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Google’s ‘Verify Apps’ Could Protect 90 Percent of QuadRooter-Affected Android Devices

A set of vulnerabilities called QuadRooter was reported to affect almost 900 million Android devices. Through malicious apps, these vulnerabilities can give attackers access to all the sensitive data on a Qualcomm-based device. However, Google has announced that the ‘Verify Apps’ feature in Google Play Services effectively blocks all apps with QuadRooter vulnerabilities from installing. This ‘Verify Apps’ feature is ... Read More »

Apple Has ‘Obligation’ to Protect Users: Cook

Apple has “an obligation” to protect user data and privacy, chief executive Tim Cook said Monday, reaffirming his stand in a high-profile court showdown with the US government on encryption. Cook was speaking at an Apple product unveiling at the company’s headquarters, one day before a court hearing on a hotly contested FBI effort to force the company to help ... Read More »

The FBI Made a Terrible Game for Teens to Protect Them From Extremists

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA’s top body for domestic security and law enforcement, has unveiled a new project – “Don’t Be a Puppet” – in a bid to protect teens from “violent extremists”. And as part of the interactive website, the bureau commissioned a top-down game featuring a goat. Called “Slippery Slope”, players must use left and right ... Read More »