Étiquette : vulnerability (Page 1 of 29)

Et si l’on ouvrait de force le code source des logiciels qui ne sont plus mis à jour ?

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“Lorsqu’un logiciel ne reçoit plus de mise à jour, son éditeur devrait-il avoir l’obligation d’en ouvrir le code source pour permettre à des tiers de continuer à le développer et, le cas échéant, corriger des failles de sécurité qui seraient découvertes au fil de l’eau ? C’est ce que propose un amendement qui a été déposé le 18 novembre à l’Assemblée nationale par un groupe de quatre députés.”

Source : Et si l’on ouvrait de force le code source des logiciels qui ne sont plus mis à jour ?

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“À quelques semaines des fêtes de fin d’année, et alors que les Français préparent activement leurs courses de Noël avec en ligne de mire le Black Friday ce vendredi, le couperet est tombé. Selon nos informations, après plus d’un an d’enquête et des mois de relance avec la plate-forme de vente en ligne, la Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes (DGCCRF) ordonne à partir de ce mercredi matin de déréférencer le site américain Wish. […] Une deuxième procédure, cette fois judiciaire, est en effet en cours d’instruction depuis un an pour « pratiques commerciales trompeuses ». La peine pourrait être lourde pour Wish : deux ans de prison et une amende allant jusqu’à 10 % du chiffre d’affaires.”

Source : Répression des fraudes : Wish va disparaître des moteurs de recherche en France – Le Parisien

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

“At YouTube, we strive to be a place where creators of all sizes and backgrounds can find and share their voice. To ensure that YouTube promotes respectful interactions between viewers and creators, we introduced several features and policies to improve their experience. And earlier this year, we experimented with the dislike button to see whether or not changes could help better protect our creators from harassment, and reduce dislike attacks — where people work to drive up the number of dislikes on a creator’s videos.
As part of this experiment, viewers could still see and use the dislike button. But because the count was not visible to them, we found that they were less likely to target a video’s dislike button to drive up the count. In short, our experiment data showed a reduction in dislike attacking behavior.
We also heard directly from smaller creators and those just getting started that they are unfairly targeted by this behavior — and our experiment confirmed that this does occur at a higher proportion on smaller channels.
Based on what we learned, we’re making the dislike counts private across YouTube, but the dislike button is not going away. This change will start gradually rolling out today.”

Source : An update to dislikes on YouTube

Squid Game Cryptocurrency Scammers Make Off With $2.1 Million

The price of SQUID cryptocurrency plunging to $

“If you’re going to buy cryptocurrency, the most important thing to look out for isn’t necessarily the price. First, figure out whether you can sell the coin after you bought it. If you can’t sell—like the people who invested in SQUID discovered they can’t—it doesn’t matter how high the price goes, just as it doesn’t matter how large of a number someone writes on Monopoly bills. Cryptocurrency is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it. And if the rules say you can’t even sell, you’ve just been scammed. Sorry, folks.”

Source : Squid Game Cryptocurrency Scammers Make Off With $2.1 Million

Telegram is crawling with antisemitism

“Telegram has been unresponsive to Hope Not Hate’s flagging of extremist antisemitic channels and accounts. Hermansson says that the organisation has reached out to the platform with a list of the worst-offending channels advocating for terror. “And they’re still up there. The ones that have disappeared have disappeared of their own accord,” he says. “Not because of Telegram.” That is dangerous, he says, because the impact of these channels can very easily bleed into the offline world. The British fascist group Patriotic Alternative has established a significant presence on Telegram, while the transnational neo-Nazi outfit AtomWaffen Division, which has been linked to at least 11 murders worldwide, has also managed to expand its reach thanks to the platform. “It’s not just kind of a fluffy ideology we are talking about,” says Hermansson. “It’s actual terror propaganda.””

Source : Telegram is crawling with antisemitism | WIRED UK

L’histoire de l’entreprise taïwanaise TSMC est celle de la mondialisation… et de ses limites

Devant l’usine Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) à Tainan, Taiwan, le 18 septembre 2020.

