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50 million accounts impacted by major mistake: Security breach, Company accepted

A million hacked Facebook accounts aren’t cool. You know what’s even less cool? Fifty million hacked Facebook accounts.

A Friday morning press release from our connect-people-at-any-cost friends in Menlo Park detailed a potentially horrifying situation for the billions of people who use the social media service: Their accounts might have been hacked. Well, at least 50 million of them were “directly affected,” anyway.

You’ll have to log back in to Facebook as a result – that includes any apps that you might log into with Facebook, like Spotify.

“On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts,” said Facebook’s Guy Rosen.

We’re taking this incredibly seriously and wanted to let everyone know what’s happened and the immediate action we’ve taken to protect people’s security.”

According to Facebook, attackers exploited a vulnerability in the website’s code.

It specifically impacted “View As”, which is a feature that lets you see what your own profile looks like to someone else.

Hackers used this feature to steal Facebook’s access tokens.

Access tokens are like digital keys that keep you logged into Facebook – so you don’t have to re-enter your password every time you use the app.

This means that hackers would’ve been able to access your Facebook account, potentially giving them access to your entire profile, your private messages and more.

“This attack exploited the complex interaction of multiple issues in our code,” Facebook admitted.

“It stemmed from a change we made to our video uploading feature in July 2017, which impacted ‘View As.’

“The attackers not only needed to find this vulnerability and use it to get an access token, they then had to pivot from that account to others to steal more tokens.”

Has Facebook fixed the problem?

Facebook says it has “fixed the vulnerability”, and told law enforcement about the issue.

The world’s largest social network has also reset the access tokens for the 50million accounts that Facebook admits were affected.

Facebook is also resetting access tokens for another 40million accounts that have been subject to a “View As” look-up in the last year – as a precautionary measure.

This means that roughly 90million users will be logged out of Facebook, and any apps linked to Facebook.

When you log back in, you’ll see a notification at the top of your News Feed explaining what happened.

Facebook has also temporarily turned off the “View As” feature so it can “conduct a thorough security review”.

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Pilot test: EU citizen can now submit applications to remain in UK after Brexit

Impact of Brexit on Migrants , thats how they are reaching to UK from France

EU nationals wanting to stay in Britain after Brexit can start applying from today.

Home office started taking EU citizen applications today

So the first way of Brexit execution is visible as Home office trials begins and approached some citizen from liverpool and some from north west of England to submit their applications as they are living for more than 5 years in UK, after submission of forms they will undergo scrutiny and prudently allotted status of “Settled Status” to stay in UK. Every EU citizen living in UK for 5 or more years and has home would be asked to apply and avail this status and shun any thing odd.

However all those EU citizens living in UK for less than 5 years will have to wait for the remaining time and once they complete they could also submit their application in order to avail the “Settled Status”, its not yet decided the how the time difference would be catered.

Applications will cost £65 for adults and £32.50 for children under the age of 16.

Applicants will be asked to prove their identity, declare any criminal convictions and upload a facial photograph

The first EU nationals wishing to apply to stay in the UK after Brexit are submitting their paperwork as part of a Home Office trial.

“Settled status” will allow non-British Europeans who have been living in the UK for at least five years to secure their right to stay in the country.

NHS workers in the north-west of England and students and staff from three Liverpool universities are among those invited to apply early for a “managed live trial” of the process, which the Home Office says should involve up to 4,000 people to iron out any kinks before a phased roll-out by the end of the year.

Since the UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016, EU citizens who have made their homes in Britain have been securing their status by applying for “permanent residency” cards – an expensive and arduous bureaucratic process that was never designed to cater for them.

The inundation of applications led to a backlog at the Home Office and prompted Theresa May to unveil plans for the new “settled status” system.

Under the EU Settlement Scheme, EU citizens and family members who have been in the UK for five years by the end of 2020 will be able to apply for settled status, meaning they are free to go on living and working in the UK indefinitely.

