Disappearing bytes: Reverse engineering the MS Office RTF parser

Microsoft Office was a prime target for attacks in 2017. As well as the large number of vulnerabilities discovered and proof-of-concept exploits published, malware authors felt it necessary to prevent detection of ‘one-day’ and ‘old-day’ exploits by antivirus software. It...

/ February 21, 2018

Facebook Messenger now lets you add more people to in-progress calls

Facebook Messenger now lets you add more people to a voice or video call without hanging up first. The new feature is available with the latest Android and iOS Messenger update. Previously, users who wanted to turn a one-on-one call...

/ February 21, 2018

Google debuts AdSense ‘auto ads’ with machine learning to make placement and monetization choices

Google is today unveiling a new ad unit for AdSense that taps into the company’s big push to add more artificial intelligence into its business, and to potentially bring on more publishers who might consider ramping up their advertising efforts...

/ February 21, 2018

The members of the human trafficking ring recruited the victims in Nigeria using voodoo threats The Spanish National Police, supported by Europol, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) from...

/ February 21, 2018

Facebook inks music licensing deal with ICE covering 160 territories, 290K rightsholders on FB, Insta, Oculus and Messenger

Facebook today took its latest step towards making good on paying out royalties to music rightsholders around tracks that are used across its multiple platforms and networks. The company has signed a deal with ICE Services — a licensing group...

/ February 21, 2018

Bosch acquires B2B rideshare startup SPLT and establishes mobility service arm

Bosch has acquired a ridesharing startup called SPLT that offered employers, universities and municipal authorities workforce-focused ridesharing services to help them offer shared commute as a means of increasing convenience and alleviating route congestion. Bosch, a leading global automotive industry...

/ February 21, 2018

A dangerous man who carried out a brutal sustained attack on his girlfriend a few months after he repeatedly stabbed his friend with a pair of scissors has been jailed. Patrick Berry, 51 (26.06.66), of Balaclava Road, SE1, was sentenced...

/ February 21, 2018

Qualcomm ups NXP bid to $44B in response to Broadcom

The semiconductor business is getting into a new phase of takeovers. While Qualcomm was ready to purchase NXP for $47 billion ($37 billion value + $10 billion existing debt), it was surprised with a bid from Broadcom that reached $121...

/ February 21, 2018

Nokia can’t see the fortunes of its Digital Health business turning around

Last week Nokia announced it is considering the future of its Digital Health business, but a leaked memo revealed that the company is planning to abandon the consumer product part of it, although a final decision is not yet done....

/ February 21, 2018

Anyfin bags €4.8M Series A to let you refinance your existing loans by taking a photo

Anyfin, a startup based in Sweden that easily enables you to refinance your existing loans, including by taking a photo, has picked up €4.8 million in Series A investment. The round is co-led by Accel, and Northzone, with participation from...

/ February 21, 2018