Apple Explains Mysterious iPhone 11 Location Requests

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 19:46:02 +0000

KrebsOnSecurity ran a story this week that puzzled over Apple’s response to inquiries about a potential privacy leak in its new iPhone 11 line, in which the devices appear to intermittently seek the user’s location even when all applications and system services are individually set never to request this data. Today, Apple disclosed that this behavior is tied to the inclusion of a new short-range technology that lets iPhone 11 users share files locally with other nearby phones that support this feature, and that a future version of its mobile operating system will allow users to disable it.

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Avast, NordVPN Breaches Tied to Phantom User Accounts

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:32:57 +0000

Antivirus and security giant Avast and virtual private networking (VPN) software provider NordVPN each today disclosed months-long network intrusions that — while otherwise unrelated — shared a common cause: Forgotten or unknown user accounts that granted remote access to internal systems with little more than a password.

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