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May 31, 2020
Todd Spangler / Variety

Todd Spangler / Variety  
Likely DDoS Attack Took Down Minneapolis Police Department and City of Minneapolis Websites, Hacktivist Group Anonymous Said to Be Attacker

In what was likely a DDoS attack, the website of the Minneapolis Police Department, as well as the website of the City of Minneapolis, became inaccessible on Saturday night with the decentralized hacker collective Anonymous widely considered to be the source of the assault. The outage of the sites came after a Facebook page claiming affiliation with Anonymous posted a video on May 28 warning the Minneapolis PD that it “will be exposing your many crimes to the world” and that “this week’s brutal killing of George Floyd… is merely the tip of the iceberg in a long list of high-profile cases of wrongful death at the hands of officers in your state.”

Related: Fars News Agency, Input, Reddit-hacking, RT USA,, Daily Dot, Security Affairs, TechNadu, DNA India, : Top News, AndroidRookies, Evening Standard, BusinessLine – Home, TIME, New York Post, Troy Hunt’s Blog, Motherboard, SC Magazine, BBC News

Tweets:@williamlegate @LatestAnonNews @troyhunt

Fars News Agency: Anonymous Declares WAR on Minneapolis Police in Video Message Attributed to Hacker Group
Input: This is the surveillance tech Minneapolis law enforcement is using
Reddit-hacking: Hacktivist Group Anonymous Takes Down Minneapolis PD Website, Releases Video Threatening To Expose Corrupt Police Officers
RT USA: Anonymous declares WAR on Minneapolis Police in video message attributed to hacker group Minneapolis Police Website Goes Down After Anonymous Video Message
Security Affairs: Over 100K+ WordPress sites using PageLayer plugin exposed to hack
TechNadu: “Anonymous” Threaten to Expose the Crimes of Minneapolis Police
DNA India: WATCH: Hacker group Anonymous’ message for Minneapolis Police amid George Floyd’s killing goes viral : Top News: Hacking Group Anonymous Says Royal Family ‘Murdered’ Princess Diana; Will Harry Face Same Fate?
AndroidRookies: Anonymous hacking group hack Chicago Police Department radios and play NWA’s “F*** tha police”
Evening Standard: What is Anonymous? Hacker group targets Trump, police and others
BusinessLine – Home: Hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ targets Minneapolis PD website in retaliation for George Floyd’s death
TIME: After Anonymous Promises Retribution for George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Police Website Shows Signs It Was Hacked
New York Post: Hacker group Anonymous may have attacked Minneapolis police website
Troy Hunt’s Blog: Analysing the (Alleged) Minneapolis Police Department “Hack”
Motherboard: ‘Anonymous’ Is Going Viral Again, But Is It Really Back?
SC Magazine: Anonymous capitalizes on Minneapolis unrest with police, municipal cyberattacks | SC Media
BBC News – Home: George Floyd: Anonymous hackers re-emerge amid US unrest

@williamlegate: The Minneapolis PD website has been taken offline by Anonymous & they're threatening to take down any government website for any organization attacking protestors
@LatestAnonNews: We are interventionist. We are hacktivist. We are journalist. We are activist. We are justice. We are legion. Expect us. We are from the internet. We are #Anonymous. We are everywhere.
@troyhunt: I'm seeing a bunch of tweets along the lines of "Anonymous leaked the email addresses and passwords of the Minneapolis police" with links and screen caps of pastes as "evidence". This is almost certainly fake for several reasons:

June 4, 2020
James Vincent / The Verge

James Vincent / The Verge  
Amid Protests Against Racism and Police Violence, Signal Announces New Face-Blurring Tool to Protect Identities

Encrypted messaging app Signal has announced a new face-blurring tool to help protect the identities and privacy of people in photos that will be incorporated into the latest Android and iOS versions of the software. Users sharing pictures through the app will be able to quickly blur faces. Signal co-founder Moxie Marlinspike linked the update to the worldwide protests against racism and police violence sparked by the killing of George Floyd by law enforcement.

