Daily News – 15th of May 2018
What’s new

Researchers have found a vulnerability in two email encryption protocols

Researchers from Münster University of Applied Sciences issued a warning about a critical flaw in the S/MIME and OpenPGP encryption tools, which would allow attackers to read supposedly encrypted emails in plaintext form. A number of different clients are vulnerable, including Apple Mail, the Mail app on iOS, and Thunderbird. There are no fixes currently for the vulnerability, and the best thing users can do for now is to disable the relevant encryption standard.
You can read more here. 

Massive new Facebook data breach was revealed as personality quiz exposes private data of 3 million users

Facebook data on more than 3 million people who took a personality quiz was published onto a poorly protected website where it could have been accessed by unauthorized parties. All that data was supposed to be accessible only to approved researchers through a collaborative website. However, New Scientist found that a username and password that granted access to the data could be found “in less than a minute” with an online search, enabling anyone to download the trove of personal information.
More info are available here. 

New products

Samsung Galaxy J6

The phone will have a 5.6-inch HD+ display, Exynos 7870 octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM. It will come with a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera.
More info here. 

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Google launched Google One, an upgrade to the Google Drive paid cloud storage service

Google One will allow users to buy additional space in the cloud for housing all of their files across Google Photos, Gmail, and Drive. With the rebrand to Google One, they’ll also be able to share their cloud storage with family members.
You can read more here.

YouTube TV addes a ‘Voice Remote’ feature for some users on Android

This feature, when enabled, allows users to control their YouTube TV experience completely via voice controls. For example, Voice Remote can be used to play specific shows, switch to a different channel, fast forward or rewind content, pause/play, and even adjust volume.
More info can be found here. 

Fun stuff

A functional pinball machine was built entirely from Lego bricks

Bre Burns built a fully functional pinball machine with more than 15,000 plastic blocks. Burns spent between 200 and 300 hours designing, building, and programming the machine.
You can read more here. 


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