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FBI Warns of ‘Unlimited’ ATM Cashout Scheme

The FBI is warning banks about a global fraud scheme known as an “ATM cash-out,” in which criminals hack a bank or payment card processor and use cloned cards at cash machines around the world to fraudulently withdraw millions of dollars in just a few hours. “The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a ... Read More »

Australia To Pass Bill Providing Backdoors Into Encrypted Devices, Communications

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: The Australian government has scheduled its “not-a-backdoor” crypto-busting bill to land in parliament in the spring session, and we still don’t know what will be in it. The legislation is included in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s schedule of proposed laws to be debated from today (13 August) all ... Read More »

Linux 4.18 Releases With Steam Controller Kernel Driver, Spectre Updates

fstack writes: Linus Torvalds has released Linux 4.18 as the newest kernel bringing a Steam Controller kernel driver, Spectre updates for ARM64, power management updates, a “Restartable Services” system call, AMD Radeon graphics driver improvements, V3D DRM as Broadcom’s new graphics driver, DM writecache support, USB 3.2 support, and many other updates. Linus Torvalds wrote of the 4.18 final release: ... Read More »

Apple Delays 32-Person Group FaceTime From iOS 12 Launch

Developer Guilherme Rambo has revealed that the 32-person FaceTime group chat feature “has been removed from the initial release of iOS 12.” Apple says the feature “will ship in a future software update later this fall.” The Verge: Group FaceTime chats will allow 32 participants in a video call, with tiles of people’s faces where you can manually select people ... Read More »

Facebook Bans the Sale of All Kodi Boxes

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Facebook previously banned the sale of fully-loaded pirate streaming devices, as did Amazon and eBay, but the social network appears to have expanded this to all Kodi-powered hardware now. This is made clear in the prohibited content section of the company’s commerce policies, as shown below. Facebook states that users are no ... Read More »