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Second SIM card attack can send texts and phone location data Technology 

Second SIM card attack can send texts and phone location data

Simjacker isn’t the only SIM-based attack that could put phones at risk. Ginno Security Lab has detailed another exploit, WIBattack, that compromises the WIB (Wireless Internet Browser) app on some SIM cards to take control of key phone functions. Like its counterpart, WIBattack infects a phone through a carefully formatted SMS text that runs instructions on cards that don’t have key security features enabled. If successful, the intruders can send texts, start calls, point your web browser to specific sties, display text and send location info. The vulnerability could be used to track a…

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Alibaba Aims To Serve Over 1 Billion Shoppers Annually By 2024 News 

Alibaba Aims To Serve Over 1 Billion Shoppers Annually By 2024

Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) recently told investors that it will serve over 1 billion annual active customers worldwide by the end of fiscal 2024. That target sounds lofty, but Alibaba already served about 860 million active consumers over the past year, including 730 million active shoppers on its Chinese platforms and roughly 130 million across its cross-border and overseas marketplaces. This means that Alibaba expects its active consumer base to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 3% over the next five years. That ongoing growth is impressive for a…

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Health care from Sam’s Club: Walmart-owned store to offer dental care, prescriptions News 

Health care from Sam’s Club: Walmart-owned store to offer dental care, prescriptions

NEW YORK – Walmart’s Sam’s Club is teaming up with several health care companies to offer discounts on routine care that customers might delay or skip because of the cost. Starting next month, Sam’s Club members in Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina will be able to buy bundles of health care services that include discounted dental care, free prescriptions for certain generic medications and telehealth consultations. Fees range from $50 for individuals to $240 for up to six family members. The pilot program could potentially expand to all states, said…

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Looking for Target’s 20th Anniversary Collection items? Here’s why you shouldn’t give up News 

Looking for Target’s 20th Anniversary Collection items? Here’s why you shouldn’t give up

Couldn’t stay up late to shop Target’s 20th Anniversary Collection when it went live Sept. 14? Missed out when stores opened that morning? All hope isn’t lost. With persistence, you might still be able to find the designer collection items you’re longing for including Lilly Pultizer, Anna Sui and Zac Posen in-store versus paying marked-up eBay prices. The Minneapolis-based retailer brought back nearly 300 of the most popular items from over 20 years of designer partnerships and promoted the sale as another chance to score a limited item spanning apparel,…

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Hackers set up a fake veteran-hiring website to infect victims with malware Technology 

Hackers set up a fake veteran-hiring website to infect victims with malware

A website pretending to help find jobs for US military veterans was found to be infecting their computers with malware, Cisco Talos said Tuesday. The website was called hiremilitaryheroes.com, a Talos blog post said, and asked users to download a fake installer app that deployed malware and malicious spying tools. The system info retrieved by the attacker includes hardware, firmware versions, patch level, number of processors, network configuration, domain controller, screen size and admin name. “This is a significant amount of information relating to a machine and makes the attacker…

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Google Tightens Its Voice Assistant Rules Amid Privacy Backlash Technology 

Google Tightens Its Voice Assistant Rules Amid Privacy Backlash

After months of revelations that smart speakers get a very human intelligence boost from contractors who transcribe and review customer audio snippets, the mea culpas are flowing in. At the end of August, Apple issued a rare apology about how it had handled human review of audio for Siri. Amazon has made it easier for users to understand how their data might be used and control whether or not it is eligible for review at all. And now Google is joining the fray with a set of privacy announcements about…

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Disney+ is now available for pre-order with a 7-day free trial Technology 

Disney+ is now available for pre-order with a 7-day free trial

Those interested in Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, can sign up for the pre-order now. Disney is offering customers the option to sign up for a monthly subscription pass at $6.99 a month, or an annual fee of $69.99. Those who want to purchase the bundle — which includes Disney+, the sports streaming service ESPN+, and ad-supported Hulu — should wait until launch day on November 12th, the company said in a press release. That subscription will cost $12.99 a month. All subscription packages will automatically renew, according to the…

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Here’s where you can buy the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max Technology 

Here’s where you can buy the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Apple’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max are now available. If you placed a preorder within the last week, you’ll hopefully receive your new phone today. If not, there’s still a good chance that your local retailer or carrier store has some in stock, but call ahead first. If you’re still debating it, check out our reviews of all three phones below. Nilay Patel reviewed them, and alongside our video and photo team, they got some amazing sample photos and footage that illustrate how each iPhone 11…

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Lime is shutting down car rental service, LimePod News 

Lime is shutting down car rental service, LimePod

Transportation startup Lime is shutting down LimePod, its car-sharing service that it launched last November in Seattle. Lime plans to start removing its vehicles from the streets of Seattle next month and will completely shut down the service by the end of the year. The news was first reported by GeekWire. Lime has operated a pilot program in Seattle since last year and is set to conclude at the end of the year. Throughout the program, more than 18,000 people took more than 200,000 trips in LimePods, according to a…

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Emmys 2019: Start time, how to watch, predictions Entertainment 

Emmys 2019: Start time, how to watch, predictions

Mrs. Maisel amazed us, Game of Thrones played out and Chernobyl blew up. It’s been a massive year for television, but which of these TV shows will claim the honor of an Emmy award? The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards take place this Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in the US by Fox. Let’s look at which shows and stars are likely to be celebrating when all the envelopes have been opened. Setting the scene This year is going to be big…

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