Slack now available as a Snap for Linux dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-18 17:59:24

At the end of last year, the Linux desktop scored a huge win when Spotify became available as a Snap. If you aren't familiar with Snaps, please know that they are essentially software packages designed to run as a container on any Linux distro. Not only does it make installing software packages easier for users, but it makes things simpler for developers too. Ultimately, Snaps have the potential...

Top enterprise security predictions for 2018 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-15 21:36:12

2017 delivered a good deal of excitement (as well as massive, massive headaches) in IT security. WannaCry attacked more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries only to be followed by Petya a month later. And the pain extended beyond the enterprise when consumers bore the brunt of one of the most devastating hacks to hit the U.S.: the Equifax breach. The Equifax hack reportedly affected 145.5...

Privacy: Kodi's remote access could be used to spy on you dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-02 12:48:57

There's no denying the massive popularity of Kodi, and the streaming media center has become infamous as well as famous. While the negative press concerning the software tends to focus on the potential for piracy, there's also the question of privacy and security. Kodi includes -- as does the likes of Plex -- a remote access feature. While wonderfully useful for when you're away from home, it also...

Windows 10 included a password manager complete with massive password-stealing potential dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-17 16:32:20

Microsoft has been bundling a password manager that features a dangerous flaw with some versions of Windows 10, a Google security researcher has revealed. Tavis Ormandy noticed that his copy of Windows 10 included Keeper, which he had previously found to be injecting privileged UI into pages. The version that Microsoft was including with Windows 10 featured the same bug. What does this mean? In...

Amazon extends Christmas shopping free shipping deadline -- no Prime needed dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-16 04:53:04

Christmas is quickly approaching. If you haven't finished shopping for gifts, what the heck are you waiting for? The longer you wait, the more anxiety you will feel about potentially not having presents ready to give on the big day. Thanks to the internet, you really have no excuse -- other than a lack of money -- to be empty-handed when visiting with friends and family this holiday season....

TVAddons: Streaming through Kodi addons protects you from malware and cryptocurrency miners dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-14 18:30:17

Kodi has been the subject of controversy for some time, and addon repository TVAddons has, in particular, been criticized from many quarters. Having recently announced that it will no longer proactively check for pirated content, TVAddons is suggesting that there's a very good reason to use Kodi addons to stream online content -- security. The site says that one of the reasons Kodi is so hated by...

Bad office habits increase the chance of a data breach dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-12 16:17:11

A new study of over 1000 US office workers finds that 99 percent of those surveyed admit to conducting at least one potentially dangerous security action, from sharing and storing login credentials to sending work documents to personal email accounts. The survey by cloud business solutions provider Intermedia finds that 24 percent of office workers reuse the same login credentials for their work...

Huge Janus bug leaves Android apps open to unauthorized code modification dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-09 10:20:57

Researchers from security firm GuardSquare have discovered an Android vulnerability that allows for app code to be edited without affecting the apps' signature. Dubbed Janus, the vulnerability has massive potential for malicious use, and affects Android 5.0 onwards. The security hole would allow an attacker to tweak an entirely legitimate app to behave maliciously without triggering any security...

Financial services organizations fail to properly secure SSH keys dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-07 15:05:54

Secure Shell (SSH) provides a secure channel for communication over unsecured networks and is therefore a popular technology in the financial services sector. But a new study for machine identity protection company Venafi shows that even though SSH keys provide the highest levels of administrative access, they are routinely untracked, unmanaged and poorly secured. According to the findings 69...

Mozilla Firefox 57 unveils new speedy Quantum browsing engine, revamps user interface dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-11-13 21:46:18

Mozilla has placed Firefox 57.0 on its servers for download, ahead of its official release tomorrow. Also due imminently is Firefox for Android 57.0. The new release sees the debut of Mozilla’s next-generation browsing engine, Quantum. The new engine is paired with a major user-interface revamp boasting a more modern, pared-down look, plus feature highlights include improved Address Bar and...