Cybersecurity

Phishing Campaign Hides Malware in Resumes

Hackers have added a new challenge for corporate HR departments, after targeting companies with a phishing campaign that hides malware in résumés sent as email attachments. The hack, uncovered by Cofense Intelligence a security services provider, uses résumé files attached as .doc to deliver Quasar RAT. Quasar RAT is a completely legitimate open-source remote administration tool available on GitHub, […]

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Trump Ban Means Huawei’s Newest Smartphones Won’t Use Official Android

Huawei Technologies received another 90-day stay of execution exempting the manufacturer from some U.S. technology sanctions. However, the latest smartphone releases from Huawei may not come with the licensed version of Google’s Android operating system. Reuters quotes executives at Google explaining that this reprieve will not extend to any new devices. Therefore Huawei “may not be able to […]

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Apologizing For Human Reviews Of Siri Conversations, Apple Makes Its Surveillance Program Opt-in

Today Apple said it will overhaul its practice of listening in to Siri conversations, so as to provide users with “greater privacy”. This change comes after a July 2019 report by The Guardian revealing that contractors regularly heard sensitive information while listening to Siri conversations.  Until recently the computing giant used a team of contractors […]

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New Homeland Security Initiative To Fight Ransomware Before The 2020 Election

Reuters reports, the U.S. government is planning a program focusing on protecting voter registration databases from ransomware ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The initiative will be led by the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Local governments have been targeted by ransomware in several recent high profile attacks […]

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Ex-Autonomous Vehicle Engineer For Google And Uber Charged By The U.S. DoJ

The U.S. DoJ confirmed a criminal indictment against Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer. At a press conference in San Jose the DoJ announced a total of 33 charges for theft and attempted theft of trade secrets. Alleging Levandowski took confidential information from Google’s self-driving car project to Uber. Levandowski worked at Google’s self-driving car project prior to its […]