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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Malicious Android apps force adware on users by hijacking the Android Accessibility Service and can be extremely difficult to uninstall   —  Android adware can install itself even when users explicitly reject it  —  Hard-to-uninstall apps can also hijack Android Accessibility Service.
Nov 21, 2015, 8:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
TrueCrypt is safer than previously reported, detailed analysis concludes   —  Fraunhofer Institute gives clean bill of health to crypto tool used by millions.  —  The TrueCrypt whole-disk encryption tool used by millions of privacy and security enthusiasts is safer than some studies have suggested …
Nov 21, 2015, 12:55 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Privacy advocate warns FTC about ads that use inaudible sound to link phone, TV, tablet, and PC   —  Beware of ads that use inaudible sound to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC  —  Privacy advocates warn feds about surreptitious cross-device tracking.  —  Privacy advocates …
Nov 14, 2015, 11:00 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Survey finds significant portion of popular apps send user personal information like email and location to Apple, Google, and other third parties   —  User data plundering by Android and iOS apps is as rampant as you suspected  —  Most commonly shared data for Android is e-mail addresses; for iOS, it's GPS data.
Nov 6, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find 20K samples of adware Android apps in third-party app stores that gain root access and are nearly impossible to remove   —  New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove  —  20,000 samples found impersonating apps from Twitter, Facebook, and others.
Nov 5, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Breach at free webhosting service 000Webhost leaks 13M names, passwords, and email addresses   —  13 million plaintext passwords belonging to webhost users leaked online  —  Personal data is exposed as a result of a five-month-old hack on 000Webhost.  —  A security researcher has discovered …
Oct 29, 2015, 9:40 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google to Symantec: account fully for misissued google.com certificates or else Chrome will flag your TLS certificates as unsafe   —  Still fuming over HTTPS mishap, Google makes Symantec an offer it can't refuse  —  Google: Fix ailing certificate business or risk having Chrome flag your credentials.
Oct 29, 2015, 4:20 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Joomla CMS patched on Thursday to fix critical SQL-injection flaw affecting millions of websites   —  Joomla bug puts millions of websites at risk of remote takeover hacks  —  Just-patched flaw allows outside hackers to gain administrator access.  —  Millions of websites used in e-commerce …
Oct 23, 2015, 9:40 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New attacks on Network Time Protocol can defeat HTTPS and create chaos   —  Exploits can be used to snoop on encrypted traffic and cause debilitating outages.  —  Serious weaknesses in the Internet's time-synchronization mechanism can be exploited to cause debilitating outages …
Oct 22, 2015, 5:50 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find 256 iOS apps using a third-party advertising SDK to collect users' personal info; Apple says it will ban them   —  Researchers find 256 iOS apps that collect users' personal info  —  Apps are “definitely the kind of stuff that Apple should have caught,” researcher says.
Oct 19, 2015, 11:20 AMIn context

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