Tag: Cybersecurity

Millions of Android phones are vulnerable to a Snapdragon security flaw

4 hours ago DSPs in Qualcomm Snapdragon chips reportedly contain over 400 vulnerabilities. Attackers could use these for spying, malware, or just bricking devices. Fixes are on the way and there are no known attacks, but it’s still concerning. If you’re using an Android phone with a Snapdragon chip inside, there’s a good chance it’s […]

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Here’s how all those high-profile Twitter accounts got hacked

57 seconds ago Twitter says an internal tool was used to hack high-profile accounts. Hackers apparently used the tool to change email addresses associated with affected accounts. Twitter is working to restore all hacked accounts but has locked access to them for now. The massive Twitter breach of high-profile accounts belonging to celebrities, politicians, trillion-dollar […]

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Criminal ring of Chrome spyware extensions exposed, millions of users affected

Credit: Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority A third-party security team discovered a ring of Chrome spyware extensions all working together. The extensions were apparently downloaded over 32 million times, affecting millions of Chrome browsers. This news once again illuminates how weak Google’s oversight of Chrome extensions really is. In yet another instance of Google dropping […]

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You might want to avoid buying stuff from SlickWraps (Update: Company response)

SlickWraps Update, February 21, 2020 (02:55 PM ET): This whole SlickWraps thing just got more intense. First, Lynx’s Twitter account was temporarily suspended (it’s back now though). However, the Medium blog post that details all the information about the hack has been removed. Then, the CEO of SlickWraps posted a response to the breach (via Kellen […]

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Security Flaws in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention can expose your browsing habits

Google researchers have unearthed multiple security flaws in Apple’s Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature. Apparently the security flaws will allow users habits to be tracked despite the Intelligent tracking feature being turned on. Financial Times has accessed the preview and the entire research paper will be published soon. Google researchers claim that Safari’s Intelligent tracking […]

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