A quick #intro:
~ I’m a #geek, #Christian, #husband, #father
~ I love #gadgets & #tech
~ I’m concerned about individual #privacy & #security
~ I’m interested in #minimalism & #minimalist lifestyle
~ I enjoy the #outdoors & #hiking & love visiting #nationalparks
~ Fav TV show is #StarTrek #TNG & also love #DS9, #Voyager, & #Enterprise. No interest in #Discovery, excited for the new #Picard series
~ I love #retro things, especially from the #80s & #90s
~ In #politics, I err on the side of #liberty
Anyone else attending #TC19?
Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them
"The attack exploits a vulnerability in microphones that use micro-electro-mechanical systems, or MEMS. The microscopic MEMS components of these microphones unintentionally respond to light as if it were sound. [T]he researchers believe all devices that use MEMS microphones are susceptible to Light Commands attacks."
Forbes: Chinese Hackers Just Gave Us All A Reason To Stop Sending SMS Messages.
"SMS messaging is now an antiquated technology—it is akin to sending letters in unsealed envelopes and hoping no-one within the mail service will bother to look inside."
Today and tomorrow I will be watching the general sessions of the 189th Semiannual #GeneralConference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (of which I am a member).
See this link for viewing and listening options: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/general-conference/live-viewing-times-and-options
I always look forward to General Conference every April and October. I learn more about Jesus Christ and His gospel and can feel His love for me. I come away inspired and energized.
macOS systems abused in DDoS attacks
"These attacks are leveraging macOS systems where the Apple Remote Desktop feature has been enabled, and the computer is accessible from the internet, without being located inside a local network, or protected by a firewall."
Signal fixes FaceTime-like eavesdropping bug
"Signal fixed today a bug that could have allowed attackers to eavesdrop on victims by placing and then immediately auto-answering a call, without the callee's permission."
WhatsApp vulnerability could compromise Android smartphones
"Reported to Facebook some weeks ago by a researcher called ‘Awakened’, the critical issue (CVE-2019-11932) affects users of the Android versions of the app, specifically versions 8.1 and 9.0 although not, apparently, version 8.0 (Apple’s iOS doesn’t appear to be affected)."