EU targets WhatsApp and Skype with tougher privacy rules

  Clampdown aimed at increasing user privacy The EU is looking to extend privacy rules to cover messages and calls made over the internet. This could see greater scrutiny over services such as WhatsApp and Skype. The European Commission is looking to tighten legislation concerning messaging …

Pokémon GO for Windows ransomware uncovered

  The hack uses AES encryption to lock the files and will then demand the payment Malware researcher Michael Gillespie has uncovered a ransomware attack that’s disguised as a Pokémon GO app for Windows. The Hidden-Tear ransomware, which appears to target Arabic-speaking users, encrypts files from …

AdaptiveMobile uncovers RAT mobile malware

  The malware is sent via SMS that redirects to an APK file AdaptiveMobile has discovered mobile malware that will allow a hacker to remotely control or monitor the phone, listening in to conversations, tracking any web activity and hijacking the camera when it wishes to. …

Keyless car entry systems could be a huge security risk

  Researchers said millions of cars could be stolen if hackers take advantage of the vulnerability Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found keyless car entry systems could be putting millions of vehicles at risk of being stolen. According to their findings, criminals can use …

MIT researchers develop batteries with double the power

  The lithium metal batteries could power smartphones, drones and even electric cars MIT has developed a technology that could double the battery life of gadgets including smartphones, tablets, drones and even electric cars. The rechargeable battery is made from lithium metal rather than lithium ion …

Google Chrome finally axes Flash – for good

  Chrome to start blocking 90 per cent of Flash content by default Google Chrome will begin blocking 90 per cent of the web’s Flash content from next month. The announcement marks the latest step in Google’s move away from Flash and towards the much more …