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Android ransomware has picked up some ominous new tricks

Enlarge Milana Romazanova | Getty Images Though ransomware has been around for years, it poses an ever-increasing threat to hospitals, municipal governments, and basically any institution that can’t tolerate downtime. But along with the various types of PC malware that are typically used in these attacks, there’s another burgeoning platform for ransomware as well: Android […]

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FBI/DHS: Government election systems face threat from active Zerologon exploits

Enlarge Getty Images The FBI and the cybersecurity arm of the Department of Homeland Security said they have detected hackers exploiting a critical Windows vulnerability against state and local governments and that in some cases the attacks are being used to breach networks used to support elections. Members of unspecific APTs—the abbreviation for advanced persistent […]

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Apple pays $288,000 to white-hat hackers who had run of company’s network

Enlarge Nick Wright. Used by permission. For months, Apple’s corporate network was at risk of hacks that could have stolen sensitive data from potentially millions of its customers and executed malicious code on their phones and computers, a security researcher said on Thursday. Sam Curry, a 20-year-old researcher who specializes in website security, said that, […]

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“Hi, Speed”: Apple’s October 13 event is expected to reveal iPhone 12

Enlarge Apple Apple normally introduces each year’s new iPhone model at a September event, but the iPhone was conspicuously missing from Apple’s September 15 event this year. That event focused on other products, including a new iPad and a new Apple Watch. Now Apple has announced an October 13 event—that’s a week from today—with the tagline “Hi, […]