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Security

Windows PrintNightmare Patch

Microsoft rushed out a patch for the PrintNightmare flaw, but it doesn’t fix everything

July 8th, 2021

Microsoft found itself in a huge bind a few days ago. A security report inadvertently detailed an exploitable issue in various Windows versions. Dubbed the Windows PrintNightmare bug, the printer-related unpatched vulnerability would allow attackers to execute code remotely on systems. Microsoft hurried out a Windows PrintNightmare patch that’s available to install right away. The …

Android app

Delete this Android app right now

February 16th, 2021

Reports are circulating this week about a new Android app to be wary of — it’s called SHAREit, an app that has both an iOS and Android version, and it’s been downloaded from the Google Play Store more than 1 billion times. The security firm Trend Micro issued a report about the app that cites …

US vs China

China has reportedly stolen personal data from 80% of Americans

February 2nd, 2021

The ongoing conflict dynamic between the US vs China has continued to intensify during the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump’s antagonistic stance toward China deepened the hostile sentiment between the two countries. Now comes a report that Chinese hackers may have stolen personal data from as many as 80% of Americans. Even before but especially during …

iPhone Security

Apple launches new security program to make iPhones and iPads safer

July 22nd, 2020

Apple today launched its Security Research Device Program which provides jailbroken iPhones to security researchers. The dedicated iPhones provide researchers with unique access to typically restricted parts of iOS. Apple has historically avoided working with security researchers, having only started paying bug bounties in 2016. Apple today officially launched its Apple Security Research Device Program. …

Mac Malware

Ransomware targeting Mac users was recently discovered on torrent sites

June 30th, 2020

A piece of ransomware targeting the Mac has been making the rounds on torrent sites. The ransomware disguises itself as an app installer for Little Snitch. The software itself isn’t especially sophisticated but macOS users, as a general rule of safety, should refrain from downloading pirated software. Mac malware doesn’t come along all that often, …

Android apps

Yet another study finds that Android security is total crap

April 7th, 2020

A new study of Android apps has found that thousands seem to contain hidden backdoors that facilitate secret behavior, in what is but the latest reminder of how aggressively the Google Play Store continues to be targeted by sketchy app developers. The study looked at 150,000 apps, including 100,000 of the most popular from Google’s …