Virus Scanner or Malware? Beware of Fake Apps!

In the wake of WannaCry, 27 different apps materialized promising to protect your phone from the global ransomware attack.

But wait: WannaCry, which ensnared more than 200,000 computers around the world, doesn’t target phones. It used an exploit, discovered by the National Security Agency and leaked by hackers, that targeted outdated Windows systems.

Perhaps more alarming was that these apps were filled with malware — executing the very attacks these apps promised to protect against. First discovered by McAfee in late May, the flood of fake WannaCry protection apps points to a growing trend of viruses masquerading as antivirus apps.

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Microsoft Patches 96 Vulnerabilities this Month

As part of June’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released security patches for a total of 96 security vulnerabilities across its products, including fixes for two vulnerabilities being actively exploited in the wild.

This month’s patch release also includes emergency patches for unsupported versions of Windows platform the company no longer officially supports to fix three Windows hacking exploits leaked by the Shadow Brokers in the April’s data dump of NSA hacking arsenal.
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Data Breach at KMart- Again…

For the second time in less than three years, Kmart Stores is battling a malware-based security breach of its store credit card processing systems.

Last week Krebs began hearing from smaller banks and credit unions who said they strongly suspected another card breach at Kmart. Some of those institutions received alerts from the credit card companies about batches of stolen cards that all had one thing in common: They were all used at Kmart locations.Continue Reading…

Google Lens Turns Your Camera Into a Search Box

Google is remaking itself as an AI company, a virtual assistant company, a classroom-tools company, a VR company, and a gadget maker, but it’s still primarily a search company. And today at Google I/O, its annual gathering of developers, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new product called Google Lens that amounts to an entirely new way of searching the internet: through your camera.Continue Reading…

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