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Intel Releases New Spectre Patch Update for Skylake Processors

After leaving million of devices at risk of hacking and then rolling out broken patches, Intel has now released a new batch of security patches only for its Skylake processors to address one of the Spectre vulnerabilities (Variant 2). For those unaware, Spectre (Variant 1, Variant 2) and Meltdown (Variant 3) are security flaws disclosed by researchers earlier last month …

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Facebook Password Stealing Apps Found on Android Play Store

Even after many efforts made by Google last year, malicious apps always somehow manage to make their ways into Google app store. Security researchers have now discovered a new piece of malware, dubbed GhostTeam, in at least 56 applications on Google Play Store that is designed to steal Facebook login credentials and aggressively display pop-up advertisements to users. Discovered independently …

Fourth Fappening Hacker Admits to Stealing Celebrity Pics From iCloud Accounts

Almost three years after the massive leakage of high-profile celebrities’ nude photos—well known as “The Fappening” or “Celebgate” scandal—a fourth hacker has been charged with hacking into over 250 Apple iCloud accounts belonged to Hollywood celebrities. A federal court has accused George Garofano, 26, of North Branford, of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, who had been arrested by …

Password Stealing Apps With Over A Million Downloads Found On Google Play Store

Even after so many efforts by Google like launching bug bounty program and preventing apps from using Android accessibility services, malicious applications somehow manage to get into Play Store and infect people with malicious software. The same happened once again when security researchers discovered at least 85 applications in Google Play Store that were designed to steal credentials from users …

Imgur—Popular Image Sharing Site Was Hacked In 2014; Passwords Compromised

Only after a few days of Uber admitting last year’s data breach of 57 million customers, the popular image sharing site disclosed that it had suffered a major data breach in 2014 that compromised email addresses and passwords of 1.7 million user accounts. In a blog post published on Friday, Imgur claimed that the company had been notified of a …

BankBot Returns On Play Store – A Never Ending Android Malware Story

Even after so many efforts by Google for making its Play Store away from malware, shady apps somehow managed to fool its anti-malware protections and infect people with malicious software. A team of researchers from several security firms has uncovered two new malware campaigns targeting Google Play Store users, of which one spreads a new version of BankBot, a persistent …

Another Shady App Found Pre-Installed on OnePlus Phones that Collects System Logs

The OnePlus Saga Continues… Just a day after the revelation of the hidden Android rooting backdoor pre-installed on most OnePlus smartphones, a security researcher just found another secret app that records tons of information about your phone. Dubbed OnePlusLogKit, the second pre-installed has been discovered by the same Twitter user who goes by the pseudonym “Elliot Alderson” and discovered the …

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OnePlus Left A Backdoor That Allows Root Access Without Unlocking Bootloader

Another terrible news for OnePlus users. Just over a month after OnePlus was caught collecting personally identifiable information on its users, the Chinese smartphone company has been found leaving a backdoor on almost all OnePlus handsets. A Twitter user, who goes by the name “Elliot Anderson” (named after Mr. Robot’s main character), discovered a backdoor (an exploit) in all OnePlus …

Apple iPhone X’s Face ID Hacked (Unlocked) Using 3D-Printed Mask

Just a week after Apple released its brand new iPhone X on November 3, a team of hackers has claimed to successfully hack Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology with a mask that costs less than $150. Yes, Apple’s “ultra-secure” Face ID security for the iPhone X is not as secure as the company claimed during its launch event in …

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Vault 8: WikiLeaks Releases Source Code For Hive – CIA’s Malware Control System

Almost two months after releasing details of 23 different secret CIA hacking tool projects under Vault 7 series, Wikileaks today announced a new Vault 8 series that will reveal source codes and information about the backend infrastructure developed by the CIA hackers. Not just announcement, but the whistleblower organisation has also published its first batch of Vault 8 leak, releasing …