Daily News – 11th of July 2023

A new ransomware called ‘Big Head’ displays fake Windows update alert

Security researchers at FortiGuard Labs have discovered two variants of “Big Head” ransomware that may be spreading through malvertising that promotes fake Windows updates and Microsoft Word installers. One of them uses a fake Windows update screen to stall users while it encrypts the device’s files in the background, a process which takes just 30 seconds according to the cybersecurity experts.


Social networks can keep storing EU user data in the US under new agreement

According to the agreement, known as the E.U.-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, the US will set up a Data Protection Review Court for addressing European user data privacy rights complaints. It also restricts data access by US intelligence agencies.


Apple released an urgent zero-day patches for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS

The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2023-37450, was reported by an anonymous security researcher. According to Apple’s advisories for iOS and macOS, the company knows the issue is being actively exploited.


Instagram’s Threads surpassed 100 million users

The previous fastest growing app was OpenAI’s ChatGPT. But it took that site two months to reach 100 million users.


New products


Honor X6a

Honor X6a will have 6.56-inch screen, Snapdragon 480 Plus processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It will come with a 5,200mAh battery.


Oppo A78 4G

The phone has 6.43-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 680 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It comes with a 5000mAh battery.

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