Researchers uncover vast spying operation using infected messaging apps

/ Jan 19, 2018

Researchers uncover vast spying operation using infected messaging apps

An espionage campaign using malware-infected messaging apps has been stealing smartphone data from activists, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and others in more than 20 countries, researchers said in a report Thursday. A report authored by digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation and mobile security firm Lookout ...

Apple urged to help curb smartphone addiction among children

/ Jan 9, 2018

Apple urged to help curb smartphone addiction among children

Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of mobile devices and social media on younger users. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System said in ...

Businesses cautious in installing patches to fix chip flaw

/ Jan 6, 2018

Businesses cautious in installing patches to fix chip flaw

Chances that a fix to a major microchip security flaw may slow down or crash some computer systems are leading some businesses to hold off installing software patches, fearing the cure may be worse than the original problem. Researchers this past week revealed security problems ...

Apple sued over deliberately slowing older iPhones

/ Dec 23, 2017

Apple sued over deliberately slowing older iPhones

IPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer, saying Apple's silence led them to wrongly conclude that their only option was to buy newer, pricier iPhones. The ...

Apple admits iPhones designed to slow as batteries age

/ Dec 22, 2017

Apple admits iPhones designed to slow as batteries age

Apple on Thursday confirmed what some conspiracy theorists had suspected: that it intentionally slows performance of older iPhones as batteries weaken due to age. The admission played into concerns that Apple was stealthily nudging iPhone users to upgrade to newer models, by letting them think ...

/ Nov 29, 2017

Hackers could get even nastier in 2018, researchers say

After a year marked by devastating cyberattacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said Wednesday. A report by the security firm McAfee said the ransomware outbreaks of 2017 offer just a taste of what's to come ...