For months, JusTalk messages were accessible to everyone on the Internet

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 12:25:38 +0000

A security researcher found an open database belonging to JusTalk, a China-based video call and messaging app company.

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Apple's latest controversy: Expanded App Store advertising

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 09:03:00 -0700

Depending on how you look at it, Apple may be ramping up ways developers can  reach out durectly to customers via its App Store – or building its own business at others’ expense.

What Apple is doing

Apple has had an advertising business of its own ever since Apple’s then CEO, Steve Jobs, introduced us to iAds in 2010. The scale of that offer was always limited to Apple’s platform, but the service arguably failed, with its technology living on in the form of ad slots in Apple News and the App Store.

Apple’s App Store currently hosts just two ad slots, one in the search tab and the other in Search results. You can tell when you are looking at an ad from the blue shade behind the graphic and a small blue badge that says “ad” – these ads are hard to mistake for content.

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Criminals using compromised social media accounts to “post indecent images of children” says UK cybercrime organization

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 16:04:26 +0000

UK based Action Fraud is warning of hacked social media accounts posting indecent images of children. We dig into available information.

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Google delays Chrome third party cookie sunsetting…again

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 15:49:14 +0000

We take a look at the second delay to Google’s intended sunsetting of third party cookies in Chrome, along with the reason why.

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PowerShell: An Attacker’s Paradise

Credit to Author: Mrigank Tyagi| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 12:13:02 +0000

  PowerShell was originally intended as a task automation and configuration management program for system administrators. However, it…

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TikTok owner ByteDance pushed a pro-China agenda to Americans, say former employees

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 15:04:07 +0000

We take a look at claims of both censorship and promotion related to various apps from the Bytedance stable.

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“Orwellian in the extreme” food store installs facial recognition cameras to stop crime, faces backlash

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 14:38:46 +0000

A convenience shop chain is under fire and facing legal charges for installing cameras with facial recognition software in 35 of its branches across the UK.

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