More than 100 million customers affected by Capital One data breach

Capital One announced on Monday that a hacker was able to gain access to more than 100 million credit card applications, and stole thousands of Social Security and bank account numbers. The FBI arrested a suspect, Paige A. Thompson, in the Seattle area on Monday, charging her with computer fraud and abuse. Court records show the data theft took took place between March 12 and July 17, and affected 100 million individuals in the United States and six million in Canada. “While I am grateful that the perpetrator has been caught, I am deeply sorry for what has happened,” Capital One Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fairbank said. “I sincerely apologize for the understandable worry this incident must be causing …

How to deal with data spammers?

How would you deal with someone who wants to purposely harm my app? For example, lets say that we have some app that stores data on Amazon cloud services (for example DynamoDB). Someone could make a script that constantly spams data to the server, for example, by creating random data to the server. I feel like he would not need a lot of computer power to increase the data to very expensive scale. Note that I am not very familiar with AWS as a platform and I do not know if there are internal ways that they reduce this issue. submitted by /u/Kakkurimme [link] [comments] Read more: reddit.com

Roku is testing its own Wi-Fi extender to improve streaming reliability

Roku is making a Wi-Fi extender called the Roku Relay, which is meant to improve wireless connections inside a home and improve reliability while streaming. The device, which has not yet been announced, is currently in testing with users outside the company, a person familiar with the tests tells The Verge. The Relay is a small white gadget that plugs into a power outlet and rests alongside the wall. Instructions show that it’s meant to be used with Roku devices to improve their Wi-Fi connection; it isn’t stated whether other devices can be connected to it, too. The product is seemingly being marketed as an extension of Roku players, with the manual directing people to install the Relay halfway between …

Is it possible to have a mood disorder if you can still feel happy?

I feel down and anxious almost all the time except when I watch a movie, play a game or do something I like. When I do that I can even feel happy. But as soon as I stop I immediately go back to feeling terrible. Because of this i purposefully use screens at every moment I can. I even stay up to 1 am on my computer sometimes, because I don’t want to stop and feel terrible again. I’ve been considering that I have some sort of depressive or anxiety disorder but since I still can feel happy is that possible? submitted by /u/EqualArm1 [link] [comments] Read more: reddit.com

Because Boris is now in…

Hi, Being extremely warm from the Boris heatwave, I thought this summer I will work on a little side project for something I care about, meditation and mental health. ​ I had the luxury of spending the last month and a half enclosed indoors coding, designing, fixing bugs and record sounds (plus getting few white hairs). After this cool experience I can show you my new baby, senty meditation. ​ You can find it here if you have an android device https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.senty.app and its free for the next 7 days (will have to get my developer licences back at least after for 99p/download). Leave review if you like, it will help 🙂 ​ Enjoy! PS: If you have an iPhone, …

Seth Moulton tackles Alexa data collection with new bill

Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Today, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is expected to introduce a bill that would limit how smart device manufacturers like Amazon and Google can collect your data. The Automatic Listening and Exploitation Act, or the ALEXA Act for short, would empower the Federal Trade Commission to seek immediate penalties if a smart device is found to have recorded user conversations without the device’s wake word being triggered. For Google’s home devices, for instance, that would mean recording a conversation without being prompted by “Hey, Google.” Moulton’s bill also addresses smart doorbells and their video capabilities. “Smart speakers and doorbells are great, but consumers should have a …

Google’s bigger smart display arrives this fall

Google is just a couple of months away from releasing its first smart home device with an onboard camera. The company quietly updated one of its support pages today, detailing that the 10″ Nest Hub Max will be available September 9 for $229. After the page was first discovered by Droid Life, the text on the site has reverted to “coming soon.” We’ve reached out to Google for comment. The product is the first release in Google’s Nest rebrand of its smart home line. Compared to the company’s previous smart display — the Google Home Hub — the Nest Hub Max packs an onboard camera, which can function as a security camera in addition to enabling video calls. One of the …

Authentication on the network with FreeRADIUS and LDAP

Hi everyone, So in my company we are trying to restrict the access to the network (Ethernet only) to only known computers. The configuration is pretty simple, n clients and 1 server which acts as a DHCP server and a LDAP server. My plan so far is to setup FreeRADIUS to act as a DHCP server and assign an IP to a newly connected device only if it has the appropriate certificate. What I'm wondering is, in the LDAP, should I put the certificate for each device, against which each device certificate will be compared. Or should I just publish the CA certificate, and then FreeRADIUS will check if the client certificate has been signed by the CA? Also, is …

