Man Jailed 6 Months for Refusing to Give Police his iPhone Passcode

Man Jailed 6 Months for Refusing to Give Police his iPhone Passcode

| June 5, 2017

Remember Ramona Fricosu? A Colorado woman was ordered to unlock her encrypted Toshiba laptop while the FBI was investigating alleged mortgage fraud in 2012, but she declined to decrypt the laptop saying that she did not remember the password. Later the United States Court ruled that Police can force defendants to decrypt their electronic devices, […]

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Google Adds New Behavior-Based Malware Scanner To Every Android Device

Google Adds New Behavior-Based Malware Scanner To Every Android Device

| May 22, 2017

In order to keep its billions of users safe, Google has introduced another security defense for its Android devices, called Google Play Protect. Google Play Protect, which is part of the Google Play Store app, uses machine learning and app usage analysis to weed out the dangerous and malicious apps, which have always been albatross […]

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Microsoft Exec Blames WannaCry Ransomware on NSA Vulnerability Hoarding Program

Microsoft Exec Blames WannaCry Ransomware on NSA Vulnerability Hoarding Program

| May 15, 2017

Microsoft’s Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith has penned a blog post today, accusing the NSA of stockpiling exploits, failing to protect its hacking tools, and indirectly causing the WannaCry ransomware outbreak. Smith is asking for a collective action between software vendors, cyber-security researchers, and governments across the world, “to take a different approach and adhere […]

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Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site

Webroot ‘mistakenly’ flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site

| April 25, 2017

Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly flagged core Windows system files as malicious and even started temporarily removing some of the legit files, trashing user computers around the world. The havoc caused after the company released a bad update on April 24, which was pulled after approximately 15 minutes. But that still hasn’t stopped some PCs […]

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Unofficial Windows 10 Creators Update Changelog

Unofficial Windows 10 Creators Update Changelog

| April 8, 2017

Microsoft is set to launch the Windows 10 Creators Update next week, on Tuesday, on April 11, at which time we’ll have all the official details about the company’s next major Windows 10 version. In the meantime, Microsoft has published a list of data the Creators Update (CU) will collect from users, and has started […]

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Verizon to pre-install a 'Spyware' app on its Android phones to collect user data

Verizon to pre-install a ‘Spyware’ app on its Android phones to collect user data

| March 30, 2017

If the death of online privacy rules wasn’t enough for Internet Service Providers and advertisers to celebrate, Verizon has planned to pre-install spyware on customers’ Android devices in order to collect their personal data. The telecom giant has partnered with Evie Launcher to bring a new application called ‘AppFlash‘ — a universal search bar that […]

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Wikileaks Reveals How CIA was Hacking your Iphones and MacBooks

Wikileaks Reveals How CIA was Hacking your Iphones and MacBooks

| March 29, 2017

As part of its “Vault 7” series, Wikileaks — the popular whistle-blowing platform — has just released another batch of classified documents focused on exploits and hacking techniques the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) designed to target Apple MacOS and iOS devices. Dubbed “Dark Matter,” the leak uncovers macOS vulnerabilities and attack vectors developed by a […]

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