pay back more than $1.1 million (over £922,000) worth of cryptocurrencies to his victims. Grant West, a 27-year-old resident of Kent, England, targeted several well-known companies around the world since 2015 to obtain the financial data of tens…

A New Cloud Corridor Emerges South of Ashburn

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A new cloud corridor is emerging in Northern Virginia, and land prices are rising as data center developers lock down prime development parcels. This new surge in data center activity is centered around Arcola in Loudoun County, just west of Dulles Airport. Amazon Web Services has deployed four data centers in the area, with more…

ISP TalkTalk Discounts 67Mbps FTTC UK Broadband Price to £23.50

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Budget ISP TalkTalk appears to have responded to Vodafone’s recent promotion by discounting the cost of their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based “Faster Fibre with Speed Boost” (67Mbps average) broadband and phone bundle to just £23.50 per month. Confusingly this makes it the same price as their slower 38Mbps plan. As usual this price, which looks like…