Malware Embedded in CCleaner Tool Puts Millions at Risk

Malware Embedded in CCleaner Tool Puts Millions at Risk

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Malicious code has been discovered in two versions of Piniform's CCleaner housekeeping utility, the company disclosed on Monday. Piniform is owned by Avast, whose security products are used by more than 400 million people. The malware infecting CCleaner could give hackers control over the devices of more than 2 million users. CCleaner is designed to rid computers and mobile phones of junk, such as unwanted applications and advertising cookies. Two versions of the program were modified illegally before they were released to the public, Piniform said. However, the threat has been neutralized, according to Piniform Vice President Paul Yung, who explained that the rogue server the hackers used to control the code is down, and other servers no longer are in the attackers' control. All users who downloaded the infected version…
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Hakaton

Hakaton

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This coming Saturday, developers from all over London will come together to participate in “Can you hack it?” – a hackathon hosted by Avanade and sponsored by Xamarin, a company involved in mobile cross-platform technology (iOS, Windows 8 and Android). Supported by tech firms, this collaborative challenge will provide London’s technology talent with an opportunity to work together on mobile application development projects. However, unlike most hackathons, this event was organized to raise money to help support The Prince’s Trust. The Prince’s Trust give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilize their lives, develop self-esteem and gain valuable skills for work. Part of an internal Avanade competition – called Zero2Hero – where Avanade teams compete to raise the most money for the Prince’s Trust, this hackathon is being led by…
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5 Stages Of A Hackathon

5 Stages Of A Hackathon

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About one month ago on April 1 it was about 9 p.m. on a Friday night, and I was already fast asleep. I have a perfectly reasonable explanation for why sleeping so early. I participated in my first hackathon! So let's rewind to about 30 hours ago and look at all the ups and downs of this 26 hour event. 1. Must be something in the atmosphere March 31 - 3:00pm. Click here to see a quick walk-around of Lehigh's first Hackathon. The energy of the environment is very unique in the fact that you can almost feel the creativity and innovation flowing through the air. As you walk through the large, open room you can see all the teams working furiously at their desks and whiteboards. Stepping into this atmosphere was…
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