Last Monday, Germany's Baden-Würtenberg consumer rights center announced that Microsoft has admitted to wrongdoing with regards to pushing large amounts of upgrade data on its users. The 18-month legal battle started when Baden-Würtenberg began investigating the tech giant due to complaints from German users and organizations who said that their storages...

Exploit acquisition platform Zerodium is now offering $500,000 for valid zero day exploits on popular messaging apps that include iMessage, Telegram, WhatsApp, Signal, Facebook, Viber, and WeChat. Zerodium says that they pay the highest rewards on the market for high-risk vulnerabilities with fully functional exploits, unlike other bug bounty programs that...

Sydney, Australia - Telcoms provider Telstra has launched its latest security operations centre (SOC) in Sydney which opened for customers last Thursday. The Australian telco giant already has sites in Melbourne and Canberra, and is planning to launch more across the globe. The centers are built to Australian Security and Intelligence...

Search giant Google is scheduled to disclose the technical specs of its Titan computer chip this week, which will be used to bolster its cloud computing network’s security features. Neal Mueller, head of infrastructure product marketing for Google Cloud Platform, revealed that Titan scans the hardware for any tampering, and...

The latest version of the Android OS now uses a more secure procedure when installing third-party apps, thus protecting the device from possible malicious app activity.   In the previous Android versions, users were given an option to 'Install from unknown sources'. However, this feature did not protect the device from...

A Mimecast security researcher has discovered a scenario where an attacker can alter the message in an email after it gets sent using remote CSS files. The attack, called ROPEMAKER - Remotely Originated Post-delivery Email Manipulation Attacks Keeping Email Risky, can be carried out using two methods, according to Francisco Ribiero....

Last Wednesday, Walmart and Google announced that they are embarking on a partnership to deliver a voice shopping service using Google’s virtual assistant. Shoppers will now be able to use Walmart’s “Easy Reorder” feature via Google Express. Walmart’s head of US ecommerce Marc Lore says that even though the technology is...

Security researchers have confirmed that the apps "Bubble Shooter Wild Life" and "Earn Real Money Gift Cards", which can be downloaded from Google Play, carry a banking trojan called BankBot. Securify co-founder Han Sahin said that the malware was able to bypass Google’s internal scanner since the infected apps act...

Last Monday, Microsoft announced that its AI-powered speech recognition system has achieved an error rate of only 5.1%, which is the same as the rate of a professional human transcriber. Microsoft’s AI transcribing system was tested against the Switchboard corpus, which is a dataset that involved the transcription of slightly formal...