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Serious Security: Rowhammer is back, but now it’s called SMASH

by Paul Ducklin Remember Rowhammer? Well, it’s back, and this time it’s called SMASH. Rowhammering is a reliability problem that besets many computer memory chips, notably including the sort of RAM in your laptop or mobile phone. Simply put, rowhammering means that if you read the same memory adddresses over . . . Read more

Keybase secure messaging fixes photo-leaking bug – patch now!

by Paul Ducklin Keybase, owned by online meeting and teleconferencing behemoth Zoom, is a secure messaging and file sharing service that describes itself as providing “end-to-end encryption for things that matter.” End-to-end encryption is pretty much what it says: encryption that starts on your computer, typically inside an individual app . . . Read more

Baidu Apps in Google Play Leak Sensitive Data

Cyberattackers could use the information to track users across devices, disable phone service, or intercept messages and phone calls. Multiple Android mobile apps found in Google Play, including Baidu Search Box and Baidu Maps, were found by researchers to be leaking data that could be used to track users – . . . Read more