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iPhone hack possible when opening jpg, pdf, or fonts

What’s worse than knowing that innocent looking JPEGs, PDFs and font files can hijack your iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Yes, attackers can take over your vulnerable Apple’s iOS device remotely – all they have to do is trick you to view a maliciously-crafted JPEG graphic or PDF file through a website or an email, which could allow them to execute malicious code on your...

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Original Netflix content liked more than other content

Today’s Netflix looks very different than the company that was founded in 1997 – or, for that matter, the one that existed just a few years ago. Netflix went from being a movie rental service to the industry’s first true movie streaming service, and it created a market space that has attracted a lot of competition. That competition – in the form of services...

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Comodo’s broken OCR issues certs to the wrong organizations

A recent bug report on Mozilla’s Bugzilla states that Comodo’s broken OCR is issuing certificates to the wrong organizations. Details in the report outline that Comodo issued an incorrect certificate to the domain of a major Australian provider. What makes this worse is that the developers of the OCR software were aware of the faults. This issue also has an impact on the .eu...

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Dyn DDoS caused by Mirai malware is being investigated

This morning, several sites were shut down due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a large domain name server. Sites affected include Twitter, Spotify, the New York Times, Reddit, Yelp, Box, Pinterest, Paypal and potentially a lot more. It seems as if this attack was focused on the east coast. Now Reuters is reporting that the US government is investigating...

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Apple lawsuit shows some fake chargers sold on Amazon

Apple has filed a lawsuit against Mobile Star LLC for manufacturing fake Apple chargers and cables and passing them off on Amazon as authentic goods. According to the details of the lawsuit posted by Patently Apple, Cupertino bought and tested over 100 Lightning cables and chargers marked “Fulfilled by Amazon” over the past nine months. The result? Around 90 percent of the chargers were...

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Google drops ban on personally identifiable web tracking

When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.” And, for nearly a decade, Google did in fact keep DoubleClick’s massive database of web-browsing records separate by default from the names and other personally identifiable information Google has collected from Gmail and...

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Dyn DNS under DDoS, major websites effected

Dyn, which provides managed domain name service via its Anycast Network, said it has been hit by a distributed denial of service attack that has led to spotty performance by a bevy of popular sites such as Reddit and Twitter. The DDOS attack notice was posted on Dyn’s web site. The incident is affecting Dyn’s customers in the US East Coast region. Although the...

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Critical Linux bug is under active exploit

A serious vulnerability that has been present for nine years in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system is under active exploit, according to researchers who are advising users to install a patch as soon as possible. While CVE-2016-5195, as the bug is cataloged, amounts to a mere privilege-escalation vulnerability rather than a more serious code-execution vulnerability, there are several reasons many researchers...

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Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner

Malwarebytes, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today announced the acquisition of AdwCleaner, one of the world’s most frequently downloaded tools for removing potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars and other unwanted software. Consumers and businesses download AdwCleaner more than 200,000 times per day, making it one of the most downloaded products on many sites. Installed around 200 million times, AdwCleaner has...

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FTC may not be able to regulate ISPs

The Federal Trade Commission is worried that it may no longer be able to regulate companies such as Comcast, Google, and Verizon unless a recent court ruling is overturned. The FTC on Thursday petitioned the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals for a rehearing in a case involving AT&T’s throttling of unlimited data plans. A 9th Circuit panel previously ruled that the FTC cannot punish...