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More than 800 Google Play Android apps spotted with Xavier Trojan SDK 

More than 800 Google Play Android apps spotted with Xavier Trojan SDK

Trend Micro researchers spotted more than 800 Android applications available on the Google Play Store embedded with the software development kit (SDK) of the information-stealing ad library dubbed "Xavier."
Russian hackers breached electoral systems of 39 US states  

Russian hackers breached electoral systems of 39 US states

Russian hackers reportedly breached the electoral systems of at least 39 states during the summer and fall of 2016 accessing software designed to be used by poll workers on Election Day.
Mac OS hit by free malware-as-a-service  

Mac OS hit by free malware-as-a-service

Cyber-criminals once again upped the ante with what is advertised as the "most sophisticated Mac spyware ever"
Iris scanner of Samsung Galaxy S8 hacked with simple cheat 

Iris scanner of Samsung Galaxy S8 hacked with simple cheat

The German Chaos Computer Club ackers has found a way to cheat the biometric verification safety feature found on the Samsung Galaxy S8.
OSX malware uses stolen certs and reads HTTPS traffic 

OSX malware uses stolen certs and reads HTTPS traffic

Mac users beware as researchers have found yet another reason to rattle the false sense of security some may have concerning Macs and viruses.
Gender diversity in tech critical to financial success 

Gender diversity in tech critical to financial success

A recent survey of IT and tech leaders found that more than on average, the gender mix among their teams was 80 percent male and 20 percent female.
Celebgate repeat? Private images of Emma Watson and others leaked 

Celebgate repeat? Private images of Emma Watson and others leaked

In a manner that is becoming too familiar, hackers have once again broken into the iCloud accounts of female celebrities.
Skimmer adware spent two months in Google Play 

Skimmer adware spent two months in Google Play

Checkpoint researchers spotted a malware, dubbed Skimmer, in the Google Play store which uses a unique and innovative tactics evade detection.
TeamSpy malware exploits TeamViewer in phishing campaign   

TeamSpy malware exploits TeamViewer in phishing campaign

Heimdal Security researchers spotted a new spam campaign carrying the TeamSpy data-stealing malware.
Uber, Intel and IoT firms join coalition to secure connected cars 

Uber, Intel and IoT firms join coalition to secure connected cars

The FASTR coalition of technology firms which includes Uber, Intel and Aeris has issued a manifesto urging automakers to cooperate in locking down the cyber-security of autonomous vehicles.
Spora ransomware may offer better customer service than your ISP 

Spora ransomware may offer better customer service than your ISP

Bleeping Computer noticed advancements in the ransomware whose customer service would give your cable provider a run for its money.
Symantec caught issuing illegal certificates for second time in two years 

Symantec caught issuing illegal certificates for second time in two years

Symantec improperly issued 108 invalidated transport layer security certificates..
80% of IoT devices not tested for security flaws, says Ponemon Institute 

80% of IoT devices not tested for security flaws, says Ponemon Institute

A recent study found 80 percent of Internet of Things apps aren't tested for vulnerabilities and there is still a lack of urgency to address the risk.
Researchers hack Visa cards in six seconds  

Researchers hack Visa cards in six seconds

A university research team has discovered a method to hack credit cards including dates and security codes in as little as six seconds.
380,000 xHamster porn accounts details leaked  

380,000 xHamster porn accounts details leaked

Cyber-criminals are trading hundreds of thousands of xHamster porn account details on the digital underground.
Study finds malware lurking in Amazon, Google and Groupon cloud services 

Study finds malware lurking in Amazon, Google and Groupon cloud services

A recent study detected more than 600 cloud repositories hosting malware and other malicious activities on major cloud platforms.
Researchers spot cyber-crooks actively upgrading Mirai botnet 

Researchers spot cyber-crooks actively upgrading Mirai botnet

An researcher spotted threat actors actively updating and customising the Mirai botnet source code that was leaked less than two weeks ago.
Cyber-attacks targeting DoD contractor, OPM, and US aircraft carrier linked to China 

Cyber-attacks targeting DoD contractor, OPM, and US aircraft carrier linked to China

A Chinese cyber-attack targeting a US Defence Department contractor was linked to the OPM hack.
Cyber-cartels launder money via gamer currencies  

Cyber-cartels launder money via gamer currencies

Trend Micro researchers found that cyber-criminals are using video game currency to launder real world money.
Systemd and Ubuntu users urged to update to patch Linux flaws 

Systemd and Ubuntu users urged to update to patch Linux flaws

Linux users should beware of a recently discovered systemd vulnerability that could shut down a system using a command short enough to send in a tweet.

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