The Raptors Arent Ready For The Bucks

On this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, we evaluate the NBA and NHL conference finals. Despite the celebration of Kawhi Leonard’s historic buzzer-beater to put the Raptors into the Eastern Conference finals, Toronto head coach Nick Nurse thinks the Raptors need to get better before facing the Milwaukee Bucks. We look at how our projections compare with the Vegas betting markets in anticipation of this matchup and the Golden State-Portland series.In the NHL, the Stanley Cup playoffs have been full of upsets, with all four No. 1 seeds knocked out in the first round. In the West, San Jose and St. Louis are tied at 1-1, but in the East, the Carolina Hurricanes find themselves down 0-2 to the high-flying Boston Bruins. In a season full of surprises, can we really count Carolina out? Rob Reese of the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast seems to think so.Finally, our Rabbit Hole of the Week is inspired by baseball’s Edwin Jackson, who is expected to suit up Wednesday for his MLB-record 14th team. We dig in to which other players, regardless of sport, have made the most rosters over their careers.What we’re looking at this week:Our NBA prediction model might surprise some Milwaukee fans.Will this be the year the St. Louis Blues stop disappointing their fans?Edwin Jackson sets a record. FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code read more

Claude Puel satisfied with draw

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel says their 1-1 draw at Brighton felt like a win as fought back from one man down to earn a point.28 minutes into the game, Leicester are already one man down and one goal behind, but they held on and equalized 11 minutes before fulltime through a Jamie Vardy penalty, and Claude Puel is happy to settle for a point.“It’s like a win. Obviously, it’s just one point but it’s one point away after a difficult situation with the sending off,” Puel told Sky Sports.“We conceded set pieces also and it was difficult to react but with 10 men in the second half, we played like 11 men.“I think we deserved to come back in the game and perhaps to win because we dominated a lot of the second half.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We had a good performance on the floor and quality. I like our mentality and fighting spirit in these conditions.“It’s not the first time we have conceded a goal then succeeded at coming back in the game. It’s strange for the team to continue in this way.“Of course, I have to correct some points from the first half but I am happy with the reaction from all the team and the squad. It was perfect.“We could have won the game. We dominated a lot in the second half and we almost deserved a win for our fighting spirit and mentality.”last_img read more

