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Apple is coming for its password manager

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Apple is coming for its password manager

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At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week, the company will announce its own standalone password manager that will compete with apps like 1Password and LastPass. Dubbed simply Passwords, according to Bloomberg News, the app will have features that go far beyond the iCloud or Mac Keychain tools that Apple already offers, allowing users to save passwords for Wi-Fi networks, store passcodes, and organize account credentials. login in categories. Passwords will reportedly also work on Windows machines, but it’s unclear if people using Android devices can access the security tool.

US prosecutors on Monday loaded an executive from The Epoch Times newspaper with carrying out a massive money laundering scheme. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Epoch Times CFO Weidong “Bill” Guan participated in “a transnational scheme to launder at least approximately $67 million in illegally obtained funds for the benefit of himself and the publishing company.” media”.

The scheme, according to the accusation against Guan, largely involved using cryptocurrency to purchase prepaid debit cards “loaded with US dollars that had been obtained through various frauds” (including funds obtained through unemployment benefits fraud) for less than the funds on the prepaid debit cards . The purchase of the cards was made by members of The Epoch Times’ “Make Money Online” team, which Guan headed, according to the Justice Department. The so-called MMO team would allegedly use “stolen personally identifiable information” to open multiple accounts, which were used to transfer money from prepaid debit cards to bank accounts associated with The Epoch Times and its employees. Guan faces one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, two counts of bank fraud and could face decades in prison if he is convicted.

Former Google CEO, billionaire Eric Schmidt, is quietly building a military drone company, Forbes reports. The company, called White Stork, has been testing devices both at its Hillspire office complex in Menlo Park, California, and in Ukraine. Relatively little has been publicly revealed about the company or the details of its technology. However, according to Forbes, “individuals have been seen flying small drones” near the Hillspire property, and Schmidt has reportedly hired alumni from Google, SpaceX and Apple to carry out his secret project, providing some clues about the ambitions of he.

A cyberattack against an organization that facilitates blood transfusions and other sensitive healthcare affected hospitals and other healthcare entities across London this week. The attack targeted Synnovis, which runs a partnership between King’s College Hospitals Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust, and Synlab, a European medical testing company. in a statement Posted on Tuesday, Synnovis said the attack “has impacted all of Synnovis’ IT systems, resulting in disruptions to many of our pathology services.” This forced hospitals to cancel surgeries involving blood transfusions and other procedures. Ciaran Martin, a former senior UK cybersecurity official, blamed the attack on Qilin, a cybercriminal gang believed to have links to Russia.

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