Lenovo’s Smart Clock can now showcase your Google Photos collection

Image: Google One of the disappointments my colleague Dan Seifert had with Lenovo’s Smart Clock was that the device’s tiny screen didn’t do as much as it could (or should) compared to similar products. At launch, it didn’t even offer the basic function of acting as a digital picture frame for your photo library. That’s something the Google Nest Hub smart display can do, as can Amazon’s various bedside Echo devices with screens. Lenovo and Google are rectifying that today with an update that allows the Smart Clock to showcase your Google Photos collection. If you own one, it should auto-update at some point this week. Once that happens, you can set the Smart Clock to show your Google Photos …

Google Nest Max goes on sale on September 9

When Google introduced the Nest Hub Max at the I/O back in May, many people got enthusiastic about the 10″ smart display. However, we haven’t heard a thing since and it’s only now that we get an actual date for its market arrival. The device appeared on Google Store with the date September 9 for Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, although it has later changed back to “Coming soon”. The date, spotted in a screenshot This means we still have to wait a month and a half until the device starts shipping. If you don’t remember what the Nest Hub Max was, it… Read more: gsmarena.com

Uber’s $24.99 monthly subscription pass covers rides, bikes, scooters, and food deliveries

Frequent Uber customers in San Francisco and Chicago might want to try out Uber’s new subscription pass that combines all of the company’s offerings into a single deal. We’re looking at discounted Uber rides, access to Jump electric scooters and bikes, as well as free Uber Eats deliveries, all in a single package. Continue reading… BGR Top Deals: True wireless earbuds with touch control like AirPods are on sale for $29 Amazon’s $100 device that combines a Fire TV Stick 4K with an Echo Dot is on sale for $60 Trending Right Now: ‘Stranger Things’ season 4 could run into a problem with Winona Ryder This is our best look at Samsung’s iPad Pro rival that’s unlike any other Android …

This is why we need to pay attention to women and sextech

The most powerful pioneers in the sextech industry are women who won’t wait for brands to catch up to their needs. They are developing technology and products and shaping the conversation themselves. When the game-changing micro-robotic vibrator, the Osé, invented by tech pioneer Lora Haddock, was banned at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year, it ignited a firestorm, particularly given the show’s history of showing love (or lust) for sextech in the past—as long as the products were for men. VR porn has been a mainstay at CES since 2017, various sex robots for men have launched on the show floor, Trojan Condoms has exhibited sex toys, and an adult film company exhibited the same year the Osé …

Realme teases new phone series, will hold an event next week

Fresh off the Realme 5 and 5 Pro announcement, the brand is gearing to introduce a new line of phones. At the end of the Realme 5 series event, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth teased a phone called the Realme XT which will feature a 64MP main camera and is expected to come in early October. Now, a new post by Realme CMO Xu Qi Chase on Weibo teased a new line of Realme phones which will be announced next week. Chase posted a picture of a Velociraptor and hinted that the new device will offer improved performance and will take better photos. Given the popularity of gaming phones… Read more: gsmarena.com

India exclusive vivo Y90 leaks in full glory

Vivo is gearing up to bring another entry-level smartphone to the India market and we just got out first look at the device. The Y90 will be the latest entry in the Chinese manufacturer’s lineup and looks to offer a large battery with a waterdrop notch screen. vivo Y90 in Gold and Black Past leaks have shown the device will come with a 6.22-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch housing the 5MP selfie cam. Around the back, the Y90 will utilize a single 8MP shooter paired with an LED flash. Biometric authentication will be done through the front cam as the phone will come without… Read more: gsmarena.com

More Honor 9X features teased day before announcement

While we already know pretty much everything there is about the Honor 9X and 9X Pro, we have two new teasers to keep us attentive a day before the official announcement. The images which came courtesy of the brand’s Weibo profile detail the WiFi and cooling capabilities of the Honor 9X Pro. The first poster details that the Pro version will have extended WiFi reception capabilities, which Honor claims will be able to penetrate two walls. This means the device will likely come with WiFi 802.11ax support. In the second image, we see a blue liquid forming the X logo of the phone. The… Read more: gsmarena.com

The downgraded Huawei Mate 30 shows up in live images

Huawei said many times before that some of its smartphones will be launched in some markets under different names. The Nova series is a good example, as these smartphones are mainly aimed at the Chinese market, but many of them are released in other regions but under different names.The last device that follows Huawei’s marketing strategy is the Nova 5i Pro, which will be launched in China sometime in August. The same smartphone will be released in many other parts of the world as Huawei Mate 30 Lite, which would imply that it’s a slightly downgraded version of the Mate 30, the company’s … Read more: phonearena.com