Android malware that comes preinstalled is a massive threat

first_img Aug 9 • What a security researcher learned from monitoring traffic at Defcon Black Hat Defcon All the different Android versions through the years Aug 10 • That 4G hotspot could be a hotbed for hackers Stone, who discussed her research at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, sees preinstalled malware as a threat that security researchers aren’t often focused on, since attention is usually directed toward malware that victims download on their own. But unlike downloaded malware, preinstalled malware is harder to find and even more difficult to get rid of. “If malware or security issues can make its way as a preinstalled app, then the damage it can do is greater, and that’s why we need so much reviewing, auditing and analysis,” she said. Because Apple has full control over its iPhone, preinstalled malware isn’t much of a concern for iOS, or the App Store. Many of the preinstalled harmful apps pop up after a malicious actor tricks phone makers into including their software on their devices. Android’s security team discovered two major malware campaigns hidden in preinstalled apps over the last three years, one called Chamois and the other called Triada. Together, they infected tens of millions of low-budget Android devices from the moment they were shipped out. Google did not specify which phones were affected.At Black Hat, Stone detailed three new case studies on preinstalled apps that posed threats to Android devices, though it’s unclear whether the apps’ creators had malicious intent. They affected millions of devices and turned off Google Play Protect, spied on people’s web activity and allowed potential hackers to run code remotely, Stone said. Case studies Stone discussed two cases where the preinstalled “malware” were accidents, but still presented a security threat for millions of people. Up to 225 device makers had apps with code that allowed for remote code execution. These apps opened a window that would allow anyone online to connect to it, and once it did, the person would have complete control. This affected 6 million devices, but was fixed within a month, Stone said. In the second case, consumer and commercial conglomerate Honeywell had vulnerabilities preinstalled on Android devices controlling its industrial control systems. Any apps on the Android devices that Honeywell was using had extended privileges, so a potential attacker could have abused that security flaw and stolen passwords and documents. The company disclosed that vulnerability last September.  In another case study, the Android security team found a preinstalled app that turned off Google Play Protect, which it fixed last November. Stone also described a preinstalled app that took detailed logs of people’s web activities, which Google considers spyware.  Black Hat Defcon reading • Android malware that comes preinstalled is a massive threat Aug 11 • DARPA’s $10 million voting machine couldn’t be hacked at Defcon (for the wrong reasons) Mobile Security 2 Share your voice When malware comes preinstalled on Android devices, it’s much harder to remove, Google’s researchers said. Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Keeping your Android device safe from malware is difficult enough as it is — but it’s an entirely different threat when the harmful apps come with your device. Android’s open-source operating system allows for more affordable alternatives for millions of people, but it also opens the door for hackers to sneak in prepackaged malware.Preinstalled malware had been discovered on more than 7.4 million Android devices, which had the ability to take over devices and download apps in the background while committing ad fraud, researchers working for Google found. While major Android partners like Samsung or LG, as well as Google’s own Pixel devices, are likely safe from these kinds of threats, budget phone makers who rely on third-party software to save a few bucks could be vulnerable. Attackers offer genuine services, and hide the malware in the apps they provide, according to Maddie Stone, a security researcher on Google’s Project Zero and previously a tech lead on the Android Security team. “If malware or security issues can make its way as a preinstalled app, then the damage it can do is greater, and that’s why we need so much reviewing, auditing and analysis/” Maddie Stone, a security researcher on Google’s Project Zero Comments Tags Aug 10 • Those robocall blocker apps are hanging up on your privacy See All Preinstalled vs. downloaded malwareAll malware might seem the same to you, but when it’s preinstalled, there are a few key differences that make it a more dangerous threat. Since they’re approved and installed by the phone makers, antivirus programs don’t flag them as harmful, even if an app is behaving exactly like malware would. These apps also have escalated permissions compared to downloaded malware, and can’t be removed unless the phone makers send a security update, Stone said. Google Play Protect can disable the malicious app, but it can’t remove it completely. In 2018, the Android Security team reviewed builds from about 1,000 different phone makers to make sure there weren’t any preinstalled malware packaged in with the devices.”I put a lot of my own time and resources into finding it then versus after the fact to identify all of these issues before they ever go out to users,” Stone said. “We want to make sure no one is infected because we talk about how hard it is to remove after the fact.”In March 2018, the Chamois botnet had infected 7.4 million devices. By July, there were about 700,000 devices still infected, Stone said. Sometimes, those security updates never arrive, or people don’t download them.Because these apps are preinstalled, they can often remain hidden without an icon, leaving people unaware that they’re even affected. While hackers try to get victims to download malware, with preinstalled apps, attackers just have to trick the phone makers. “If you are able to infiltrate the supply chain out of the box, then you already have as many infected users as how many devices they sell,” Stone said. “That’s why it’s a scarier prospect and I really hope more researchers join us in vetting these processes.”  • 17 Photoslast_img read more

End Of Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect Your Movie Streaming Apps Use

