‘Spy Banker’ Attacks Facebook, Google Cloud Users
Dec12

‘Spy Banker’ Attacks Facebook, Google Cloud Users

A Trojan threat which has existed since 2009 has resurfaced recently attacking users of Facebook and Google Cloud services, using social engineering, to encourage them to install the Spy Banker script. According to Zscaler, who have been monitoring the Trojan in the wild, the attackers are offering users coupons and free downloads of popular software to entice them to run the offending script on their devices. They went on to list...

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Is Your New Credit Card Chip as Secure as You Think?
Nov17

Is Your New Credit Card Chip as Secure as You Think?

In a growing trend, more and more credit card manufacture are including new EMV chips in their plastic to help stop fraud during in-store purchases. In theory, the EMV chip in your new credit card uses a dynamically generated data code for each purchase, meaning that an attacker can’t simply use the same code over and over for future purchases. Unfortunately, while security is now improving for in-store purchases a recent study by ACI...

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Court Order Stops NSA Bulk Collection Weeks Earlier than Expected
Nov10

Court Order Stops NSA Bulk Collection Weeks Earlier than Expected

Yesterday, Judge Richard Leon released an order against the NSA forcing the agency to shut down its bulk telephone metadata collection program before the scheduled date of the 29th of November. Within his 43-page opinion Judge Leon noted that even though the program was already set to be shut down, he decided to end the program early, “because the loss of constitutional freedoms for even one day is a significant harm.” For years the...

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Apple Drops Banhammer on 256 Apps That Stole User Data
Oct20

Apple Drops Banhammer on 256 Apps That Stole User Data

In yet another user-privacy scandal, Apple has stated that they have kicked out hundreds of apps from their app store after finding them in violation of the company’s privacy policy. More specifically, Apple found that hundreds of apps were found to harbor Chinese advertising software that was able to steal “personally identifiable user information” from its users. In their press release Apple stated that, “We’ve identified a group of...

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Apple’s New iOS 9 Jam Packs New Features You Don’t Want to Miss
Sep18

Apple’s New iOS 9 Jam Packs New Features You Don’t Want to Miss

Yesterday, Apple released its latest operating system, iOS 9. Most notably, the new Apple operating system boasts increased battery life that will benefit devices of all platforms. This is especially good news as Apple decided to reduce the battery capacity of both the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, stating that users can expect about an extra hour of charge on their phone while using iOS9. If the new battery improvements weren’t...

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