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Apple Developer Program Co-opted to Install Pirated iPhone Apps

“When using an iOS device, you can usually only download apps from the App Store” writes Ryan Whitwam for extremetech.com. There’s no telling what’s lurking in these hacked apps.It appears that some clever and unscrupulous folks on the internet have co-opted that technology to provide hacked and pirated apps.Both companies were found to be using enterprise developer certificates to install powerful traffic analysis apps on the phones of volunteer customers. Source: extremetech.com

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Pirates found a way to load paid apps on iPhones for free

“Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other popular apps on iPhones, Reuters has found” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Apple has no way of tracking the real-time distribution of these certificates, or the spread of improperly modified apps on its phones, but it can cancel the certificates if it finds misuse.Downloading modified versions violates the terms of service of almost all major apps.Niantic, which makes Pokemon Go, said players who use pirated apps that enable cheating…

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Bitcoin overview: Bitcoin is hopelessly useless – Bruce Schneier, Harvard University

“In many ways, trusting technology is harder than trusting people” writes Fx Street for forexcrunch.com. If your bitcoin wallet gets hacked, you lose all of your money.The expert emphasized that the safety and presumed trustlessness of the system are illusory. “If your bitcoin exchange gets hacked, you lose all of your money.Meanwhile, the technology researcher and professor of Harvard University Bruce Schneier said that Bitcoin is attractive only to a small group of people who need to move money around without being noticed by the governments. Source: forexcrunch.com

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compromised billion-dollar business service provider Visma in 2018

“Cyber security firms and Western governments have warned about Cloudhopper several times since 2017 but have not disclosed the identities of the companies affected” writes Min Read for reuters.com. LONDON (Reuters) – Hackers working on behalf of Chinese intelligence breached the network of Norwegian software firm Visma to steal secrets from its clients, cyber security researchers said, in what a company executive described as a potentially catastrophic attack.The attack was part of what Western countries said in December is a global hacking campaign by China’s Ministry of State Security to…

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China hacked Norway’s Visma to steal client secrets: investigators

“Cyber security firms and Western governments have warned about Cloudhopper several times since 2017 but have not disclosed the identities of the companies affected” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Because organizations are focused on improving their own cyber security, we are seeing an increase in activity targeting supply chains as actors try to find other ways in,” he said.Paul Chichester, director for operations at Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre, said the Visma case highlighted the dangers organizations increasingly face from cyber attacks on their supply chains.LONDON (Reuters) – Hackers…

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Owner of Hacked Crypto Exchange BitGrail Sentenced to Return Funds to Customers

“Francesco Firano, the owner and founder of hacked Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail, has been sentenced to return as much of the assets to his customers as possible” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. Furthermore, the exchange also reportedly stored all of its Nano cryptocurrency holdings in a “hot wallet,” which compromised its security.The lawsuit alleges that Nano and “key members of its core team” violated federal securities laws and directed investors to open accounts and place funds in “little known, and severely troubled” Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail. Source: cointelegraph.com

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The poll panel reiterated that the EVMs used by it are manufactured by BEL and ECIL, both state-owned, under “very strict” supervisory and security conditions.

“Shuja also alleged that the Lok Sabha election results in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Delhi in 2014 were rigged” writes Press Trust Of for huffingtonpost.com. Shuja said he was part of a team which designed the EVMs used in the 2014 elections.Munde died in a road accident in New Delhi weeks after the BJP won the 2014 elections in May.The self-styled cyber expert alleged that the EVMs were hacked by the BJP using a modulator which transmits military-grade frequency. Source: huffingtonpost.com

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