Google Play app with 100 million downloads executed secret payloads
Aug28

Google Play app with 100 million downloads executed secret payloads

Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto | Getty Images) The perils of Google Play are once again on display with the discovery of an app with 100 million downloads that contained a malicious component that downloaded secret payloads onto infected Android devices. Throughout most of its life, CamScanner was a legitimate app that provided useful functions for scanning and managing documents, researchers from antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab said on...

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A Hack to Steal a Tesla, a Yelp Overhaul, and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Hackers Could Steal a Tesla Model S by Cloning Its Key Fob—Again

The same researchers who figured out how to clone a Tesla Model S key fob have done it again, cracking the replacement that was meant to fix the problem.

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Mega Drug Pushers Johnson & Johnson Get Away While Peaceful Silk Road Is Destroyed
Aug28

Mega Drug Pushers Johnson & Johnson Get Away While Peaceful Silk Road Is Destroyed

It’s been said that those who protest the loudest are often the ones who are guilty, and when it comes to government and their pet corporations, things are no different. No surprise, then, that the blustery moralizing — and violent state force brought to bear against businesses — are most intense where the money and power stand to be lost, as in the case of the Silk Road, and most weak and permissive where embedded,...

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Switzerland Approves Bitcoin Banks – But With Strict Conditions Attached
Aug28

Switzerland Approves Bitcoin Banks – But With Strict Conditions Attached

One of the major problems for businesses in the cryptocurrency industry is finding a bank that agrees to work with them and connect them to the traditional fiat financial system. The financial regulator in Switzerland has just made this easier by licensing two companies to serve as tailored banks for the industry and further open up the market to institutional investors, albeit under very strict AML regulations. Also Read:...

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