“Les tensions s’accumulent et devraient pousser les entreprises occidentales à vouloir augmenter leurs capacités de production pour réduire les risques d’approvisionnement. » Les tensions s’accumulent d’autant plus que Pékin a été placé dans une situation intenable par Washington. En interdisant à TSMC de vendre ses puces dernier cri au champion chinois du téléphone, Huawei, l’administration américaine a donné un coup d’arrêt à toute la chaîne de l’électronique chinoise, fer de lance de sa conquête mondiale. Privé de ces puces pour ses smartphones, Huawei a été éjecté violemment de cet immense marché. Car les producteurs locaux sont encore très loin en matière de technologie.La Chine importe aujourd’hui pour plus de 370 milliards de dollars de puces par an, davantage que de pétrole !”

Source : L’histoire de l’entreprise taïwanaise TSMC est celle de la mondialisation… et de ses limites

The Facebook Files – WSJ

The Facebook Files

Facebook knows, in acute detail, that its platforms are riddled with flaws that cause harm, often in ways only the company fully understands. That is the central finding of a Wall Street Journal series, based on a review of internal Facebook documents, including research reports, online employee discussions and drafts of presentations to senior management.
Time and again, the documents show, Facebook’s researchers have identified the platform’s ill effects. Time and again, despite congressional hearings, its own pledges and numerous media exposés, the company didn’t fix them. The documents offer perhaps the clearest picture thus far of how broadly Facebook’s problems are known inside the company, up to the chief executive himself.

  1. Facebook Says Its Rules Apply to All. Company Documents Reveal a Secret Elite That’s Exempt
  2. Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Many Teen Girls, Company Documents Show
  3. Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got Angrier Instead.
  4. Facebook Employees Flag Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. The Company’s Response Is Weak, Documents Show.
  5. How Facebook Hobbled Mark Zuckerberg’s Bid to Get America Vaccinated
  6. Facebook’s Effort to Attract Preteens Goes Beyond Instagram Kids, Documents Show
  7. Facebook’s Documents About Instagram and Teens, Published
  8. Is Sheryl Sandberg’s Power Shrinking? Ten Years of Facebook Data Offers Clues
  9. The Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen, Says She Wants to Fix the Company, Not Harm It

Source : The Facebook Files – WSJ

More details about the October 4 outage – Facebook Engineering

More details about the Oct. 4 Facebook outage

“One of the jobs performed by our smaller facilities is to respond to DNS queries. DNS is the address book of the internet, enabling the simple web names we type into browsers to be translated into specific server IP addresses. Those translation queries are answered by our authoritative name servers that occupy well known IP addresses themselves, which in turn are advertised to the rest of the internet via another protocol called the border gateway protocol (BGP).
To ensure reliable operation, our DNS servers disable those BGP advertisements if they themselves can not speak to our data centers, since this is an indication of an unhealthy network connection. In the recent outage the entire backbone was removed from operation, making these locations declare themselves unhealthy and withdraw those BGP advertisements. The end result was that our DNS servers became unreachable even though they were still operational. This made it impossible for the rest of the internet to find our servers.
All of this happened very fast. And as our engineers worked to figure out what was happening and why, they faced two large obstacles: first, it was not possible to access our data centers through our normal means because their networks were down, and second, the total loss of DNS broke many of the internal tools we’d normally use to investigate and resolve outages like this.”

Source : More details about the October 4 outage – Facebook Engineering

Ces Afghans qui effacent leurs traces numériques par crainte des talibans

Des talibans contrôlent des conducteurs dans le centre de Kaboul, en Afghanistan, le 15 septembre 2021.

“Lorsque Kaboul est tombée aux mains des talibans, le 15 août, Nilofar Ayoubi a créé, avec ses amies militantes des droits humains, un groupe WhatsApp sur lequel elles échangeaient les dernières informations. « C’est sur ce groupe que j’ai découvert le dispositif mis en place par Facebook pour les Afghans. Je l’ai donc utilisé pour verrouiller mon compte Facebook. J’ai aussi changé la photo et le nom de mes comptes Instagram et Twitter, tout en les rendant privés », explique cette entrepreneuse afghane. Figure de l’opposition aux talibans, cette mère de trois enfants vit aujourd’hui en exil en Pologne.”

Source : Ces Afghans qui effacent leurs traces numériques par crainte des talibans

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