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The unfortunate implications of a well-intentioned change to Google Play Developer policies – and the negative impact it has on ESET’s Android app customers When downloading an app from the Google Play store it’s likely that you are oblivious, unless you’re an app developer, to the Google Developer Policy that needs to be adhered to
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Researchers have discovered a kernel-based vulnerability in a driver bundled with IBM Trusteer Rapport for MacOS, according to a recently published advisory from Trustwave. If exploited, the vulnerability could elevate privileges on the local machine, allowing an attacker to subvert or disable Trusteer altogether. According to Trustwave, its researchers worked with IBM throughout the disclosure process.
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The FBI just saved the Christmas. The U.S. Justice Department announced earlier today that the FBI has seized domains of 15 “DDoS-for-hire” websites and charged three individuals running some of these services. DDoS-for-hire, or “Booter” or “Stresser,” services rent out access to a network of infected devices, which then can be used by anyone, even
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US chain Caribou Coffee announced a payment card data breach on Thursday, listing 265 outlets across 11 states that had been affected. It claimed to have identified unusual network activity on November 28, enlisting the help of Mandiant, which subsequently found evidence of unauthorized access to point of sales (POS) systems two days later. The
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by John E Dunn Microsoft has found itself fixing a lot of zero-day flaws recently, including CVE-2018-8611, (patched this month), and November’s CVE-2018-8589 and CVE-2018-8589. Now it has released an emergency patch for a remote code execution (RCE) zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer’s Jscript scripting engine affecting all versions of Windows, including Windows 10. Identified
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As 2018 draws to a close, China’s gaming industry — which has been beaten by a nine-month-long freeze in license approvals — woke up to exhilarating news as officials announced that they have started to review new titles again. The much-coveted game licenses are essential for developers to legally monetize their work in China. “We’ve
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A security researcher with Twitter alias SandboxEscaper today released proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a new zero-day vulnerability affecting Microsoft’s Windows operating system. SandboxEscaper is the same researcher who previously publicly dropped exploits for two Windows zero-day vulnerabilities, leaving all Windows users vulnerable to the hackers until Microsoft patched them. The newly disclosed unpatched Windows zero-day
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The UK government is under pressure to act after two drones were spotted flying over London’s Gatwick Airport, forcing all flights to be cancelled since Wednesday evening. Tens of thousands of Christmas passengers have been stranded since yesterday evening and that number is likely to increase exponentially today with over 700 flights potentially affected if
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by Paul Ducklin Artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, neural networks, deep learning… …any tools that help computers to behave in a way that’s closer to what we could call “thinking” are immensely useful in fighting cybercrime. That’s because what’s generally known today as machine learning is good at dealing quickly with immense amounts of threat-related data,
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Grab, Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing company, has hit a roadblock in its efforts to improve its mapping and routing service after running into trouble with OpenStreetMap, the world’s largest collaborative mapping community, through a series of blundering edits in Thailand. Grab, which gobbled up Uber’s local business in exchange for an equity swap earlier this
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A probe launched immediately after the discovery of the suspected incident has yet to establish the scale of the potential damage The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has notified all of its employees that their personal data may have been exfiltrated in a suspected security incident discovered two months ago. “On Oct.
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Another day, another data breach. This time it’s the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA today confirmed a data breach that may have compromised personal information of some of its current and former employees after at least one of the agency’s servers was hacked. In an internal memo sent to all employees
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Cyber-criminals are increasingly downsizing from selling their wares on large dark web marketplaces in a bid to build trust with buyers, according to McAfee. The security giant claimed in its latest threat report for Q3 that the trend can also be seen as a response to law enforcement activity. Police effected the major takedowns of
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SoftBank Corp’s initial public offering today started with a bang before trailing off into a whimper, with the stock falling 14.5 percent during its first day of trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The company is the mobile unit of conglomerate SoftBank Group, whose holdings also include Sprint and the $100 billion Vision Fund. Shares
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I am excited to announce that McAfee has been recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention. I believe our position as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention is a testament that our device-to-cloud DLP integration of enterprise products helps our customers stay