Bye bye, botnet! Kibosh put on Chamois Android fraud network – Graham Cluley Security News


Graham Cluley Security News

Bye bye, botnet! Kibosh put on Chamois Android fraud network
Graham Cluley Security News
Chamois is not unlike DressCode in its use of malicious apps to build a botnet of Android devices. But it does stand out for several traits designed to help the malware evade detection. First, it uses a custom encryption file storage system to try to

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Half of Internet traffic is protected by HTTPS – EFF – MyBroadband


MyBroadband

Half of Internet traffic is protected by HTTPS – EFF
MyBroadband
The movement to encrypt the web has reached a milestone. As of earlier this month, approximately half of Internet traffic is now protected by HTTPS. In other words, we are halfway to a web safer from the eavesdropping, content hijacking, cookie

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Apple underwhelmed by latest CIA exploits revealed by WikiLeaks

Apple underwhelmed by latest CIA exploits revealed by WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks’s revelations about security vulnerabilities in Apple products appear to be a damp squib.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Graham Cluley

10-state security breach affects 1.4 million Illinois job seekers – Illinois News Network


Illinois News Network

10-state security breach affects 1.4 million Illinois job seekers
Illinois News Network
The personal information of about 1.4 million Illinois job seekers was compromised in a 10-state data breach, the state Department of Employment Services said Friday in a letter to lawmakers. The breach of America's JobLink (AJL) system put at risk …

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Charter promises Trump a broadband push, but no extra Internet connections

Enlarge / President Donald Trump and Charter CEO Tom Rutledge. (credit: White House)

Charter CEO Tom Rutledge met with President Donald Trump today, and he made a splashy promise to “invest $ 25 billion in broadband infrastructure and technology in the next four years.”

But Charter, the second biggest US cable company after Comcast, was already planning broadband expansions during the Obama administration. When Charter purchased Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks 10 months ago, it agreed to a merger condition requiring it to bring 60Mbps download speeds to an additional two million customer locations.

The spending Charter promised Trump today won’t guarantee broadband access for any additional customers beyond what the company already committed to during the Obama years.

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