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How working for Google changed Android hacking for Magisk maker John Wu

How working for Google changed Android hacking for Magisk maker John Wu

The creator of the popular Android hacking (rooting, modifying) system Magisk revealed some key updates this week. After having been hired by Google in May of this year, John Wu went a bit silent for a while. Rumors ran wild - which is understandable, when one of the most prominent Android hackers joins Google's Android Platform Security team. Now we get a bit of clarity.

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T-Mobile data breach spills personal data in bulk

T-Mobile data breach spills personal data in bulk

This week a T-Mobile data breach appears to have spilled the personal data of millions of user across the USA. This breach involved T-Mobile server data that included an array of personal information for T-Mobile customers of all sorts. Data includes names, social security numbers, drivers license info, IMEI numbers, phone numbers, and physical addresses.

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Windows PrintNightmare bug 3 appears: Here’s a temporary fix

Windows PrintNightmare bug 3 appears: Here’s a temporary fix

This week Microsoft disclosed a new PrintNightmare bug, just the latest of a string of said bugs in the year 2021. Very similar to the others that appeared earlier this year, this is a Print Spooler service bug, and Microsoft suggests that admins go ahead and disable said Print Spooler until a fix can be sent out. ANd yes, Microsoft did JUST release an August 10, 2021 patch that attempted to adjust the Print Spooler service to avoid something like this.

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Hackers behind Avaddon ransomware give up decryption keys for free

Hackers behind Avaddon ransomware give up decryption keys for free

Ransomware has plagued many large companies around the United States and the world recently. An attack shut down a pipeline in the US not long ago, leading to fuel shortages in some areas and the company that owns the pipeline paying millions to decrypt their files. Another high-profile ransomware attack saw a US-based food company pay millions to hackers to decrypt their systems and prevent files from being leaked. While ransomware attacks are highly effective and can be big moneymakers for attackers, the group behind Avaddon is shutting down and has released the decryption keys for all of their victims.

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