Today’s Tech Sightings:
Internet security firm Symantec has warned that an updated Android malware, called Bankosy, can intercept one-time passcodes that help safeguard online banking accounts. While banks have moved to relay the codes by phone, instead of email, the updated malware forwards all calls to the hackers and allows them to control a smartphone’s silent mode and locking mechanism.
The Telecoms Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is looking into Internet neutrality violations by Facebook’s Free Basics network, which provides free, limited Internet services in some areas. TRAI said the 1.89 million autofilled responses it received from Facebook users supporting the network failed to address its concerns. Facebook claimed earlier in January that 11 million people actually contacted the regulators about the campaign.
Microsoft just discontinued support for older versions of its Internet Explorer Web browser. So if you still have not upgraded to version 11 or the latest Edge browser, you will be using Internet Explorer at your own risk.
- Hackers Attack Thai Court Websites to Protest Sentences
- Tim Cook Tears Into the White House for Failing to Support Encryption
- European Court of Human Rights: Your Boss Can Snoop on Your Messages – Even Private Ones
- Twitter’s Periscope Is Working on Product to Monitor Harassment
- Lyft Announces Partnership to Help Seniors Without Smartphones Get Around
- Microsoft Updates Windows 10 for PCs, IoT, Revokes Windows 8’s Patch Privileges