Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on iPhone

Phone maker Apple has updated its developer guidelines to explicitly ban “mining” cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. The new rules restrict apps that drain battery, generate excessive heat, or put unnecessary strain on device resources — all of which take place in bitcoin mining. “Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated …

Kaspersky warns third of the public Wi-Fi networks in the 2018 FIFA World Cup are un-encrypted, potentially unsafe

Security firm Kaspersky Lab says that every fifth public Wi-Fi network in host cities is a risk to use. From the research, 7,176 of the approximately 32,000 public Wi-Fi networks in cities hosting the 2018 World Football Championship do not encrypt traffic thus could have safety problems, so football fans will have to take care …

New vicious crypto mining malware crashes computer when discovered

A new form of cryptominer has been discovered which crashes systems the moment antivirus products attempt to remove the malware. The malware, dubbed WinstarNssmMiner by 360 Total Security researchers, has been used in half a million attempted attacks leveraged at PCs in only three days. On Wednesday, the cybersecurity firm said the cryptomining malware aims …

Chili’s restaurant chain involved in data breach compromising customer credit card details

Texas-based Brinker International — which operates over 1,600 Chili’s outlets worldwide — said that some of the chain’s restaurants have been involved in the incident, which is believed to have taken place between March and April this year. In a statement, the company said that the data breach was first discovered on 11 May and …

Twitter bans Kaspersky Lab from its Ad platform, EFF gains all that advertising cash instead

Kaspersky seems to be getting into more trouble in the US with its services being either banned or grounded. Months after the US Government ordered its federal agencies to stop using any internet security software provided by Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky indicated it had appealed to a US federal court on the grounds the ban it …

Malicious crypto-mining apps with over 100,000 downloads found in the Google Play store

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered multiple android based malicious cryptocurrency-mining applications being distributed via the Google Play store, with the miners posing as games, sports streaming apps, and VPNs. Some of these have been downloaded more than 100,000 times. While the applications appear to provide legitimate functions, their real purpose is to secretly use …