13 Mar 2020

Facebook cookie-stealing trojans surface on Android devices

Kaspersky, a cybersecurity company, has discovered a new vulnerability in Andriod devices’ use of browser cookies, stating that they are being ex0ploited by a pair of Andriod targeted trojans. Kaspersky released a report titled “Cookiethief: a cookie-stealing Trojan for Android,” and it describes the new strain of malware, which it

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10 Mar 2020

Spying concerns raised over Iran’s official COVID-19 detection app

Today, Google removed an Android app from the Play Store that was created by Iranian officials to test and keep track of coronavirus infections amid spying allegations. Several users accused the Iranian government of using the epidemic to scare and trick citizens into installing the app, subsequently collecting phone numbers

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04 Mar 2020

MediaTek Bug Actively Exploited, Affects Millions of Android Devices

This week, Google addressed a high severity flaw that exists in MediaTek’s Command Queue driver. The bug has already been used to build malicious apps that compromise Andriod devices by gaining root access. Developers have claimed this bug affects millions of devices. Google also released its March 2020 Android Security

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09 Jan 2020

Google Removed Over 1.7K Joker Malware Infected Apps from Play Store

Google has removed 1,700 applications compromised by the Joker Android malware from its Google Play Store to protect consumers from the harmful software. The infected applications have been detected and removed since 2017 when the company began tracking the uploads. CSIS Security Group researchers found 24 apps with over 400,000

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03 Dec 2019

Crooks are exploiting unpatched Android flaw to drain users’ bank accounts

Hackers are taking advantage of StrandHogg, a recently publicized Android vulnerability, to steal banking credentials and empty accounts. European security company Wultra warns that several banks in the Czech Republic have reported money disappearing from customer accounts. All versions of Android are affected by the vulnerability, as well as all

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26 Nov 2019

They See You When You’re Shopping: Holiday Cybercrime Starts Early

This year, cybercriminal activity related to the holiday season has started earlier than was the case in previous years, researchers with Avira Protection Lab warn. In 2018, phishing rose by 61% during the September-December holiday shopping season. This year, phishing activity has been rising since July and in September the

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25 Nov 2019

Critical Flaw In Android, iOS Phone App: 150 Million Users Put At Risk

A security recently discovered a critical vulnerability in the Truecaller app that is used daily by 150 million Android and iOS users in order to prevent them from receiving SPAM and other unwanted calls. The flaw made it possible for threat actors to “inject [a] malicious link as the profile

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07 Nov 2019

New Android Threat: Google Confirms Malicious Apps Removed From Play Store—Uninstall Now

Researchers with Wandera have discovered yet another set of malicious apps on the Google Play Store. The seven apps included a calculator, an alarm clock, two flashlight apps and three magnifier apps. While the apps do not contain malware when installed, they are “droppers” designed to download malicious “payload” apps

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04 Nov 2019

Hackers Claim ‘Any’ Smartphone Fingerprint Lock Can Be Broken In 20 Minutes

Security researchers with Tencent’s X-Lab have found a way to use photographs of fingerprints in order to beat the fingerprint scanner on virtually all Android phones as well as iPhone 8 and older iPhone devices. Moreover, a demonstration of the technique at the GeekPwn 2019 conference in Shanghai showed that

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04 Nov 2019

Android bug lets hackers plant malware via NFC beaming

A serious flaw in the Android operating system could have allowed threat actors to distribute malware via NFC beaming, an Android service that uses NFC (Near-Field Communication) radio waves in order to transfer data and software to other nearby devices that have NFC enabled. Last month, Google issued a patch

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