Day: 31 January 2022

Your Graphics Card Fingerprint Can Be Used to Track Your Activities Across the Web

31 January 2022

Researchers have demonstrated a new type of fingerprinting technique that exploits a machine’s graphics processing unit (GPU) as a means to track users across the web persistently. Dubbed DrawnApart, the method “identifies a device from the unique properties of its GPU stack,” researchers from Australia, France, and Israel said in a new paper,” adding ” […]

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German Court Rules Websites Embedding Google Fonts Violates GDPR

31 January 2022

A regional court in the German city of Munich has ordered a website operator to pay €100 in damages for transferring a user’s personal data — i.e., IP address — to Google via the search giant’s Fonts library without the individual’s consent. The unauthorized disclosure of the plaintiff’s IP address by the unnamed website to […]

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Researchers Use Natural Silk Fibers to Generate Secure Keys for Strong Authentication

31 January 2022

A group of academics at South Korea’s Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) have utilized natural silk fibers from domesticated silkworms to build an environmentally friendly digital security system that they say is “practically unbreachable.” “The first natural physical unclonable function (PUF) […] takes advantage of the diffraction of light through natural microholes in […]

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Apple Pays $100,500 Bounty to Hacker Who Found Way to Hack MacBook Webcam

31 January 2022

Apple last year fixed a new set of macOS vulnerabilities that exposed Safari browser to attack, potentially allowing malicious actors to access users’ online accounts, microphone, and webcam. Security researcher Ryan Pickren, who discovered and reported the bugs to the iPhone maker, was compensated with a $100,500 bug bounty, underscoring the severity of the issues. […]

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DeepDotWeb News Site Operator Sentenced to 8 Years for Money Laundering

31 January 2022

An Israeli national was sentenced to 97 months in prison in connection with operating the DeepDotWeb (DDW) clearnet website, nearly a year after the individual pleaded guilty to the charges. Tal Prihar, 37, an Israeli citizen residing in Brazil, is said to have played the role of an administrator of DDW since the website became […]

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