Facebook discloses security breach affecting 50 million users, Malaysia included 0 4067

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg(pic) described the incident as a “really serious security issue” in a conference call with reporters. “I’m so scared now. All my activities are on Facebook,” Mohammad ZR Zia, a 25-year-old college student in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who has been using the social media platform since 2009, told Reuters. His account was logged out earlier on Friday.

NEW YORK: Facebook Inc said on Friday that hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over up to 50 million user accounts in its worst breach ever given the unprecedented level of potential access, adding to what has been a difficult year for the company’s reputation.

“I’m so scared now. All my activities are on Facebook,” Mohammad ZR Zia, a 25-year-old college student in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who has been using the social media platform since 2009, told Reuters. His account was logged out earlier on Friday.

Facebook, which has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users, said it has been unable to determine yet whether the attacker misused any of the accounts or stole private information. It also has yet to identify the attacker’s location or whether specific victims had been targeted.

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg described the incident as a “really serious security issue” in a conference call with reporters.

Shares in Facebook fell 3 percent in afternoon trading, weighing on major Wall Street stock indexes.

Facebook made headlines earlier this year after a limited amount of data of 87 million users was improperly accessed by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy. The disclosure has prompted government inquiries into the company’s privacy practices across the world, and fueled a “#deleteFacebook” social movement among consumers.

U.S. lawmakers said on Friday that the hack may boost calls for data privacy legislation.

“This is another sobering indicator that Congress needs to step up and take action to protect the privacy and security of social media users,” Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner said in a statement.

Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Rohit Chopra on Twitter said “I want answers” with a link to a Reuters story on the breach.

Read more at The Star

 

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Free Travel Agency or Hotel Website 0 7013

Free Travel Agency or Hotel Website
Get qualified for a free Travel Agency or Hotel Website as part of the Sarawak Online Tourism Fund for up to RM 5,000.
Join our LIVE talk on ZOOM with Karuna Sarawak on selecting your website platform, design templates, quote template and assistance on the application process this Monday-Friday (3-7th May 2021) @ 10 am daily. Each session is limited to 20 participants and we will provide guidance and on-the-spot consultation for applying for the grant.
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Apple perkenal generasi baharu ‘Mac’ 0 9924

Apple Ungkap Aplikasi di iOS dan iPad Bakal Bisa Berjalan di Mac

Kuala Lumpur: Buat pertama kali, Apple memperkenalkan cip pemproses mereka tersendiri di bawah Apple Silicon iaitu ‘Apple M1’ yang menggunakan binaan pemproses 5 nanometer (nm).

Pemproses termaju industri berkenaan berasaskan kepada ARM dan menawarkan gabungan CPU lapan teras serta unit pemproses grafik (GPU) lapan teras termasuk ‘Neural Engine’ 16 teras.

Apple juga memperkenalkan siri baharu untuk generasi ‘MacBook’ dalam satu majlis pengenalan maya yang diadakan awal pagi tadi bertemakan ‘One More Thing’.

Dalam pengenalan berkenaan, siri MacBook Air, Mac Mini dan MacBook Pro diperkenalkan dengan menggunakan cip pemproses Apple sekali gus menjadi produk pertama yang menggunakan cip berkenaan.

Untuk MacBook Pro, peranti berkenaan hadir dengan skrin keluasan 13 inci yang menawarkan keupayaan memori (RAM) sehingga 16GB serta sokongan storan 2TB.

Paling mengagumkan, penggunaan cip berasaskan rekaan 5nm berkenaan mampu untuk memberi jangka hayat bateri lebih lama sehingga 20 jam kepenggunaan.

MacBook Pro masih didatangkan dengan papan kekunci Magic Keyboard selain dilengkapi dengan bar sesentuh (touch bar) di bahagian atas papan kekunci seperti generasi sebelumnya.

Sesuai dengan kemajuan teknologi hari ini, MacBook Pro menyokong jaringan Internet Tanpa Wayar (WiFi) selain sokongan USB 4.

Pada masa sama, Apple juga memperbaharui MacBook Air mereka dengan pemproses pertama syarikat berkenaan dan hasil kemajuan cip berkenaan, bateri peranti ini mampu untuk bertahan lebih 18 jam.

Tanda harga untuk MacBook Pro bermula pada harga RM5,599 dan MacBook Air pula bermula RM4,399 mengikut padanan spesifikasi. – Harian Berita

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