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Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

36 apps posing as tools to keep users safe from attacks were actually installing malware on user's devices.

Windows Meltdown-Spectre fix: How to check if your AV is blocking Microsoft patch

Antivirus firms play patch catch-up, as Microsoft releases Meltdown firmware updates for Surface devices.

Which Social Media Platform Would Work Best For Your Business?

With so many social media platforms to choose from, and likely a limited budget, its vital that one invests their time and what money they have into the most effective platform. Let’s explore the top 6 social media channels and, based...Show More Summary

Apple confirms iPhone, Mac affected by Meltdown-Spectre vulnerabilities

The iPhone maker has confirmed all Mac systems and devices running iOS are affected by the vulnerabilities, but also said there are currently no known exploits.

Intel starts issuing patches for Meltdown, Spectre vulnerabilities

Intel says it has already issued updates for the majority of its processor products released in the last five years.

Gemalto launches a new contactless credit card with a fingerprint reader

The new biometric-powered contactless cards use fingerprint recognition to authenticate the cardholder, in an effort to cut down on in-store fraud.

White House bans personal phones in the West Wing, citing security risks. (It only took a year.)

The White House chief information security officer, whose job it is to protect the president and senior staff from cyber threats, was fired in February and has not been replaced.

Google Apps Script vulnerability could have opened the door for malware

No user interaction required - and the exploit could've been used to distribute any form of malware.

Windows Meltdown-Spectre patches: If you haven't got them, blame your antivirus

Microsoft says your antivirus software could stop you from receiving the emergency patches issued for Windows

PyCryptoMiner enslaves your PC to mine Monero

The botnet's creator is quietly cashing in on the craze for cryptocurrency.

This Android malware mimics Uber to steal your login and password

The FakeApp trojan has returned with new tricks to stop users noticing they've been duped.

Ashes spectators in Sydney scanned by facial recognition tech

A slew of new security measures have been rolled out at the Sydney Cricket Ground, including 820 cameras equipped with facial recognition technology.

Annual Blog Round-Up – 2017

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?240,000 Homeland Security employees, case witnesses affected by data breach

A database used by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General has been confirmed as breached, affecting 247,167 current and former employees and individuals associated with the department's previous investigations.

Critical flaws revealed to affect most Intel chips since 1995

Most Intel processors and some ARM chips are confirmed to be vulnerable, putting billions of devices at risk of attacks. One of the security researchers said the bugs are "going to haunt us for years."

?Major Linux redesign in the works to deal with Intel security flaw

A serious security memory problem in all Intel chips has led to Linux's developers resetting how to deal with memory. The result will be a more secure, but -- as Linux creator Linus Torvalds says -- slower operating system.

Tech giants scramble to fix critical Intel chip security flaw

Intel can't fix the design flaw, forcing operating system and software makers to step in.

Barracuda Networks buys phishing simulation company PhishLine

Going forward, Barracuda plans to combine gateway security, data protection, AI-based targeted threat protection and user awareness training into one platform.

New ransomware headache as crooks dump bitcoin for rival cryptocurrencies

The switch to new digital currencies will make life more difficult, according to one police chief.

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