Connect with us

YouTube is testing a tool that checks for copyright infringement at download time

Published

on

YouTube has started testing a tool that checks for possible copyright violations when uploading videos. This is evidenced by a screenshot posted by social media consultant Matt Navarra. Based on the screenshot, the tool checks the video for “any copyright issues that might limit its visibility” and allows you to resolve issues that arise before the video is published. For now, the tool is only available on PCs, according to Matt.

Of course, even if this system does not detect any problems, copyright owners can manually file infringement claims after the video is published.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Security

Olympus was attacked by ransomware for the second time in two months

Published

on

The company was attacked by Macaw ransomware developed by Evil Corp.

Japanese tech giant Olympus fell victim to ransomware for the second time in two months. This time, the attack was carried out by the cybercriminal group Evil Corp, against which the US government has imposed sanctions.

The attack on Olympus using a new variant of malware called Macaw began on October 10, 2021. The malware encrypted company systems in the United States, Canada and South America.

Macaw is a variant of WastedLocker ransomware, and both are developed by the cybercriminal group Evil Corp.

This is the second ransomware attack on Olympus in the past two months. The first incident took place in September, when the company’s networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa were encrypted with BlackMatter ransomware (BlackMatter and Evil Corp. are not related).

“Olympus was attacked by BlackMatter last month and a week or so by the Macaw,” Allan Liska, an analyst at information security firm Recorded Future, told TechCrunch.

According to Liska, the ransomware Macaw left a ransom note on the compromised computers with a data theft statement.

According to the official press release Olympus, the company is investigating “possible data breaches” – a known technique of the so-called “double extortion” in which ransomware steals data from their victims and threatens to publish it if the ransom is not paid.

The company does not provide details about the incident, citing an ongoing investigation.

Continue Reading

Gaming

The first trailer for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition shows how the graphics have changed. The game will be released on November 11

Published

on

The Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition trilogy, announced earlier this month, has received a release date.

The game will be released digitally on all major platforms except mobile on November 11th. As a reminder, it will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Rockstar Games Launcher on PC. For Android and iOS, games will be released next year. As for the disc version, it will be released on December 7th. In addition, on the same day, the project will appear on the PlayStation Now platform.

Rockstar also published the first trailer for the updated trilogy, where, among other things, the difference in the level of graphics is clearly visible. The angular old models have not gone anywhere, but now they are much more detailed, and the effects of reflections look very modern at all. By the way, the game will support Nvidia DLSS, although it’s not very clear whether it needs this technology with very modest system requirements.

Continue Reading

Security

Scientists have learned to track gadgets using BLE signals

Published

on

Devices can be tracked by prints of their physical characteristics.

In the past few years, mobile devices have become more likely to use the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol to transfer messages, which can pose a significant privacy risk, experts at UC San Diego warn.

Within the framework of research they examined the implementation of BLE in a number of popular models of smartphones, laptops and gadgets and found that devices can be traced back to their physical characteristics. The bottom line is that devices can have a unique fingerprint that can be used to determine where they were and when.

BLE messaging has become more common in phones, laptops, smartwatches and other gadgets due to the support of operating devices for functions such as Apple Continuity or Find My, which imply the use of the BLE standard.

Typically, applications using this protocol try to hide identifiable data by encrypting the device’s MAC address, but this does not help to hide the built-in hardware characteristics of the device, based on which it can be identified.

Experts have tested their theory on several devices, including the iPhone 10, Thinkpad X1 Carbon (Windows), MacBook Pro 2016 (macOS), Apple Watch 4 (watchOS), Google Pixel 5 (Android), and Bose QuietComfort 35. In most cases, they were able to get a fingerprint of the physical BLE chip and distinguish one device from another.

In the course of the study, the scientists faced some difficulties, for example, it turned out to be more difficult to distinguish devices operating on the same chipset model than to distinguish gadgets based on different chips. The device’s ability to identify was also influenced by its temperature and signal transmission power.

Using special equipment, the researchers intercepted BLE signals from 162 devices in public places and were able to identify 40% of them. In addition, the group recorded BLE signals from bystanders’ devices with COVID-19 tracking apps from Apple and Google for two days for 10 hours. Scientists managed to “uniquely identify” 47.1% of 647 MAC addresses.

In theory, the method can be used to track the Apple AirTag and Samsung SmartTag Plus Bluetooth trackers, the researchers noted.

Continue Reading

Most Popular