More information: https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=18021383011 We can look at this added feature in two ways. If you're concerned about your privacy, you might consider this just another invasion by Amazon into your privacy. I look at this as an addition to my current remotely monitored alarm system. It enhances some features and, for me adds random lights being turned on and off. It also adds an additional notification for the items it listens for. I'm happy to receive this added protection. You'll need to weigh both sides of this enhancement for yourself. For me, setting this up was very easy. Now all I need to do is leave the house to actually test this new feature
This one is called the MDS Attack (Microarchitectural Data Sampling)
Unlike existing attacks, this attacks can leak arbitrary in-flight data from CPU-internal buffers.
More details and a tool to check if your Intel system is vulnerable can be found at: https://mdsattacks.com/
A test using this tool on my main system shows that it’s vulnerable.
I've used a program called Privacy Badger ( https://www.eff.org/privacybadger ) for some time. Apparently, something they changed on their end is the culprit that's causing a problem by blocking any screenshots taken via Screencast. As soon as I disabled privacy Badger, all the missing screenshots returned and I was also able to use the link in my post. I'm sure I'm not the only person that uses PB and am sure it's affecting those users the same way. If you're using PB, you will not see any of screenshots that I've posted over the past year(s) You also aren't going to see any screenshots posted by anyone else that may be using Screencast. Until the problem is resolved, you can add https://screencast-o-matic.com/ to the safe sites in Privacy Badger. Let's hope it doesn't take them too long.
Last night I had the pleasure of remotely addressing the members of the http://www.pcc.org/ Once we cleared up a slight audio problem, the presentation was well received by all in attendance. The club had some questions for me after the presentation which I happily answered. The Avast SecureLine and the Avast Smart Home Security were the top attention getters.