Category Archives: Security

What’s New In Android 8.0 Oreo Security

Google’s Android security team has turned a corner with 8.0 Oreo, reducing the attack surface, compartmentalizing components and beefing up protection against rogue apps.

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Premium SMS Malware ‘ExpensiveWall’ Infects Millions of Android Devices

Google has ejected 50 apps from its Google Play store that were harboring mobile malware dubbed ExpensiveWall.

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Wireless ‘BlueBorne’ Attacks Target Billions of Bluetooth Devices

Bluetooth attack vector, dubbed ‘BlueBorne’, leaves billions of smart Bluetooth devices open to attack including Android and Apple phones and millions more Linux-based smart devices.

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Updated Investor Bulletin: Trading in Cash Accounts

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help educate investors regarding the rules that apply to trading securities in cash accounts and to highlight the 90-day account freeze which may arise with certain trading activities in these type of accounts.

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Tor Project Brings Security Slider Feature to Android App Orfox

Tor Project developers recently bolstered Orfox, a Tor Browser for Android devices, to help privacy-conscious mobile browsers better customize their security.

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Investor Alert: Be Vigilant for Investment Scams Related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to alert investors, including individuals who may receive lump sum payouts from insurance companies and others as a result of damage from Hurricanes Harvey or Irma, to investment scams that may take advantage of the disaster.

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Threatpost News Wrap, September 1, 2017

The Onliner spambot, Google’s forthcoming Not Secure warnings for Chrome, the WireX botnet, Sarahah privacy and more are discussed.

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Anonymous Messaging App Sarahah to Halt Collection of User Data With Next Update

The anonymous messaging app Sarahah says it plans to remove a feature that uploads users contacts, including phone numbers and email addresses to the company’s servers, in the next update.

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Investor Alert: Public Companies Making ICO-Related Claims

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is warning investors about potential scams involving stock of companies claiming to be related to, or asserting they are engaging in, Initial Coin Offerings (or ICOs). Fraudsters often try to use the lure of new and emerging technologies to convince potential victims to invest their money in scams. These frauds include “pump-and-dump” and market manipulation schemes involving publicly traded companies that claim to provide exposure to these new technologies.

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Updated Investor Bulletin: New “T+2” Settlement Cycle – What Investors Need To Know

On March 22, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission amended Exchange Act Rule 15c6-1 to shorten the standard settlement cycle for broker-dealers transaction from “T+3” to “T+2,” subject to certain exceptions. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) is issuing this investor bulletin to explain the new “T+2” settlement cycle and how it will affect certain transactions you place with your full-service or online brokerage firm.

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