Eavesdropper bug exposes millions of texts, calls

A recently discovered vulnerability affecting almost 700 iOS and Android apps has exposed millions of text messages, calls, and voice recordings, researchers at enterprise mobile threat protection firm Appthority warned Thursday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/10/eavesdropper-bug-exposes-millions-texts-calls.html

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Secret ghostly portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, discovered beneath 16th-century painting

Experts have discovered a secret portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots that has been hidden for centuries beneath another painting.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/27/secret-ghostly-portrait-mary-queen-scots-discovered-beneath-16th-century-painting.html

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Report: Russian agents bought Google ads during US election

Google has discovered evidence that Russian operatives purchased ads on its services to meddle with the 2016 US presidential election, according to a new report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/09/report-russian-agents-bought-google-ads-during-us-election.html

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Malware Embedded in CCleaner Tool Puts Millions at Risk

Malicious code has been discovered in two versions of Piniform’s CCleaner housekeeping utility, the company disclosed on Monday. Piniform is owned by Avast, whose security products are used by more than 400 million people. The malware infecting CCleaner could give hackers control over the devices of more than 2 million users. CCleaner is designed to rid computers and mobile phones of junk, such as unwanted applications and advertising cookies. Two versions of the program were modified illegally before they were released to the public.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84818.html?rss=1

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Ancient land-dwelling crocodile had T. rex sized teeth, study shows

A new study has finally shed light on a mysterious, jaw fragment discovered on Madagascar years ago. It is from an ancient crocodile, nearly 24-feet in length, with teeth like a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/06/ancient-land-dwelling-crocodile-had-t-rex-sized-teeth-study-shows.html

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Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs


A recent flaw discovered in Intel’s Hyper-Threading can cause system instabilities or crashes. Debian recommends disabling HT until appropriate UEFI updates are available (and the flaw can affect all operating systems, including Windows).

The post Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251499-major-hyper-threading-flaw-can-destabilize-intel-cpus-based-kaby-lake-skylake?source=Computing

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Yale archaeologists make amazing ancient Egyptian 'billboard' discovery

Archaeologists from Yale and the Royal Museum of Art and History in Belgium have discovered the earliest-known ‘billboard-sized’ hieroglyphs in the ancient Egyptian city of Elkab.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/22/yale-archaeologists-make-amazing-ancient-egyptian-billboard-discovery.html

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99-million-year-old bird found preserved in amber stuns scientists

Archeologists have just discovered a nearly complete bird, encased in fossilized tree sap, that has remained intact for almost 100 million years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/12/99-million-year-old-bird-found-preserved-in-amber-stuns-scientists.html

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Seattle-based app turns phone into virtual eyewitness to crime

A Seattle man thinks he’s discovered the perfect eyewitness: a crime observer that never forgets and never makes mistakes. It’s also available on the app store.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/11/seattle-based-app-turns-phone-into-virtual-eyewitness-to-crime.html

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New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users


Mac malware discovered that can snap screenshots and use your webcam.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243060-new-mac-malware-discovered-using-antique-code-spy-users?source=Computing

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Secret software in some Android phones sent data to China, experts warn

Security experts say they have discovered secret ‘backdoor’ software in some Android phones that sends users’ personal data to China.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/15/secret-software-in-some-android-phones-sent-data-to-china-experts-warn.html

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Oakland police reveal a quarter of body-cam footage has been accidentally deleted

While police are scratching their heads as to why the footage was deleted, the department said it has not discovered any cases affected by the incident. The footage was a footnote in the case in which it was discovered.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/19/oakland-police-reveal-quarter-body-cam-footage-has-been-accidentally-deleted.html

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Victim spots mugger on Facebook's 'People You May Know'

Definitely an interesting way to accidentally stumble across a criminal, a mugging victim discovered their attacker’s name and picture along the right sidebar of Facebook’s ‘People You May Know’ feature.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/03/victim-spots-mugger-on-facebooks-people-may-know.html

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FBI has yet to find actionable intel from breached San Bernardino iPhone, report says

Article Image A report Wednesday claims FBI agents have not yet discovered useful information from an iPhone 5c linked to last year’s San Bernardino terror attack, a device that just last month was at the center of a high-profile court battle involving Apple.

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Apple fixes iOS exploit that granted access to iPhone 6s Contacts & Photos

Article Image Apple allayed customer concerns over a recently discovered iOS bug on Tuesday, noting an exploit that leveraged Siri and 3D Touch to gain unauthorized access to a user’s Contacts and Photos has been fixed. However, the apparent server-side Siri update now requires a passcode or Touch ID authentication to search Twitter.

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Siri security flaw on iPhone 6s & 6s Plus grants access to Contacts and Photos without passcode

Article Image A newly discovered Siri search handling bug allows nefarious users to bypass passcode protected lock screens on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, granting easy access to Contacts and Photos data. The vulnerability is likely applicable only to a subset of devices, however.

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