Google Researcher Reveals Flaw In Android And iOS That Can Be Hacked Via Wi-Fi

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No software is 100 percent watertight. A serious bug can pop up anytime that will leave your devices vulnerable. Just like what a Google Project Zero researcher has discovered. Gal Beniamini found a serious security flaw in Wi-Fi chipsets of both iOS and Android systems that allows hackers to invade…


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HACK ATTACK WARNING Microsoft bug could let hackers hijack PC owners internet browsers, Google researchers claim

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MICROSOFT internet apps allegedly have a “high level” bug that allows attackers to hijack victim’s browsers. Reseachers from Google have released details of the flaw and claimed it affects Internet Explorer 11 as well as the Edge browser. The company discovered the problem in November, but gave its rival tech…


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Hacker leaks source code for iOS and Android cracking tools

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A hacker has leaked a batch of files from the security firm Cellebrite as a warning to the FBI. The data contains code from the company’s Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED), a tool used by governments to crack iOS, Android, and BlackBerry phones. The leak comes after Cellebrite reported one…


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iOS Cracking Tools Allegedly Stolen from Cellebrite Get Dumped Online by Hackers

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We may finally have the answer to one of the big mysteries of 2016 – how did Cellebrite manage to help the FBI break into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. The answer seems to be repurposing other existing cracking tools used to jailbreak iPhones. One hacker broke into Cellebrite’s servers…


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Google Boosts Enterprise App Security

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Google is introducing new security features for enterprise users of its G Suite productivity apps, reports said Tuesday (Jan. 31). Administrators using these solutions now have greater control over the data stored on Google’s platform. Reports said the updates include the ability for admins to require their own users to…


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Hackers target India’s defense, intelligence personnel via WhatsApp

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Indian security forces have been alerted by central intelligence agencies that a WhatsApp virus is threatening to hack into their personal information and banking data. Two malicious files circulating on the messaging platform falsely bears the names of elite organisations like NDA and NIA, the Press Trust of India reported….


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iPhone Hackers Can Hijack LinkedIn, Twitter Apps

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Proving that autodialing scams aren’t found only on The Simpsons, a security researcher has found a serious flaw in the Twitter and LinkedIn iOS apps that lets hackers dial phone numbers on your iPhone. Once a call starts, a hacker can temporarily stop you from hanging up, and by the…


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Apple fixes bug that lets hackers take control of iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac

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The CoreGraphics bug allowed hackers to take over Apple devices just by showing a picture Apple’s latest update fixes a bug that lets hackers take over iPhones, iPads and Macs after showing a picture to users. The bug, called CoreGraphics, and was disclosed yesterday by security specialist Marco Grassi, of…


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How to protect your financial apps from getting hacked

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There’s been no shortage of high-profile hacks over the last few years — think Target, Sony and Ashley Madison — but one sector that hasn’t made as much news for breaches is financial. According to the Identify Theft Resource Center, out of the 781 data breaches tracked in the United…


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Hackers release source code for a powerful DDoS app called Mirai

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After doing heavy damage to KrebsOnSecurity and other web servers the creator of the Mirai botnet, a program designed to harness insecure IoT devices to run massive denial of service attacks, has apparently released the source code on Github. The compact C code is designed to run on IP cameras…


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WhatsApp is about to share your data with Facebook – here’s what you should know

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WhatsApp have shaken up their terms and privacy policy for the first time in four years. Earlier we reported how the move opens doors for businesses to contact you via the app, but there’s a few other changes too. WhatsApp will now share your phone number with Facebook. The people…


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Charging your mobile phone by plugging it into a computer could be enough to get you HACKED

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If you thought plugging your phone into a computer to charge it up was fairly safe, you thought wrong When your phone starts complaining that its battery is running low, you probably wouldn’t think twice about plugging it into a computer to charge it up. But security experts claim that…


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Study suggests nearly half of people will plug an unknown USB drive into their computer

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Dive Brief: A group of University of Illinois researchers released a study this week that found 48% of people will plug an unknown USB drive into their computer. To test whether hackers could use booby-trapped USBs to gain network access, last year the researchers dropped 297 USB sticks on the…


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Google fixes 39 Android flaws

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Google has released one of the largest Android monthly security updates, fixing a total of 39 vulnerabilities — 15 rated critical, including four that can lead to a complete device compromise. The patches, which are included in new firmware images that were released Monday for the company’s Nexus devices, will…


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THE NEXT TIME you press your wireless key fob to unlock your car, if you find that it doesn’t beep until the second try, the issue may not be a technical glitch. Instead, a hacker like Samy Kamkar may be using a clever radio hack to intercept and record your…


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FDA alert advises hospitals and med centers stop using hacker-vulnerable networked IV pumps

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert advising hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical care centers to stop using the Symbiq Infusion System of intravenous pumps, which deliver IV medications with dosages programmed over a hospital’s wireless network. As the FDA’s release says: “The FDA, the U.S. Department…


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How secure are new chipped credit cards?

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If you don’t have one already, you will soon: banks will issue nearly 600 million new credit cards embedded with chips by the end of 2015. They say the cards will cut down on fraud that is costing companies billions of dollars every year. Consumer expert Amy Davis looked into…


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How experts stay safe at the Black Hat security conference

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SAN FRANCISCO — Pen and paper instead of a laptop. Cash instead of credit cards. Face-to-face chats instead of cell phones. That’s the drill for the most cautious at two big computer security conferences taking place this week in Las Vegas. It’s where security professionals need to be — and why they need to…


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Google-owned Nest launches HD security camera

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Smart homewares firm Nest has launched a camera that senses movement in a user’s home and alerts them via a smartphone app. The camera will have a night vision mode and customers will be able to pay for their videos to be archived for up to 30 days, Nest said….


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Quick! File your taxes before a hacker does it for you

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It’s tax season! You might not want to put off filing your taxes this year. If you’re not quick, you might find that someone else has already filed a fraudulent tax return in your name. There are only a few things someone needs to file a tax return as you….


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