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Last week it was reported that AirDroid, the popular app that allows Android users to read/send messages and remotely access files on their device from a PC/Mac, has been plagued with several security holes over the last several months. Security research firm Zimperium detailed how hackers could easily gain access to users’ information and Android device. Fortunately that news spurred AirDroid’s developers to take action, as fixes are now available for both the mobile app and PC/Mac clients.
magine a computing platform that would have no single point of failure and would be resilient to the cyberattacks that are making the headlines these days. This is the promise behind blockchain, the distributed ledger that underlies cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum and challenges the traditional server/client paradigm.
In 2009, Bitcoin became the first real application of blockchain, a secure decentralized monetary exchange platform that removed the need for central brokers. More recently, blockchain has proven its worth in other fields.
A former Expedia IT professional admitted on Monday to illegally trading on secrets he discovered by hacking his own company's senior executives.
Jonathan Ly stole passwords and infiltrated devices of Expedia's chief financial officer and head of investor relations, allowing him to make a series of "highly profitable" trades in stock options that scored him $331,000, according to prosecutors.
The long, slow march of Adobe's Flash technology off the web has reached another milestone with the debut of Google's Chrome 55 web browser.
Over the last few years, Google has been slowly enacting elements of its plans to deprecate support for Flash in Chrome, in favor of HTML5 based media. In Chrome 42, which debuted in April 2015, Google made Flash content 'click-to-play,' requiring users to click a button before a flash file activates and disabling auto-play of flash content.
Google announced its last regularly scheduled security patch update for Android in 2016 on Dec. 5, patching no less than 74 different vulnerabilities in the mobile operating system. The December vulnerability patch count is an improvement over the 83 vulnerabilities patched by Google in the November Android security update.