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Chinese Woman with 4 Phones, Malware Arrested at Mar-a-Lago During Trump Visit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device containing computer malware lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club over the weekend during his Florida visit, federal prosecutors allege in court documents.

The Associated Press

Report: Google Hosted Malware App that Steals Cryptocurrency

Google reportedly hosted a “malware” app on its Google Play store that stole users’ cryptocurrency, leading tech site Ars Technica to claim the company “can’t be trusted to proactively keep malware out of Play.”

Google CEO spars with lawmakers on bias, privacy

Chili’s Restaurants Suffer Credit Card Data Breach

The credit card details from some Chili’s customers who visited the restaurant between March and April of this year have been compromised following the discovery of malware, according to a report.

KENDALL, FL - MARCH 07: Ileana Garcia looks in her wallet for credit cards she wants to melt over a hot plate as she tries to dig herself out of credit card debt during a sermon by Kevin Cross about faith-based financial management at the Miami Vineyard Community Church on …

Report: Hackers Snuck Malware in Privacy Software CCleaner Update

Hackers installed a backdoor system into the popular security application CCleaner, according to reports. Version 5.33 was issued back on August 15, and was undetected until September 13. According to Avast, the parent company of Piriform, around 2.27 million users ran the affected software.

Hackers behind the $81 million heist from the Bangladesh central bank have likely been involved in a series of attacks on the financial system, a US security firm has concluded

71 Percent of Android Phones Susceptible to Malware

A report from mobile defense specialists Skycure has identified that 71 percent of Android users have security patches that are at least two months out of date, leaving them at risk of data breaches and malware.

Industry trackers anticipate Google will show off its own smartphone, showcasing the prowess of its new Nougat version of its Android mobile software

Judge Throws Out FBI Evidence Obtained with Malware

A judge has ruled that evidence obtained by the FBI with the assistance of malware is inadmissible in court, making all subsequent investigation of the case warrantless and unreasonable.

© AFP/File Thomas Samson

Top NSA Hacker Explains How to Defend Yourself Against the NSA

A fascinating article at the UK Register offers advice from Rob Joyce, the head of the National Security Agency’s Tailored Access Operations unit — in other words, the NSA’s chief hacker — on how to protect your network from intruders… such as, oh, let’s say the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations Unit.

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Apple iOS Attacked by YiSpecter Malware from China

Security site ‘Palo Alto Networks’ put out a warning that an iOS malware that cleverly can infect “non-jailbroken” Apple devices using enterprise certificates and private APIs has been infecting iPhones for 10 months and could herald a new era of iOS threats.

The Associated Press

Skype Worldwide Outage Follows Apple Malware Attack

Microsoft has acknowledged that its free Skype Internet-calling, video and text service suffered a worldwide outage on September 20, 2015. The paid business users’ service is reportedly not suffering the same outages.

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Hackers and Scammers Seek to Exploit Ashley Madison Hack

It will come as no surprise that Internet scam artists, quick to take advantage of every public concern, are looking to prey upon those who fear their husbands or wives might be listed in the database of Ashley Madison clients disclosed by hackers.

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