Microsoft Puts Slack On Internal List of ‘Prohibited and Discouraged’ Software

Microsoft Puts Slack On Internal List of ‘Prohibited and Discouraged’ Software

Microsoft Puts Slack On Internal List of ‘Prohibited and Discouraged’ Software (geekwire.com) Posted by EditorDavid on Sunday June 23, 2019 @09:34AM from the permanent-mute dept. PolygamousRanchKid shares a report: GeekWire obtained an internal Microsoft list of prohibited and discouraged technology — software and online services that the company doesn’t want its employees using as part…

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Report: Election Systems Across Country Still Rely on Windows 7, Which Loses Free Support Next Year

Report: Election Systems Across Country Still Rely on Windows 7, Which Loses Free Support Next Year

Photo: Matt Rourke (AP)Amid growing concern about the vulnerability of the U.S. election system to hackers, Pennsylvania told election officials they had to upgrade their machines last year. But according to a Saturday report in the Associated Press, though some 60 percent of those systems have been upgraded—at a cost of $14.15 million—many of them…

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Apple Pushes Another Automatic Mac Software Update to Address Further Zoom-Related Vulnerabilities

Apple Pushes Another Automatic Mac Software Update to Address Further Zoom-Related Vulnerabilities

Apple today pushed a second silent security update to Macs to address further vulnerabilities related to the Zoom video conferencing app for macOS, reports The Verge. Apple removed software that was installed by RingCentral and Zhumu, two video conferencing apps that relied on technology from Zoom and were also found to have the same vulnerabilities…

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Apple Pushes Automatic Mac Software Update to Remove Vulnerable Zoom Web Server

Apple Pushes Automatic Mac Software Update to Remove Vulnerable Zoom Web Server

Earlier this week, a serious vulnerability with the Zoom video conferencing app for macOS was disclosed, with attackers potentially able to hijack users’ webcams. The vulnerability was particularly notable because Zoom had installed a hidden web server on users’ computers in order to allow for automatic answering of incoming calls, and that web server was…

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