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Face ID not working thanks to your mask? Your Apple Watch 6 will fix that for you


COVID-19 has tectonically uprooted our lives: home-hubs, lockdowns, and the all-pervasive face mask. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that it’s nigh on impossible to unlock your phone with 50% of your face covered; now, thankfully, Apple has a fix.

Apple now has a feature that enables you to open your phone screen, wearing a mask, using Face ID – but you must be wearing an Apple Watch. It also currently requires the developer betas of iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4.

Malicious Chrome and Edge add-ons had a novel way to hide on 3 million devices


Researchers from Prague-based Avast said on Wednesday that the extension developers employed a novel way to hide malicious traffic sent between infected devices and the command and control servers they connected to. Specifically, the extensions funneled commands into the cache-control headers of traffic that was camouflaged to appear as data related to Google analytics, which websites use to measure visitor interactions.

Referring to the campaign as CacheFlow, Avast researchers wrote:

CacheFlow was notable in particular for the way that the malicious extensions would try to hide their command and control traffic in a covert channel using the Cache-Control HTTP header of their analytics requests. We believe this is a new technique. In addition, it appears to us that the Google Analytics-style traffic was added not just to hide the malicious commands, but that the extension authors were also interested in the analytics requests themselves. We believe they tried to solve two problems, command and control and getting analytics information, with one solution.

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