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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Gooligan, new Android malware found in 86 apps in 3rd-party marketplaces, has compromised 1M+ Google accounts to date, targeting versions 4 and 5 of Android   —  86 apps available in third-party marketplaces can root 74 percent of Android phones.  —  Researchers say they've uncovered a family …
Nov 30, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Mozilla is working to patch a Firefox zero-day in the wild that is being used to unmask Tor users; vulnerability is similar to the one used by the FBI in 2013   —  Publicly released exploit works reliably against a wide range of Firefox versions.  —  There's a zero-day exploit in the wild that's …
Nov 30, 2016, 1:40 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google has been warning prominent journalists and professors that their accounts are under attack from “government-backed attackers”   —  A flurry of social media reports suggests a major hacking campaign has been uncovered.  —  Google is warning prominent journalists and professors …
Nov 24, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Hacker Samy Kamkar debuts PoisonTap, a Raspberry Pi Zero mod that can plug into password-locked computers via USB and intercept web traffic, install backdoors   —  The perils of leaving computers unattended is about to get worse.  —  The perils of leaving computers unattended just got worse …
Nov 17, 2016, 9:45 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Spotify app for Windows, Mac, and Linux writing gigabytes of junk data to storage drives when idle; company says they're rolling out an update with fix for bug   —  Streaming app used by 40 million writes hundreds of gigabytes per day.  —  For almost five months—possibly longer …
Nov 10, 2016, 11:40 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Android's November security patch does not include fix for critical privilege-escalation bug in Linux kernel; official Linux patch was released last month   —  Linux users already got a fix for “Dirty Cow.”  Android users aren't so fortunate.  —  Android users waiting for a fix …
Nov 8, 2016, 11:15 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica UK:
Hacking group Shadow Brokers share what they allege to be hundreds of orgs hacked by NSA with IP addresses of the compromised devices in a post on Medium   —  Shadow Brokers—the name used by a person or group that created seismic waves in August when it published some of the National Security Agency's …
Oct 31, 2016, 4:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Experts demonstrate exploiting the Rowhammer hardware flaw from app with no special user permissions, rooting older devices from LG, Motorola, Samsung, OnePlus   —  Permission-less apps take only seconds to root phones from LG, Samsung and Motorola.  —  Researchers have devised an attack …
Oct 23, 2016, 11:50 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find serious nine-year old privilege-escalation bug in Linux kernel, official patch released this week   —  Lurking in the kernel for nine years, flaw gives untrusted users unfettered root access.  —  A serious vulnerability that has been present for nine years in virtually …
Oct 21, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
LinkedIn says a Russian man arrested in the Czech Republic is believed to be involved in 2012 breach which saw the release of 117M passwords   —  Russian man drove luxury car, then collapsed after being apprehended, police say.  —  An alleged Russian hacker arrested in the Czech Republic following …
Oct 19, 2016, 5:10 PMIn context

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