AirDrop flaws could leak phone numbers, email addresses

You can only stay safe by disabling AirDrop discovery in the system settings of your Apple device, a study says. Two security loopholes in Apple’s AirDrop feature could let hackers access the phone numbers and email addresses associated with both the sending and receiving device, German researchers have found. The feature, which lets users easily … More AirDrop flaws could leak phone numbers, email addresses

Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs

The first instance of malicious code native to Apple Silicon M1 Macs emerged a month after the release of devices equipped with the company’s in-house CPUs. In November, Apple debuted a series of Mac computers sporting its new Apple Silicon M1 chips to great acclaim. The release of the new hardware also grabbed the attention … More Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs

ESET uncovers Operation NightScout: Cyberespionage supply-chain attack on gamers in Asia

A few days ago, ESET researchers discovered a new supply-chain attack compromising the update mechanism of NoxPlayer, an Android emulator for PCs and Macs. Three different malware families were spotted being distributed from tailored malicious updates to selected victims with no sign of leveraging any financial gain, but rather, only cyberespionage capabilities were seen. ESET dubbed the malicious operation NightScout. BigNox is a company based in … More ESET uncovers Operation NightScout: Cyberespionage supply-chain attack on gamers in Asia

New Chrome, Firefox versions fix security bugs, bring productivity features

Chrome gets a new way of managing tabs while Firefox now features a new add-ons blocklist. Google and Mozilla have each released new stable versions of their web browsers for desktop platforms, with both Chrome and Firefox bringing a slew of new features and security fixes that are being rolled out to Windows, Mac and … More New Chrome, Firefox versions fix security bugs, bring productivity features