Cybersecurity

Anonymous Researcher Warns Of ‘Unpatchable’ iOS Exploit

A security researcher going by the handle “axi0mX” has discovered a supposedly unpatchable iOS vulnerability affecting six generations of Apple devices. The anonymous researcher published code demonstrating the flaw on GitHub earlier today, and within a few hours, others in the cybersecurity community appear to have verified that the exploit works. The vulnerability is part of iOS devices released […]

Cybersecurity

Google Removed 46 Apps by A Chinese Developer From The Play Store

A report by Buzzfeed News published today says that Google quietly removed 46 apps by iHandy from the Play Store last week. iHandy is a Chinese mobile app developer, that makes selfie, security, antivirus, keyboard, horoscope, emoji, coin flip, health, and utility apps. Collectively the developers apps have been downloaded tens of millions of times. At this […]

Cybersecurity

Microsoft Releases An Emergency Windows Security Patch

Microsoft said in an advisory that a remote code execution vulnerability exists in some versions of Internet Explorer. Users could be unknowingly infected. The advisory reads in part “In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to […]

Cybersecurity Social Media

Facebook Suspended ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps

Facebook, who recently came under fire for collecting data from period tracking apps, has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps after a privacy investigation into app developers. Facebook says the suspended apps are associated with about 400 developers. Stressing that these apps being suspended wasn’t necessarily a sign the apps were a threat to users. […]

Advertising Cybersecurity

Two Ad Blocker Extensions Removed From Chrome Due To Ad Fraud

Google this week removed two malicious extensions from the Chrome Web Store. The two extensions were caught stuffing cookies in web browsers of over a million of their users, as an affiliate referral scheme. The ad blockers “AdBlock”and “uBlock Origin” used names misleadingly similar to those of more reputable software. Andrey Meshkov, co-founder and CTO […]

Cybersecurity Social Media

Twitter Removes 10,112 State-backed Actors Spreading Propaganda

Twitter says it suspended another batch of state-sponsored actors for disseminating misinformation on the platform. Today the company’s safety team announced the removal of 10,112 accounts across several countries; China / Hong Kong, Ecuador, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. These accounts were actively encouraging unrest by spreading misinformation in sensitive climates. Twitter […]

Cybersecurity Social Media Video Streaming

YouTube Changes Rules For Verification, Drawing Backlash From Creators

YouTube is overhauling its system for user verification. The company says these policy changes, set to start next month, will stop using subscription numbers to determine verification. YouTube will instead verify “prominent channels that have a clear need for proof of authenticity.” “Through our research, we found that viewers often associated the checkmark with an endorsement […]