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40 million emoji-addicted keyboard app users left with $18m bill – after malware sneaks into Play Store yet again

Bogus charges being racked up by Android tool Malicious code slipped into a popular Android keyboard app racked up millions of dollars in fraudulent charges for unlucky punters. The Secure-D research team with mobile security specialist Upstream Systems reports this week that as much as $18m in bogus fees were run up by ai.type, an...

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From Instagram to insta-banned: Facebook wipes NSO Group workers’ personal profiles amid WhatsApp hack rap

Go Zuck yourself, fam Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are today busy deleting the personal profiles of employees at NSO Group amid an ongoing legal battle. This move to wipe said staff off the face of Mark Zuckerberg’s sprawling cyber-empire comes the day after his antisocial network sued NSO for allegedly illegally hacking the smartphones netizens...

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Is HONK nothing sacred HONK? It’s 2019 and an evil save file can pwn much-loved HONK Untitled Goose Game

Please don’t forget to HONK deserialize your data safely HONK Fans of Untitled Goose Game should update their copy of the indie smash-hit following the discovery of a bug that can lead to malicious save files hijacking players’ systems. Pulse Security bug-hunter Denis Andzakovic took credit for finding and responsibly disclosing the vulnerability, which does...

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Time to check who left their database open and leaked 7.5m customer records: Hi there, Adobe Creative Cloud!

Info on millions of accounts just out sitting there in the open Adobe has pulled offline a public-facing poorly secured Elasticsearch database containing information on 7.5 million Creative Cloud customers. The cloud-based silo was uncovered by infosec detective Bob Diachenko, who reported it to Adobe last week. The exposed records include email addresses, account creation...

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The Hurt Docker: Mystery Hub repository, website outage leaves fuming devs unable to deploy containers

Work ongoing as site recovering from morning meltdown Docker says its services are back up and running after a Tuesday morning outage briefly left some developers unable to access its centralized Hub registry service. The cash-hungry devops darling said today from 1006 to 1104 PT (1706 to 1804 UTC) its Docker Hub registry, the service...

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Sure is quiet from Adobe. No security fixes this month? Great job. Oh no, wait, what’s that stampede sound…

If you thought Reader, Acrobat, Experience Manager were skipping October’s Patch Tuesday, think again Adobe has finally released its October batch of security updates. It was quiet on Patch Tuesday last week, and now it’s roaring in with scores of fixes for Reader, Acrobat, and Experience Manager. The bulk of the bug fixes are for...

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