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How to turn on two factor authentication in Mozilla Firefox

Автор: | 24.05.2018

As many users look to take control of their online privacy and data security, they turn to tools such as two-factor authentication to further secure their accounts. Two-factor authentication requires a second authentication on top of a traditional password for logins. On Tuesday, Mozilla rolled out two-factor authentication (which it calls two-step authentication) in Firefox… Читать далее »

Critical PGP vulnerability could reveal text of your encrypted business emails

Автор: | 14.05.2018

Critical unpatched vulnerabilities in widely-used email encryption tools PGP and S/MIME have been discovered by a team led by Sebastian Schinzel, professor of Computer Security at the Münster University of Applied Sciences. The vulnerabilities, dubbed EFAIL, were first mentioned by the EFF on Sunday. The EFF’s report only indicated that a vulnerability existed, and that… Читать далее »

Smart office secrets: Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant could hear commands the human ear can’t

Автор: | 12.05.2018

Researchers at several universities in the United States and China have developed a method of manipulating white noise to trick digital assistants into executing commands. Called «adversarial audio,» the trick involves creating «a special ‘loss function’ based on CTC [connectionist temporal classification] Loss that takes a desired transcription and an audio file as input, and… Читать далее »

Mozilla: Enterprise IT pros can customize Firefox 60 for their employees

Автор: | 10.05.2018

On Wednesday, Mozilla released Firefox Quantum for Enterprise, which IT professionals can customize to meet the specific needs of their employees and workplace. Similar to how users set up personal Firefox browsers with their own preferences, IT pros can configure Firefox Quantum for Enterprise for an organization using either Group Policy on Windows or a… Читать далее »

Twitter password security bug underlines need for industry change

Автор: | 04.05.2018

Twitter has advised its users to change their passwords after discovering that a systems flaw had resulted in some passwords being written to an internal log before the encryption process was complete. “We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log,” the company told users. “We have fixed the bug, and… Читать далее »

How to set your Firefox homepage to your New Tab page

Автор: | 04.05.2018

Have you made the switch to Firefox yet? You should. For so many reasons. Firefox is probably the most feature-rich browser on the market. Now with less bloat! One really nice feature is the New Tab page. Not only can you gain quick access to frequently launched websites, you can also get recommendations for related… Читать далее »

How to disable requests for website push notifications in Firefox Quantum

Автор: | 25.04.2018

It never fails: I’m doing research for something and a search takes me to a site for which I’ve never been. The second the page loads, a popup appears asking me if I want to allow notifications for the site to be displayed. Of course I don’t want notifications to be displayed for this site.… Читать далее »

Tools like Palantir illustrate how easily big data can be misused

Автор: | 20.04.2018

Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways: Peter Thiel’s data consultancy Palantir was used at firms like J.P. Morgan to track every aspect on an employee’s life, in an effort to protect against insider threats. Big data vendors like Cambridge Analytica and Palantir offer helpful analytics, but can put companies… Читать далее »

Why it’s finally time to give up on the name JavaScript

Автор: | 19.04.2018

Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways: Oracle is claiming trademark infringement for an iOS JavaScript editor app. JavaScript has nothing to do with Java, the original name during development at Mozilla was «LiveScript.» An iOS developer has apparently received a cease and desist notice from Oracle over the use… Читать далее »

Mozilla: IoT a growing security concern, social fraud hitting ‘epidemic proportions’

Автор: | 11.04.2018

Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways: The Internet Health report from Mozilla focuses on five main issues: Privacy and security, Openness, Digital inclusion, Web literacy and Decentralization. Mozilla also honed in on the rise of IoT devices, the spread of fake news, and massive tech companies that control significant… Читать далее »