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Malware Posing As Official Google Play Store Evades Most Security Checks

DavidGilbert99 Re:Link? (100 comments)

Here is the link: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/malwa... I submitted it to Slashdot but it failed to publish it.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Is Sitting On Six Million Unsold Surface Tablets

DavidGilbert99 Re:Seriously? (550 comments)

Yes it has sold other hardware but it has never produced a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone because it was seen as potentially upsetting the OEMs who make Windows a success.

about a year ago
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BlackBerry Looking To Quench 'Insatiable Demand' For New Smartphones

DavidGilbert99 Re:Self shilling? (173 comments)

I was indeed

about a year ago

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Researchers Show Malware Can Hack Gmail App With 92% Success Rate

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  1 hour ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Researchers will publish a study on Friday which claims that apps on Android, Windows Phone and iOS are all vulnerable to a previously unseen attack vector, which can steal sensitive data like login details, credit card numbers and even pictures. Shown working on Android, the attack was successful in stealing login credentials of the Gmail app 92% of the time."
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An Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone £140-a-Year

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  8 hours ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Research suggests that if we wanted to live in a world without pop-up ads for penis enlargement tablets, then it would cost everyone $230 per year. So how many people would be willing to stump up this kind of cash? Just 2% of the population apparently..."
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Why Apple Is Not Suing Xiaomi - Yet

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  yesterday

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Apple is still a relative new-comer to the Chinese market. In this market Xiaomi is now the biggest player, while Apple's isn't even in the top five smartphone vendors. Add to that uncertainty about enforcing patents in China, as well as a lack of detail about Xiaomi's own patents,and it is easy to see why Apple may not be willing to rock the boat — though that could all change if/when Xiaomi expands beyond China"
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Syrian Hackers Target Activsits Using WhatsApp & Skype to Spread Malware

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  3 days ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "There has been a significant increase in the amount of malware being spread by a group of highly organised hackers based in Syria, who are using social media, instant messaging apps and YouTube to spread malware, as well as embedding it in website visited by Syrian activists."
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Gaza Tweets Ferguson to Offer Advice on Dealing with Tear Gas

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a week ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "While the Gaza Strip and a small town in Missouri may not look like they'll have anything in common but as a result of police firing tear gas at protestors in Ferguson on Wednesday night, they now at least have one thing in common. As a result of the increased police action, people from Gaza began tweeting people in Ferguson with advice on how to avoid being fired upon and what to do to limit the pain when you are hit."
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Iranian Brobot Botnet Being Used to Attack Israel

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about two weeks ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Israel is under fire in cyber space with DDoS attacks against it increasing 500% in the last month. Research published by Arbor suggests that the powerful Brobot botnet is being used to attack website in Israel and David Gilbert at IBTimes UK suggests it could be linked to Anonymous' on-going #OpSaveGaza campaign."
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Google Wants Everyone to Have Stock Android on Every Phone

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about two weeks ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Google has silently released a very significant update to its Google Now Launcher app. Previously limited to Nexus devices, the app now works with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.1 or above and allows users to experience the stock Android interface rather than the manufacturer-imposed skin. This is the first step on a major push by Google to wrestle back control of Android from the likes of Samsung, HTC and LG."
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How Bomb Gaza Remained on Google Play Store Undetected For a Week

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about two weeks ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Bomb Gaza was a game that challenged players to drop bombs on people and buildings in Gaza. It was only removed from Google's Play Store a week after it was first published. David Gilbert at IBTimes UK looks at how Google's policy of publish first, ask questions later leads to inappropriate content appearing on the platform."
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Chinese Hackers Didn't Steal Israel's Iron Dome Plans They Only Thought They Did

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about two weeks ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Last week it was claimed that Chinese hackers stole blueprints to Israel's billion-dollar Iron Dome missile defence system. However a former Israeli secret service officer says the companies involved would have known of this threat and set a "honeypot" trap giving the hackers access to what looked like top secret documents, which were in fact completely fake."
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YotaPhone: In Five Years Time All Smartphones Could Have Two Screens

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about three weeks ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "YotaPhone founder Vlad Martynov is not the shy and retiring type. Not only does he think that always-on screens like that found on the YotaPhone will soon be on all gadgets, he is predicting that the smartphone industry as a whole will embrace dual-screens and that within five years all new smartphones will have two screens."
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A Personal Electronic Aura Could be the Answer to Password Hell

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about three weeks ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Imagine using chips implanted in accessories like glasses, shoes and belts — or even under your skin — to generate a personal electronic aura. This would be your own personal safe zone, and only inside this would your electronics work, including a device which logs and stores thousands of passwords. This is the vision of a Cambridge University professor who wants to create an Electronic Aura for everyone."
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Japanese Porn Fans Targeted in Banking Malware Campaign

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "At least four of Japan's most popular websites have been compromised and are serving visitors malware which can infect their Windows computers and once they log onto banking websites can steal login credentials and exfiltrate them to the criminals behind the Aitabook campaign"
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Google's Project Zero Aims to Make the Internet A Safer Place for All

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Google has announced Project Zero, a group of security experts who will hunt down security flaws in all software which touches the internet. Among the group is a 24-year-old called George Hotz who shot to fame in 2007 when he was the first to unlock the iPhone before reverse engineering the PlayStation 3."
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Policing of the Future is Here Today

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Morgan Marquis-Boire has been working to unmask the invasive cyber-spying tools from the likes of Gamma International and Hacking Team for the last few years, but in an interview with IBTimes UK, the dreadlocked former hacker says: "This is the law enforcement of the future and actually the law enforcement of the now. [Hacking Team and Gamma International]'s customer base is expanding, this capability is something which you can see as being desirable to most law enforcement agencies.""
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MindRDR App Lets You Control Google Glass With Your Mind

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month and a half ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "An app created by a London company lets you control Google Glass just by using your mind. By combining Glass with a NeuroSky EEG headset, the MindRDR app lets you take pictures and post them to Twitter of Facebook just by focusing your thoughts."
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US 'Kidnapped' Hacker who is Son of Russian Member of Parliament

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month and a half ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Over the weekend the US arrested 30-year-old Russian hacker Roman Valerevich Seleznev charging him with numerous counts of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft for stealing hundreds of thousand of credit card details during 2009 to 2011. On Tuesday it was revealed that Seleznev is the son of Russian member of parliament Valery Seleznev who said he had not been able to speak to his son but added: "This is a monstrous lie and a provocative act.""
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Is it worth paying $10,000 for a Scrypt Mining Rig?

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month and a half ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Back in March, 200 people paid $10,000 in just four hours for one of KnCMiner's scrypt-based ASIC mining rigs. Today, with no concrete shipping date in sight and plummeting prices, it looks like these early adopters may never see a return on their investment"
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