InfoSec News Nuggets 08/09/2021

iMazing app updated with tool to easily detect Pegasus spyware on iPhone You may have heard about Pegasus, which is a spyware created by the NSO group based on zero-day vulnerabilities to collect data from smartphones without user consent. Now iMazing has updated its app to include a new tool that can easily detect Pegasus spyware on iPhone. As we reported last month, Amnesty International has released a tool that helps users detect if a device…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 01/26/2021

Apple launches ‘Time to Walk’ for Fitness+ with Dolly Parton, Draymond Green, others Apple today launched a new component of Fitness+ designed to get people out of their homes and away from their TVs. Called Time to Walk, it’s the first outdoor component of Fitness+ and opens the service up to a new world of workouts. Apple seemingly goes out of its way to not call them podcasts, but Time to Walk is a very much in the vein.…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 11/06/2020

Update your Chrome again as Google patches second zero-day in two weeks Before you start to Google for election news, we’d like you to check whether your browser is at the latest and safest version. “Again?”, Chrome users may say. Yes, because Google has found another zero-day vulnerability – that means it’s a hole that is actively being exploited right now. It’s the second zero-day in Google found in the past two weeks. Last week we…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 5/15/2020

Chrome will soon block resource-draining ads. Here’s how to turn it on now Chrome browser users take heart: Google developers are rolling out a feature that neuters abusive ads that covertly leach your CPU resources, bandwidth, and electricity. The move comes in response to a swarm of sites and ads first noticed in 2017 that surreptitiously use visitors’ computers to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. As the sites or ads display content, embedded code performs the resource-intensive…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 3/11/2020

1 - Malware Unfazed by Google Chrome's New Password, Cookie Encryption Google's addition of the AES-256 algorithm to encrypt cookies and passwords in the Chrome browser had a minor impact on infostealers. Faced with the threat of having their business disrupted, developers of malware that steals data from web browsers quickly updated their tools to overcome the hurdle, many of their offers highlighting support for the new Chrome. Even AZORult, abandoned by its original author…
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