Étiquette : privacy (Page 2 of 39)

Tor : qui est le mystérieux acteur malveillant qui a mis en place des centaines de serveurs vérolés ?

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“D’après les éléments observés par Nusenu, KAX17 a constamment ajouté des serveurs au réseau de Tor dans des quantités très importantes, avec des localisations diverses qui témoignent de grandes capacités logistiques. Jusqu’à atteindre à son apogée environ 10 % du réseau Tor, avec plus de 900 serveurs en ligne. D’après les chiffres du chercheur, il y avait à un moment donné 16 % de probabilité qu’un utilisateur se connecte au réseau Tor par un serveur de KAX17, 35 % de passer par un relai lui appartenant, et jusqu’à 5 % de sortir à travers.
Cette précision sur la répartition des serveurs en fonction de leurs types, c’est à dire entrants, relais et sortants, n’est pas anodine. Elle indique le type d’informations qui peuvent intéresser KAX17. Nusenu explique avoir observé d’autres acteurs malveillants qui mettaient en ligne des serveurs sortants pour voler les informations de portefeuilles de cryptomonnaies d’utilisateurs et les vider, par exemple.
Les observations du chercheur montrent que KAX17 se concentraient plutôt sur les points entrants et intermédiaires. Ses conclusions sont que cet acteur essaye de capter des informations sur les utilisateurs”

Source : Tor : qui est le mystérieux acteur malveillant qui a mis en place des centaines de serveurs vérolés ? – Numerama

Qualcomm’s new always-on smartphone camera is a potential privacy nightmare

“’Your phone’s front camera is always securely looking for your face, even if you don’t touch it or raise to wake it.’ That’s how Qualcomm Technologies vice president of product management Judd Heape introduced the company’s new always-on camera capabilities in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor set to arrive in top-shelf Android phones early next year.
Depending on who you are, that statement can either be exciting or terrifying. For Qualcomm, it thinks this new feature will enable new use cases, like being able to wake and unlock your phone without having to pick it up or have it instantly lock when it no longer sees your face.
But for those of us with any sense of how modern technology is used to violate our privacy, a camera on our phone that’s always capturing images even when we’re not using it sounds like the stuff of nightmares and has a cost to our privacy that far outweighs any potential convenience benefits.”

Source : Qualcomm’s new always-on smartphone camera is a potential privacy nightmare – The Verge

Apple sues NSO Group to curb the abuse of state-sponsored spyware

« Apple today filed a lawsuit against NSO Group and its parent company to hold it accountable for the surveillance and targeting of Apple users. The complaint provides new information on how NSO Group infected victims’ devices with its Pegasus spyware. To prevent further abuse and harm to its users, Apple is also seeking a permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services, or devices ».

Source : Apple sues NSO Group to curb the abuse of state-sponsored spyware – Apple

Facebook’s facial recognition announcement doesn’t apply to the metaverse

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“Several of Meta’s current projects show that the company has no plans to stop collecting data about peoples’ bodies. Meta is developing hyper-realistic avatars that people will operate as they travel through the metaverse, which requires tracking someone’s facial movements in real time so they can be recreated by their avatar. A new virtual reality headset that Meta plans to release next year will include sensors that track peoples’ eye and facial movements. The company also weighed incorporating facial recognition into its new Ray-Ban smart glasses, which allow the wearer to record their surroundings as they walk around, and Reality Labs, Meta’s hub for studying virtual and augmented reality, is conducting ongoing research into biometrics, according to postings on Facebook’s careers website.”

Source : Facebook’s facial recognition announcement doesn’t apply to the metaverse – Vox

We need to talk about how Apple is normalising surveillance

“When it comes to privacy, iOS arguably has a better reputation among consumers than Android, as does Siri vs Alexa, and Safari vs Chrome. But that doesn’t give Apple permission to track our lived experience at all times with its microphones, cameras and sensors. Apple’s groundbreaking devices are pushing the limits of what technology companies can track, and that is not good news for privacy. Thanks to Apple, physical shops can track us through our phones, hackers can potentially access our most sensitive health and biometric details, and now it has developed a technology that can scan content that was supposed to be encrypted. Apple has been playing two games at once – protecting privacy and developing surveillance tools – while only acknowledging the former.”

Source : We need to talk about how Apple is normalising surveillance | WIRED UK

Delays Aren’t Good Enough—Apple Must Abandon Its Surveillance Plans | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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“The features Apple announced a month ago, intending to help protect children, would create an infrastructure that is all too easy to redirect to greater surveillance and censorship. These features would create an enormous danger to iPhone users’ privacy and security, offering authoritarian governments a new mass surveillance system to spy on citizens. They also put already vulnerable kids at risk, especially LGBTQ youth, and create serious potential for danger to children in abusive households. The responses to Apple’s plans have been damning: over 90 organizations across the globe have urged the company not to implement them, for fear that they would lead to the censoring of protected speech, threaten the privacy and security of people around the world, and have disastrous consequences for many children.”

Source : Delays Aren’t Good Enough—Apple Must Abandon Its Surveillance Plans | Electronic Frontier Foundation

A Smart Lamp That Watches Kids When They Study Is a Hit in China

“The lamps come equipped with two built-in cameras—one facing the child and another offering a bird’s-eye view from above—letting parents remotely monitor their children when they study. There is a smartphone-sized screen attached to each lamp, which applies artificial intelligence to offer guidance on math problems and difficult words. And parents can hire a human proctor to digitally monitor their children as they study.In addition to the basic version of the lamp, a $170 upgraded model sends alerts and photos to parents when their children slouch. That version of the lamp sold out on China’s largest e-commerce platforms earlier this month.”

Source : A Smart Lamp That Watches Kids When They Study Is a Hit in China – WSJ

Tesla is working on driver ‘safety rating’ based on driving behaviors and Autopilot use to affect insurance cost

“Here are the factors that Tesla will be tracking to determine your safety rating:

  1. ABS Activation – Number of times ABS is activated Hours Driven – Average daily driving time Forced Autopilot
  2. Disengagements – Number of times Autopilot is disabled due to ignored alerts Forward Collision
  3. Warnings – Number of times car detects a potential forward collision
  4. Unsafe Following Time – Portion of time spent at an unsafe following distance
  5. Intensity of Acceleration and Braking – Speed variance due to extreme acceleration and braking. Shown on a scale from 0-10 as measured against Tesla’s internal fleet.

This score is going to affect your premium by up to 50% on a monthly basis – meaning that it can increase or lower your insurance cost depending on how you drive.”

Source : Tesla is working on driver ‘safety rating’ based on driving behaviors and Autopilot use to affect insurance cost – Electrek

Tinder Gives Members More Control With New Feature Allowing You to Block Your Ex

““We may not be able to save you from awkward run-ins at the coffee shop, but we are giving you more control over your experience on Tinder,” said Bernadette Morgan, Group Product Manager, Trust & Safety at Tinder. “We’re rolling out Block Contacts as an additional resource empowering members with peace of mind by helping create a worry-free space for them to spark new connections.” ”

Source : Tinder Gives Members More Control With New Feature Allowing You to Block Your Ex

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