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Scientists have found a way to trick Alexa and Siri with a laser

Trick Alexa and Siri with a laser

A team of specialists from Tokyo University of Telecommunications (Japan) and the University of Michigan (USA) have developed a method that allows sending voice commands to digital assistants with the use of a laser. Alexa and Siri can now be tricked with a laser. Scientists call this fantastic vulnerability “Light …

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DDoS attack disrupts Amazon Web Services for eight hours

DDOS on Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services customers suffered from DDoS attack that crashed several cloud services at once. Infrastructure problems continued for eight hours. According to company representatives, the main target of the attackers was the Router 53 DNS service. AWS clients use it to direct visitors to their web applications. A flurry …

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Steve Wozniak suggested Apple split into several companies

Wozniak suggested Apple split

The co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, is always very frank and never was skimp on criticisms of world-famous IT personalities like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and others. Quite often, Steve Wozniak criticizes the native Apple. In an interview this week, Bloomberg suggested Apple split into several companies. It should be …

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Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype user conversations

Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype user conversations

At the disposal of Vice Motherboard’s editorial board arrived documents, screenshots and audio recordings indicating that Microsoft contractors are listening to private conversations of Skype users, if they are conducted through the built-in translator of the application. And although there really is a warning on the Skype website that the …

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Apple and Google employees and contractors will no longer listen to conversations with voice assistants

Apple and Google will no longer listen to conversations with voice assistants

Last month, media convicted Amazon, Apple, and Google of storing and transmitting recordings of users’ conversations with voice assistants for by employees or third-party contractor. Thus, experts will understand the nuances of different languages and accents, transcribe individual fragments of conversations, and thereby help to train assistants and improve the …

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Vulnerability in Instagram allowed to hack any account in 10 minutes

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In the mobile version of the Instagram site, was patched critical vulnerability, which allowed stealing the password of any account and resetting it without any interaction with the user. Web security researcher Laxman Muthiyah reported about the vulnerability. “Password Reset” or “Password Recovery” is a function that allows users to …

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