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Montreal Gazette | BY Nathaniel Popper
Tuesday | August 22, 2017

How hackers are hijacking mobile phone numbers to grab wallets

Hackers have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security — the mobile phone number — is also one of the easiest to steal. In a growing number of online attacks, hackers have been calling up Verizon,…

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PHYS.org | BY Tanveer Zia
Tuesday | August 22, 2017

Car industry needs cybersecurity rules to deal with the hacking threat

It’s common to hear modern cars referred to as computers on wheels. They boast sensors that measure fuel and braking, along with built-in navigation and infotainment systems. These digital systems could be hacked and Australia needs to preemptively tackle this…

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ITProPortal | BY Micheal Moore
Tuesday | August 22, 2017

Android 8.0 Oreo looks to offer improved mobile security

Google has officially revealed that the next generation of its mobile software will be called Android 8.0 Oreo. Set for launch later this year, most probably alongside the Google Pixel 2 smartphone, the new version of Android is perhaps lacking…

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arsTECHNICA | BY Dan Goodin
Tuesday | August 22, 2017

Spyware backdoor prompts Google to pull 500 apps with >100m downloads

At least 500 apps collectively downloaded more than 100 million times from Google’s official Play Market contained a secret backdoor that allowed developers to install a range of spyware at any time, researchers said Monday. The apps contained a software…

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