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CERT-In issues advisory for Android users, says those not on latest version are at risk of being spied on
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CERT-In issues advisory for Android users, says those not on latest version are at risk of being spied on

CERT-In says successful exploitation of the vulnerability could allow attackers to gain access to a user's login credentials, SMS, photos, and phone conversations.

Hackers can get into your Android smartphones just via a text message: Report
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Hackers can get into your Android smartphones just via a text message: Report

The security flaw was found in Samsung, Huawei, LG, Sony and other Android-based smartphones

Understanding mental illness: Vulnerability is essential for the mind's well-being and a sense of community
Life

Understanding mental illness: Vulnerability is essential for the mind's well-being and a sense of community

We underestimate the role of being in touch with more invisible sources of strength and renewal that connect us to something larger than ourselves — art, sport and our connection with each other. Without the ability to turn to each other for succour, we are hamstrung, cut off from ourselves.

Man busts Steam bug that allowed unlimited free downloads, wins a $20,000 bounty
Gaming

Man busts Steam bug that allowed unlimited free downloads, wins a $20,000 bounty

Moskowsky discovered a Steam bug which basically let anybody generate license keys without paying.

Google launches $1,000 bug bounty program for finding security flaws in Android apps
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Google launches $1,000 bug bounty program for finding security flaws in Android apps

All Google's apps are included and developers of popular Android apps are invited to opt-in to the programme being run in partnership with HackerOne.

Apple confirms patching 'KRACK' Wi-Fi vulnerability on iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS betas
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Apple confirms patching 'KRACK' Wi-Fi vulnerability on iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS betas

However, the patched beta software available for Apple's iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS devices have yet to released to the general public.

Equifax Inc's hacked accounts count rises to 145.5 mn; CEO admits that company took months to patch vulnerability
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Equifax Inc's hacked accounts count rises to 145.5 mn; CEO admits that company took months to patch vulnerability

Equifax said late Monday that an outside review determined about 2.5 million additional US consumers were potentially impacted - total rising to 145.5 million

EFI upgrade issues have left millions of Apple Macs vulnerable to targeted attacks, PCs are likely to be worse off: Study
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EFI upgrade issues have left millions of Apple Macs vulnerable to targeted attacks, PCs are likely to be worse off: Study

Security firm Duo has published a report stating that Apple Macs are not getting critical firmware updates essential for system security.

Researcher showcases Wi-Fi worm that can leave billions of Android and iOS devices vulnerable
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Researcher showcases Wi-Fi worm that can leave billions of Android and iOS devices vulnerable

Lucky for most of us, the Broadcom Wi-Fi vulnerability has already been plugged in recent Android and iOS security patches.

Government portal MCA21 came under WannaCry attack, confirms official document
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Government portal MCA21 came under WannaCry attack, confirms official document

The WannaCry attack was "presumably" the first on a central government portal and prompt measures were taken to contain the impact, according to an official document.

Georgia Tech researchers discover combination of Android features that makes the OS vulnerable
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Georgia Tech researchers discover combination of Android features that makes the OS vulnerable

The vulnerability could lead to a new class of malicious strikes, which the researchers have dubbed as "Cloak and Dagger" attacks.

BlackBerry working with automakers to develop anti-hack tool for vehicles
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BlackBerry working with automakers to develop anti-hack tool for vehicles

BlackBerry is working on a service, which would also be able to install security patches to an idle car, and currently being tested by luxury automakers.

Microsoft quickly patches critical vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine
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Microsoft quickly patches critical vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine

The vector of attack was a specially crafted file that could be sent through email, instant messaging programs or through web sites.

Banks need more practical testing to stop cyber attacks: Report
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Banks need more practical testing to stop cyber attacks: Report

Though most of the bank executives are confident of their cybersecurity strategy and preparedness, lack of practical testing makes the defence vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Research shows that zero day vulnerabilities have an unusually long life span of 6.9 years
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Research shows that zero day vulnerabilities have an unusually long life span of 6.9 years

Rand corporation, a nonprofit global policy think tank has released a report that has studied zero day vulnerabilities.

Microsoft has doubled the amount of bug bounty up to $30,000 for a limited time
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Microsoft has doubled the amount of bug bounty up to $30,000 for a limited time

Microsoft has doubled its bug bounty for a limited period to up to $30,000 for individuals across the globe who do serious vulnerability submissions for specific online services provided by the tech giant.

Aadhaar Data breach: UIDAI finds multiple transactions done with the same fingerprint
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Aadhaar Data breach: UIDAI finds multiple transactions done with the same fingerprint

The Aadhaar data breach that is currently under investigation by the UIDAI, has caused privacy concerns, and it all comes at a time when the government is pushing for digital payments.

Google discloses critical security vulnerability in Windows
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Google discloses critical security vulnerability in Windows

Two Google Employees working for the Threat Analysis Group have publicly disclosed a critical Microsoft Windows vulnerability.

Full-disk encryption flaw: Here's a round up of major Android vulnerabilities
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Full-disk encryption flaw: Here's a round up of major Android vulnerabilities

The massive user base of Android puts it in a position that Windows commands for the desktop. Given its sheer number of users, security vulnerabilities are exploited and researched for rewards in the form of bug bounty programs.

Google's Android Security Rewards program has given out $550,000 this year
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Google's Android Security Rewards program has given out $550,000 this year

While it may worry many Android users as to how there are so many exploits to begin with, Google seems pretty happy with the success of the program.