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Google has also been Ordered to Unlock 9 Android Phones

Google has also been Ordered to Unlock 9 Android Phones

Mar 30, 2016
The legal battle between Apple and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) over a locked iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters may be over, but the Department of Justice (DoJ) are back in front of a judge with a similar request. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has discovered publicly available court documents that revealed the government has asked Google's assistance to help the Feds hack into at least nine locked Android smartphones citing the All Writs Act . Yes, Apple is not the only company facing government requests over privacy and security — Google is also in the list. The Google court documents released by the ACLU show that many federal agencies have been using the All Writs Act – the same ancient law the DoJ was invoking in the San Bernardino case to compel Apple to help the FBI in the terrorist investigation. Additionally, the ACLU also released 54 court cases in which the federal authorities asked Apple for assistance to help t
LockerPin Ransomware Resets PIN and Permanently Locks Your SmartPhones

LockerPin Ransomware Resets PIN and Permanently Locks Your SmartPhones

Sep 12, 2015
Your device's lock screen PIN is believed to keep your phone's contents safe from others, but sadly not from a new piece of ransomware that is capable of hijacking safety of your Android devices . A group of security researchers has uncovered what is believed to be the first real example of malware that is capable to reset the PIN code on a device and permanently lock the owner out of their own smartphone or tablet. This Android PIN-locking ransomware, identified as Android/Lockerpin.A , changes the infected device's lock screen PIN code and leaves victims with a locked mobile screen, demanding for a $500 (€450) ransom . Here's the Kicker: Since the lock screen PIN is reset randomly, so even paying the ransom amount won't give you back your device access, because even the attackers don't know the changed PIN code of your device , security researchers at Bratislava-based antivirus firm ESET warn . LockerPIN , as dubbed by the researchers,
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Cracking the Code to Vulnerability Management

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Vulnerability management in the cloud is no longer just about patches and fixes. In this latest report, the Wiz Security Research team put vulnerability management theory into practice using recently identified vulnerabilities as examples. Get the FREE report
Transform Your Data Security Posture – Learn from SoFi's DSPM Success

Transform Your Data Security Posture – Learn from SoFi's DSPM Success

Nov 28, 2023Data Security / Posture Management
As cloud technology evolves, so does the challenge of securing sensitive data. In a world where data duplication and sprawl are common, organizations face increased risks of non-compliance and unauthorized data breaches. Sentra's DSPM (Data Security Posture Management) emerges as a comprehensive solution, offering continuous discovery and accurate classification of sensitive data in the cloud. This informative webinar, " Securing Sensitive Data Starts with Discovery and Classification: SoFi's DSPM Story " unveils the success story of SoFi, a pioneering cloud-native financial services provider, and its journey with Sentra's DSPM. It explores the challenges and triumphs in securing cloud data and a roadmap to implementing effective DSPM strategies in your organization. Expert Panel: Aviv Zisso:  As Director of Customer Success at Sentra, Aviv brings deep insights into data security needs and solutions. Pritam H Mungse:  SoFi's Director of Product Security, Pr
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