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Indian Government Issued Warning Against These 42 Chinese Mobile Applications
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Indian Government Issued Warning Against These 42 Chinese Mobile Applications

Earlier this week, Indian government as per some reliable inputs has found that these 43 Android and iOS apps developed by Chinese developers are reportedly either "spyware or other malicious ware." A country wide advisory has been sent to all field formations of the Army and paramilitary forces warning of a cyber attack through mobile phones. The advisory comes in the wake of inputs received by the Union Home Ministry from agencies like the R&AW and NTRO. The advisory says, "As per reliable inputs, a number of android/IOS apps developed by Chinese developers or having Chinese links are reportedly either spyware or other malicious ware. Use of these apps by our force personnel can be detrimental to data security having implications on the force and national security." However ...
Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack In 2013
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Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack In 2013

Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. The company did not disclose the extent of the attack to the public or its customers after its discovery in 2013, but the five former employees described it to Reuters in separate interviews. Microsoft declined to discuss the incident. The database contained descriptions of critical and unfixed vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used software in the world, including the Windows operating system. Spies for governments around the globe and other hackers covet such information because it shows them how to create tools for e...