We reported on a newly discovered Android security vulnerability yesterday, hackers can gain access by simply sending a MMS message to the target’s device and it doesn’t even matter if that message is opened or not, Android’s default media handling system would automatically process the message and activate the code. Naturally this has raised security concerns and Google has now come out with a statement on the matter, it promises a fix for this flaw by next week.
L33tdawg: This HITB GSEC session by folks from Citizen Lab and VXRL will hopefully shed some light: http://gsec.hitb.org/sg2015/sessions/session-014/
Once a month, cybersecurity lawyer Paul Haswell gets a call from an Asian company with the same question: We’ve been hacked. Who do we need to tell?
More often than not, his answer is “no one.” The client will hang up before Haswell can urge them to go public anyway.
Microsoft Windows 10 will have a number of improvements when it launches tomorrow, including a revamped Start menu, a speedy Microsoft Edge web browser, a built-in Cortana digital assistant and the ability to stream games from an Xbox One console to another device. But there is a controversial feature shipping with Windows 10 called Wi-Fi Sense — which will be enabled by default.
Teenagers might be llowed to rid the internet of images and content shared during their formative years if a privacy group and its advice gets picked up and embraced in the right quarters.
A group called iRights has proposed that 18-year-olds be given the right to edit their online history and remove things that they no longer like.
For the first time in several decades, Microsoft has released a new version of Windows without Internet Explorer being set as the default browser. Instead, the company is pushing users towards Edge, the company's 'new' browser that they hope will put up a solid fight against Chrome and Firefox.
Edge, while technically a new brand, is really a heavily reworked version of Internet Explorer. The engine driving the browser is still Trident but other than the name, there is not much else that is the same between Edge and Internet Explorer.