Information Security

[HELP] Add a todo to Microsoft To-Do

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 08:32

I am trying to create a task in Microsoft To-Do via android. How can I do this? Should I use the Outlook Api or is there any intent that can achieve the same? If I should use the api can someone help me to set up in Tasker?

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profile active, but task doesnt run

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 08:21

ok, i have this super simple profile... wifi near(my work wifi) runs a vol down task that turns my notification volume to 2 and my ringer to 4... with an exit task of turning them both back up.

now here is the issue... 40% of the time i come in to work and when i eventually get a notification i all of a sudden get my ears destroyed from a loud notification... i check my phone, wifi connected, open tasker(or check notificationpull down)... my profile is green and active... but if i open my volume settings, the volume hasnt been turned down.

if i go into the task and click play, it turns them to the appropriate levels.

so why is my task not actually running, even though the profile is active.

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Mi 8 Pro: Xiaomi early buyers wait for modern firmware

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 08:18
Xiaomi your underpants: When will the UK market get its branded undies?

Prospective phone buyers may want to wait before plumping for a new Xiaomi. The newcomer’s flagship ships with MUIU 9 firmware, which is stuck on 2017’s Android Oreo.…

NoScript vs ScriptSafe?

Your hacking tutorial - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 08:14

Which you think it's better and why?

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Categories: Information Security

Japanese cyber security minister 'doesn't know what a USB stick is'

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:35
Never uses computers because his peons do everything for him

In Blighty, we have former home secretary Amber "Necessary Hashtags" Rudd, but shockingly politicians' failure to grasp basic aspects of their brief is not limited to the UK.…

Can someone help me decrypt this?

Cryptography - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:04

Someone sent me thisQR code. I tried scanning, it yields me this result.


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Creepy or super creepy? That is the question Mozilla's throwing at IoT Christmas pressies

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:03
'Tis the season to be tracked by your connected water bottle

The FREDI baby monitor has been ranked creepiest connected home gadget on offer this festive season in a survey by Mozilla.…

Cyborg Mushrooms

Hack a Day - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:00

Of all the fictional cyborgs who turn against humanity to conquer the planet, this is as far from that possibility as you can get. These harmless mushrooms seem more interested in showing off their excellent fashion sense with a daring juxtaposition of hard grid lines with playful spirals. But the purpose of this bacteria-fungus-technology hybrid is to generate electricity. The mushrooms are there to play nurse to a layer of cyanobacteria, the green gel in the photo, while the straight black lines harvest electricity.

Cyanobacteria do not live very long under these kinds of conditions, so long-term use is out of the question, but by giving the cyanobacteria somewhere it can thrive, the usefulness grows. The interplay between bacterial and supportive organics could lead to advances in sensors and hydrogels as well. At some point, we may grow some of our hardware and a green thumb will be as useful as a degree in computer science.

Hydrogels could be the next medical revolution, and we’ve already made hydrogels into tattoos, used them as forms for artificial muscles, and hydrogels can be a part of soft tissue printing.

What should I buy Thursday (Nov 15 2018) - Your weekly device inquiry thread!

Android - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 06:12

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Google Chrome and is calls to google big brother, possible to block?

Your hacking tutorial - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 06:02

Is it possible to use Google Chrome but block is communication with google?

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Categories: Information Security

iPhone XS: Just another £300 for a better cam- Wait, come back!

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 05:53
Did we mention the worse battery?

Real world review While the XR may be the best value notched iPhone that Apple is making today, some of its compromises may be too much for the target market of customers hanging on to their dated but perfectly functional hardware.…

The threat to your org's data lies betwixt chair and keyboard. Join us live on the internet for expert advice on tackling issue

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 05:43
Beware the trusted insider

Webcast If you like true crime stories, you already know that at the end the criminal is usually revealed to be someone the victim knew well.…

Nice one, former Cisco staff: Switchzilla is absolutely coining it

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 05:12
'Trump tariff' question hangs over immediate future

A week after announcing hundreds of layoffs, Cisco has turned in a set of financials for Q1 of fiscal 2019 that are ahead of analyst expectations.…

How to send commands to GBoard?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:49

I'm very new to AutoInput, but have been doing relatively ok (I think) at learning at least the basic features. Right now, I'm trying to make an automated search in an app. I have my commands set up to open the app, input the search, and... Blank. I can't figure out how to do the actual search.

I have Google Keyboard, and all I think I need is to press the search button. I've tried using a location on screen, but I can't find the correct point, and I keep getting an invalid location error. Using the UI Query doesn't work because it doesn't give any of the GBoard inputs.

I'm hoping to find some fun stuff to do, but to begin with, can anyone tell me any tips on how to find a coordinate on screen? Or is there a command to submit a return in GBoard automatically?

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[Update] - SMS And Call Permissions: A New Hope

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:40

You may be aware of the great SMS and Call permission debacle from a few days ago. Well, I've got some good news for you! :)

There are humans!

Someone at Google's policy team got in touch with me yesterday, and we had a brief call about the whole situation.

Yes, there are people on the other side! Best of all, they recognize that they need to change and adapt more to developer and user needs!

They are learning

The Google rep said that it's a learning process for them. They came up with the rules that they thought were able to

  • keep "bad" apps from abusing permissions
  • keep "good" apps working

Obviously they missed some use cases :)

The great news is that the rep really took my feedback to heart, and was really sad that people think that their side is just a bunch of bots replying back to developers automatically.

I suggested that someone on their team could for example browse /r/androiddev and respond to devs there once in a while, just to let people know that the policy team actually has some humans in it. :) That would already make a world of difference and would keep both devs and users much less frustrated.

Their intention is not to turn Android into iOS like many, many people mentioned. They were aware (or at least they are now) that stuff like automation apps is what sets Android apart from competitors.

They said that they're working to update their Help Center page and the permissions declaration form to increase clarity and speed for developers affected by the policy changes.

The rep could not guarantee that there would be a special exception for automation apps ( she would have to go through the feedback with her team first), but from the conversation I'm very confident that Tasker will be accepted as an exception once I resubmit the updated form.


It looks like Tasker will be able to keep the SMS and Call permissions after all! Also, they are taking previously rejected apps under consideration again, so there's hope for all legitimate use cases!

I'll keep you posted on any news on this issue!

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