Hackers hid malware in CCleaner antivirus software


Hackers have successfully breached CCleaner’s security to inject malware into the antivirus app and distribute it to million of users. Security researchers at Cisco Talos discovered that download servers used by Avast (the company that owns CCleaner) were compromised to distribute malware inside CCleaner.



Apple is officially killing the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle


As an iPod Shuffle user, this kind of sucks. I just want something that plays music while I work out, and I don’t want to strap a huge device to me to do that. The Shuffle accomplishes that wonderfully.

Apple updated its iPod lineup on Thursday and discontinued the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle. The iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano have been removed from Apple’s website and online store. The price of the iPod Touch, essentially an iPhone without cellular service, has been cut. It now comes with 32 GB of storage for $199 and 128 GB for $299.


Russia’s Kaspersky Lab launches free antivirus software globally


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Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday announced it was rolling out a free version of its antivirus software across the globe, a product launch that comes amid mounting suspicion in the United States that the cyber firm is vulnerable to Russian government influence.

Kaspersky Free was immediately available in the United States, Canada, and several Asia Pacific countries and would launch in other regions in the coming months, Eugene Kaspersky, the company founder, wrote in a blog post. (bit.ly/2uXnsVQ)


Adobe to end-of-life Flash Over Next 3 Years


Adobe is working with Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla to put the last nail in Flash’s coffin over the course of the next three years. A statement from Adobe elaborates, “Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.”

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