Latest News: October First Edition
1. Riding a roller coaster may trigger the crash detection feature of the iPhone 14 series and the new Apple Watch
According to the Wall Street Journal and Coaster101, riding a roller coaster in an amusement park may trigger the new iPhone 14 series and Apple Watch Ultra, Series 8, SE 2 and other products to detect car accidents, and then automatically alarm, Kings Island amusement park has had at least six false alarms.
Considering that many previous testers have not been able to successfully trigger this alarm, the cause of false alarms caused by roller coasters may be that multiple conditions such as acceleration changes, pressure changes, GPS/speed changes, and loud noise are met at the same time.
Interestingly, Google devices with crash detection don’t seem to be so prone to crash detection by roller coaster, and some even suggest that Apple may be able to use geofencing to determine whether a user is in a playground and skip the detection of roller coasters, but this may bring privacy concerns.
2. Microsoft confirms that Windows 11 22H2 has a slow copy of large files
Microsoft confirmed that in the Windows 11 22H2 update, copying multiple large files may take longer than expected, the problem mainly affects SMB server shared files, but large file copies locally will also be affected, Microsoft has given a temporary solution, that is, the use of no cache management of the file replication tools, such as copying files through robocopy and xcopy command-line tools to achieve. At the same time, Microsoft said that it is studying related solutions and will repair them in the form of updates in the future.
3. Intel confirmed that the source code used in the BIOS in the Alder Lake processor was leaked
Intel confirmed on October 10 that the source code for the Alder Lake processor had been leaked by a third party, and that the leaked source code contained the tools and code for building the system’s BIOS/UEFI. But Intel said the leaked code would not expose any new security vulnerabilities because Intel doesn’t rely on information obfuscation as a security measure. At the same time, the Project Circuit Breaker Vulnerability Bounty Program has covered this code, and Intel encourages any researchers who may find potential vulnerabilities to participate in the program.
4. The former Uber security chief was convicted of concealing the hack from authorities
In 2016, the Federal Trade Commission conducted an investigation into a data breach of Uber’s systems. During the initial investigation, Sullivan was released as a waiver by the FTC, but ten days later, Sullivan received an email from the hackers containing the personal information of 600,000 drivers and the personal information of 57 million passengers. The hackers demanded $100,000 from Uber, and Sullivan and his team recommended the hackers to an internal reward program for “white hats,” paying $100,000 and getting them to sign a nondisclosure agreement. According to court testimony, the program’s spending cap is just $10,000.
Recently, a jury convicted Joe Sullivan of one count of obstructing an FTC investigation and one count of theft (or a felony of concealing the truth from authorities). The case is the first time an Uber executive has faced criminal prosecution for a hack. According to interviews with local media, the case was thought to have changed the way security professionals handle data breaches.
5. Google Pixel Watch will receive software updates for at least three years
Google confirmed on the Pixel Watch’s support page that Google Pixel Watch will receive regular software updates for at least October 2025, including security updates, feature updates, and new system version updates, similar to Pixel phones, with a commitment to provide at least three years of operating system updates. The same is the Wear OS system of smart watches, Samsung for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 to provide four years of One UI and Wear OS update support.
6. Brazil approves Microsoft Blizzard deal to disclose XGP’s 2021 revenue status
Recently, after the Brazilian Administrative and Economic Defense Council CADE approved Microsoft’s acquisition of Blizzard, the former showed an overview document related to the approval process, which contains XGP’s overall revenue in 2021. According to the file information, the total revenue of the XGP host side is $2.9 billion, accounting for 30% to 40% of the software service revenue, and ahead of Nintendo and Electronic Arts related enterprises.
According to Ross Young, CEO of market research firm DSCC, Apple is currently delaying the 27-inch MiniLED display to the first quarter of 2023. In addition, the former also revealed that the display will be named “Studio Display Pro” and equipped with ProMotion and MiniLED technology, and the price is expected to exceed $1599.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 11, 2022 3:14 am