BlackBerry Lets Go of Its Classic Phone

BlackBerry on Tuesday announced it will cease manufacturing the BlackBerry Classic. “The Classic has long surpassed the average lifespan for a smartphone in today’s market,” noted COO Ralph Pini. “To keep innovating and advancing our portfolio, we are updating our smartphone lineup with state-of-the-art devices.” BlackBerry intends to continue supporting its BlackBerry 10 platform while… Read More BlackBerry Lets Go of Its Classic Phone

Pichai Account Trespassers Claim Their Hacking Heart’s in the Right Place

Hackers late Sunday broke into CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account and through it accessed his Twitter followers, according to reports. The group taking credit for the breach, OurMine Security, previously hit other prominent high-tech figures, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify CEO Daniel Elk, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels and former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. OurMine’s… Read More Pichai Account Trespassers Claim Their Hacking Heart’s in the Right Place

Symantec Scrambles to Fix Flaws After Google Sounds Alarm

Symantec last week confirmed that it had developed fixes for a series of eight vulnerabilities found in its portfolio of security products for enterprise and consumer customers, after an outside researcher identified the problem. A researcher from Google’s Project Zero alerted the company, but there was no evidence of the vulnerability being exploited in the… Read More Symantec Scrambles to Fix Flaws After Google Sounds Alarm

HummingBad Mucks Up Android’s Works

< div id=”story-body”> More than 85 million Android devices worldwide have been taken over by the Yingmob, a group of China-based cybercriminals who created the HummingBad malware, according to a Check Point report released last week. HummingBad establishes a persistent rootkit on Android devices, generates fraudulent ad revenue, and installs additional fraudulent apps. If it… Read More HummingBad Mucks Up Android’s Works

Bulgarian Government Embraces Open Source

Bulgaria’s Parliament recently passed legislation mandating open source software to bolster security, as well as to increase competition with commercially coded software. Amendments to the Electronic Governance Act require that all software written for the government be Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)-compliant. The new provisions reportedly took effect this week. Software developer Bozhidar Bozhanov,… Read More Bulgarian Government Embraces Open Source