Google took down more than 700,000 bad apps in 2017

From a flashlight app that actually stole your money to a fake WhatsApp that millions of people downloaded, it’s been a busy year for Google's security team....

Microsoft disables Spectre patch after bugs reported

The patch addressed a critical design flaw in chips made by Intel that could let hackers access information like passwords....

Strava data raises concerns over military secrets, Samsung Galaxy S9 leaks video

In today's news, Strava's fitness app data might reveal US military secrets, leaks show the new Galaxy S9 and Elon Musk enters the flamethrower market....

Is fitness tracker Strava giving away sensitive military info?

The company's "Global Heatmap" shows exercise routes of its users around the world. Problem is, some of those routes appear to trace secret US military positions overseas....

‘Jackpotting’ hack makes its way to ATMs in US

ATM makers are warning customers that a scheme in which cyberthieves force machines to spit out cash like a winning slot machine has arrived stateside....

After WannaCry and NotPetya, ransomware dwindled in 2017

Hackers wreaked havoc all summer with ransomware. Researchers from Malwarebytes think users might have stopped hackers by getting smart....

SAP, McAfee, Symantec reportedly let Russia review their code

The security software makers let Russia search for flaws in their products, according to Reuters. That's a concern for US agencies that use the software....

Alphabet launches Chronicle to turn machine learning on hackers

The latest company to evolve out of Alphabet's X moonshot program hopes it can mark the spot where hackers are breaking in. The project is entering a crowded market....

Vulnerabilities let people see your Tinder swipes and photos

Think twice about using Tinder on public Wi-Fi. A security firm says the dating app uses insecure encryption that could let hackers snoop on your activity....

Intel’s patches for Spectre and Meltdown causing reboots video

Intel is telling everyone to not apply its latest patches and that a new solution is in the works....

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