Android banking and finance apps’ security found wanting

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury Many mobile finance apps are littered with bugs that could allow attackers to access users’ sensitive data, a report revealed this week. The smallest providers of mobile financial apps had the best security practices, while the larger players produced the most vulnerable apps, according to a six-week analysis commissioned by application protection […]

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Nvidia patches severe bugs in edge computing modules

Posted on April 5th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury Nvidia has released 13 patches targeting two low-end embedded computing boards. The processor company explained in a security advisory this week that the flaws could lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, or information disclosure. These security bugs won’t turn up in your gaming PC, but they could cause […]

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Spyware app exposes private photos, hosting provider steps in

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury A hosting company took down a database operated by a spying app this week after it was found displaying thousands of intimate images and recordings online. MobiiSpy, an Android app that can be used to track what people do on their phones, left over 95,000 images and 25,000 audio recordings on a […]

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Companies will stop storing data in Australia, Microsoft warns

Posted on March 29th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury Australia’s controversial anti-encryption laws came under independent scrutiny this week as tech leaders, including Microsoft’s Brad Smith, continued to criticize the legislation. The country’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has referred the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Act of 2018 (TOLA) to the Independent National Security […]

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Microsoft Windows 7 patch warns of coming patchocalypse

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury Microsoft has issued a patch to remind Windows 7 users that they’ll soon have no patches. The update tells users that they won’t be able to get support for Windows 7 after 14 January 2020, and it’s effectively a nudge to upgrade to a later operating system (Microsoft has been pressuring people […]

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How to make DuckDuckGo your default Chrome search engine

Posted on March 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury Privacy-conscious web users now have a new way to search in Chrome’s address bar. Version 73 of the browser, released Tuesday, now includes the DuckDuckGo search engine as an option. Included without fanfare, the feature enables users to search DuckDuckGo by default from the address bar, but they must set this option […]

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Email list-cleaning site may have leaked up to 2 billion records

Posted on March 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury The number of records exposed online by an email list-cleaning service in February may be far higher than originally anticipated, according to experts. The number of records available for anyone to download in plaintext from a breach at Verifications.io may have been closer to two billion. Security researcher Bob Diachenko, who found […]

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Chrome will soon block drive-by-download malvertising

Posted on March 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury Google is tooling up in the war against malvertisers. Developers of its Chrome browser are introducing a feature that they hope will choke off one of the most malicious forms of malware infection: drive-by advertising downloads. Automatic downloads via advertising frames are a popular cause of drive-by downloads. In these attacks, a […]

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Researchers break e-signatures in 22 common PDF viewers

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury If you spend much time using computers as an adult, the chances are that you’ve had to electronically sign a document at some point. Many countries accept electronic signatures as legally binding, including the US, Canada, and the UK, where the Law Commission officially concluded that electronic signatures are valid in August […]

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Hacker Lauri Love denied bid to get computers back

Posted on February 22nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury Hacker Lauri Love has failed to get his computers back six years after the UK’s National Crime Agency took them as part of a criminal investigation. In 2013, British authorities arrested Love for alleged hacking into US institutions, and seized his computers. However, he wasn’t charged because the information on his computers […]

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