Today’s Tech Sightings:
Bitdefender cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a Mac OS Trojan that probably was used by the Russian hackers blamed for breaching the U.S. Democratic National Committee last year. The program, called Sofacy or X-Agent, has been around for other operating systems, but researchers believe this is the first Mac version. The malware can probe the system and grab passwords, among other things.
Remember Geordi La Forge in the sci-fi TV series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, a blind character with a visor that helped him see? Well, there is now a similar device in real life called the eSight 3. The headset relies on a camera, high-resolution displays and optical prisms to render a video image to users with low vision. Liquid lens technology in the visor helps focus the camera very quickly and allows legally blind users on the move to have access to peripheral vision.
Lack of diversity is a real problem in the tech industry, and not just in Silicon Valley. But tech giants, including Apple, say they are making progress. Some Apple investors, however, are trying to force the company to speed up its diversity initiatives, but say that Apple is trying to shoot down a proposal to diversify its board and senior management. Apple argues it has “much broader” diversity efforts underway and that it has made “steady progress in attracting more women and underrepresented minorities” in the past three years.
- This Mac Malware Wants to Steal Passwords and iPhone Backups
- Researchers Discover More Than 170 Million Exposed IoT Devices in US
- White House Staffers Are Using This Self-destructing Messages App for Private Gossip
- IBM’s Hub for Wearables Could Shorten Hospital Stay
- Twitter to Judge: Let Us tell Everyone Exactly How Many Secret Orders We Get
- Hacker Knows Best: Privacy Tips From Kevin Mitnick
- This Creepy Facebook Tool Is Revealing a LOT About You
- Facebook Turns Up Volume on Video
- Now Anyone Can Climb Mount Everest in VR