Related: Forbes, The Next Web, MacRumors, Mashable, TechNadu, WebProNews, Signal, Android Police, Fast Company, BGR

June 5, 2020
Ryne Hager / Android Police

Ryne Hager / Android Police  
Dropbox Launches Password Manager Called Dropbox Passwords, Available in Invite-Only Mode Right Now

Dropbox just dropped a new app on the Google Play Store called Dropbox Passwords app. According to its listing, the so-called “early access” app is a password manager available exclusively in an invite-only private beta for some Dropbox customers. Although anyone can seemingly download, users can’t actually log in without being invited, even if they’re a Dropbox Plus customer.

June 3, 2020
Nico Grant / Bloomberg

Nico Grant / Bloomberg  
Zoom Won’t Give Higher Level of Encryption to Free Users Because It Wants to Work With Law Enforcement CEO Says

Zoom is rolling out end-to-end encrypted calls for its premium users but won’t give the greater security option to its free users because it wants to cooperate with law enforcement, company CEO Eric Yuan said during Zoom’s earnings call. “Free users for sure we don’t want to give that because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose,” Yuan said on the call. Alex Stamos, working as a security consultant with Zoom, said it wants to catch repeat offenders for hate speech or child exploitative content by not offering end-to-end encryption t0 free users.

Related: Engadget, MSPoweruser, Techradar, The Next Web, CNET, Techradar, WCCFtech,, Gulf News Technology, Verdict, Pocketnow, Android Authority, City A.M. – Technology, Computer Business Review, WRAL Tech Wire, AndroidRookies, Input, Silicon Republic, City A.M. – Technology, Daily DotBusiness Insider, The Next Web,, Slashdot, MSPoweruser, Tickle The Wire, Pocketnow, Engadget, Newsweek, TechCrunch

Tweets:@alexstamos @PeggyKTC @kaepora @mmasnick @NicoAGrant @nixcraft

Engadget: Zoom explains why free users won’t get encrypted video calls
MSPoweruser: Zoom CEO confirms video calls by free users will not be encrypted to allow law enforcement easy access
Techradar: Free Zoom meetings won’t be getting this privacy feature any time soon
The Next Web: Zoom won’t encrypt free calls because it wants to comply with law enforcement
CNET: Zoom won’t add end-to-end encryption to free calls so it can keep aiding police
Techradar: Free Zoom meetings won’t be getting this privacy feature any time soon
WCCFtech: Zoom (NASDAQ: ZM) Collects Laurels From Wall Street on Q1 2021 Earnings With “the Largest Beat” in Software Sector for Over 20 Years, According to JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) Zoom End-To-End Encryption Sadly Isn’t Coming To Free Accounts, And Here’s Why
Gulf News Technology: Zoom earnings soar as video meets become COVID-19 pandemic norm
Verdict: Zoom revenue soars 169% in one year, fuelled by remote working surge
Pocketnow: Zoom won’t secure your video calls with end-to-end encryption, unless you pay
Android Authority: Zoom thinks law enforcement should get access to your calls (unless you pay)
City A.M. – Technology: Zoom revenue surges as video app cashes in on Covid-19
Computer Business Review: Zoom Wrestles Publicly with its Encryption Demons
WRAL Tech Wire: ‘Incredible’: Pandemic helps turn Zoom Video into a gold mine for investors
AndroidRookies: Zoom App earnings grow by 129% in coronavirus pandemic even as its security sucks
Input: Zoom won’t encrypt free calls so it can work with cops
Silicon Republic: Zoom reveals the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its earnings
Daily Dot: Zoom says encryption will only be available to paid users to help the FBI
Business Insider: Zoom isn’t beefing up security for free users so that it’s better able to ‘work with law enforcement’ (ZM)
The Next Web: Zoom won’t encrypt free calls because it wants to comply with law enforcement Zoom says free users’ calls won’t be encrypted to allow law enforcement to intercept
Slashdot: Zoom Won’t Encrypt Free Calls Because it Wants To Comply With Law Enforcement
MSPoweruser: Zoom CEO confirms video calls by free users will not be encrypted to allow law enforcement easy access
Tickle The Wire: Zoom Won’t Encrypt Free Calls So It Can Help FBI
Pocketnow: Zoom won’t secure your video calls with end-to-end encryption, unless you pay
Engadget: Zoom explains why free users won’t get encrypted video calls
Newsweek: Zoom Won’t Encrypt Free Calls So Police Can Access User Information and Track ‘Misuse’
TechCrunch: Zoom faces criticism for denying free users e2e encryption

