Wikileaks reveals CIA malware for Android, iOS, Samsung TVs

Whistleblowing organisation Wikileaks has published its latest cache of documents, revealing CIA malware that focuses on Android, iOS devices and smart TVs. Additionally, the documents also show that the CIA has its sights set on vehicle control systems. According to a summary by Wikileaks, Apple’s mobile platform was a massive target for the agency.

Link: Wikileaks reveals CIA malware for Android, iOS, Samsung TVs
via memeburn.com

5 Good Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers

March 2017 Looking for some good Android audio recording apps, the list below has you covered. These are some popular apps ( based on users reviews) for recording and sharing audio clips in Google Play Store. While they differ in the features they provide in that some have advanced functionalities but they are all easy and simple to use.

Link: 5 Good Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers
via http://www.educatorstechnology.com

Be afraid: Wikileaks reveals CIA is hacking Android, iOS and even smart TVs

A new release of thousands of top secret documents from the Central Intelligence Agency by Wikileaks has revealed for the first time that the Agency is not only able to, but is actively hacking a wide variety of smart devices including smart televisions.
The “Year Zero” release, the first part of…

Link: Be afraid: Wikileaks reveals CIA is hacking Android, iOS and even smart TVs
via siliconangle.com

CIA used secret loopholes to hack phones, TVs, apps: WikiLeaks

Related Story: Assange to release ‘one million’ documents before US election. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) knew about several flaws in software made by Apple, Google and Samsung and others, but did not tell the companies about them because it wanted to use them for spying, anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says.

Link: CIA used secret loopholes to hack phones, TVs, apps: WikiLeaks
via http://www.abc.net.au

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017 for building cloud & mobile apps

Microsoft Corp. yesterday announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2017, the latest version of its flagship integrated development environment platform with new capabilities for building mobile- and cloud-first applications.
The new version of the software enables streamlined cloud…

Link: Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017 for building cloud & mobile apps
via siliconangle.com

SANS ISC Stormcast: Daily Network Security News Summary; Cyber Security Podcast

ISC StormCast for Wednesday, March 8th 2017
A daily summary of network and system security news from the SANS Internet Storm Center
Author:Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
Created: Wednesday, March 8th 2017
Length: 6:41
minutes
Today’s Headline: #CIA Leak; #Shamoon now #Stonedrill;

If you…

Link: SANS ISC Stormcast: Daily Network Security News Summary; Cyber Security Podcast
via isc.sans.edu

Apple starts rejecting apps with “hot code push” features

From https://rollout.io/how-it-works/ :Does Rollout comply to Apple’s Guidelines? Yes. As per Apple’s official guidelines, Rollout.io does NOT alter binaries. … With over 50 million devices already running our SDK, it is safe to say that Rollout complies with with Apple’s development and App…

Link: Apple starts rejecting apps with “hot code push” features
via news.ycombinator.com

Save time with shortcuts in the Asana mobile apps

Inspiration can strike when you least expect it, so you need a speedy way to capture your thoughts before you lose them. And sometimes you want to quickly check in on work during that 1 minute you have between meetings.
The Asana iOS and Android apps were already great for this, but they’re even…

Link: Save time with shortcuts in the Asana mobile apps
via blog.asana.com

Bechtel Opens Industrial Cyber Security Lab

Global engineering and construction giant Bechtel has opened a new cyber security lab aimed at protecting industrial equipment and software that control facilities such as power plants, chemical plants, and other large-scale critical infrastructure operations. With the goal of protecting industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems from cyber threats, Bechtel says the lab will leverage its experience designing and implementing National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework (NIST-RMF) solutions for its government customers.

Link: Bechtel Opens Industrial Cyber Security Lab
via http://www.securityweek.com

Apple, Google, Microsoft in crosshairs of WikiLeaks allegations

SAN FRANCISCO — The tech industry just can’t shake the ghost of Edward Snowden. Nearly a year after a unified front of companies fought the FBI’s attempt to hack the encrypted iPhone of a terrorist, the biggest consumer tech names (Apple, Samsung, Google, Microsoft) are facing a deep and multi-fronted new series of allegations that federal authorities can override their best efforts at security.

Link: Apple, Google, Microsoft in crosshairs of WikiLeaks allegations
via http://www.usatoday.com

AMD targets Xeon CPU with Zen-based Naples

Following the big splash AMD caused with its Ryzen processors, the firm has now revealed initial details on its ‘Naples’ CPUs destined for servers and data centres. These processors are built on the same Zen architecture as Ryzen, and will be delivered in models with up to 32-cores, boasting what AMD describes as ‘superior’ memory bandwidth.

Link: AMD targets Xeon CPU with Zen-based Naples
via http://www.techradar.com

5 must-see security sessions at Google Cloud Next ’17

By David B. Cross, Cloud Security Engineering Director So many sessions, so little time. Google Cloud Next ’17, taking place next month, features over 200 breakout sessions; many geared directly at security professionals. If you only have time on your schedule for a few security breakouts, here…

Link: 5 must-see security sessions at Google Cloud Next ’17
via cloudplatform.googleblog.com