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Recall — 500,000 Internet-controlled pacemakers over safety fears

Nearly 500,000 pacemakers have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to fears that their lax cybersecurity could be hacked to run the batteries down or even alter the patient’s heartbeat, resulting in death.

Pacemakers and other medical equipment vulnerable to hacking

We now live in a world where our very lives are tied into the technology we have created. From banking to defense systems, governments and medicine, every aspect of our lives are subject to software glitches and hacking, including pacemakers.

Google strengthens Android security by toughening its Linux core

Google has detailed improvements it is making to Android's Linux kernel with Nougat that will give the operating system greater protection against malware and hackers. It will reduce the number of potential attack areas, limiting the effects of malware.

Serious security vulnerabilities discovered in Samsung Smart Home

Serious security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Samsung's Smart Home system for connecting household items to the Internet. The system allows you to automate things such as locks and thermostats but several critical areas are exposed to hackers.

Google bug hunts Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge, finds 11 major issues

Google's Project Zero exploit discovery team has presented some worrying findings on Android security issues in one of Samsung's most expensive smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge. The phone's software harbours 11 severe bugs.

Android phones on AT&T and Verizon vulnerable to attack

A flaw in the implementation of a security feature on the mobile networks of U.S. providers AT&T and Verizon could put every connected Android device at risk of eavesdropping and identity spoofing, according to a recent report.

Law enforcement closes down massive botnet of 770,000 computers

A worldwide botnet operating in 190 countries and on 770,000 computers has been forced offline by law enforcement groups and private security companies. It stole banking credentials and installed more malware on users' computers.

Google ramps up Android security, scans all apps now

Mixed news this week for Android users as Google changes its approach in protecting Android devices against malicious apps code.

Find Vulnerabilities in Your Computer Using Secunia

Secunia is a program that checks for vulnerabilities in your computer applications as well as in your computer's operating system. The software provides a list of updates to correct any errors.

Is MS Office becoming a zero-day liability all year long?

Microsoft not releasing patches for exploit codes on vulnerabilities on time, so they remain open to attack through out the year.

Panda ActiveScan Multiple Vulnerabilities

Secunia Research has discovered two vulnerabilities and a weakness in Panda ActiveScan,
 

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