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Sony enables two-factor authentication for PlayStation

Sony enables two-factor authentication for PlayStation

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In a tweet sent out at after midnight on Wednesday night, Sony announced it was enabling two-factor authentication for its PlayStation Network.

Researchers find seven classes of vulnerabilities in iOS sandbox security feature

Researchers find seven classes of vulnerabilities in iOS sandbox security feature

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Researchers across three universities have discovered seven classes of vulnerabilities in the sandboxing feature of Apple's iOS operating system.

Lost devices leading cause of data breaches, report

Lost devices leading cause of data breaches, report

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Phishing scams and ransomware attacks may be grabbing the headlines, but for the financial sector lost or stolen mobile devices were the leading cause of data breaches over the last decade.

Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control

Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control

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Researchers have found the first known Android mobile malware to use a Twitter account, rather than a traditional command-and-control server, to control infected devices.

DroidJack attacks delivered through Twilio SMS messages

DroidJack attacks delivered through Twilio SMS messages

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Researchers discovered DroidJack attacks that delivered the remote access Trojan (RAT) through an "over the top" (OTT) carrier.

Marcher steps up game: Malware poses as security update, imitates popular apps

Marcher steps up game: Malware poses as security update, imitates popular apps

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Looking to capitalize on mobile device owners' growing security fears, a new variant of the Android malware Marcher is infecting victims by fraudulently posing as a firmware security update.

Blackberry patch fixes QuadRooter vulnerability

Blackberry patch fixes QuadRooter vulnerability

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Blackberry is pushing out a patch today that will make users of its PRIV and DTEK50 smartphone safe from QuadRooter, a vulnerability potentially impacting the 900 million devices in use powered by a Qualcomm processor.

New Zeus Sphinx banking trojan hitting Brazil

New Zeus Sphinx banking trojan hitting Brazil

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Capitalizing on Olympics activity, a new version of Zeus Sphinx has been targeting banks in Brazil and Colombia.

Google's Duo enters video calling market, offers end-to-end encryption

Google's Duo enters video calling market, offers end-to-end encryption

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Google launched a video-calling app, Duo, to go up against Apple's FaceTime, Facebook's Messenger, Skype and other apps for video conversations.

Android malvertising campaign discovered delivering Svpeng Trojan through AdSense

Android malvertising campaign discovered delivering Svpeng Trojan through AdSense

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Researchers discovered a campaign that delivers a malicious banking Trojan to Android devices using Google AdSense advertisements.

Samsung releases Galaxy S6 Edge update, includes patch for a critical security vulnerability

Samsung releases Galaxy S6 Edge update, includes patch for a critical security vulnerability

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Samsung has not provided details of the critical vulnerability, which appears to be exclusive to the S6 edge, prompting speculation that the flaw may be related to the QuadRooter vulnerabilities.

Apple blocks Pangu jailbreak bug with OS upgrade 9.3.4

Apple blocks Pangu jailbreak bug with OS upgrade 9.3.4

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Apple quietly issued "an important security" update on Thursday to its operating system pushing out iOS 9.3.4.

Email accounts of Hillary Clinton and 100+ Democratic officials hacked

Email accounts of Hillary Clinton and 100+ Democratic officials hacked

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As the FBI investigation into the hack of the Democratic National Committee broadens, it is being reported that the private email accounts of Hillary Clinton and more than 100 Democratic officials also have been breached.

Pokemon GO CEO linked to Google 'Wi-Spy' privacy scandal

Pokemon GO CEO linked to Google 'Wi-Spy' privacy scandal

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Even after quelling the initial privacy issues that arose from the launch of Pokemon Go, Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke has a spotted history

Four Australian banks seek Apple tech for mobile transactions, Apple says no

Four Australian banks seek Apple tech for mobile transactions, Apple says no

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A group of four banks in Australia want customers to be able to use the banks' own mobile apps when conducting financial transactions with Apple Pay.

Researcher warns of flaws in Samsung Pay tokenization and mag stripe features

Researcher warns of flaws in Samsung Pay tokenization and mag stripe features

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A researcher claims to have found vulnerabilities in Samsung Pay's tokenization mechanism and its magnetic secure transmission (MST) technology that could allow hackers to steal users' tokens and make fraudulent purchases.

Chip drivers render 900M Android devices vulnerable to attack

Chip drivers render 900M Android devices vulnerable to attack

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A set of vulnerabilities, dubbed "Quadrooter," affecting Qualcomm chipset software drivers used in Android devices, were detected by Check Point security researchers.

Google launches API to eliminate passwords on Android devices

Google launches API to eliminate passwords on Android devices

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Google rolls out an API that will allow Android apps to access login credentials, essentially eliminating the need for passwords.

Italian RAT targets Android devices in China by IMEI codes

Italian RAT targets Android devices in China by IMEI codes

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Researchers discovered a RAT that targets Android phones in China and Japan and appears to select victims based on their devices' IMEI codes.

Updated Firefox browser, now with bolstered security

Updated Firefox browser, now with bolstered security

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Version 48 of the Mozilla's web browser Firefox has just been released offering new features intended to improve the stability and security of the browsing experience.

Telegram API flaw leaks 15 million Iranian users' data

Telegram API flaw leaks 15 million Iranian users' data

App flaw, use of SMS alerts causes Telegram to lose 15 million Iranian users' data.

Chinese phone maker launches privacy-focused device, raising suspicions

Chinese phone maker launches privacy-focused device, raising suspicions

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Chinese mobile device manufacturer Gionee launched a privacy-focused device that includes an encryption chip.

Battery status indicators used to track user behavior

Battery status indicators used to track user behavior

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A battery status API, intended to allow site owners to serve low-power versions of sites and web apps, is being used to track users.

1.5M downloaded fake app Prisma from Google Play

1.5M downloaded fake app Prisma from Google Play

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A number of phony apps, masquerading as the popular photo-editing app Prisma, have been removed from the Google Play Store, but not before 1.5 million users downloaded the Android version

SSA's move to 2FA not enough, say experts

SSA's move to 2FA not enough, say experts

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The Social Security Administration has instituted new security measures, but the step may do little to thwart cyberthieves.

Expect spike in cyberattacks during Brazil Olympics

Expect spike in cyberattacks during Brazil Olympics

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The upcoming contest could prove more problematic than ever for IT security professionals.

SSL vulnerability in Kaspersky iOS app could allow MitM

SSL vulnerability in Kaspersky iOS app could allow MitM

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Security researcher David Coomber spotted a SSL certificate vulnerability in the Kaspersky Safe Browser iOS app.

Bogus Pokemon GO Ultimate app on GooglePlay locks screen, trawls porn ads

Bogus Pokemon GO Ultimate app on GooglePlay locks screen, trawls porn ads

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ESET researchers discovered the malicious Pokemon GO Ultimate app and others on GooglePlay.

Barclays rolls out voice recognition security

Barclays rolls out voice recognition security

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All clients of Barclays bank will now be able to verify their banking accounts using voice-recognition technology.

Is Android security really too difficult for Motorola?

Is Android security really too difficult for Motorola?

Motorola has, perhaps strangely, concluded that it will not be releasing monthly updates for its new Moto Z smartphone. A strange thing to announce, according to the wider industry

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