Last Friday’s ShadowBrokers dump, Microsoft ditching passwords, and a new car dongle hack are all discussed.
An Android app that falsely claimed to be a tool for keeping smartphones up-to-date with the latest version of the OS was found surreptitiously tracking the physical location of it users using spyware called SMSVova.
Microsoft fixed a bug in Skype last month that could have allowed an attacker to execute code on the system it was running on, phish Skype credentials and crash the application.
Google asked for MLAT reform, and released its biannual Transparency Report revealing it received a record number of government requests for user data.
A white hat hacker is believed responsible for the Hajime IoT botnet because its main objective appears to be to secure IoT devices vulnerable to the notorious Mirai malware.