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UBports Announces First Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Release Candidate

Marius Gripsgård, lead developer of the UBports project, announced today that the first release candidate for the upcoming OTA-4 Ubuntu Touch update is now available. The announcement was made through Softpedia as well as Gripsgård’s own Twitter account. While some individuals have already decreed the end of the so-called Ubuntu…

MirageFox Malware Connected to APT15 Cracking Organization says Intezer

APT15, an information cracking group that’s possibly linked to an organization in China, has developed a new malware strain that infosec experts from top security research firm Intezer claim borrows code from older tools. The group has been active since at least 2010-2011, and it therefore has a fairly large…

Only Around 25 Percent of Uploaded Malware is Shared with VirusTotal and Other Multi-scanners

According to a report released by BleepingComputer security news editor Catalin Cimpanu, approximately 75 percent of all malware samples that get uploaded to non-distributive scanners don’t get shared with multi-scanners later on. VirusTotal, Jotti’s malware scan and other similar sites send information about scanned files back to infosec labs who…

New Report Names Additional TappLock App Vulnerabilities

Infosec experts from PenTest Partners preformed a test last week where they were able to unlock TappLock’s smart padlock technology in just a few seconds. These researchers were able to exploit vulnerabilities in the digital authentication method, which they felt had serious issues. Technicians from PenTest remarked that they believed…

Porteus Kiosk Releases Important Security & Performance Updates for Digital Signage

Tomasz Jokiel, one of the top developers working with the Porteus Kiosk distro, announced today that version 4.7.0 is now available. This is a full release, which means it’s available for members of the general public to download at their leisure. Porteus uses a hybrid ISO image, so technicians can…

Researchers Jailbreak iPhone X and Install Cydia

While mobile security experts have been saying for several years that jailbreaking devices running Apple’s iOS platform has become increasingly complicated, at least one individual has found a way to circumvent Cupertino’s new restrictions and install Cydia. Researcher Liang Chen from Tencent Keen Lab has been able to exploit some…

Linux Kernel Dumps Out 107,000+ More Lines of Code

Several agencies have reported on the recent agreement to drop a large amount of code from the Linux kernel, but it now looks like the kernel’s size reduction will be even greater than anyone previously imagined. Release number 4.18-rc1 is just the latest step toward a leaner core package. Most…

Infosec Experts Say macOS Thumbnail Cache Could Leak Sensitive Data

Unix security experts have recently discovered that the creation of thumbnails for images and other file types could theoretically lead to a fairly serious vulnerability in computers running Apple’s macOS system software. If a directory stores images and other visual documents, then macOS will automatically create thumbnails for files in…

Debian Jessie Enters End of Life Phase

If you’re still running Debian Jessie as of today, then you might not be as secure as you were just 24 hours ago. Debian GNU/Linux 8, better known as Debian Jessie, has stopped receiving regular security updates with the last of these having come out on June 17. Released back…

Fat Binaries Could Hold Key to New macOS Vulnerability

While macOS has a reputation for functioning as a secure Unix environment, it seems that third-party developers could theoretically use Apple’s code signing API to trick the operating system’s security services. These tools may then incorrectly believe that embedded malicious code was signed by Apple and is therefore safe to…

MysteryBot Malware Targets Android 7 & 8 Devices with New Tricks

While Android mobile devices are powered by a secure locked down version of the Linux kernel, security experts have now found another Trojan that impacts the widely popular operating system. Called MysteryBot by experts working with ThreatFabric, it seems to attack devices running Android 7 and 8. In some ways,…

Security Experts Track Sites Compromised with Coinhive

While the JavaScript implementation of Coinhive was developed for legitimate purposes, it seems that an increasing number of web security experts are reporting that developers have embedded it into site code. This kind of attack, if one wishes to refer to it as such, uses the visitor’s CPU to mine…

