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Nexus Android malware targets 450 financial applications

Learn how to protect your organization and users from this Android banking trojan. Image: Adobe Stock Nexus malware is an Android banking trojan promoted via a malware-as-a-service model. The malware has been advertised on several underground cybercrime forums since January 2023, as reported in new research from Cleafy, an Italian-based . . . Read more

With political ‘hacktivism’ on the rise, Google launches Project Shield to fight DDoS attacks

Image: Sundry Photography/Adobe Stock As has been widely documented, distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks rose precipitously last year. A microcosm of this upward trend involved exploits targeting public information sites and tied to political events, including the war in Ukraine and the midterm elections in the U.S. In . . . Read more

Choosing the right Google Workspace plan for your organization

Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic Google Workspace represents a rebranding of the set of applications formerly known as G Suite. The announcement signaled Google’s desired direction: a unified workspace. Google Workspace pricing, however, sends a more significant signal than the renaming of Google’s current app offerings. Here’s a look at the current . . . Read more

S3 Ep127: When you chop someone out of a photo, but there they are anyway…

by Paul Ducklin DELETED DATA THAT JUST WON’T GO AWAY The mobile phone bugs that Google kept quiet, just in case. The mysterious case of ATM video uploads. When redacted data springs back to life. No audio player below? Listen directly on Soundcloud. With Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski. Intro . . . Read more

Google opens Bard AI wait list

The ChatGPT rival will draw from Google’s vast library of information – but isn’t ready for business yet. Image: Sundry Photography/Adobe Stock Google has opened up a wait list for Bard, its generative AI chatbot, the tech giant announced on Tuesday. Bard appears to be a direct competitor of ChatGPT . . . Read more

Google Cloud opens enterprise AI tools to developers

Google jostles with AI rivals as it releases a large language model API and other developer tools. Image: kras99/Adobe Stock Google Cloud opened some of its AI-powered applications to developers on Tuesday, introducing the Pathways Language Model, or PaLM, API for language models and the Makersuite prototyping tool within it. . . . Read more

Dangerous Android phone 0-day bugs revealed – patch or work around them now!

by Paul Ducklin Google has just revealed a fourfecta of critical zero-day bugs affecting a wide range of Android phones, including some of its own Pixel models. These bugs are a bit different from your usual Android vulnerabilities, which typically affect the Android operating system (which is Linux-based) or the . . . Read more

The Biden administration may eye CSPs to improve security, but the real caveat emptor? Secure thyself

Image: Maksym Yemelyanov/Adobe Stock President Joe Biden’s administration, as part of its recently released National Cybersecurity Strategy, said critical sectors such as telecommunications, energy and healthcare rely on the cybersecurity and resilience of cloud service providers. Yet, recent reports suggest the administration has concerns that major cloud service providers constitute . . . Read more

S3 Ep 126: The price of fast fashion (and feature creep) [Audio + Text]

by Paul Ducklin THE PRICE OF FAST FASHION Lucky Thirteen! The price of fast fashion. Firefox fixes. Feature creep fail curtailed in Patch Tuesday. No audio player below? Listen directly on Soundcloud. With Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. You can listen to us . . . Read more