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  • Apple Under Fire Over Sending Some Users Browsing Data to China's Tencent
    by [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) on October 14, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Do you know Apple is sending iOS web browsing data of some of its users to Chinese Internet company Tencent? I am sure many of you are not aware of this, neither was I, and believe me, none of us could expect this from a tech company that promotes itself as a champion of consumer privacy. Late last week, it was widely revealed that starting from at least iOS 12.2, Apple silently integrated

  • SIM Cards in 29 Countries Vulnerable to Remote Simjacker Attacks
    by [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) on October 12, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Until now, I'm sure you all might have heard of the SimJacker vulnerability disclosed exactly a month ago that affects a wide range of SIM cards and can remotely be exploited to hack into any mobile phone just by sending a specially crafted binary SMS. If you are unaware, the name "SimJacker" has been given to a class of vulnerabilities that resides due to a lack of authentication and

  • UNIX Co-Founder Ken Thompson's BSD Password Has Finally Been Cracked
    by [email protected] (Unknown) on October 11, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    A 39-year-old password of Ken Thompson, the co-creator of the UNIX operating system among, has finally been cracked that belongs to a BSD-based system, one of the original versions of UNIX, which was back then used by various computer science pioneers. In 2014, developer Leah Neukirchen spotted an interesting "/etc/passwd" file in a publicly available source tree of historian BSD version 3,

  • Apple iTunes and iCloud for Windows 0-Day Exploited in Ransomware Attacks
    by [email protected] (Unknown) on October 10, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Watch out Windows users! The cybercriminal group behind BitPaymer and iEncrypt ransomware attacks has been found exploiting a zero-day vulnerability affecting a little-known component that comes bundled with Apple's iTunes and iCloud software for Windows to evade antivirus detection. The vulnerable component in question is the Bonjour updater, a zero-configuration implementation of network

  • New Comic Videos Take CISO/Security Vendor Relationship to the Extreme
    by [email protected] (The Hacker News) on October 10, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Today's CISOs operate in an overly intensive environment. As the ones who are tasked with the unenviable accountability for failed protection and successful breaches, they must relentlessly strive to improve their defense lines with workforce education, training their security teams and last but definitely not least — looking for products that will upgrade and adjust their security against

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