The Name’s Smith. Agent Smith of the Adware Company

Cybersecurity company Check Point recently revealed that second-generation adware is on the rampage. Over 25 million users worldwide have been affected so far by “Agent Smith,” a malicious agent that modifies and reinstalls legitimate applications such as Flipkart, Opera Mini, and WhatsApp. Check Point pinpointed the infection to 9Apps, a …

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Three years Later Logitech Dongle Vulnerability Still Unpatched

Back in 2016, The Verge’s Sean Hollister flagged a zero-day vulnerability to Logitech. According to Hollister, due to a factory defect, Logitech’s wireless dongle is susceptible to takeover attacks. Apparently, the vulnerability has yet to be patched, despite cybersecurity experts warning the company about the consequences. Hollister pointed out that …

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Microsoft Pushes May 1903 Windows 10 Update by Removing Three Blocks

After many attempts and tweaks, Microsoft announced that Window 10’s 1903 build is finally ready for deployment. Earlier this week, the Windows Release Health Dashboard announced that the May build is fully functional and can be safely downloaded. According to Microsoft, the developers had to remove three blocks to stabilize …

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Apple Clamps Down Walkie-Talkie App due to Eavesdropping Bug

On Wednesday, Apple announced that its Walkie-Talkie application would be closed down until further notice. The tech giant revealed that the measure was taken after an undisclosed user flagged down a bug which potentially allowed a hacker to listen in on a conversation. Apple added that the fix is still …

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WannaCry Copycat Ransomware on the Rampage, Avast Confirms

Earlier this week, Avast, the company behind the award-winning AV and antimalware solution, announced the discovery of a new WannaCry strain. Dubbed WannaHydra, the cybersecurity researchers revealed that the malware was engineered to install spyware, crack open banks, and to remotely access admin functions. The latest WannaCry strain has already …

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UK Forensics Company Lifts Ransomware Attack Lockdown

Eurofins, a UK-based forensics provider, recently announced that its voluntary ‘lockdown’ had been lifted. On the 2nd of June, the company’s servers got encrypted by a “highly sophisticated ransomware.” Albeit a rumor, it would see that Eurofins had no choice but to pay the ransom in order to regain access …

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Amazon Backlashed over Retaining Voice Recordings

What’s not to like about Amazon? It has amazing products, great customer support, unparalleled bargains, and, on top of that, it even retains your voice commands history in case you forgot how to set the alarm or make an appointment. Indeed, earlier this week, the US-based company received a major …

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