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I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets | Technology | The Guardian
At 9.24pm (and one second) on the night of Wednesday 18 December 2013, from the second arrondissement of Paris, I wrote “Hello!” to my first ever Tinder match. Since that day I’ve fired up the app 920 times and matched with 870 different people. I recall a few of them very well: the ones who either became lovers, friends or terrible first dates. I’ve forgotten all the others. But Tinder has not.
data  privacy  hcds  data_science 
yesterday by jaimoe
Every WiFi network in the World is now non-secure - WPA2 encryption broken - AfterDawn
Researchers from Belgian university KU Leuven have managed to find a way to break WPA2 encryption used as the "strongest" encryption available in WiFi networks. They published their findings yesterday and now the security organizations across the globe are trying to find ways to curb the problem.
Researchers managed to break the WPA2 encryption by using so-called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack) attack against the encrypted network. Breaking the network encryptyin isn't exactly a trivial one, as it requires installing a WiFi router with fake MAC address and to place that router within the WLAN network's reach.
wi-fi  security  privacy  KRACK  encryption 
yesterday by rgl7194
How to share your home Wi-Fi without a password in iOS 11 | Cult of Mac
iOS 11 brings yet another convenient feature — password-free Wi-Fi sharing. It works like this: If a friend or other visitor needs to use your Wi-Fi, then instead of digging in the dust and yanking on the already-taut cables of your router to read the password label on the back, you can just hold your iPhones close to each other, and grant the guest access to your network. It’s super easy, and requires nothing more than that you both be running iOS 11, and have Bluetooth switched on.
ios11  wi-fi  passwords  sharing  privacy  security  bluetooth 
yesterday by rgl7194
How to Share Your Wi-Fi Without Password in iOS 11
One of the coolest features in iOS 11 has to be the ability to share your Wi-Fi password with other iOS 11 users. No more having to remember where you wrote your Wi-Fi password down and no more having to read out a long string of letters and numbers.
There are some requirements in order for this feature to work:
iOS devices have to be running iOS 11 and have Bluetooth turned on.
You have to be in each other’s contacts.
Home owners can also use their Macs to share their Wi-Fi connection, but must be running MacOS Sierra for it to work.
If you meet the requirements, you can share your Wi-Fi password with other devices nearby without revealing the password.
ios11  wi-fi  passwords  sharing  privacy  security  bluetooth 
yesterday by rgl7194
How to easily share WiFi password on iPhone, iPad with iOS 11 - Business Insider
WiFi passwords are a pain. They're hard to remember and are often too long or complex to easily tell someone.
Luckily, Apple has finally made a way to easily share your WiFi password with someone in iOS 11, the next major software update released for the iPhone and iPad on Tuesday.
Here's how it works: When someone needs the password to a network you've already logged into, you'll be able to hold your Apple device near theirs and instantly transfer the password to them — no copy and pasting required!
ios11  wi-fi  passwords  sharing  privacy  security  bluetooth 
yesterday by rgl7194
iOS 11 Makes Sharing Your Wi-Fi Password Much Easier
iOS: Having an elaborate, secure password on your Wi-Fi network can be a great thing. A great thing until that weekend you have guests visiting from out of town and they have to try your 20-character Wi-Fi password a dozen different times because a zero looks like an O or they couldn’t tell from your chicken scratch which letters are capitalized and which aren’t.
With iOS 11, sharing that password just got much easier. That is, if you and all your friends happen to be using iOS devices running iOS 11 or computers running macOS High Sierra. You’ll also need to have their contact info saved in your device’s address book.
ios11  wi-fi  passwords  sharing  privacy  security  bluetooth 
yesterday by rgl7194
Apple answers Sen. Al Franken’s privacy concerns over Face ID - CNET
The tech giant reiterates points from its own report last month, including that the iPhone X doesn't store or send biometric information.
Apple is working to satisfy lawmakers' privacy and security concerns over its Face ID facial recognition technology.
Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, said Monday that he appreciates the company's efforts to answer his questions about how it's addressing such concerns.
congress  faceID  franken  gov2.0  privacy  security 
yesterday by rgl7194
Apple replies to senator’s questions about Face ID safety | iLounge News
Apple’s efforts to explain how its Face ID technology works and why it can be trusted to safeguard user data have drawn praise from Senator Al Franken, who sent the company an inquiry shortly after the feature was announced, CNET reports. Franken, the leading Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and Law, asked for specifics about the new technology, as he did in 2013 when he had similar questions about Touch ID. Apple reiterated many of its explanations from an extensive security white paper on Face ID, including how the device uses 30,000 unique dots to verify a user’s face scan, all without storing or sending out any biometric information. “I appreciate Apple’s willingness to engage with my office on these issues,” Franken said in a statement. “And I’m glad to see the steps that the company has taken to address consumer privacy and security concerns.”
congress  faceID  franken  gov2.0  privacy  security 
yesterday by rgl7194
KRACK Attacks: Breaking WPA2
INTRODUCTION
We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or other malware into websites.
The weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself, and not in individual products or implementations. Therefore, any correct implementation of WPA2 is likely affected. To prevent the attack, users must update affected products as soon as security updates become available. Note that if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. During our initial research, we discovered ourselves that Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, OpenBSD, MediaTek, Linksys, and others, are all affected by some variant of the attacks. For more information about specific products, consult the database of CERT/CC, or contact your vendor.
The research behind the attack will be presented at the Computer and Communications Security (CCS) conference, and at the Black Hat Europe conference. Our detailed research paper can already be downloaded.
wi-fi  security  privacy  KRACK  encryption 
yesterday by rgl7194

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