Android Q will resolve security issues of current OS: Google; Tech Mahindra launches new AI/ML platform

Android Q will resolve security issues of current OS: Google; Tech Mahindra launches new AI/ML platform
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26 Aug, 2019

Google said Android 10 or Q will resolve security issues found in the current operating system. Tech Mahindra has launched an artificial intelligence-driven life-cycle management platform.

Android Q will resolve all security issues found on current OS: Google

The soon-to-be-launched mobile operating system Android 10 or Q will address security vulnerabilities found in the current version of Android 9, which is codenamed Pie or P, Google said in its Android security bulletin. 

Google said the first security patch of Android Q will resolve all the 193 security vulnerabilities identified in Android Pie. 

Denial of service, issues with run-time of Android processes and remote code execution are some of the security vulnerabilities identified on the mobile operating system, which was released last August.

Google rated the security vulnerabilities as moderate threats and confirmed it has not received any report on the abuse of these vulnerabilities. 

Earlier this year, Google had removed 29 camera applications from the Play Store. The applications were thought to have exposed users to misuse of their content and phishing attempts. 

Tech Mahindra launches new edition of AI/ML platform

Pune-based information technology services company Tech Mahindra launched GAiA 2.0, an artificial intelligence- and machine learning-driven life-cycle management platform.

The new product will allow clients to deploy AI and ML capabilities, optimising a variety of enterprise operations, said a statement issued by Tech Mahindra.

The platform will also enable the building, management and shared deployment of AI/ML services to resolve business problems. 

GAiA 2.0 has been built on Acumos, an open-source platform developed by The Linux Foundation to foster innovation in AI, ML and deep learning to help develop critical new technologies. 

Tech Mahindra had launched the first iteration of GAiA for commercial use and open-source distribution in December. 

Baldr malware might resurface: Sophos

UK-headquartered security software company Sophos has published a detailed report on an information-stealing malware called Baldr. 

The malware, which extracts information like saved passwords, cached data, configuration files, cookies and other files, first appeared in January 2019.

An analysis by SophosLabs, the research arm of Sophos, found the developers of Baldr first sold the offering to amateur cybercriminals online. Cybercriminals, in turn, targeted computer gamers as the first victims of Baldr, according to an official statement by Sophos. 

Since then, Baldr had reached a variety of applications beyond gaming. Baldr disappeared from the deep web in June 2019 as a result of a fallout between the creator and distributor of the malware. 

SophosLabs expects Baldr to resurface soon with a new name.