Facebook Android App Asks for Superuser Access. But Why?

Facebook Android App Asks for Superuser Access. But Why?

Has your Facebook Android app been acting strangle lately? User reports indicate that the app has been users for superuser (root) permissions which grant Facebook full access to users’ devices. The superuser prompt says “Grants full access to your device”...Read more The post Facebook Android App Asks for Superuser Access ... Read More
How Will GDPR Change Privacy in Europe and Globally?

How Will GDPR Change Privacy in Europe and Globally?

GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulation) is on its way, replacing the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive, and it is going to change the world of personal information for good. Exactly what will change and how are enterprises handling our data...Read more The post How Will GDPR Change Privacy in Europe ... Read More
myPersonality App Exposes Personal Data of Millions of Facebook Users

myPersonality App Exposes Personal Data of Millions of Facebook Users

A new report reveals that yet another Facebook app has been gathering personal details from millions of users, and selling it to interested parties. Apparently, data from millions of Facebook users who used the popular myPersonality app, including their answers...Read more The post myPersonality App Exposes Personal Data of Millions ... Read More
CVE-2018-1000136 in Electron Framework Puts Many Popular Apps at Risk

CVE-2018-1000136 in Electron Framework Puts Many Popular Apps at Risk

CVE-2018-1000136 is the identifier of a security vulnerability in the Electron framework used in popular apps such as Skype, Slack, Signal, and WhatsApp. The Electron framework is open-source and is created and maintained by GitHub. The flaw was discovered by...Read more The post CVE-2018-1000136 in Electron Framework Puts Many Popular ... Read More
IVI Systems in Volkswagen, Audi Vulnerable to Remote Hacking

IVI Systems in Volkswagen, Audi Vulnerable to Remote Hacking

Volkswagen has been found prone to car-hacking vulnerabilities, a detailed Computest report recently revealed. Researchers unearthed that the IVI systems (In-Vehicle Infotainment) in some Volkswagen models are vulnerable to remote hacking. These vulnerabilities could also lead to the compromise of...Read more The post IVI Systems in Volkswagen, Audi Vulnerable to ... Read More
Nigelthorn Malware Infects 100,000 Users via Facebook, Chrome Extensions

Nigelthorn Malware Infects 100,000 Users via Facebook, Chrome Extensions

Because of how popular it is among users worldwide, Facebook has often been leveraged in various scams and malware attacks. The social platform is regularly abused by cybercriminals who use it to spread their payloads via malicious links in messages....Read more The post Nigelthorn Malware Infects 100,000 Users via Facebook, ... Read More
CVE-2018-10940 Bug in Linux Kernel up to Version 4.16.5

CVE-2018-10940 Bug in Linux Kernel up to Version 4.16.5

A new critical vulnerability has been discovered in Linux kernel up to version 4.16.5, security researchers just reported. The flaw, which is given the CVE-2018-10940 identifier is said to affect the function cdrom_ioctl_media_changed of the file drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c. Related Story: CVE-2018-8781:...Read more The post CVE-2018-10940 Bug in Linux Kernel up to ... Read More
CVE-2018-10115 Affects All 7-Zip Versions Prior to 18.05

CVE-2018-10115 Affects All 7-Zip Versions Prior to 18.05

CVE-2018-10115 is the identifier of the latest security vulnerability discovered in 7-Zip that affects all the versions of the program prior to 18.05. More about 7-Zip 7-Zip is a free open-source archiver with a high compression ratio. The program is...Read more The post CVE-2018-10115 Affects All 7-Zip Versions Prior to ... Read More
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MassMiner Malware Campaign Uses Major Exploits against Servers

A new cryptocurrency miner has been detected infecting servers worldwide. The miner, dubbed MassMiner, is exploiting several known vulnerabilities in its malicious campaigns: An Oracle WebLogic flaw known as CVE-2017-10271 A Windows SMB flaw known as CVE-2017-0143 An Apache Struts...Read more The post MassMiner Malware Campaign Uses Major Exploits against ... Read More
Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Lost Financial Data of 12 Million Accounts

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Lost Financial Data of 12 Million Accounts

Two magnetic tapes containing transaction details for 12 million accounts that belong to Australia’s Commonwealth Bank are missing. This incident is perhaps the largest data loss in Australia. Curiously, the incident stayed under the radar for two years – until...Read more The post Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Lost Financial Data of ... Read More
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