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In The News 10-10-14

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 by | Filed Under: In The News

 Researchers Find Trojan Targeting Android & iOS System

Lacoon Mobile Security experts say they’ve found an unusual cross-platform Trojan targeting iOS devices that’s related to a piece of Android malware.

It’s called Xsser mRAT and it comes disguised as an app meant to support pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong.  Since this Trojan is targeting the protestors and seems to have been created by hackers who speak Chinese, the logical suspect is the Chinese government.

Though it is targeted at protestors right now, there’s no reason it couldn’t be used to target just about anyone. This Trojan exposes any information on the mobile device including e-mail, messages, usernames and passwords, phone call information and even the user’s location.

New Microsoft Universal Keyboard Works With Windows, iOS & Android

Microsoft’s new Universal Mobile Keyboard  can make life easier for people with multiple mobile devices. The lightweight, portable keyboard works not only with Windows tablets and phones, but also Android tablets and phones and iPhones and iPads. You can pair up to 3 devices via Bluetooth and switch between them.

It comes with a stand to allow you to adjust the viewing angle of your  your device. Microsoft says the rechargeable keyboard can last up to six months on a single charge. The $79.95 keyboard will be available this month.

eBay Splits PayPal Into Separate Company

Online auction site eBay is spinning off PayPal into its very own company. 

The split came partly due to pressure from Carl Ichan a major investor in the company. He felt splitting the companies in two would enable PayPal to focus solely on being payment processor and give the struggling eBay incentive to work at gaining back some of the market share its lost of companies like Amazon.

~ Cynthia

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