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Linux users be aware

    In the world of malware, almost all malicious software is based around Windows desktop or Linux server systems. Part of this is due to the widespread use of these systems as well as the architecture of the Linux core operating system. This makes it even more surprising when researchers from Intezer recently discovered a desktop Linux spyware application dubbed EvilGnome that no security or antivirus scanners detect yet.

    The U.S.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a warning last week recalling certain Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps over concerns that the device may be vulnerable to cyber attacks. The warning comes after researchers found that an attacker with adjacent access was able to wirelessly communicate with the device and alter the pump settings, either providing or restricting insulin to a patient.

SmaLock Vulnerabilities

    Smart locks have been increasing in popularity for the last few years. They provide a number of conveniences that make them an enticing option for people looking to replace their current locks. Things like automatically unlocking as you approach with your hands full or allowing a friend to unlock the door only when you’re on vacation sound great at first. But the risks of poorly secured and designed smart locks may outweigh those conveniences.

Sometimes free is the juicy apple with a parasite waiting to land.

    When something is free, chances are pretty high that "the user" is the product. Services that are free usually generate value for the creator or provider by sharing exposure with advertisers or perhaps using the data collected from the "free" product for other means such as market studies or product testing before a final product. But sometimes free is the juicy apple with a parasite waiting to land its hook inside the consumer's gut.

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