@alexstamos: Nico, it's incorrect to say that free calls won't be encrypted and this turns out to be a really difficult balancing act between different kinds of harms. More details here:
@PeggyKTC: Zoom apparently won't be encrypting free calls. For free end-to-end encrypted video calling there's Google Duo, Facebook's WhatsApp, Apple's FaceTime (iOS/macOS only), Signal.
@kaepora: A thread in which Alex Stamos justifies @Zoom 's plan to not provide e2e encryption except to paying customers by calling it a "safety issue". His comments regarding "AES encryption" for free tier refer to fake encryption that won't survive MitM attacks.
@mmasnick: Long night for Alex, who says that when Zoom's CEO said this about encryption: "Free users for sure we don’t want to give that because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose,” he meant something different
@NicoAGrant: Zoom’s CEO says he won’t encrypt free calls so Zoom can work more with law enforcement: “Free users for sure we don’t want to give that because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose,” Yuan said. $ZM
@nixcraft: Zoom says they won't encrypt free calls so Zoom can work more with the FBI. Well at least he is honest. Only paid customers will get encryption. Remember, Zoom is totally closed source. So you can't trust their encryption to begin with.

May 5, 2020
Abner Li / 9to5 Google

Abner Li / 9to5 Google  
Google Is Enforcing a New Two-Factor Account Security Measure for Unsecured Nest Users

Google is now starting to enforce a new two-factor account security measure for its Nest cameras, specifically for unsecured Nest users that have not migrated to a Google Account or enrolled in two-factor authentication where a code gets texted. The new mandatory measure is meant to “reduce the likelihood of an unauthorized person accessing your Nest account, even if they have your Nest username and password,” Google said. The tighter security measure comes months after a string of incidents in which hackers gained access to Google rival Amazon’s Ring home security cameras and posted scary videos on the Internet of terrorized homeowners speaking to nameless, faceless voices on their Ring systems.

Related: Tech Advisor – Security, Android Police, MacRumors, The Verge, MobileSyrup, Engadget, Gizmodo, Android Central, Fast Company, Google Nest Help

May 1, 2020
Thomas Brewster / Forbes

Thomas Brewster / Forbes  
Xiaomi Mobile Phones Have Been Recording Massive Amounts of Device Activities Including Browsing Queries, Researchers

Chinese mobile phone giant Xiaomi has been recording massive amounts of activities on the devices, including browsing queries in Xiaomi’s default browser. Security researcher Gabi Cirlig discovered that the data from Xiaomi’s mobile devices were sent to remote servers hosted by another Chinese tech giant, Alibaba, which were ostensibly rented by Xiaomi. Another security researcher, Andrew Tierney, investigated further and found browsers shipped by Xiaomi on Google Play, Mi Browser Pro, and the Mint Browser, were collecting the same data. Those browsers have a combined 15 million downloads, according to Google Play statistics. Xiaomi denied the research findings and said: “privacy and security is of top concern.”

Related:, xda-developers, Digit, BusinessLine – Home, Slashdot, TechSpot, fossBytes, WCCFtech, Android Central, BGR, The Next Web, channelnews, xda-developers, Android Police, BGR, TechWorm,

