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News, opinion, advice and research on computer security threats from Sophos
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The WhatsApp text bomb – no, it won’t destroy your phone!

10 Květen, 2018 - 13:56
"Text bomb, text bomb, WhatsApp text bomb, you can crash my application when I want to get things done."

Watch out: photo editor apps hiding malware on Google Play

10 Květen, 2018 - 13:16
Innocent-looking apps with ad clicker malware have bypassed Google's safeguards

Windows-crashing bug not patch-worthy, says Microsoft

10 Květen, 2018 - 12:55
When is a bug not a bug? That's the question raised by researcher Marius Tivadar's latest Windows-crashing proof of concept.

Grade hacking may cost high school its valedictorian

10 Květen, 2018 - 12:04
The grade tampering came to light while drawing up a list of top students. Now it's unclear which students legitimately belong on that list.

Patch now! Microsoft and Adobe release critical security updates

9 Květen, 2018 - 18:23
...And the Microsoft vulnerabilities include 0-days. Get the patches now!

Critical bug in 7-Zip – make sure you’re up to date!

9 Květen, 2018 - 13:37
Uninitialised variables and no Address Space Layout Randomisation led to an exploitable vulnerability...

Uber car software detected woman before fatal crash but failed to stop

9 Květen, 2018 - 12:34
Uber has reportedly discovered that the fatal crash was likely caused by a software bug in its self-driving car technology.

Google cracks down on election meddling advertisers

9 Květen, 2018 - 12:08
Google will now require people or groups purchasing federal election ads to show that they're US citizens or lawful residents.

Could this be the end of password re-use?

9 Květen, 2018 - 11:51
It’s password security’s Achilles heel: too many people make life easy for cybercriminals by re-using the same ones over and over. But what if there were a way for websites to compare notes on whether a password (or similar password) has been set by a user elsewhere?

Pentagon orders military exchanges to pull Chinese smartphones over security risks

8 Květen, 2018 - 13:22
Huawei and ZTE are already telephones non gratae, tied too close for comfort to the Chinese Communist Party and People’s Liberation Army back home.

Budget Android manufacturer Blu settles with FTC over privacy fiasco

8 Květen, 2018 - 12:43
These are the phones that were calling home to Shanghai every 72 hours, with no opt-in or notice, to hand over a whole lot of PII.

The Man on the Train: Caught with his phishing loot

8 Květen, 2018 - 12:09
How does it end for phishing attackers who get caught? In a case that’s been working its way through the British courts since last September, the unusual answer is in the first-class carriage of a train travelling between Wales and London.

Tuesday review – the hot 21 stories of the week

8 Květen, 2018 - 11:48
From the medical devices needing a security patch and Google Maps's open redirect flaw to VW and Audi's infotainment systems remote hacking, and more!

Serious Security: The GLitch “row hammering” attack

5 Květen, 2018 - 02:27
How the graphics chip in your mobile phone could allow crooks to deliver malware via your browser - no app download required.

Breakthrough pushes Quantum Key Distribution beyond 500km

4 Květen, 2018 - 18:37
It's getting better, but is it getting better fast enough?

Tech companies resist government hacking back and backdoors

4 Květen, 2018 - 14:09
The US government is coming after cybersecurity with a multi-pronged pitchfork.

350,000 cardiac devices need a security patch

4 Květen, 2018 - 13:13
The devices are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks and at risk of sudden battery loss.

Twitter admits to password storage blunder – change your password now!

4 Květen, 2018 - 02:20
Twitter has been storing your password safely in its database - but not in its logs, where it's been writing plaintext passwords by mistake.

Facebook’s getting a clear history button

3 Květen, 2018 - 18:06
"This is an example of the kind of control we think you should have."

Google and Amazon put an end to censorship-dodging domain fronting

3 Květen, 2018 - 16:36
Privacy services relying on the unsupported feature have been left high and dry