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July 15th, 2016:

Android Malware – Pokemon GO Ultimate is fake lockscreen application

Malware authors always target the most popular applications as a vector infect others with.  They can create realistic looking attacks by creating fake screens or web link invitations.  One a user clicks on this with a vulnerable device this fake application can infect their device.  ESET Security is reporting some early attacks in this area:

ESET has discovered the first ever fake lock screen app on Google Play, named Pokémon GO Ultimate. As its characteristics suggest, it deliberately locks the screen right after the app is started, forcing the user to restart the device. Unfortunately, in many cases a reboot is not available because the activity of the malicious app overlays all the other apps as well as system windows. The user needs to restart the device either by pulling out the battery or using Android Device Manager. After reboot, it runs in the background hidden from the victim, silently clicking on porn ads online. The bad guys are aware of this and are trying to exploit the hype by infecting Pokémon-hungry victims with malicious fake apps. Pokémon GO Ultimate serves as a perfect example, promising the victim to play the original title, but instead delivering only malicious activity.

Microsoft Edge Browser – Efficient and Effective Video streaming support

Microsoft noted improved video quality and battery preservation using Microsoft Edge verses other browser alternatives

When it comes to video, the closer to the hardware, the better.  From video hardware acceleration to PlayReady Content Protection and the Protected Media Path, Windows 10 is designed to provide the highest quality, most secure, and most power-efficient video playback available on any version of Windows.  Microsoft Edge has been engineered to optimize for and take advantage of these Windows 10 built-in media capabilities, providing the best video experience of any browser on Windows 10 based on our data and testing. So go ahead, binge watch your favorite shows on Microsoft Edge!

Most Power Efficient Video Playback — Our results have shown that Microsoft Edge outlasts the rest, delivering 17%-70% more battery life than the competition.

Higher Quality Video — In our video tests, not only was Microsoft Edge the most power efficient, but the premium video site we used also sent higher resolution and bitrate video to Microsoft Edge compared to the other browsers.  Here are the details: