Microsoft’s CEO wants Australians to build their own apps

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in Sydney. Image: supplied. Microsoft’s CEO wants to see more digital applications coming out of Australia. Speaking at the Microsoft Innovate event in Sydney on Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said he wanted to see more digital intellectual property (IP) coming out of Australia.

Link: Microsoft’s CEO wants Australians to build their own apps
via http://www.businessinsider.com.au

A6X: How Apple’s iPad silicon Disrupted mobile video gaming

To maintain its momentum in tablets with iPad, in 2012 Apple completed two additional new custom silicon projects specifically for its tablets. These reached—and then exceeded—the graphics of Sony’s PlayStation Vita, then the state-of-the-art in handheld video gaming. Here’s a look at how Apple ’embraced and extended’ mobile gaming.

Link: A6X: How Apple’s iPad silicon Disrupted mobile video gaming
via appleinsider.com

Bad Binder: Android In-The-Wild Exploit

(CVE-2019-2215), which is a use-after-free in Binder in the Android kernel. The bug is a local privilege escalation vulnerability that allows for a full compromise of a vulnerable device. If chained with a browser renderer exploit, this bug could fully compromise a device through a malicious website.

Link: Bad Binder: Android In-The-Wild Exploit
via googleprojectzero.blogspot.com

Cyber Security Trends 2020

Spending on cybersecurity is on an explosive rise. When new ransomware attacks occur every 14 seconds followed by infiltration attempts on large volumes of data putting millions of people at risk, cybersecurity ought to be discussed. As we usher into 2020, the scope of discussion has gone beyond the upcoming security products & services to new innovations in hacking.

Link: Cyber Security Trends 2020
via http://www.business2community.com

Google will pay $1.5 million for the most severe Android exploits

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Google will pay up to $1.5 million for the most severe hacks of its Pixel line of Android phones, a more than seven-fold increase over the previous top Android reward, the company said.
Effective immediately, Google will pay $1 million for a “full chain remote code…

Link: Google will pay $1.5 million for the most severe Android exploits
via arstechnica.com

Beyond the database: Digging deeper into Oracle’s cloud strategy and its bid to conquer AWS

Oracle’s cloud strategy has changed course quite dramatically over the years. It started out with co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison’s infamous declaration in 2008 that cloud was a fad to regular despatches about how superior the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure proposition is. But, even after all this time, it is hard to know what Oracle actually wants to be seen as.

Link: Beyond the database: Digging deeper into Oracle’s cloud strategy and its bid to conquer AWS
via http://www.computerweekly.com

Russia’s ‘Sandworm’ Hackers Also Targeted Android Phones

The Russian state-sponsored hackers known as Sandworm have launched some of the most aggressive and disruptive cyberattacks in history: Intrusions that planted malware inside US electric utilities in 2014, operations that triggered blackouts in Ukraine—not once, but twice—and ultimately NotPetya,…

Link: Russia’s ‘Sandworm’ Hackers Also Targeted Android Phones
via http://www.wired.com