Sunday, October 22, 2017

Security

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Google pulls 300 WireX malware-carrying apps from the Play store

Google pulled around 300 malicious apps from their Play Store this week after learning the apps carried code to hijack Android phones and enlist...
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Kymriah is the first ever FDA approved gene therapy

In a historic move, the FDA has approved the first use of gene therapy in the United Stated. On August 30th, Novartis obtained the approval...
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Apple’s iOS 11 features a quick disable for Touch ID

Apple has introduced a new feature in iOS 11 that allows you to quickly and easily disable Touch ID. The new SOS feature was...
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The man who invented password rules regrets it

Hate having to change your password every 90 days? Forgot again which special character went where and which letter was supposed to be capitalized?...

Myspace accounts vulnerable to hacking – and how to delete your account

You may want to reconsider if you've been keeping an old Myspace account just so you can smirk and say you still have one....
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Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ dispute heading back to EU’s top court

Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ policy is heading back to the EU’s top court in a landmark dispute over whether search result delistings should...
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FCC begins chipping away at net neutrality rules

As soon as he took over as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai never made secret his ambitions to tear down current...
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China and Europe teaming up to build a moon village

China and Europe are teaming up to erect a base on the moon together. Described as a “moon village”, the base would be used...

Advisory released by US Cert on a sophisticated hacking campaign

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) released an advisory on Friday alerting about a sophisticated hacking campaign. Alert TA17-117A was released as a...
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BrickerBot: One hacker resorts to vigilantism to eradicate unsecured IoT devices

It's not often someone writes malware with the intention of being helpful. But the creator of BrickerBot is hoping their bot will create enough...

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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to build a futuristic neighborhood in Toronto

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Researchers made an edible sensor that monitors intestinal health

Diagnosing stomach and intestinal problems can be hard to do without seeing exactly what’s going on inside. That’s why scientists have for some time...
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Pixel Buds by Google has the opportunity to change the world

In San Francisco last week Google held their Google's Pixel 2 event. Along with announcing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google made...

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