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13. März 2018

Amazon Recalling 260,000 ‚AmazonBasics‘ Power Banks Due to Overheating Risk

If you’ve purchased an Amazon-branded power bank from Amazon recently, you should be aware of a recall that Amazon issued today due to reports of overheating. Amazon has received 53 reports about defective power banks that have, in a few cases, led to chemical burns and property damage.

Affected AmazonBasics models that are part of the recall are listed here: 16,100 mAh; 10,000 mAh; 5,600 mAh; 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable; 3,000 mAh and 3,000 mAh with USB micro cable. All impacted units are rubberized or metallic power banks with the AmazonBasics logo printed on the front of the unit.

These Amazon-branded power banks are affordable options that many Apple [...]

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6. Februar 2018

Apple Partners With Cisco and Others to Make Businesses ‚More Resilient‘ With Cyber Risk Management Solution

Apple today announced a new cyber risk management solution aimed at the enterprise market and launching with partners Cisco, Aon, and Allianz. Each company is adding their own expertise into the solution, including cyber resilience evaluation services from Aon, the „most secure“ technology from Apple and Cisco, and options for enhanced cyber insurance coverage from Allianz.

The goal is said to help businesses better manage and protect themselves from the risk of cyber attacks, like ransomware and other malware-related threats. In the announcement, Apple said that the „low adoption“ of cyber insurance amid an increased risk of attacks led to the new [...]

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19. Mai 2017

Apple Takes Risk By Telling Chinese Chat Apps to Disable ‚Tip‘ Functions

Apple has told several Chinese social networking apps to disable their „tip“ functions to comply with App Store rules, according to executives at WeChat and other companies.

The tip functions in Chinese messaging platforms are free to use and allow people to send authors and other content creators monetary tips through transfers to mobile wallet accounts. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has decided that tips are equivalent to in-app purchases – similar to buying games, music, and videos – therefore Apple is entitled to a 30 percent cut of every transaction.

WeChat on iPhone The move by Apple appears to be a way to eke out additional [...]

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12. September 2016

Dropbox Responds to Mac ‚Security Risk‘ Accusations

Dropbox has said it needs to do a „better job“ of communicating its OS X integration, after claims emerged online that its Mac app was phishing for user passwords and even „hacks“ the operating system on installation.

Developers of the cloud storage service were forced to reply to accusations which appeared on Hacker News that the client app was a security risk and „couldn’t be trusted“, because of the way it takes control of system features without asking for permission to do so.

Dropbox gains access to Accessibility features without requesting access. Concerns were raised after it was demonstrated that Dropbox appears in [...]

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