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Android Malware Leak Private Photos To Friends
Do you mind private photos to be sent to friends? An new Android ransomware possibly asks you similar questions. If you do mind that happens, read this paper carefully. Some clues indicates the threat is distributed by Google Play. Thousands of Android users may be at risk to a malware which attempts to extort victims by threatening to leak personal information, including photos, unless a 'ransom' is paid to the hackers...
By Jason Murdock  View Source  
WannaCry Driving Scareware and Bogus Anti-Virus Downloads
WannaCry let's know that we may meet not only fake ransomware but also fake anti-virus app. WannaCry pushed people into install anti-virus app in panic, but some of them are tricked by bogus software. Fake anti-virus apps account for 12.2% in the Google Play store. It said one in ten are infected by real malware just because of the threat of WannaCry...
By Dark Reading  View Source  
Outdated XML Library in ESET Leads Mac Vulnerable
Antivirus itself became threat of information security. This happened again on famous ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6 for Mac OS. A outdated XML library with a parser of 2007 included in a recent update to the product is subject to a buffer overflow bug, according to Google researchers. The parser is vulnerable to attack, allowing root-level code execution...
By Mike Wuerthele  View Source  
Trend Micro flaw may leak all your passwords
A discovery by a well-known Google security researcher provides further proof how antivirus programs designed to shield computers from attacks can sometimes provide a doorway for hackers. Tavis Ormandy, an information security engineer with Google, wrote he found bugs in Trend Micro's antivirus product that could allow remote code execution by...
By Jeremy Kirk  View Source  
Google Responds To $100M Lawsuit Threat Over Hacked Celeb Photos
“We’ve Removed Tens Of Thousands Of Pictures” One day after being threatened with a $100 million lawsuit over hacked celebrity photos, Google says they are trying their best to get as many of the explicit and private pics of Jennifer Lawrence and others off their sites and search engines as possible. “We’ve removed tens of thousands of pictures,...
By Dominic Patten  View Source  
3 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked
Last month a story in the Wall Street Journal article sent a shudder down our collective parental spine. Google is planning to open Gmail and YouTube to kids under the age of 13. While the company will restrict this king’s ransom of new clicks to kid-friendly content, hackers could well have a field day. Lest we forget, we’re only as strong as...
By ADAM LEVIN  View Source  
Google Images Hacked? Searches Bring Up Images of Russian Car Accident
Google hasn't yet commented on the strange thing happening to its image search function People searching Google Images Tuesday morning are noticing an apparent glitch in the system. Innocuous searches are resulting in repeated images of a car accident, alongside intermittent pictures of NBA star Kevin Durant. Numerous social media reports claim...
By Laura Stampler  View Source  
Google’s Nest gets hacked
Hello Dave. I control your thermostat. The immortal words of Hal, the rogue computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, showed up on the display of a Google Nest appliance control system. That’s not supposed to happen. But hackers at the Black Hat security conference this week made those words appear on a Nest display after they showed how they...
By Dean Takahashi  View Source  
Chrome's CRLSet is "completely broken."
Google Chrome protection for Heartbleed-hacked sites called “completely broken” A few hours after this article went live, Google engineer Adam Langley published a blog post taking issue with the GRC characterization that Chrome's CRLSet is "completely broken." In the post, Langley said he has always been clear that the measure isn't perfect, but...
By Dan Goodin  View Source  
Google pays web auditors $10,000 after getting hacked by them
A Swedish-based web-security auditing company hacked Google’s production servers and as a result, was paid $10,000 by the tech giant. Detectify, a six-man team based in Stockholm, Sweden, came upon the idea of hacking Google while pondering what challenge they were to undertake for the upcoming weekend. The group began to “Google Dork,” which is...
By Rory MacDonald-Gauthier  View Source  
Microsoft shows off digital-crime-fighting center
In a building on the north side of Microsoft’s Redmond campus, there is much talk of stopping the bad guys. By that, the Microsoft employees do not mean Google, Apple or Amazon.com. Rather, the investigators, forensics experts, engineers and lawyers staffing Microsoft’s new Cybercrime Center talk about stopping criminals: software pirates,...
By Janet I. Tu  View Source