Blog Archives

Forbes serves up malvertising

Last week an ad network used by Forbes’ site was sending the Angler exploit pack to certain visitors.  Another reason people like ad blockers:Security.

Gmail can now block senders

While you could setup a rule to delete specific senders’ email, Gmail now has a drop down choice for blocking senders.  The Gmail Apps will get the same functionality soon.

Android AntiVirus, You Need It.

More malware found in the Google Play Store, some of it there for more than a year.

Symantec fires employees for issuing certs in Google’s name.

Trusted SSL certs from Google’s domain but not authorized by Google.  Bad stuff. Lawsuits?  Certs have been revoked.

Adobe Flash Patched

Another patch for Flash.  Update if you use it.

IOS App Store Cleanup and XCodeGhost malware

Apple is scrubbing the App Store removing apps containing the XCodeGhost malware.  You can see the list of mostly Chinese infect apps.

Don’t post your private keys…

D-link made a big boo-boo…

Google fixes Lollipop lock screen bypass

If you have Lollipop, use a password  (not a PIN) on your lock screen, and your phone allows locked-screen access to your camera, a long password would crash the camera app and dump back to the home screen.  This has been fixed in the latest patch.

TSA don’t care if you have the MasterKeys

Made for convenience, the master keys fit TSA approved luggage to allow for quick open/close.  You can now download the plans to print your own Master Keys and the TSA isn’t worried.

Logic and Cleverness decrypt 11m+ AshMad Passwords

CynoSure Prime has cracked more than 11 million passwords from the Ashley Madison dump.