Following the US crackdown on Chinese technology companies, Google has cut off Huawei’s Android license, dealing a huge blow to the besieged phonemaker. Reuters first reported the news, and The Verge subsequently confirmed Google’s suspension of business with Huawei with a source familiar with the matter. Reached for comment, a Google spokesperson said only “We… Read More

Law enforcement officials across the country have been seeking information from a Google database called Sensorvault — a trove of detailed location records involving at least hundreds of millions of devices worldwide, The New York Times found. Though the new technique can identify suspects near crimes, it runs the risk of sweeping up innocent bystanders,… Read More

On April 11th we dealt with a major security incident impacting the infrastructure which runs the homeserver – specifically: removing an attacker who had gained superuser access to much of our production network. We provided updates at the time as events unfolded on April 11 and 12 via Twitter and our blog, but in… Read More

A security flaw in WhatsApp’s audio calling feature let hackers install spyware on iPhones and Androids. The attack is expected to have a limited reach but you should update WhatsApp straight away WhatsApp’s default end-to-end encryption is one of Facebook’s biggest security assets – but even this doesn’t help when the app itself is attacked.… Read More

Google’s Titan Security Key, launched in the U.S. market last August, is a USB dongle that offers an added layer of security features for Google accounts, such as two-factor authentication and protections from phishing attacks. Specifically impacted is the version of the Titan Security Key with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) – not the NFC version… Read More

Cisco is warning of critical remote code-execution (RCE) vulnerabilities in the Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI) and Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) Manager, which is used by telcos, mobile carriers, cable companies and ISPs to manage their hardware infrastructure. The vendor also issued estimated bug-fix dates for an unpatched, high-severity Secure Boot flaw that was disclosed on… Read More

The web skimming script was recently found stealing payment data on the websites of Forbes Magazine as well as seven others. The payment card-siphoning Magecart group has struck again; this time injecting web-skimming scripts into the subscription website for the Forbes print magazine (as well as a slew of others over the past week). The… Read More

The hacker who breached Stack Overflow last week managed to access data on user accounts, the company said today in an update on its investigation into a security breach it disclosed last night. The update comes to shed some light into what happened on the company’s servers last week, after Stack Overflow left many users… Read More

The German newspaper Der Spiegel revealed that the software company behind TeamViewer was compromised in 2016 by Chinese hackers. According to the media outlet, Chinese state-sponsored hackers used the Winnti trojan malware to infect the systems of the Company. The Winnti group was first spotted by Kaspersky in 2013, according to the researchersthe gang has… Read More