first_img Share Photo via FlickrNet Neutrality repeal took place six months after the FCC voted to undo the rules that barred telecommunications companies from favoring their own services over those from rivals .Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will tolerate.The repeal of “net neutrality” took effect six months after the Federal Communications Commission voted to undo the rules, which had barred broadband and cellphone companies from favoring their own services and discriminating against rivals such as Netflix.Internet providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast had to treat all traffic equally. They couldn’t slow down or block websites and apps of their choosing. Nor could they charge Netflix and other video services extra to reach viewers more smoothly. The rules also barred a broadband provider from, say, slowing down Amazon’s shopping site to extract business concessions.#NetNeutrality’s old rules are a thing of the past. Here’s what could happen next— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 11, 2018 For now, broadband providers insist they won’t do anything that would harm the “internet experience” for consumers. Most currently have service terms that specify they won’t give preferential treatment to certain websites and services, including their own.However, companies are likely to drop these self-imposed restrictions; they will just wait until people aren’t paying a lot of attention, said Marc Martin, a former FCC staffer who is now chairman of communications practice at the law firm Perkins Coie. Any changes now, while the spotlight is on net neutrality, could lead to a public relations backlash.Companies are likely to start testing the boundaries over the next six months to a year. Expect to see more offers like AT&T’s exemption of its DirecTV Now streaming TV service from customers’ mobile data limits. Rival services like Sling TV and Netflix count video against data caps, essentially making them more expensive to watch.Although the FCC issued a report in January 2017 saying such arrangements, known as “zero rating,” are probably anti-consumer, the agency did not require companies to change their practices right away. After President Donald Trump appointed a new chairman to the FCC, the agency reversed its stance on zero rating and proceeded to kill net neutrality.Critics of net neutrality, including the Trump administration, say such rules impeded companies’ ability to adapt to a quickly evolving internet.But consumer advocates say that the repeal is just pandering to big business and that cable and phone giants will now be free to block access to services they don’t like. They can also set up “fast lanes” for preferred services — in turn, relegating everyone else to “slow lanes.” Tech companies such as Netflix, Spotify and Snap echoed similar concerns in regulatory filings.Martin said broadband providers probably won’t mess with existing services like Netflix, as that could alienate consumers.But they could start charging extra for services not yet offered. For instance, they might charge more to view high-resolution “4K” video, while offering lower-quality video for free. The fees would be paid by the video services, such as Hulu, and could be passed along to consumers in higher subscription rates.More than 20 states sued the government to stop the repeal, as did the public-interest group Free Press and the think tank Open Technology Institute and Firefox browser maker Mozilla.Washington and Oregon now have their own net neutrality laws, and a bill is pending in California’s legislature.That’s another reason companies are likely to move slowly, at least at first.“They don’t want to add fuel to the fire,” Martin said. By MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writercenter_img The repeal of #NetNeutrality officially goes into effect today, but the fight is far from over.The people saying we can’t pass the resolution to #SaveTheInternet in the House are the same people who were saying we couldn’t do it in the Senate.Ignore them. Just keep fighting.— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) June 11, 2018 Now, all that is legal as long as companies post their policies online.The change comes as broadband and cellphone providers expand their efforts to deliver video and other content to consumers.With net neutrality rules gone, AT&T and Verizon can give priority to their own movies and TV shows, while hurting rivals such as Amazon, YouTube and startups yet to be born.The battle isn’t entirely over, though. Some states are moving to restore net neutrality, and lawsuits are pending. Also, the Senate voted to save net neutrality, though that effort isn’t likely to become law.The @FCC’s handover of the free and open internet to Big Telecom starts today.Except we are suing.23 AGs are working together to block the illegal rollback of #netneutrality—so we can save the internet as we know it.— New York Attorney General (@NewYorkStateAG) June 11, 2018last_img read more

Imax Closes Sole European VR Center

first_imgImax VR centers had long been billed as an experiment, and a way for Imax to determine whether VR could be the next big thing for the company. Its original strategy called for the launch of roughly a dozen such VR centers around the world, which were supposed to be used to fine-tune the model for possible further expansion.In the end, Imax opened 7 centers, but quickly realized that the numbers simply didn’t add up. The company closed a New York VR center in June, and shut down its Shanghai VR center in early July. In October, it shuttered another New York location, and executives told investors that they didn’t anticipate any new investments in VR in 2019.Separately, Imax and Google also ended their joint development of a cinematic VR camera. The fate of the company’s 3 remaining VR centers in Los Angeles, Toronto and Bangkok remains uncertain; a spokesperson declined to comment on the future of Imax’s VR efforts. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Imax continues its departure from virtual reality (VR) with the closure of its sole European VR center in Manchester, U.K. With the shut-down of the Imax VR at Odeon, as the location was officially called, the company has now closed more than half of its VR centers.The Imax VR Center in Manchester consisted of 10 VR pods that allowed consumers to play VR games like “Raw Data,” “Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay” and “Archangel” for £7.50 to £10.00 (around $9.50 to $12.75) a game.Imax had opened its Manchester VR center in cooperation with the European theater chain Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group a year ago. Imax Europe & Africa exec Giovanni Dolci hailed the move at the time as the unveiling of “the next evolution of immersive entertainment in Europe,” and Odeon Cinemas Group managing director Mark Way claimed that the opening would make the Manchester theater “one of the most unique cinemas in the world.”center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more