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Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Updates Cannot Be Stopped

With just 12 days before release Microsoft has finally published its Windows 10 end user license agreement (EULA) and the big news is it confirms a feature some fear: Windows 10 updates cannot be stopped.<p>Here’s the official line:<p>“The software periodically checks for system and app updates, and …

Windows 10

A tiny string of text can disable iPhone Messages

Apple device owners have discovered a string of text characters that, when received on an iPhone in Messages, can lock people out of the app and — reportedly in some cases — crash the phone. Users who receive the string with Messages open won't be able to go back to other conversations without …

Apps

Check your sources! Trojanized open source SSH software used to steal information

Attackers have released a malicious version of PuTTY, an open source SSH tool, in order to gain unauthorized access to remote computers and steal …

SSH

Shock horror! iPhone 7 concept takes a page out of Samsung’s playbook

If the multiple worlds theory of quantum mechanics is correct, there is a universe out there somewhere in which Apple slavishly copies every move Samsung makes in the handset department.<p>A new iPhone 7 concept by designer Hasan Kaymak shows us what that parallel world would look like by …

LogJam — This New Encryption Glitch Puts Internet Users at Risk

After <b>HeartBleed</b>, <b>POODLE</b> and <b>FREAK</b> encryption flaws, a new encryption attack has been emerged over the Internet that allows attackers to read and modify …

New NSA documents reveal plans to deliver malware through the Google Play store

The NSA developed a plan to deliver malware through Google and Samsung app stores, according to newly published documents obtained by Edward Snowden and published by <i>The Intercept</i>. The documents details a program called IRRITANT HORN, which delivers malware by intercepting web traffic to and from …

Surveillance

Malware Spreads Through Facebook Tag Scam

McAfee has recently observed a malware spreading through Facebook. This type of malware is not new, but it keeps evolving using new spreading …

Social Media

Trojanized, info-stealing PuTTY version lurking online - Help Net Security

“A malicious version of the popular open source Secure Shell (SSH) client PuTTY has been spotted and analyzed by Symantec researchers, and found to …

Malware
Top 10

Windows 10 will be 'the last version of Windows'

Microsoft to move to smaller, more frequent updates – meaning the all-important version number will remain the same from now on<p>Windows 10 will be the last major release of Microsoft’s venerable operating system, according to a development executive at the firm.<p>Once the new version is released this …

Laptops

Virus or Malware

Have you ever given up, when you were trying to explain the difference between viruses and malware? I must admit that I have. So this is my way to …

Replication

Russia and China Pledge Not to Hack Each Other

Russia and China signed a cyber-security deal on Friday, agreeing to not conduct cyber-attacks against each other, as well as jointly counteract technology that may “destabilize the internal political and socio-economic atmosphere,” “disturb public order” or “interfere with the internal affairs of …

Cybersecurity

USBKill — Code That Kills Computers Before They Examine USBs for Secrets

<b>USBkill</b> — A new program that once activated, will instantly disable the laptop or computer if there is any activity on USB port.<p>Hey Wait, don’t …

Silk Road

Hack Like a Pro: How Antivirus Software Works & How to Evade It, Pt. 1

Welcome back, my tenderfoot hackers!<p>As hackers, we often are required to get past antivirus (AV) software or other security measures. To do so …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft reveals new web browser Edge

Microsoft has confirmed its new web browser, codenamed Project Spartan, will in fact be called Microsoft Edge, eventually replacing Internet Explorer<p>Microsoft's newest web browser will be called Microsoft Edge, providing a definitive name for the codenamed Project Spartan, the company has confirmed.<p>…

Attackers spread worm via Facebook, leverage cloud services

Malwarebytes researchers observed Facebook users being infected with a worm when clicking on a link in a post promising pornographic content.

Facebook

Here's How to Activate Voice Calling on WhatsApp for Android

We’ve been hearing rumors for a while now about WhatsApp launching voice calling on its Android app. The feature is indeed available in the app’s latest version, but you’ll need another user’s help to activate it.<p>First, you’ll first need the latest version of the Android app, which, at the time of …

Xiaomi will open 100 stores in India, but won't sell phones

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi yesterday announced it will open 100 “service and experience stores” across India, including cities such as …

Microsoft Lumia 940 tipped to feature Iris scanner and dock

Flagship Lumia device could use 20nm Snapdragon 810<p>Microsoft's next Lumia series flagship smartphone will include a couple of innovative features, …

Defending against PoS RAM scrapers - Help Net Security

Stealing payment card data has become an everyday crime that yields quick monetary gains. Attackers aim to steal the data stored in the magnetic …

Information Security

The CIA Is Targeting Apple Products | Hacked: Hacking Finance

Coincheck Hackers Launder 40% of Stolen NEM Funds, Experts Say<p>The hackers behind Coincheck’s massive NEM heist have successfully offloaded 40% of the …

Cryptocurrency

Windows 8.1 tablets hitting new lows, MOMO7W 7" Windows 8.1 tablet priced at $48

Microsoft's strategy to combat low-priced Android devices appears to be paying off as vendors are now pushing down on the floor to create …

Software

NSA Strongly Suspected In 'Equation Group' Hacks On Russian, Iranian Hard Drives

The U.S. National Security Agency may have been planting surveillance software into hard drives and other essential computer equipment sold around …

Everything You Need To Know About The Apple Watch

Apple has finally revealed all regarding the Apple Watch, the wrist-based wearable it first introduced last September. Many of the Apple Watch’s particulars were already known, but here, for the first time, is a comprehensive look at what will no doubt become the world’s most popular …

Smartwatches

Wikipedia feels 'targeted' by NSA, co-founder says | Reuters

(Reuters) - The Wikimedia Foundation believes it can win its case against the U.S. National Security Agency because it has evidence that mass surveillance had caused it harm, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said on Wednesday.<p>A man is seen near cyber code and the U.S. National Security Agency logo …

Surveillance

Hate It Or Love It, Tinder’s Right Swipe Limit Is Working

Tinder has been making waves the past month with the introduction of Tinder Plus, a premium tier of the service that adds extra features like the ability to rewind a left swipe or search for potential matches in a different city. However, Tinder Plus also brings a new “right swipe limiter” into the …

Relationships

This USB Drive Can Nuke A Computer

Do not ever use a random USB flash drive. There are plenty of software exploits that can ruin your computer or life. And with this flash drive, it can physically destroy your computer by blasting a load of voltage to the USB controller with negative voltage. Think Wile E. Coyote and an ACME Human …

Flash Drives

Hive – Smart Home, Security, And Entertainment For Everyone

Finally, a smart home that does what you want. Complete home security, automation and entertainment experience. The world’s simplest and most secure …

Snapchat reportedly gets $200 million from China's online shopping giant

Think you get a lot of value out of Snapchat's disappearing messages, payments and stories? You're not the only one. <i>Bloomberg</i> sources claim that Alibaba, China's online shopping behemoth, plans to invest $200 million into Snapchat on the assumption that it's worth $15 billion. That doesn't even …