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EU to adopt new cybersecurity rules for IoT devices

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The new standards should come into force in mid-2024.

European Commission updated Council and Parliamentary Directive on radio equipment (Radio Equipment Directive, RED), adding new cybersecurity guides for radio and wireless equipment sold in the European market, such as cell phones, tablets, fitness trackers and other smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The new standards, due to come into force in mid-2024, follow the delegated act. The directive is part of the 2014 EU legislation and acts as a regulatory framework to be followed by equipment suppliers selling electronic equipment in the European market.

The Delegated Act (the bureaucratic mechanism through which the European Commission directs EU regulators to update legislation) contains three new security measures that device manufacturers must implement in their products in order to be eligible to sell them in the EU:

Ensure increased network resilience – wireless devices and products must be equipped with features that protect against harm to communication networks and the use of devices to disrupt sites and services;

Better protect user privacy – wireless devices and products should be equipped with features that protect personal data. The protection of children’s rights is a key element of this legislation. For example, manufacturers will be required to implement new measures to prevent unauthorized access or transmission of personal data;

Reduce the risk of monetary fraud – Wireless devices and products should be equipped with features to minimize the risk of fraudulent electronic payments. For example, they should provide users with better control over authentication to avoid fraudulent payments.

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Nvidia lost. LHR mining protection is also hacked under Linux. This was done by NBMiner developers

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Two days have passed since the NiceHash developers cracked the Nvidia LHR protection, as the NBMiner team also pleased their users with the same news. Only this time we are talking about software for Linux.

Nvidia lost.  LHR mining protection is also hacked under Linux.  This was done by NBMiner developers

Thus, Nvidia’s protection completely fell for both Windows and Linux. Unfortunately, both programs are closed source, so it’s not clear what mechanisms the developers used to hack.

Whether the loss of Nvidia will affect the availability and prices of video cards is still difficult to say. At the moment, the cryptocurrency market continues to fall, but sooner or later it will turn around, and gamers may again face shortages and overpriced graphics cards.

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Xiaomi has released a profitable set of security camera and smart door locksmart door lock

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Xiaomi has released a profitable set of security camera and

Xiaomi has introduced a new kit with an outdoor video surveillance camera and a smart door lock, which includes Mi Outdoor camera and Mi Smart Door Lock 1S.

The bundle is priced at around $237, which is a great deal as these devices cost $20 more individually.

Mi Smart Door Lock 1S supports 7 unlocking methods, including fingerprint, password, temporary password, Bluetooth, HomeKit, NFC or regular key unlock. Compared to the first generation, the new lock supports both the Mijia app and Apple HomeKit.

Xiaomi has released a profitable set of security camera and

As for the rechargeable version of Xiaomi Outdoor Camera, this is Xiaomi’s first outdoor wireless camera. It has an independent design and can be installed without connecting the mains cable or power cable. It has a wide viewing angle of 130°, 1080p resolution and supports WDR technology.

In addition, the battery version of the Xiaomi Outdoor Camera offers night vision up to 7 meters and people detection function. It is IP65 rated and has a long battery life of up to 90 days.

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“These are machines for sucking out personal data.” Prayer and mental health apps have poor security

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Mental health apps have worse privacy protection than most other types of apps, according to a new analysis by Mozilla. We are talking about the entire category as a whole. In addition, things are also bad for prayer applications.

“These are machines for sucking out personal data.”  Prayer and mental health apps have poor security

The vast majority of mental health and prayer apps are exceptionally creepy. They track a variety of data, share and capitalize on users’ most intimate personal thoughts and feelings, such as mood, mental state, and biometric data.

The team analyzed 32 mental health and prayer apps. Of these apps, 29 received a Privacy not included warning, indicating that the team is concerned about how the app manages user data.

These applications collect large amounts of personal data in accordance with vague privacy policies. Most applications have also been found to have poor security practices that allow users to create accounts with weak passwords. Considering how much personal information such programs can contain, this is a bad feature.

The list of the worst programs according to the specified criteria included Better Help, Youper, Woebot, Better Stop Suicide, Pray.com and Talkspace. In particular, the Woebot chatbot claims to collect information about users and shares this data for advertising purposes, and Talkspace collects transcripts of user chats.

They work like data-sucking machines with the look and feel of a mental health app. In other words: wolves in sheep’s clothing

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