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APT28, the Russian hacking group tied to last year's interference in the 2016 presidential election, has long been known for its advanced arsenal of tools for penetrating Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux devices. Now, researchers have uncovered an equally sophisticated malware package the group used to compromise Macs.
Francis Rawls, a former Philadelphia police sergeant, has been in the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center for more than 16 months. His crime: the fired police officer has been found in contempt of court for refusing a judge's order to unlock two hard drives the authorities believe contain child pornography. Theoretically, Rawls can remain jailed indefinitely until he complies.
Steam, an online game platform with more than 125 million active accounts, is in the process of fixing a serious security hole that opens users to hacks that could redirect them to attack sites, spend their market funds, or possibly make malicious changes to their user profiles.
Attackers didn’t wait long to capitalize on laggards slow in updating their WordPress sites to patch a critical content injection vulnerability addressed in WordPress 4.7.2.
The update was made public on Jan. 26 with WordPress disclosing six days later that the update also included a silent fix for an unauthenticated privilege escalation flaw in a REST API endpoint.
BlackBerry on Tuesday announced a new line of business to provide developers with a secure, cloud-based, mobile communications platform for texting, voice, video and file sharing.
Developers can insert these capabilities into their existing custom apps and services using the new BBM Enterprise SDK (software developer kit), BlackBerry said. The SDK will be sold as a per-user license on a subscription basis to developers, including those employed at enterprises, and to independent software vendors (ISVs).