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Google leaves most Android users exposed to hackers

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People with Android smartphones and tablets running older versions of the mobile operating system — around 60 percent of all Android users — are going to have to live with a security flaw Google has decided not to fix. A known security bug in the default, unbranded Web browser for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and older versions of Google’s mobile OS will go unpatched, Google’s chief of security for Android wrote in a Google+ post on Friday. “Keeping software up to date is one of the greatest challenges in security,” Adrian Ludwig wrote. Because the browser app is based on a version of the WebKit browser engine that’s now more than two years old, fixing the vulnerability in Android Jelly Bean and earlier versions is “no longer practical to do safely,” he wrote. Google confirmed on Saturday that Ludwig’s post is the company’s official position on the matter. The company’s decision has upset security experts, who worry hackers will be able to easily target the hundreds of millions of people using phones and tablets that run older versions of Android. Ludwig contends the number of people potentially affected by the vulnerability is “shrinking every day.” But for security professionals, it’s […]

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U.S. Warns Apple Users About iOS ‘Masque Attack’

U.S. Warns Apple Users About iOS ‘Masque Attack’



Security weakness allows a hacker to replace an iOS app with malware The U.S. government warned Apple gadget owners Thursday to look out for hackers exploiting a newly revealed vulnerability in the mobile operating system iOS. The so-called “Masque Attack” […]

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Protecting online banking users

With banks providing more protection for its online clients, including making available insurance schemes that can cover for ATM robbery or even tampering and mechanical malfunctions of the ATM, cybercrime is training its guns big time on the banking institutions […]

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Tim Cook Says Apple to Add Security Alerts for iCloud Users

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Tim Cook Says Apple to Add Security Alerts for iCloud Users



In his first interview on the subject, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said celebrities’ iCloud accounts were compromised when hackers correctly answered security questions to obtain their passwords, or when they were victimized by a phishing scam to obtain user […]

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Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

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Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe



Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent. The technology works by exploiting an essential fact […]

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Seven Cell Phone Apps Your Professor Can Easily Hack—Android, Windows and iOS Users Beware

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Seven Cell Phone Apps Your Professor Can Easily Hack—Android, Windows and iOS Users Beware



Presenting their findings last Friday Aug. 22 at the 23rd annual USENIX Security Symposium held in San Diego, researchers from the University of California, Riverside found that by exploiting weaknesses in cell phone operating systems they were able to hack […]

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Cyber Criminals Use Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Plane Crash News to Bait Users

Any occasion that captures public attention – regardless of how sensitive – comes out to be an opportunity for spammers and hackers to snatch users’ personal information and spread malware, and the tragedy of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is no exception. According to the U.S. intelligence officials, Malaysia Airline Flight MH17, a Boeing 777 aircraft carrying 283 passengers

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90 Percent of the Information Intercepted by NSA Belongs to Ordinary Internet Users

If anybody says that NSA is watching you, nobody surprises. But, a large scale investigation published by Washington Post indicates that the scope of surveillance carried out by US National Security Agency was massive even than the expectation of you and me. Just because you are an ordinary person doesn’t mean that you are safe, as 90 percent of messages intercepted by the NSA were not foreign

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CNET hacked by Russian Hackers, database of 1 million+ registered users stolen

A Russian hacking group has target renowned American technology website C|NET, claiming to steal large database containing emails, usernames and encrypted passwords of more than a million registered users. One of the hacker from the group goes with the handle off wOrm told C|NET during a Twitter conversation that he found a critical vulnerability in CNET. Read More….

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Google Drive Vulnerability Leaks Users’ Private Data

Another privacy issue has been discovered in Google Drive which could have led sensitive and personal information stored on the cloud service exposed to unauthorized parties. The security flaw has now patched by Google, but its discovery indicates that the vulnerability of cloud data when accessed via a link can allow “anyone who has the link” to access your private data without any

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