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Archive for July, 2019

New Spyware Is Targeting WhatsApp Messages

Recently, Kaspersky Labs has identified a new strain of malware to be concerned about, and it is spreading across the internet. Called FinSpy, it specifically targets WhatsApp on both Android and iOS ...

Google Home Device Recordings May Not Be Private

Do you own a Google Home?  If so, you probably find it to be indispensable.  It's a powerful, genuinely helpful piece of technology, but there's a catch.  It's so good and so ...

Apple Turns Off Mac OS Feature For Security Concerns

Apple is in the news again, but not for anything good. Jonathan Leitschuh, a security researcher, recently unearthed a serious security flaw that allowed a hacker to activate a Mac computer's webcam ...

Android Devices May Soon Get New Fast Sharing Feature

Google's first attempt at making it possible for Android users to share files with each other was called Android Beam. While it was functional, it left a lot to be desired, and ...

Android Malware Can Replace Real Apps With Fake Apps

Security researchers at Check Point have discovered a disturbing new strain of Android malware that's as ingenious as it is disturbing.  It is effective because it is designed to replace a rapidly ...

Unsecured Database May Have Exposed Some Big Companies

An UpGuard research team recently discovered several unsecured Amazon S3 buckets belonging to the Israeli IT Services firm Attunity. The company left the buckets unsecured, exposing more than a terabyte of sensitive ...

SmartHome Device Vendor Data Leak Includes User Information

Orvibo is a Chinese manufacturer of smart home solutions. These are devices that allow owners to manage connected smart appliances in their home, remotely control lighting, security, HVAC and home entertainment devices, ...

Protecting Utilities From Cyber Threats Is One Step Closer

The US government took another important step toward protecting the nation's vulnerable electrical infrastructure with the passage of the SEIA bill in the Senate. The bill would mandate the use of analog ...

Personal Medical Devices Recalled For Hacking Risk

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to patients and healthcare providers that certain Medtronic MiniMed some insulin pumps carry cybersecurity risks. The alert reads, in part, as ...

Windows Update May Not Work On Some Dual Boot Macs

Windows 10 version 1903 is out. However, if you're a Mac user running Windows 10, you may not be able to get the latest from Microsoft.  According to Microsoft's official statement on ...

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New Emotet Malware Found A New Way To Distribute

New Emotet Malware Found A New Way To Distribute

Emotet is one of the most feared malware strains circulating right now. The team behind it has managed to infect[...]
Microsoft Office Is Rolling Out A New User Interface

Microsoft Office Is Rolling Out A New User Interface

Microsoft is making a few UI changes across its entire product line in anticipation of rolling out Windows 11.  Early[...]
Twitter Increasing Privacy With Stricter Picture And Media Sharing

Twitter Increasing Privacy With Stricter Picture And Media Sharing

Recently Twitter's CEO stepped down. Since then, the company has been gearing up to make some changes that many of[...]

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