KB4284835 Update for Windows 10 Makes OS More Secure Than Ever

News broke several days ago regarding user difficulties involving installing the KB4284835 update for Windows 10’s April 2018 build. Users who receive a 17134.112 version number when they run the winver command have correctly installed the update, but many reported that they were unable to complete the installation amid constant…

Microsoft Quickly Plugs Cortana-related Security Hole

Some might say that security exploit CVE-2018-8140 was never a major threat because it requires physical access to a Windows 10 device in order to activate. Security experts have long pushed the idea that once physical access to a device is had by an attacker, the device can no longer…

RC3 Builds Begin for FreeBSD 11.2

The third release candidate builds for FreeBSD version 11.2 have begun, and they’re on course to allow developers to start issuing genuine release builds as early as June 22. A proper release announcement should come only five days after that. The releng/11.2 branch will then get turned over to the…

17 Tainted Docker Images Removed from Hub

It’s now been confirmed that Docker’s team had to pull 17 different container images that had dangerous backdoors stored inside of them. These backdoors had been used to install things like hacked cryptocurrency mining software and reverse shells on servers for approximately the last year. New Docker images don’t go…

More Intel Users are Protected Against CVE-2018-3665 than Developers Originally Feared

An Intel-related security vulnerability deemed CVE-2018-3665 created quite a stir when many organizations attempted to quickly release patches for the problem on Tuesday. While details are still coming out, information released last evening and as late as this afternoon suggests that some users might actually already be safe without having…

Fallout 76 To Get Free Updates And DLC For Years

Fallout 76 has been announced at E3 2018 and while previous Fallout games were single player only, this one is multiplayer, but with a twist. The map is not shared and you will be sharing it with only 24-32 players. This makes things interesting indeed. You will be able to play Fallout…

Tales Of Vesperia Definitive Edition Has Been Announced

About a week ago, Gematsu found this site, password protected, but seemed to hint at a Tales of Vesperia re-release.  Tales of Vesperia was released in 2008 for XBOX 360 in North America and Japan.  It is a JRPG developed by Namco Tales Studio and published by Namco Bandai Games. …

Sony Locks Fortnite Player’s Accounts From Working On Other Platforms

So, Fortnite has been released on the Nintendo Switch and fans are thrilled. Only hours ago, it was announced on Twitter that the Switch version of the massively popular game has been downloaded over 2 million times.  This is, of course, compounded by the fact that the Switch version went…

Microsoft Could Release The Next Generation Xbox In 2020

At E3 2018, Xbox boss Phil Spencer mentioned that the company was working on architecturing the Next Generation Xbox consoles. He used a plural which might indicate that this will be a family of devices much like the Xbox One, One S and One X. This could also be taken…

Why Metroid Prime 4 Was Not Shown At Nintendo E3 2018 Event?

Metroid Prime 4 is one of the games that Nintendo has been working on and it is no secret. Fans expected to see a trailer for the game at E3 2018 but that did not happen.  Senior product marketing manager for Nintendo America, Bill Trinen mentioned why that as the…

Secured CopperheadOS Distribution Experiences Potential Issues in Wake of Personnel Changes

You could say that CopperheadOS is to mobile Android-based Unix-like system software what SEL and Tails are to desktop Linux distributions. While CopperheadOS has offered a security-hardened version of the kernel coupled with an efficient sandboxing system that helps to prevent unauthorized access, it looks like the operating system’s future…

Microsoft Releases Spectre Variant 4 Update For Windows 10, Intel Performance Loss yet Again

Spectre Variant 4 is a new threat that has been disclosed by both Microsoft and Google. While Intel is still working on the microcode in order to release BIOS updates, Windows 10 update has been released in order to patch the issue. Spectre Variant 4 affects Intel CPUs and these include…

Snakebyte Takes it Away with New Gaming Hardware

snakebyte® caught the eyes of everyone attending E3 this year with their new gaming products. Products mainly features gaming controllers, mice and other gaming accessories, with focus on the former. snakebyte® group, one of the leaders in consumer electronic hardware, took its take on new hardware at E3 this year.…