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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 a month and a half 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.

1 year,11 days
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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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YotaPhone: In Five Years Time All Smartphones Could Have Two Screens

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  yesterday

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  |  2 days 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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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iPhone 6 Will be Built by Robots Called Foxbots

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about three weeks ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Apple will be the first company to take advantage of Foxconn's new automated assembly line which will be populated by robots called Foxbots and with the iPhone 6 set to begin production this month, it is likely to be the first product to roll off the robotic production line."
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iBook of Mormon: 32,000 Missionaries to Use iPads to Spread the Gospel

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "The iconic Book of Mormon could soon become known as the iBook of Mormon as missionaries around the world will be asked to use iPad minis to help spread the word, connect with new members on Facebook and even use tailored apps to help preach the testament of the Church of the Latter Day Saints."
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CosmicDuke: The Bastard Son of MiniDuke and Cosmu Malware

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "A Frankenstein's monster piece of malware called CosmicDuke has been uncovered using code from both MiniDuke and the Cosmu family of malware in what it the latest cyber-espionage threat to emerge from Russia, which looks to be targeting victims in Ukraine."
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Hacking Team's Smartphone Tools Give Governments Total Control Over Your Mobile

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Leaked documents show the powerful tools which Italian company Hacking Team offers to governments and law enforcement agencies around the world to track targets using their smartphones. The software is able to take full control of your phone allow agents to remotely access a phone's microphone, camera, keyboard and even services like Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype. Hacking Team's Remote Control tool can even jailbreak iPhones and iPads before installing the malware."
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Malware Posing as Official Google Play Store Found in....Google Play Store

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month and a half ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Mobile malware on Android is nothing new, but now security company FireEye has discovered in the Google Play store a sophisticated piece of malware which is posing as....the official Google Play store. Using the same icon but a different name, the malware is not being detected by the vast majority of security vendors, is difficult to uninstall and steals your messages, security certificates and banking details."
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Facebook's 30min Global Outage Could Cost the Company $600,000

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month and a half ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Using some back of a cigarette packet maths, IBTimes UK estimates that as Facebook earned on average $27.7 million per day in the first three months of 2014, the 30 minutes global outage which hit the service on Thursday, could have cost it as much as $600,000 in lost revenue."
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Cybercriminals Will Leverage Chatbot Technology Used to 'Pass' Turing Test

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 1 month ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Reports that the Turing Test had been passed have been widely debunked, but the evolution of the chatbot does give the security industry something to worry about. More powerful automated programs like the one used in the recent Turing Test could be used to create more convincing scams which are already prevalent on platforms like Skype and Facebook where users ares tricked into downloading malware by automated bots which pretend to be one of the victims' friends or technical support."
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FBI Sat Back as its Informant Sabu Helped Hack Stratfor

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 2 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "The conventional wisdom was that Jeremy Hammond hacked into Stratfor and was then caught by the FBI. The real story seems to be a little different. Newly discovered chat logs show that the FBI informant Hector Monsegur (Sabu) was actually the person who fed the security vulnerability to Hammond and that despite knowing the attack was going to take place, the FBI sat back and did nothing."
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Scientists Prove Book on Life and Death in Harvard Library is Bound in Human Ski

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 2 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Harvard scientists have proven beyond a doubt that a book which is a meditation on life and the soul after death was bound in the human skin of an unclaimed woman who died of a stroke in the 1880s. The book, Des destinées de lame (Destinies of the Soul) by French novelist and poet Arsène Houssaye, has been sitting in the Houghton Library in Harvard for the last 80 years, but has only now been proven to be bound in human skin."
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First File-Encrypting, TOR-Enabled, Android Ransomware Discovered

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 2 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Security firm Eset has discovered a piece of mobile ransomware which is the first to encrypt files on an Android smartphones and using the Tor network to avoid detection. Identified as Simplocker, the malware is targeting Russian and eastern Europe initially but could soon spread it if proves profitable."
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