Everyone Is Listening!
There's a recurring theme in security and privacy news lately, and that is the fact that everyone is listening. If you use Alexa, OK Google, or Siri, the companies behind these services listen to some of your requests (and sometimes when you don't explicitly ask their devices anything). There's news this week about companies listening and watching, along with some Apple updates, clickjacking scripts on websites, and all the stuff that Facebook knows about you. And we answer a couple of listener questions.
- SWAPGS Spectre Side-Channel Vulnerability
- Is My Computer's CPU Secure? (Discussion of Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities)
- If You Lose Your iPhone, You Can’t Pay Your Apple Card Bill On The Web
- Apple Accidentally Unpatches Vulnerability, Leading to New iOS 12.4 Jailbreak
- Apple releases iOS 13.1 beta before iOS 13 is even out
- The Many Possibilities of CVE-2019-8646
- Apple apologises for allowing workers to listen to Siri recordings
- Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes
- Doorbell-camera firm Ring has partnered with 400 police forces, extending surveillance reach
- Clickjacking scripts found on 613 popular sites
- You Can Finally See All Of The Info Facebook Collected About You From Other Websites
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