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Day: January 9, 2018
Thanks to Meltdown and Spectre, January has already been an extremely busy month of patching for Microsoft.
Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) just fixed a serious glitch in the Coinbase bitcoin payment section of its site that allowed customers to buy any item at a tiny fraction of the listed price. Potentially more punishing, the flaw let anyone paying with bitcoin reap many times the authorized bitcoin refund amount on any canceled orders.
Not long ago trumpeted as the world’s largest biometric database, India’s Aadhaar system covering 1.2bn citizens is rapidly acquiring a less impressive reputation as the easiest to breach.
On January 8, Apple made available iOS 11.2.2, which includes a security update for Spectre, one of the CPU-level vulnerabilities making the headlines as of late.
Your chances of being searched at a US border crossing are now at an all-time high. But the chances that border agents will be pulling data from your devices declined this past week – at least by a little.
The plan was going well, until the ‘hitman’ turned out to be working for the FBI.
Self-service ad-targeting tools could have squeezed users’ phone numbers from their email addresses… verrrrry sloooowly.