Apple’s latest updates include a patch for the vulnerability that could have attacked your device’s wireless hardware

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Something for the weekend? How about an Apple patch for BroadPwn?

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How would you feel about your insurer or your finance company having access to data about your driving and where you go?

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Hit the road – with your insurer and lender keeping an eye on your driving

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Twitter says it’s cracking down on the abuse – but is it?

July 21, 2017

Twitter’s moves to tackle abuse on the platform seem to be making their mark – but there’s a way to go before everyone feels safe there

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BrainLag Ransomware

July 21, 2017

The BrainLag Ransomware is a file encoder program that is used as a Trojan, which encrypts the targeted data and invites the user to pay a ransom in exchange for help with recovering the data. The BrainLag Ransomware was picked up by cyber security researchers while investigating samples on an online security platform, which flagged as file encoders. A preliminary analysis showed that the Brain Lag Ransomware is based on the well-documented HiddenTear project by Utku Sen. Evidently, the BrainLag Ransomware is compiled as a variant similar to the CryptoSpider Ransomware and the Unikey Ransomware

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SystemTools

July 21, 2017

The SystemTools software from SystemTools, Inc. might arrive on computers bundled with free software from third parties. The SystemTools software from SystemTools, Inc. may be promoted to users as a system optimizer of sorts and suggest you can boost your performance with a single click every time you turn on your PC.

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Best Price

July 21, 2017

The Best Price software from Goamuze.com is promoted as a shopping helper aimed at Web surfers who like to save money while shopping online. The Best Price software is packed as a browser extension, which can be found on Goamuze.com/bestprice/ and Chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/best-price/hjmkkcnohookadjblmpdoecmoplneceb. The description on the Chrome Web Store states that the Best Price extensions can recognize the products you are viewing online, it scans other online stores for the same item and displays information on the same item with a lower price on competing for online shops. The information compiled by Best Price is enclosed in a drop-down menu in the top right corner of the browser

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Pirates at DEFCON, Avast! Listen to the Roman lighthouse siren!

July 21, 2017

Avast pirates of DefCon! All hands hoay! Listen to the sirens from ye badge to get closer to the booty!

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Watch out for the Android malware that snoops on your phone

July 21, 2017

GhostCtrl, being distributed by rogue versions designed to look like legitimate apps, can monitor what you do and lock up your device – beware!

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What is a computer worm and how does it spread?

July 21, 2017

During his first year at Cornell in 1988, Robert Tappan Morris Jr. released what is widely considered to be the world’s first worm (an achievement that earned him three years of probation, 400 hours of community service and a $10,500 fine). When asked why he did it, Morris simply replied: “To demonstrate the inadequacies of current security measures on computer networks by exploiting the security defects that I had discovered.” Little did Morris know how enduring his words would turn out to be. Fast forward 30 years and worms are still exploiting vulnerable systems, endlessly replicating themselves and wiggling their way into poorly protected computers.

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Global police swoop shutters Hansa and AlphaBay dark web markets

July 21, 2017

Two key marketplaces for illegal drugs go dark as it’s revealed that Dutch police secretly ran Hansa for a month during its investigation

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Internet for everyone with Facebook’s drone Aquila

July 21, 2017

Last month Facebook announced the second successful test of Aquila – a giant sun powered drone. Even though the technology is still in the makes and has a long way to go, Mark Zuckerberg has been very serious about connecting the world– Facebook recently surpassed the 2 billion users mark.  There is an opportunity for Facebook to continue its path of success as the number of people globally with access to the internet is currently about 4 billion.

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The New Android Malware “GhostCtrl”

July 21, 2017

  One fresh malware strain is the most sophisticated info-stealer never seen before on Android as it facilitates attackers in creation of one backdoor so they can monitor data, record video and audio, filch info, and even install ransomware on the smart-phone.   … Read the rest of: The New Android Malware “GhostCtrl”

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Twitter.com Attacked with Gigantic Porn Botnet

July 21, 2017

  A nearly 90,000 bots delivering sexual contents infiltrated Twitter Inc.

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Weaponized TinyNuke Malware Samples Appear Three Months After Source Code Leak

July 20, 2017

The story of the TinyNuke banking Trojan (a.k.a. NukeBot or Nuclear Bot) is filled with so many twists, turns, frustrated people, and individuals with nefarious motives, that it could easily serve as a plot for a Hollywood drama

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News in brief: Street View goes out of this world; GoT fans warned on torrenting; Citadel man jailed

July 20, 2017

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

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ATM crooks up the ante by using infrared to steal your PIN

July 20, 2017

Using infrared for data transfer isn’t new, but finding an IR transmitter on an ATM in Oklahoma took law enforcement by surprise

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“Orpheus’ Lyre” – where it came from, and what to do [VIDEO]

July 20, 2017

From how the “Orpheus’ Lyre” bug got its weird name all the way to what we can learn from it. No jargon, just plain English. Enjoy…

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Viro Ransomware

July 20, 2017

The Viro Ransomware is a file encoder Trojan that was reported by PC security researchers on July 17th, 2017. The following research on the Viro Ransomware revealed that the Trojan is based on the HidenTear project by Utku Sen. The threat is very similar to other HT variants like the R3store Ransomware and it is dispersed by a massive spam emails campaign. Corrupted DOCX files are used to install the Trojan on the computers of less cautious users.

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