A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

Source: A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in its login system, which security researchers say could have been used to trick unsuspecting victims into giving over complete access to their online accounts. The bug allowed attackers to quietly steal account tokens, which websites and apps use to grant users access to their accounts without having them to constantly re-enter their passwords. These tokens are created by an app or a website in place of a username and password after a user logs in. That keeps the user persistently ...

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The Surface Pro 7 is a competent upgrade with USB-C, refreshed processors, but little else that’s new

Source: The Surface Pro 7 is a competent upgrade with USB-C, refreshed processors, but little else that’s new I’ll be the first to admit that when the first generation Surface two-in-one launched, I wasn’t sure this was a device that people actually wanted to use. But Microsoft was clearly on to something, as the proliferation of Surface Pro’s among coffee shop dwellers clearly shows. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced both the seventh generation Surface Pro 7 and the Surface Pro X. The X is probably the most interesting update in the Surface Pro’s recent history, with a slimmer profile, larger ...

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Straight Up Conversation: Can Outschool Bring the Gig Economy to K-12? – by Frederick Hess

Source: Straight Up Conversation: Can Outschool Bring the Gig Economy to K-12? – by Frederick Hess Amir Nathoo is CEO of Outschool, a marketplace for live online classes connecting over 30,000 students with over 1,000 teachers in 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and 35 countries. Amir previously worked at Square, founding the Square Payroll product, and before that he was CEO and co-founder of Trigger.io. I recently talked with Amir about Outschool and virtual classrooms, and here’s what he said. Rick Hess: What is Outschool? Amir Nathoo: We’re a marketplace for live online classes for kids taught via video ...

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Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls

Source: Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls Microsoft is following Apple and Google’s lead with today’s launch of per-app and per-game time limits in its parental control software. Already, the company allows parents to limit screen time across Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android via the Microsoft Launcher. However, it hadn’t yet allowed parents to limit the amount of time a child would spend in a specific app or game, as its competitors do. Instead, its existing controls allowed parents only to dole out a set amount of hours of screen time. Parents could choose to either ...

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Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta

Source: Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta Apple is rolling out a new opt-in notice for Siri audio sample review with the beta of iOS 13.2. This new opt-in feature was promised back in August after reports that audio from Siri requests were being reviewed by contractors and that the audio could contain sensitive or personal information. Apple had previously halted the grading process entirely while it updated the process by which it used the audio clips to “improve Siri.” The new process will include an explicit opt-in for those ...

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