|TITLE:||Justin Robert Young|
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|This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday Sept 14th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Justin Robert Young and DTNS Producer Roger Chang|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|t||Google has announced an event for October 4th, expected to be new Pixel phones. Videos, a website and billboards announcing the event show people typing “why can’t my phone” into Google search with various endings to the sentence. Meanwhile Droid Life’s Kellen Barranger noted that an FCC filing indicates LG will make the Pixel 2 XL. HTC is expected to be making the Pixel 2.|
|j||Snapchat has launched 3D Bitmoji World Lenses which allows you to put 3D cartoon versions of yourself into real world scenes on Snapchat. The 3D bitmojis are animated and adapt as you walk around and move your phone.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/14/snapchat-3d-bitmoji-world-lens-AR/|
|t||Putting big tech companies in charge of what we should be allowed to see has blown back on YouTube in two instances this week. YouTube has pulled a channel that posted North Korean state television programing for fear it might be controlled by the North Korean government and therefore violate US sanctions. Experts who analyze North Korea are upset as it was a useful resource in monitoring the country. YouTube also pulled an Estonian/Latvian animated short film Villa Antropoff for violating its nudity policy. The film won an award at the 2012 Krakow film festival and was nominated for best short film at the European Film Awards.||https://www.wsj.com/articles/youtube-pulls-north-korean-videos-used-for-research-1505406430|
|j||Freelance video editor Keith Krimbel emailed Craig Federighi with some questions about Apple’s Face ID. Federighi responded saying FaceID should work with most sunglasses. He also said that it would be hard for someone to unlock your phone by pointing it at you. You have to stare at the phone or it won’t unlock plus if you grip the buttons on both sides of the phone it temporarily disables FaceID.|
|t||The BBC has an article about Colu, an Israeli digital currency company whose Local Pound Liverpool has become frequently used merseyside. USers get 1 Local Pound for every pound sterling they add to the Colu app, with no transaction fees. Colu makes it’s money by charging 1.5% for withdrawals. Local businesses have embraced it because they avoid the fees associated with credit cards. For instance the BBC describes a customer buying sandwich at Delifonseca using Colu. Delifonseca then uses Colu to pay Sugar & Lime, a company that it rents equipment from for catering. Sugar & Lime would like to start paying its suppliers in Colu but until that happens, it doesn’t end up costing them much more than credit card fees would. Liverpool assistant mayor Gary Millar would like businesses to be able to pay their taxes with Colu, which would give Sugar and Lime another option to avoid the fee, shifting it on to the city. More than a quarter of a million local pounds have circulated so far in Liverpool according to the BBC.||http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-40728550|
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|WHAT TO DO ABOUT EQUIFAX||https://www.patreon.com/posts/14378198|
|Equifax announced that attackers exploited a vulnerability in the Apache Struts web application framework in order to gain access to the network and eventually access 143 million US residents records. The vulnerability was patched by Apache March 6th this year. The Equifax intrusion began in mid-May of this year. Fixing breach required downloading an updated version of Struts and using it to rebuild all apps made with the previous version. Rebuilt apps would then need to be tested to make sure they don’t break key functions.|
|In a separate discovery, researchers at Hold Security discovered an online portal for Argentinian employees allowed the the userID admin and the password admin to gain entry. The portal was taken offline by Equifax after being alerted by KrebsonSecurity.||http://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/09/ayuda-help-equifax-has-my-data/|
|FTC probes Equifax; top Democrat likens it to Enron||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-equifax-cyber-ftc/ftc-probes-equifax-top-democrat-likens-it-to-enron-idUSKCN1BP1VX?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|Equifax blames breach on a server flaw it should've patched||https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/13/equifax-apache-argentina/|
|Equifax CEO to testify to Congress as states begin probes||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-equifax-cyber/equifax-ceo-to-testify-to-congress-as-states-begin-probes-idUSKCN1BO2MO?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|How to freeze your credit after a data breach - The Verge||https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/8/16276194/credit-freeze-equifax-how-to-data-breach|
|FTC guidelines on identity theft||https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft|
|Credit Freeze FAQs | Consumer Information||https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs|
|Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information | Equifax||https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/|
|Equifax waives credit freeze fees after facing backlash||https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/13/equifax-waives-credit-freeze-fees/|
|Make an Identity Theft Report||https://www.identitytheft.gov/|
|40 states, US Congress, and US FTC investigating Equifax attack|
- Equifax CEO Richard Smith testify October 3rd in US House
- U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, a member of the House subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment has asked Experian and TransUnion CEOs how they are addressing InfoSec
|What could they have on you?|
names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. Criminals also accessed credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers.
- limited info for certain UK and Canadian residents.
How do you find out?
You could try equifaxsecurity2017.com and check, however some have reported getting different results when entering the same information
What can you do about it?
Equifax is offering a free year of credit monitoring through its TrustedID product. If you trust them and believe they have properly changed their ToS you can sign up for that at equifaxsecurity2017.com
|Put on a credit freeze. |
This prevents creditors from viewing your credit file which will prevent anyone taking out a loan in your name.
- When you put the freeze in place you get a PIN. The PIN is necessary to life the freeze.
- You need to put the freeze on at each of the major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian, TransUnion and the smaller Innovis. Equifax is offering fee-free freezes and unfreezes until November 21. The others generally charge small fees.
- If you need to get a new loan or credit card, you pay a small fee to lift the freeze temporarily then put it back in place. It can take up to three business days to lift a freeze.
Softer option is a fraud alert
- A fraud alert is free and lasts 90 days
- Extended fraud alert for those with an identity theft report (IdentityTheft.gov) can last 7 years. Active Duty military get it for one year.
- Requires creditors to verify your identity by calling you.
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Excellent show yesterday (listened this morning on my way to work). I am disappointed that the app store is being removed from iTunes, due to 2-factor authentication issues.
I have old iPhone 4s that I use as ip security cameras using a 3rd party application, iPCamera. The latest iOS supported on iPhone 4's is iOS7, which does not support 2-factor authentication. If I attempt to log into the app-store on these phones, I have no way to enter the authentication code. Instead of removing 2-factor authentication from my account, I use iTunes to install the iPCamera application on these old phones. Now there will be no way for me to do that. I have to hope to find another work around if/when there is another application I need on these phones (or keep an older version of iTunes around for working with these phones).
|And Petie wanted to point out something important regarding the idea of using Google Voice to handle your 2FA authentication codes.|
This is assuming you are using the Google Authenticator as your second factor for your Google account. Do not use Google Voice to handle the second factor for the Google account that voice is parted. That is a recipe for getting yourself locked out of your account.
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