Ars Technica: Activists’ phones targeted by one of the world’s most advanced spyware apps

Ars Technica: Activists’ phones targeted by one of the world’s most advanced spyware apps. “Mobile phones of two prominent human rights activists were repeatedly targeted with Pegasus, the highly advanced spyware made by Israel-based NSO, researchers from Amnesty International reported this week.”

Washington Post: Chinese app on Xi’s ideology allows data access to 100 million users’ phones, report says

Washington Post: Chinese app on Xi’s ideology allows data access to 100 million users’ phones, report says. “The Chinese Communist Party appears to have ‘superuser’ access to all the data on more than 100 million cellphones, owing to a back door in a propaganda app that the government has been promoting aggressively this year.”

Ars Technica: Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install ransomware

Ars Technica: Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install ransomware. “Attackers exploited a zeroday vulnerability in Apple’s iTunes and iCloud programs to infect Windows computers with ransomware without triggering antivirus protections, researchers from Morphisec reported on Thursday. Apple patched the vulnerability earlier this week.”

CNN: WhatsApp had a bug that let hackers take over phones with a GIF

CNN: WhatsApp had a bug that let hackers take over phones with a GIF . “WhatsApp has fixed a security bug that allowed hackers to take over the messaging app with a malicious GIF. The hack could be triggered when a user opened a malicious GIF in their gallery. After the GIF was opened, the app’s contents could have been exploited, revealing previous chat history.”

Bleeping Computer: HildaCrypt Ransomware Developer Releases Decryption Keys

Bleeping Computer: HildaCrypt Ransomware Developer Releases Decryption Keys. “The developer behind the HildaCrypt Ransomware has decided to release the ransomware’s private decryption keys. With these keys a decryptor can be made that would allow any potential victims to recover their files for free.”

MakeUseOf: 7 Free Bootable Antivirus Disks to Clean Malware From Your PC

MakeUseOf: 7 Free Bootable Antivirus Disks to Clean Malware From Your PC. “Your antivirus or antimalware suite keeps your system clean. At least, it does most of the time. Security programs are better than ever, but some malware still squeezes through the gaps. There is also the other common issue: the human touch. Where there is a human, there is a chance for malware to slip through. When that happens, you can reach for a bootable antivirus disk. “