Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Apple’s new T2 security chip will prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your microphone

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Apple’s new T2 security chip will prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your microphone

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Apple’s newest MacBooks include a new feature that makes it far more difficult for hackers or spies to eavesdrop on your microphone. Buried in Apple’s latest range of MacBooks — including the MacBook Pro out earlier this year and the just-announced MacBook Air — is the new T2 security chip, which helps protect the device’s encryption…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Why One Tech Security Expert Is Increasingly Worried About Google

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Why One Tech Security Expert Is Increasingly Worried About Google

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I used to trust some of its products, like Chrome. I increasingly don’t. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by korionov/iStock. Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society. We’re Finally Having a Real Conversation About Privacy. Why Aren’t We Looking Closely at…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Use YubiKey security key to sign into AWS Management Console with YubiKey for multi-factor authentication | Amazon Web Services

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Use YubiKey security key to sign into AWS Management Console with YubiKey for multi-factor authentication | Amazon Web Services

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AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practice is to require all IAM and root users in your account to sign into the AWS Management Console with multi-factor authentication (MFA). When MFA is enabled, AWS prompts users for their username and password (the first factor – what they know) and also provides an authentication challenge…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Apple iOS 12 Security: All the Improvements Coming to Your iPhone

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Apple iOS 12 Security: All the Improvements Coming to Your iPhone

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The annual iOS refresh is on the way—Apple has previewed it, beta testers have installed it, and the rest of us should get iOS 12 when iPhones arrive in September. While features such as winking 3-D emoji and screen-time limits for your apps might take much of the attention when the software arrives, iOS 12…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Will Save You From Yourself

Hexbyte Tech News Wired WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Will Save You From Yourself

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There are more Wi-Fi devices in active use around the world—roughly 9 billion—than there are human beings. That ubiquity makes protecting Wi-Fi from hackers one of the most important tasks in cybersecurity. Which is why the arrival of next-generation wireless security protocol WPA3 deserves your attention: Not only is it going to keep Wi-Fi connections…

HART: Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples’ “Non-Obvious Relationships”

HART: Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples’ “Non-Obvious Relationships”

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So why do we know so little about it? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States. The agency’s new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will include multiple forms of biometrics—from face…

Valve Squashes Decade-Old Steam Security Bug, and More Security News This Week

Valve Squashes Decade-Old Steam Security Bug, and More Security News This Week

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This week we looked inward for change; if you ever wondered what it’s like to be a national technology and culture magazine that loses $100,000 in Bitcoin, have we got a story for you. If you’d rather an even wilder tale from around the globe, please read about how Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko faked his…