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Security Bits – 25 July 2019

Followups The Zoom webcam/webserver issue We now have confirmation that the vulnerability was also present in the RingCentral and Zhumu apps — www.imore.com/… Apple have rolled out an additional automatic security update to address the issues with these apps — www.macobserver.com/… Related Opinion: John Gruber addresses the question Isn’t [Apple’s response] “nonconsensual technology” too? in […]

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CES 2019: Votion Smart Home Ecosystem

Allison interviews Samuel Au, Director at Votion, about their suite of home automation devices. Samuel first describes Active, a company that helps other companies achieve MFI licensing for their products. Samual then describes Votion and their two lines of home automation devices. The first is WiFi connected, AC powered, and supports connectivity with Apple HomeKit, […]

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Security Bits – Bad Times for Facebook, Data Transfer Project, Bluetooth Bugs, Malware in the Mail

Pre-amble (by Allison) — Bad Times for Facebook Facebook lost $120B in value after their July Earnings call, which is the biggest one-day stock fall in history — marketwatch.com/… One root cause is that European advertising growth in Europe “decelerated more quickly than other regions” because of GDPR. Facebook Chief Financial Officer David Wehner said, […]

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