Nisheeth Bhakuni

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New Anubi Ransomware released

A new ransomware called Anubi was discovered by Malwarebytes security researcher S!Ri that appends the .[].anubi extension to encrypted files. While not much is known about how this ransomware is distributed, as it is in the wild I thought I would provide a brief summary of the ransomware.

In misc | 16 Oct 2017
Kotlin Expected to Surpass Java as Android Default Programming Language for Apps

The programming language got a serious boost in the developer community when Google officially announced earlier this year, at the Google I/O 2017 conference, that Kotlin will become the first third-party supported programming language for Android apps, besides Java.

In android and tech | 16 Oct 2017
TPM Chipsets Generate Insecure RSA Keys. Multiple Vendors Affected

Infineon TPM chipsets that come with many modern-day motherboards generate insecure RSA encryption keys that put devices at risk of attack.

In archive | 16 Oct 2017
New KRACK Attack Breaks WPA2 WiFi Protocol

Mathy Vanhoef, a researcher from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), has discovered a severe flaw in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks.

In iot and misc | 16 Oct 2017

With new features, open betas and security updates (for the most part), OnePlus have been showing they were serious in their dedication to updates since they merged their disparate development teams.

In android and tech | 15 Oct 2017
Google, IBM and others launch an open-source API for keeping tabs on software supply chains

Google, JFrog, Red Hat, IBM, Black Duck, Twistlock, Aqua Security and CoreOS today announced Grafeas (“scribe” in Greek), a new joint open-source project that provides users with a standardized way for auditing and governing their software supply chain.

In analytics and open web | 15 Oct 2017
OnePlus vows to stop collecting data from OxygenOS devices

OnePlus once again found itself in hot water earlier this week after an eagle-eyed developer, Chris Moore, discovered that his OnePlus smartphone was uploading a raft of information back to the company.

In tech | 15 Oct 2017
Cortana will now interrupt your Skype chats

Announced at last year’s Microsoft Build 2016 event, the assistant’s integration was also previewed when the company released an overhauled, Snapchat-inspired version of its mobile messaging app this summer.

In apps | 11 Oct 2017
iOS Privacy Easily get the user’s Apple ID password, just by asking

iOS asks the user for their iTunes password for many reasons, the most common ones are recently installed iOS operating system updates, or iOS apps that are stuck during installation.

In iOS | 11 Oct 2017
The Best VR Experience at the Most Affordable Price: Rift Bundle Now $399

Summer of Rift had a major impact on the VR industry, and the community’s response showed that the appetite for best-in-class VR hardware and games is stronger than ever.

In tech | 11 Oct 2017