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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."

"Please remember that your home is the true center of gospel learning."
--David A. Bednar

"Spiritual thoughtlessness invites great danger into our lives."
--David A. Bednar

"There is so much we do not know that our only sure reliance is to trust in the Lord and His love for His children."
--Dallin H. Oaks

"The only way faith grows is for an individual to act in faith. We cannot grow someone else's faith or rely solely on others to bolster our own."
--Dale G. Renlund

Being converted to is more than an intellectual acceptance of gospel teachings. It shapes our identity and changes our understanding of life's meaning.

"You can pray and ask the Lord for an errand. As you do, you can use your ordinary skills to accomplish his extraordinary work."
--Michelle Craig

"Act without delay. When you receive promptings and then act with intention, the Lord can use you."
--Michelle Craig

"Be intentional about creating time and space to hear God's voice."
--Michelle Craig

"God sees things in their true perspective and he shares that perspective with us through His commandments."
--D. Todd Christofferson

"The adversary will try to persuade you that spiritual nourishment isn't necessary, or worse, that it can wait."
--Stephen W. Owen

"We must deliberately take time each day to disconnect from the world and connect with Heaven."
--Stephen W. Owen

"It is not our successes, but our sacrifices and efforts that matter to the Lord."
Terence M. Vinson

"In matters of faith and conviction, it matters to direct your inquiry to those who actually have some."
Jeffrey R. Holland

Today and tomorrow I will be watching the general sessions of the 189th Semiannual of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (of which I am a member).

See this link for viewing and listening 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)."

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