A few years ago, a Stuxnet campaign was successfully launched against Iran, hindering the country’s nuclear program by causing an overload that destroyed a thousand nuclear centrifuges. In the wake of that successful attack, a report from Reuters (via The Verge) has revealed that the US government had attempted a similar attack on North Korea as well.
However unlike the campaign launched against Iran, the US attack on North Korea was a failure as it was unable to breach the country’s systems. One of the reasons why it failed is because it was initially assumed that North Korea’s systems would be similar to Iran, but thanks to the country’s isolated web which is strictly controlled by the government, it made it a lot harder for malware to break in. Read full post →US Reportedly Launched Stuxnet Attack Against North Korea
At the moment Uber’s app on iOS and Android will only track your location when you launch the app. However in a recent post on Uber’s blog, the company has announced that they will be making some privacy changes and that the app will now have the ability to track your location even when it is running in the background.
According to Uber, the change “would allow Uber to ask for access to a rider’s location when the app is running in the background and get people on their way more quickly.” That being said we’re not sure if the extra seconds used to pull your location data are really all that crucial, but if this results in better service, why not? Read full post →Uber’s Apps Can Now Track Your Location In The Background