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Selling your Android phone? Here is how to do it safely

In a world where new Android mobile devices with modern features are released every week, it is a widespread practice to sell your old phone for a new one. However, this may not be as simple...

VMWare acquiring network security firm Lastline

VMware, a well known American publicly traded software company, has announced its intent to acquire Lastline, an anti-malware cybersecurity company, for research and to yield innovative security capabilities. The deal will close by July 31, and the...

Google bans employees from using Zoom on computers

Google has banned its employees from using Zoom, one of the popular video conferencing app, on laptops and computers over privacy and security concerns. The news came after NASA and SpaceX restricted their employees from using Zoom...

Facebook sues Namecheap for registering deceptive domains

Facebook, the social network company, has filed a lawsuit against Namecheap, a domain name registrar, and WhoisGuard, Namecheap's proxy service, in Arizona for alleged cybersquatting and registering deceiving domain names that allegedly infringed on Facebook's trademark. 

Cryptojacking, a top cyberattack threat in 2020 and its prevention

In 2020 one of the most common cyber attacks would be cryptojacking - “unauthorized use of someone else’s computer to mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin” Cryptojacking, according to Malwarebytes, is an emerging form of malware that hides on your device...

Microsoft Defender antivirus software is coming to iOS and Android

Microsoft announces its plans to bring Defender antivirus software to Android and iOS. The antivirus is expected to be available for both platforms later this year. In the cybersecurity world, malware-ridden apps and various...

Apple preparing for a legal battle against Trump and DOJ reportedly over Florida shooter iPhones

Apple is making arrangements to challenge President Trump and the Department of Justice in legal court as it denied the request to unlock two iPhones used by the Pensacola, Florida shooter, according to the New York Times.

Facebook and eBay following agreement to ban trading of fake reviews

Facebook and eBay knocked down hundreds of accounts, generating fake and misleading reviews, according to a report by Britains' Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). About six months ago, CMA identified "troubling evidence" for fake...

Big flaw in Android Camera lets hackers spy users secretly

A security research team found several vulnerabilities, CVE-2019-2234, in the camera app of Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 smartphones. All of these became possible due to the vulnerability that allows an intruder to bypass the user's...

Hackers won $60,000 in Zero-Day Initiative; targeting Amazon Echo

In a hacking contest Pwn2Own, the team of two whitehat hackers, has named the title in reward to hack Amazon Echo. Team Fluoroacetate, consisting of Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, has bagged $60,000 after hacking...

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