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  • Five permissions Android games do not needFive permissions Android games do not need
    By default, apps on your phone have very limited permissions. To gain access to most of your data — and potentially dangerous Android features — they need your explicit consent. Android does that for security reasons; if permissions have potential for abuse, it’s better if an app doesn’t have them by default. Apps actually need some permissions to do their jobs. For example, AR games really do require access to the camera. But even legitimate apps often want more than they really need. Here are five permissions that bona fide games definitely don’t need, and of course malware masquerading as… Read more»
  • How to share subscriptions without tearsHow to share subscriptions without tears
    The digital world is made up of services. Services are available by subscription. Subscriptions are linked to accounts. But not everyone wants to sign up and pay for a bunch of subscriptions, especially if they can borrow a friend’s or relative’s account. Or can they? Let’s dive in to learn about who you can “lend” content to in popular services and on what terms. And what will happen if you try to bend the rules. How to share your Netflix subscription How to share your Spotify subscription How to share your Amazon Prime subscription How to share your YouTube TV… Read more»
  • Analysis of WastedLocker targeted ransomwareAnalysis of WastedLocker targeted ransomware
    In late July 2020, tech news sites were brimming with articles about Garmin. Various Garmin services, including device syncing with the cloud and tools for pilots, were disabled. The dearth of accurate information left everyone theorizing wildly. For our part, we decided to wait for some concrete data before assessing the situation. In its official statement, Garmin confirmed that it had been hit by a cyberattack that interrupted online services and encrypted some internal systems. The information available at the time of this writing indicates that the attackers used the WastedLocker ransomware. Our experts performed a detailed technical analysis of… Read more»
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