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22:55  08 november  2019
22:55  08 november  2019 Source:   autocar.co.uk

NYPD: Armed Intruders Steal Seven Slot Machines From Queens Apartment

NYPD: Armed Intruders Steal Seven Slot Machines From Queens Apartment Police say an illegal gambling operation in Queens was targeted by thieves. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio Inc The suspects allegedly stole seven slot machines from an apartment at 35th Avenue and Union Street in Flushing. Police said four men entered the apartment around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday and threatened a 27-year-old woman with a gun. The suspects left with the slot machines, and the victim was not hurt. Investigators believe the apartment was targeted. So far, no arrests have been made in the robbery or illegal operation.

Apple is touting its claimed privacy advantage more than ever, but that's not entirely true for Mac users at the moment. The company tells Engadget it will fix a macOS flaw that leaves portions of encrypted Mail messages unprotected. Bob Gentler has discovered that a database file used by Siri (snippets.db) was storing text from emails that were otherwise supposed to be protected -- even if you remove the private key that prevents you from reading the app in Mail. While it's not the full message, it could still pose problems if a hacker has access to your system and is trawling for sensitive info.

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The vulnerability exists in at least the last four versions of macOS, ranging from Sierra to Catalina.

Researchers easily breached voting machines for the 2020 election

  Researchers easily breached voting machines for the 2020 election The voting machines that the US will use in the 2020 election are still vulnerable to hacks. A group of ethical hackers tested a bunch of those voting machines and election systems (most of which they bought on eBay). They were able to crack into every machine, The Washington Post reports. Their tests took place this summer at a Def Con cybersecurity conference, but the group visited Washington to share their findings yesterday. A number ofA number of flaws allowed the hackers to access the machines, including weak default passwords and shoddy encryption. The group says the machines could be hacked by anyone with access to them, and if poll workers make mistakes or take shortcuts, the machines could be infiltrated by remote hackers.

This isn't as glaring a flaw as it sounds. To be vulnerable, you'd have to use Mail, send encrypted messages from Mail and leave FileVault's whole-drive encryption turned off. If you rely on a third-party email client or use FileVault, you're not affected. You can also remove Mail from snippets.db by going to System Preferences > Siri > Siri Suggestions & Privacy > Mail and switching off the "learn from this app" option. It's not clear when the patch will be ready, but you won't have to stay exposed in the meantime.

Nonetheless, this isn't what you'd call confidence-inspiring. Gendler noted that he reported the issue on July 29th, and that Apple didn't respond with a solution until November 5th. That's a long time to leave email content exposed, even if the likelihood of an attack is slim in practice. It suggests that Apple still has room to speed up its responses to vulnerabilities.

Bob Gendler (Medium), The Verge

Minnesota School Districts Considering ‘Online Snow Days’ .
With snow in the forecast, school districts are thinking about snow days in the months ahead. Some districts are already turning to online learning when schools are closed. © Provided by CBS Broadcasting Inc.State law allows up to five E-learning days a school year when there’s bad weather. And just like the weather, student reaction to E-Learning at Eden Prairie is both hot and cold. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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