Category Archives: Security

Ads that install the apps automatically…
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If malware can do it anything could do it. This is a pretty scary idea, when will carriers stop install garbage on devices? https://www.androidpolice.com/apps-are-using-scummy-ads-to-bypass-google-play-and-install-without-your-consent/

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Why we need encrypted messengers…
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Company That Routes Billions of Text Messages Quietly Says It Was Hacked for several years from cybersecurity

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Azure Cosmos DB users beware…
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This is pretty bad. It just goes to show security isn’t easy when even Microsoft can have a vulnerability like this. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/08/worst-cloud-vulnerability-you-can-imagine-discovered-in-microsoft-azure/

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Half of US Hospitals shutdown their network due to ransomware
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I wonder how many people lost their lives due to ransomware. Organizations need to take the security much more seriously. https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/half-us-hospitals-shut-networks/

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Apple to start scanning devices for banned content?
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If this is true it can set a very dangerous precedent and a big invasion of privacy https://www.theregister.com/2021/08/05/apple_csam_scanning/

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