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Microsoft removes eight apps from its Windows App Store that were mining cryptocurrencies

Eight Malicious Crypto-Mining Apps Removed From Microsoft’s Windows App Store Microsoft has removed eight applications from its Windows App Store that were mining Monero crypto-currency without the knowledge of users. The illicit eight crypto-jacking Windows 10 applications were discovered by the cybersecurity company, Symantec in the month of January this […]

Hackers can access iCloud-locked iPhones using fake receipts and phishing kits

Hackers, Thieves, and Repair Shops Access iCloud-Locked iPhones, Here’s How Hackers, thieves, and repair shops have discovered a new way to bypass the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature on iCloud-locked iPhones so that they can sell stolen or non-stolen devices, according to a report from Motherboard. For those unaware, “Find my […]

Indiana teenager arrested after jokingly telling Siri he wanted to shoot up a school

A 13-year-old boy jokingly tells Siri he wants to shoot up a school, gets arrested A shooting joke went wrong for a 13-year-old Indiana teenager when he told Apple’s AI assistant, Siri that he was planning a school shooting. For those unaware, Apple’s Siri is a voice-activated virtual assistant that […]

Apple revokes Google’s enterprise certificate for running user data collection program on iOS

Apple restores Google’s revoked enterprise certificate within hours Earlier this week, Apple had revoked Facebook’s Enterprise Certificate for violating terms of its developer agreement by having an app on its App Store that extensively collected user’s data. It is now learned that Google too had a similar app that monitored users’ […]

DailyMotion Confirms Credential Stuffing Attack, Several Accounts Breached

DailyMotion is a popular video sharing platform that is used by millions of users. Recently, DailyMotion confirmed that it was the victim of a credential stuffing attack. So here’s everything you need to know about the credential stuffing attack on DailyMotion. ALSO READ: YouTuber Fits A Fully Functional Computer Into A Mouse DailyMotion […]

Beware! WhatsApp Gold feature is just a hoax

Don’t download WhatsApp Gold, as it’s a scam; here’s what you need to do Look who’s back – the WhatsApp Gold feature – that had become viral in 2016. This feature tricked users into downloading ‘WhatsApp Gold’, an apparently ‘exclusive’ version of the app, on their smartphones which was actually […]

Shocking! Samsung smartphone users are unable to delete Facebook app

Samsung phone users complain that they cannot delete the Facebook app Some Samsung smartphone users were in for a shock when they discovered that they were unable to delete the Facebook app from their devices, according to a report by Bloomberg. Users took to forums such as the Android Central to […]

NSA to release reverse engineering tool ‘GHIDRA’ for free

NSA will release a free open source reverse engineering tool ‘GHIDRA’ The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) will be releasing a free open source reverse engineering tool for public use in a session at the RSA conference 2019 in San Francisco titled “Come Get Your Free NSA Reverse Engineering Tool!” For the unaware, NSA […]

Vulnerability in Skype app for Android allows access to phone data without a passcode

Design flaw in the Android version of Skype app allows you to unlock the phone without a password A bug hunter has discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Android version of Skype app that can be exploited to access several app functions without entering passcode authentication to unlock the phone. Kosovo-based bug-hunter […]