Apple Loop: Massive iPhone 12 Leak, iOS Denial Of Service Attack Is Fixed, Exciting iPhone SE2 Exposed

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes six all-new iPhone 12 phones, the return of the iPhone SE, Apple’s return to CES, updates to iOS and MacOS, critical security updates, the Podcasts app problem, and a landmark day for the r/Apple community. Apple Loop … Read more Apple Loop: Massive iPhone 12 Leak, iOS Denial Of Service Attack Is Fixed, Exciting iPhone SE2 Exposed

‘Heart attack risk’ for common Nsaid painkillers

A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of Nsaid painkillers – such as ibuprofen – and heart attacks. The paper, published in The BMJ, builds on a previous body of work linking these drugs to heart problems. This research suggests the risk could be greatest in the first 30 … Read more ‘Heart attack risk’ for common Nsaid painkillers

Severe vulnerability in Cisco’s WebEx extension for Chrome leaves PCs open to easy attack

Anyone who uses the popular Cisco WebEx extension for Chrome should update to the latest version pronto. Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy recently discovered a serious vulnerability in the Chrome extension that leaves PCs wide open to attack. In older versions of the extension (before version 1.0.3) malicious actors could add a “magic string” to a … Read more Severe vulnerability in Cisco’s WebEx extension for Chrome leaves PCs open to easy attack

Android patches fix Drammer RAM attack, but leave the Dirty Cow exploit to roam

Google released a new monthly batch of security patches for Android, fixing a dozen critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise devices. One of the mitigated issues is a bit-flipping attack against memory chips that could lead to privilege escalation, but a more widespread rooting vulnerability in the Linux kernel remains unpatched. While Google … Read more Android patches fix Drammer RAM attack, but leave the Dirty Cow exploit to roam

Major DDoS attack on Dyn DNS knocks Spotify, Twitter, Github, PayPal, and more offline

Update 5: At 6:18 P.M. Eastern Dyn said the DDoS attacks have been resolved. Fingers crossed another wave doesn’t occur, as happened earlier today. You can find Dyn’s incident report here. Update 4: Dyn is being hit by a third wave of DDoS attacks Friday afternoon. The attacks are “well planned and executed, coming from tens of … Read more Major DDoS attack on Dyn DNS knocks Spotify, Twitter, Github, PayPal, and more offline

An IoT botnet is partly behind Friday’s massive DDOS attack

Malware that can build botnets out of IoT devices is at least partly responsible for a massive distributed denial-of-service attack that disrupted U.S. internet traffic on Friday, according to network security companies. Since Friday morning, the assault has been disrupting access to popular websites by flooding a DNS service provider called Dyn with an overwhelming amount … Read more An IoT botnet is partly behind Friday’s massive DDOS attack

Uri Attack: Ajmer institution withdraws student-exchange programme with Pakistan

Due to the ongoing tension between the two countries and opposition of some Hindu outfits after the Uri attack, an educational institute in Ajmer has withdrawn a student-exchange programme involving a delegation from Pakistan. Around 38 students and teachers from Pakistan were likely to participate at the programme that was scheduled be held at Mayo … Read more Uri Attack: Ajmer institution withdraws student-exchange programme with Pakistan

How Facebook, Twitter connected after Brussels attack

Getty Images Armed Police Officers stand at the entrance to the Eurostar at St Pancras Station on March 22, 2016 in London, England. In the wake of another devastating terror attack, millions of people are opening up Facebook to check in on friends, and Twitter to share their grief and support. Once again, social media … Read more How Facebook, Twitter connected after Brussels attack