Google Home speakers allowed hackers to snoop on conversations

A bug in Google Home smart speaker allowed installing a backdoor account that could be used to control it remotely and to turn it into a snooping device by accessing the microphone feed. While experimenting with his own Google Home Read More …

Android malware: A million people downloaded these malicious apps before they were finally removed from Google Play

Google has removed a series of apps downloaded by over a million Android users from the Google Play Store that infected smartphones with malware and bombarded devices with malicious pop-up ads. The malware has been detailed by cybersecurity researchers at Read More …

Oops, web trackers may have leaked 3 million patients’ info

A hospital network in Wisconsin and Illinois fears visitor tracking code on its websites may have transmitted personal information on as many as 3 million patients to Meta, Google, and other third parties. Advocate Aurora Health (AAH) reported the potential Read More …

Google, Microsoft can get your passwords via web browser’s spellcheck

Extended spellcheck features in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web browsers transmit form data, including personally identifiable information (PII) and in some cases, passwords, to Google and Microsoft respectively. While this may be a known and intended feature of these Read More …

That ‘clean’ Google Translate app is actually Windows crypto-mining malware

Watch out: someone is spreading cryptocurrency-mining malware disguised as legitimate-looking applications, such as Google Translate, on free software download sites and through Google searches. The cryptomining Trojan, known as Nitrokod, is typically disguised as a clean Windows app and works Read More …