Top news this week, 28th of August – 1st of September 2023

Top news this week

Top interesting announcements

 

FBI dismantled the infrastructure of Qakbot malware after it infected over 700,000 computers

The multinational operation which took place in the U.S., France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Latvia, and the United Kingdom, represents one of the largest disruptions of a botnet infrastructure used by cybercriminals to commit ransomware and financial fraud. The FBI said it had redirected Qakbot internet traffic to their servers that effectively uininstalled the corresponding malware from victim computers.
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A flaw in the Skype mobile app can reveal the IP address

The flaw, which was uncovered by the independent security researcher Yossi, allows hackers to see a user’s general location by having them open a message containing a link. Microsoft said it plans to fix the problem in an upcoming update.
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Google removed fake Signal and Telegram apps from the Play Store

The apps, which contained the BadBazaar spyware, were uploaded on Google Play and Samsung Galaxy Store by the China-based GREF APT hacking group. One of the apps, called Signal Plus Messenger, was available on Google Play for nine months.
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X launched ‘job hiring feature’ in order to compete with LinkedIn

The company announced “early access to the X Hiring Beta” that’s available to Verified Organizations These are companies which pay at least $1,000 per month. Organizations that use it can feature job listings on their X profiles.
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OpenAI has been accused of data protection breaches in the European Union

The complaint, filed with the Polish data protection authority, accuses OpenAI of breaching several aspects of EU privacy rules, including transparency, fairness, data access rights, and privacy by design. The complaint also mentiones the company’s failure to engage with local regulators before ChatGPT’s launch in Europe.
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Top new products

 

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Galaxy S24 Ultra will have a 6.78-inch OLED display, Exynos 2400 or Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor and up to 16 GB of RAM. It will come with a 5,000mAh battery.
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Huawei Mate 60 Pro

Huawei Mate 60 Pro has a 6.82-inch OLED screen, 12 GB RAM and three storage options: 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB. It comes with a 5,000 mAh battery.
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Motorola Edge 40 Neo

Edge 40 Neo will have a 6.55-inch P-OLED screen, Dimensity 1050 processor, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It will come with a 5,000mAh battery.
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