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The Home Office will check employment and benefits data to confirm proof of residence, while all applications will be run through UK criminality and security databases. Previously, EU applicants for permanent residency had to provide dossiers of documents proving where they were, and what they were doing, for the whole of their five years in the UK.

Those who have arrived by December 31 2020, but do not have five years’ residence, can apply for “pre-settled status” in a similar process, and then have their status upgraded free of charge to “settled” once they reach the five-year threshold.

The Home Office says it wants to make the process “as quick and user-friendly as possible”, and that the full scheme will be in place by 30 March 2019. It also reminds EU citizens that their rights will not change until the end of the Brexit transition period in 2021 and so they don’t need to apply straight away – presumably to avoid another inundation of paperwork.

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China & Google finally borne: Accept our terms or stay out

It was a long way of negotiations between China and Google, Chinese are way to particular about there norms and values and don’t allow any one to breach their sentiments no matter you ranked in top brands of the world. Back in 2006 Google started negotiations with China to launch its search engine in China but China has some serious reservations and they drive there people according to their law and pattern.

Google to launch Censor Search Engine in China: sources

It took almost 10 years to both sides to understand each other and realize the business they are missing and service. Now According to a report by the Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher on Wednesday, the search engine will “blacklist sensitive queries” and filter out websites blocked by the Chinese government. Search terms about sensitive subjects such as human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest will be among those blocked.

China censors online information to quash political dissent — and just about anything the government deems dangerous. Google is currently blocked in the country, along with other media giants like Facebook, the New York Times, and YouTube.

With 750 million internet users, China is a huge untapped market for Google. The move to launch a censored search engine in the nation is likely to be great for both Google’s stock and its shareholders.

Google has already proven it’s more comfortable in moral gray areas these days. Now that the U.S. government is less likely to discourage Google from helping a government censor its media, why wouldn’t Google cash in on the opportunity?

A whistleblower provided the site with internal documents on the project, codename Dragonfly, which launched in the spring of 2017. Through Dragonfly, Google is building a special Android search app that follows the Chinese government’s strict censorship guidelines.

The government has already seen a version of the app, and the final product could launch in the nation within the next six to nine months, according to The Intercept’s report.

JP Morgan, Chase customers No longer need card for ATM transaction in US

JP Morgan is another step closer to its mission and this time its the most awaited innovation people were expecting from some financial institution in coming future which JP Morgan predicted long time ago and address the expectation and started working on. Chase added an upgraded feature in ATM’s for customer in almost 16000 ATM’s in some states

 

Chase announced Wednesday that it had rolled out cardless transactions to most of its ATM network, meaning customers no longer need a physical debit card and can instead retrieve cash using a mobile wallet — such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay — on their smartphone.

At ATMs with a cardless symbol (see below), customers can open their mobile wallet, tap their phone, and then enter their PIN to access their account.

At nearly every one of JPMorgan Chase’s 16,000 ATMs, customers no longer need a card to take out cash

Here’s Chase’s simple visual guide to performing a cardless transaction:

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Chase began rolling out the feature — which uses the “near-field communication” technology that enables transactions from mobile wallets — in 2016, and Bank of America and Wells Fargo have debuted similar capabilities as well.

The largest banks in the US have been investing millions in updating the capabilities and physical appearances of their thousands of ATMs as their digital and mobile customer bases balloon.

Bank of America has also got a kind of feature which allows customers to scan a cheque through mobile phone (taking picture) and submit it in mobile app hence save time by not standing in cue. www.BankofAmerica.com

While cardless transactions are a convenient perk to Chase’s more than 30 million active mobile customers, the feature could also result in savings for the bank.

It costs banks about $0.20 to replace a lost, stolen, or otherwise corrupted card, according to the consulting firm A.T. Kearney, a sum that can add up when you serve tens of millions of customers, as Chase and its largest competitors do.

The more customers can rely on their already omnipresent smartphones, the more likely they are to phase out cards that fatten their wallets and can more easily be lost or compromised.

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