These two dangerous Trojan ‘dropper’ Android apps have already been installed thousands of times

A new, and rather successful campaign to deliver Trojans to Android users has been uncovered by cybersecurity researchers from Threat Fabric. The experts warn that ever since Google made updates to its “Developer Program Policy”, threat actors have been looking for new ways to deliver malware through the Play Store and stay under the radar while doing it.  This new campaign includes multiple droppers, with more than 130,000 downloads between them, deploying two known Trojans to the victims’ mobile endpoints: Sharkbot and Vultur. While Sharkbot’s targets are exclusively Italians, Vultur’s…

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Microsoft warns Raspberry Robin malware is getting a lot sourer

The Raspberry Robin malware is being used to deliver all kinds of destructive code, including ransomware, to compromised endpoints, Microsoft has warned. It seems the malware, first discovered late in 2021, and whose endgame was unknown at the time, transformed into an infection service available to anyone with cash to pay.  Cybersecurity researchers from Microsoft have published a detailed blog post in which they describe Raspberry Robin as “part of a complex and interconnected malware ecosystem”, with links to other malware families and alternate infection methods.  Infection for hire Whoever…

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Telegram forced to crack down on paid posts because Apple wasn’t getting a cut

Telegram and its users are done skirting Apple’s strict payment guidelines. The encrypted messaging platform had to crack down on its iOS users who’ve been creating paid posts through third-party methods because they violate Apple’s payment policies. Until recently, the messaging platform allowed channels to set up paid content through the help of payment bots. Telegram wasn’t testing a new feature. The company had simply, and without fanfare, let creators use an independent payment system away from Apple’s clutches. Content creators could set the prices and let their fans support…

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You’ll soon have to update Zoom a lot more frequently

Zoom has announced that users will need to keep their software more up-to-date more frequently. In an update to its support page, the company set out the oldest version of software that a user can use to sign in and join meetings, known as the minimum version.  The video conferencing software provider has announced that it will update this minimum version every 90 days (approximately 3 months), which it says is, “in line with industry practices”. Zoom updates Users on older build numbers will be unable to use the desktop…

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ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2023

Photo editing has never been more popular, with influencers, content creators, and businesses all harnessing the ubiquitous tech to create and enhance images and assets. If you need to make alterations to your photos, whether it’s touching them up, creating a digital montage, or anything in between, the best photo editor out there is undoubtedly the industry-standard Adobe Photoshop. But such power comes requires a Creative Cloud subscription that may not chime with the budget you’re working towards.  For one of the best Adobe Photoshop alternatives, look no further than…

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Using Microsoft Teams on mobile should soon be a lot more enjoyable

Getting the most out of Microsoft Teams on your smartphone could soon be a lot easier thanks to an update rolling out now. First revealed back in September, the video conferencing company has revealed that transcription for 1:1 calls and group calls is now available on the Microsoft Teams app for Android, giving users the chance to review exactly what was said, or if any details were missed. Users will also be able to start transcription for meetings on Microsoft Teams for iOS and Android, as well as being able…

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Worried about Nvidia RTX 4090 melting cables? Leaked RDNA 3 flagship pics could prove a tonic

A prototype AMD graphics card has been spotted – purportedly a Navi 31 model, presumably the RX 7900 (we’ll come back to that point) – and it shows that the GPU will run with a pair of 8-pin power connectors. The image was aired on Twitter by hardware leaker HXL, who’s a regular contributor to GPU spillage, and supposedly it comes from a QQ chat group (over in China). So, hefty seasoning is required here, but that said, the pic does appear to be genuine (if faked, it’s a good…

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Worried about Nvidia RTX 4090 melting cables? Leaked RDNA 3 flagship pics could prove a tonic

A prototype AMD graphics card has been spotted – purportedly a Navi 31 model, presumably the RX 7900 (we’ll come back to that point) – and it shows that the GPU will run with a pair of 8-pin power connectors. The image was aired on Twitter by hardware leaker HXL, who’s a regular contributor to GPU spillage, and supposedly it comes from a QQ chat group (over in China). So, hefty seasoning is required here, but that said, the pic does appear to be genuine (if faked, it’s a good…

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This Google Docs update wants to solve your most embarrassing work problem

Making sure your Google Docs work is as flawless as possible should soon be a lot easier thanks to a new update aimed at solving spelling problems for good. The office software platform has announced it will be “enhancing spell check” in Google Docs in an attempt to stamp out errors. Going forward, the word processor will underline in red any words where the spelling is not recognized, even if there is no suggestion for what the correct form should be – hopefully helping you spot suspect words and correct…

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Instagram is down and suspending many accounts – here’s what we know

It looks like Instagram is down. Millions of users have been trying to scroll through their feed on the app, but rather than being brought with photos or reels, people are discovering that their accounts are locked out. As of the afternoon of Monday, October 31, Instagram seems incapable of letting many users access their accounts, although others can still log in as normal and scroll through their feeds. We’ve fired up this live blog to bring you all the latest developments, while we – and hopefully the Instagram team…

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