Thought for the day

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." -- Albert Einstein

 Twitter’s new owner, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, says he will create a new smartphone if the social network is removed from the Apple and Google app stores.

“I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone,” Musk tweeted on Friday, in response to a user’s suggestion that Musk should produce his own phone instead of the “biased, snooping iPhone and Android,” if the Twitter app becomes unavailable on them.

ESET malware analyst Lukas Stefanko says that Bahamut repackaged the SoftVPN and OpenVPN apps for Android to include malicious code with spying functions.

By doing this, the actor ensured that the app would still provide VPN functionality to the victim while exfiltrating sensitive information from the mobile device.

To hide their operation and for credibility purposes, Bahamut used the name SecureVPN (which is a legitimate VPN service) and created a fake website [thesecurevpn] to distribute their malicious app.

Google has released an emergency security update for the desktop version of the Chrome web browser, addressing the eighth zero-day vulnerability exploited in attacks this year.

The high-severity flaw is tracked as CVE-2022-4135 and is a heap buffer overflow in GPU, discovered by Clement Lecigne of Google's Threat Analysis Group on November 22, 2022.

"Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-4135 exists in the wild," reads the update notice.

policy proposal that is heading for Board of Supervisors approval next week would explicitly authorize San Francisco police to kill suspects using robots.

A cyber extortion gang is using phishing emails, social engineering and network of phony call centers to scam victims out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by tricking them into allowing remote access to their PC, then stealing data threatening to leak it if a ransom isn't paid. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has been available for less than three weeks, but it is already making waves. Breaking records, within ten days, the first-person military shooter video game earned more than $1 billion in revenue.