Tweets:@cybergibbons Xiaomi mobiles accused of collecting more data than they should
xda-developers: Researchers accuse Xiaomi web browsers of collecting browsing data – even in Incognito mode
Digit: Xiaomi smartphones are tracking private web and phone usage of millions of users: Report
BusinessLine – Home: Xiaomi allegedly records user activities, sends the data to remote servers: Report
Slashdot: Xiaomi Found Recording ‘Private’ Web and Phone Use, Researchers Claim
TechSpot: Xiaomi accused of recording users’ incognito web browsing
fossBytes: Xiaomi Devices Found Tracking And Recording Browsing Data Of Millions
WCCFtech: Xiaomi is Caught Recording User’s Private Data and Phone Usage
Android Central : Xiaomi accused of sneakily collecting vast amounts of private data
BGR : Xiaomi accused of sending ‘private’ web and phone data to China
The Next Web: Xiaomi is collecting browser data even in incognito mode, researchers say
channelnews: Chines Phone Brand Collecting “Insane Amount” Of Private Data
xda-developers: Xiaomi.EU releases MIUI 12 builds for 20+ Xiaomi Mi and Redmi devices
Android Police : Xiaomi’s Mint Browser records web searches and other data, even in Incognito Mode
BGR : Xiaomi denies linking user data to personally identifiable information
TechWorm: Xiaomi Refutes Claims Of Secretly Sending Its User Data To China Xiaomi tracks private browser and phone usage, defends behavior

@cybergibbons: Want to see the @Xiaomi @XiaomiIndia @manukumarjain privacy issue in under 4 minutes? This demo should illustrate the problem. It's undeniable. This is detailed browsing history, tied to me, sent from Incognito mode. What's your take?

May 15, 2020
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica  
Google Rolls Out New Feature in Chrome That Limits Machine Resources Used by Abusive Ads

Google developers are rolling out a feature that neuters abusive ads that covertly leach users’ CPU resources, bandwidth, and electricity, the Chrome team announced. Google says that while the percentage of abusive ads is meager, somewhere around 0.3 percent, they account for 28 percent of CPU usage and 27 percent of network data. Most of these ads mine cryptocurrency, are poorly programmed or are unoptimized for network usage. To address this problem, Chrome is limiting the resources a display ad can consume before a user interacts with it. If the limit is reached, the ad frame will navigate to an error page that informs the user the ad has consumed too many resources.

Related:, The Verge, WCCFtech, Android Police, Chromium Blog, Trusted Reviews, MacRumors, Slashdot, Venture Beat

April 4, 2020
Frederic Lardinois / Forbes

Frederic Lardinois / Forbes  
Google Rolls Back SameSite Cookie Security and Privacy Feature to Ensure Stability for Essential Services During the COVID-19 Crisis

Google announced that in light of the extraordinary global circumstances due to COVID-19, it is temporarily rolling back the enforcement of its secure-by-default handling of third-party cookies called SameSite cookie labeling, which Google started in February as an effort to improve privacy and security across the web. While most of the Internet ecosystem was ready for this change, Google is nevertheless rolling back the feature to provide essential services including banking, online groceries, government services, and healthcare that facilitate daily life during this time.

April 30, 2020
Sergiu Gatlan / Bleeping Computer

Sergiu Gatlan / Bleeping Computer  
Google Updates Chrome Web Store’s Spam Policy to Block Misleading, Duplicative, Malicious and Annoying Extensions

Google updated the Chrome Web Store’s spam policy to block extension spam so that users can have a real chance to avoid potentially malicious extensions while sifting through 200,000 add-ons available in the store. Misleading, duplicative, malicious, and annoying extensions will be removed or blocked on submission, starting with August 27, 2020. Google said that the popularity of the “extension platform has also attracted spammers and fraudsters introducing low-quality and misleading extensions in an attempt to deceive and trick our users into installing them to make a quick profit.”

April 2, 2020
Sergiu Gatlan / Bleeping Computer

Sergiu Gatlan / Bleeping Computer  
Cloudflare Introduces New Privacy-Focused DNS Resolver for Families to Help Safeguard Children’s Online Security and Privacy

Cloudflare introduced a new tool called for Families, which it touts is the easiest way to add a layer of protection to home networks and protect them from malware and adult content. It is a privacy-focused DNS resolver designed to help parents in their efforts to safeguard their children’s online security and privacy by automatically filtering out bad sites. for Families comes with two options: the first one will automatically block malware content only, while the second is designed to prevent both malware and adult content from reaching your children while they browse the web.

Related: How-To Geek, The Register – Security, Slashdot, ZDNet, Android Police, BetaNews, SlashGear, gHacks, Cloudflare