90 percent of malware given unhelpful labels by AV tools dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-24 16:01:36

According to a new study, 90 percent of malicious files are given generic labels by AV tools, such as 'trojan.generic', providing limited guidance for successful remediation and leaving enterprises exposed to subsequent attacks resulting from compromised credentials. The study by breach protection specialist Lastline analyzed tens of millions of samples that were for the most part scanned and...

Facebook sneakily shifts data of 1.5 billion users away from Europe and GDPR dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-20 13:23:09

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the spotlight of privacy has been firmly on Facebook. The social network has made numerous promises about offering greater privacy controls to users, and after fears that Europe would end up with greater controls because of GDPR, Facebook then revealed similar tools will be rolled out around the world. Just a few days ago, the company gave a little more...

Facebook launches Data Abuse Bounty with rewards of up to $40,000 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-10 19:14:43

With at least 87 million Facebook users affected by the data abuse by Cambridge Analytica, the social network is now on a mission to clean up its image. After rolling out tools, issuing notifications, and testifying in front of Congress, Facebook is launching a new bounty program that rewards people who report instances of data abuse. The Data Abuse Bounty is a new program that offers from $500 to...

Congress releases Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony ahead of Wednesday's hearing dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-09 18:41:10

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is due to testify before Congress on Wednesday, and ahead of this the House Energy and Commerce Committee has released his prepared statement. He talks about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal as well as Russian interference in elections. In the statement, Zuckerberg acknowledges that Facebook did not do enough to prevent the misuse of the social network's tools. He...

1Password 7 Beta for Mac and Windows reveals major facelift, lots of new and improved features dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-04 16:20:26

AgileBits has released beta versions of its upcoming 1Password 7.0 Beta for Mac and 1Password 7.0 Beta for Windows clients. 1Password offers secure form-filling and password management tools and is also available on iOS and Android. The beta showcases several major new features, with Windows gaining a handy new sidebar view to ape the Mac version, which sees its own sidebar improved along...

Facebook launches bulk app removal tool in response to privacy concerns dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-03 19:50:09

Facebook has long been embroiled in controversies about privacy, but things have been particularly bad in recent weeks. The Cambridge Analytica scandal has put the spotlight firmly on privacy on the social network and -- having already made its privacy tools more accessible -- Facebook has now created a tool to quickly remove apps from profiles in bulk. It's a very simple idea, but one that will...