Old Windows malware may have tampered with 132 Android apps

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Google has removed 132 apps from its Play store following a malicious coding flaw that was found possibly because the developers were using infected computers with malware, according to security researchers. The 132 apps were found generating hidden iframes, or an HTML document embedded inside a webpage, linking to two domains that have hosted malware, according to security firm Palo Alto Networks. Google investigation indicates that the developers of these infected apps are not to blame, but are more likely victims themselves. “We believe it is most likely that the…

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WikiLeaks announces tech firm cooperation

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The anti-secrecy platform WikiLeaks has said it would work with tech firms to fix security flaws before publishing them. Customers’ trust in firms like Google and Apple has already been eroded by the Snowden leaks. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and other major tech companies have been faced with new dilemmas by the latest WikiLeaks release. The “Vault 7” dump of CIA files has exposed a number of security breaches in their software, which US intelligence has exploited and kept secret so that it can continue to hack into smartphones, computers,…

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FCC halts regulations to protect data security

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Many people realize Web services like Facebook or Google are monitoring their activities and security is not guaranteed, but companies also collect data in less obvious ways. Large websites and smaller businesses running smartphone apps do everything they can to collect information to tailor advertising or sell it to third parties interested in doing the same. The Federal Communications Commission in the United states FCC has been pushing through rules requiring internet service providers to disclose in plain language how consumer data is collected, how it’s shared with third parties…

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YouTube launches its own streaming TV service

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YouTube is finally drawing back the curtain on its latest play for entertainment industry domination, a live  Youtube TV service. The offering will mix live-streams of broadcast and cable television programming with the wealth of online video found on YouTube. It’s the latest in a surge of over-the-top (OTT) services trying to woo consumers who never bought into traditional cable television. Distinct from YouTube Red, the new service, YouTube TV, which has been in the works for years at Google’s internet video behemoth, has quietly been inking contracts with media…

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Higher 5G Internet Speeds Coming To 11 Cities

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5G technology innovation is rapidly evolving. The wireless connectivity within the IoT may be receiving a boost in speed as soon as new efforts launch to implement and leverage 5G connectivity. As the network density is increases to meet the demands of customers, the time is right to deliver the next generation of broadband services with the higher internet speed reports The media post. The New 5G-networks are expected to provide speeds at least 10 times and maybe 100 times faster than today’s 4G networks. Verizon on the other hand…

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Amid cyberattacks, ISPs try to clean up the internet

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Antivirus software is not what it used to be. The sneaky, sophisticated security threats your PC faces now have gone far beyond what traditional software can do. The future of protecting your PC will require a multi-pronged approach involving vigilant updates, bug bounties, and artificial intelligence. If your computer’s been hacked, Dale Drew might actually know something about that. Dale Drew, the chief security officer at a major internet backbone provider that’s routinely on the lookout for cyberattacks on the network level has led the company to linked more than…

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Tech devices in your home could be spying on you

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We’re living in a digital world where being connected is critical to almost everything we do. Some of the tech devices inside  homes could be spying on you and tracking every move you make, but there are some things you can do to stop it. Tech experts say technology today is watching, copying, and even sharing that information and you may not realize it. From teapots to toasters to refrigerators, is your technology spying on you? Jerry Irvine, a member of Homeland Security’s Cyber Task Force says home technology is…

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New York unveils final cybersecurity regulations

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Cybercriminals can cause significant financial losses for business entities as well as for  consumers whose private information may be revealed and/or stolen for illicit purposes. The financial services industry is a significant target of cybersecurity threats. The New York Department of Financial Services unveiled the final cybersecurity regulations, which includes certain regulatory minimum standards while encouraging firms to keep pace with technological advances. New York is the financial capital of the world, and it’s critical that we do everything in our power to protect consumers and our financial system from the…

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Google ordered to pay $20M for ripping off anti-malware patents in Chrome

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Google has been ordered to pay $20m damages after its Chrome browser was found to have infringed four anti-malware patents. According to The next web, Google is tremendously dedicated to improving its Chrome browser, but it appears the search engine giant might’ve gotten a little carried away in the process – and now it has to pay the piper. A District Court in Texas ordered the tech giant to spew out $20 million in damages for infringing four anti-malware patents  in Chrome. The verdict was delivered on Friday following a jury…

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Viber now lets users set photos and videos to disappear after they’re viewed

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Viber, one of the most popular encrypted chat apps,rolled out what it calls “secret messages,” to give users even more control over their communications. The feature lets users designate which photos or videos stay in the archives of a chat before they hit “send.”Viber  already let users delete a conversation from both their own phone, and that of recipients’ phones. Tech Crunch reports that the new, secret messaging feature lets users set a timer for images they want to share, but that they don’t want to be included in the archives,…

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