After the failure of the Facebook Phone, get ready for a Facebook Watch | GeekComparison

Here’s a statement that should fill everyone with optimism: Facebook is building an Android smartwatch! That’s according to a new report from The Information, which says the watch should hit the market next year. Sources tell The Information that the watch will be a self-contained device, capable of connecting to mobile networks without tethering to … Read more

Zuckerberg responds to Apple’s privacy policy: “We have to hurt” | GeekComparison

enlarge / Facebook co-founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaves after testifying before a combined hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee at the Hart Senate office on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018, in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees close to him, “we have to hurt Apple” for … Read more

New type of supply chain attack hit Apple, Microsoft and 33 other companies | GeekComparison

Last week, a researcher demonstrated a new supply chain attack that involved executing fake code on networks of some of the world’s largest companies, including Apple, Microsoft and Tesla. Now fellow researchers scour the internet with copycat packages, more than 150 of which have been detected so far. The technique was unveiled last Tuesday by … Read more

Microsoft says SolarWinds hackers stole source code for 3 products | GeekComparison

The hackers behind one of the worst breaches in US history read and downloaded Microsoft’s source code, but there’s no evidence they had access to production servers or customer data, Microsoft said Thursday. The software maker also said it has found no evidence that the hackers used the Microsoft compromise to attack customers. Microsoft released … Read more

New browser tracking hack works even when you clear caches or go incognito | GeekComparison

Getty Images The prospect of web users being tracked by the sites they visit has led to several countermeasures over the years, including using Privacy Badger or an alternative anti-tracking extension, enabling private or incognito browsing sessions, or clearing cookies. Now websites have a new way to beat all three. The technique uses favicons, the … Read more

Apple faces development hurdles with MagSafe battery accessory | GeekComparison

This is the current MagSafe charger, sold separately from the iPhone 12. Samuel Axon The MagSafe charger attached to an iPhone 12. Samuel Axon Bloomberg has released yet another report detailing a planned launch of Apple products. This time, the publication’s sources say Apple is working on a magnetically attached battery pack for iPhones — … Read more

New malware found on 30,000 Macs has let security professionals down | GeekComparison

A previously undetected piece of malware found on nearly 30,000 Macs worldwide is sparking intrigue in security circles, and security researchers are still trying to understand exactly what it does and what purpose its self-destruct power serves. Once an hour, infected Macs check a monitoring server to see if there are any new commands for … Read more