16 Oct 2019

Fake iOS Jailbreak Site Lures in Apple Users

A new scam campaign is targeting iOS users who are looking for a way to jailbreak their device. Threat actors have set up a website that advertises checkra1n, a soon-to-be-released app that exploits the “checkm8” flaw, which affects hundreds of millions of iOS devices, including iPhones, iPads and iPods. Last month,

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16 Oct 2019

Fake mobile app fraud tripled in first half of 2019

In the first six months of this year, phishing campaigns rose by 6% compared to the second half of 2018, while other fraud attacks such as fake mobile apps and financial malware skyrocketed, increasing by 191% and 80%, respectively, a new report by RSA Security shows. Phishing remained the top

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14 Oct 2019

These are the 29 countries vulnerable to Simjacker attacks

Last month, AdaptiveMobile Security warned that threat actors are actively exploiting a security weakness in SIM cards in order to covertly collect the location information of thousands of users. The attacked, dubbed Simjacker,involves sending malicious SMS messages to vulnerable devices and it was estimated that it could put over 1

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14 Oct 2019

New Samsung Warning: Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Reader Hit By ‘Security Breach’

The in-display fingerprint reader in Samsung Galaxy S10 devices can easily be bypassed via a cheap gel protector manufactured by a third-party, a user recently discovered. In response, Samsung is warning customers to use only “Samsung authorized accessories, specifically designed for Samsung products.” The third-party gel protector was designed to

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11 Oct 2019

Gaming, photo apps in Google Play infect Android handsets with malware

Last month, researchers with Dr. Web discovered that a number of apps on the Google Play Store were riddled with malware, including banking Trojans, adware, spyware, and info stealers. The malicious apps claimed to be games, tools, camera plugins or other seemingly legitimate software. Among the discovered malware samples was

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09 Oct 2019

Google October Android Security Update Fixes Critical RCE Flaws

Google has released patches for 28 security vulnerabilities, 11 of which where critical flaws, affecting the Android operating system. Three of the critical bugs are remote code execution (RCE) flaws that could be exploited by attackers to run arbitrary code on vulnerable devices. The RCE vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2019-2184, CVE-2019-2185

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04 Oct 2019

Google Android Alert: Millions Of Phones Are Vulnerable To Hack By Israeli Surveillance Dealers

Google is warning that hundreds of millions of Android devices are vulnerable to an attack developed by NSO Group, an Israeli spyware vendor. No patch has been released for the flaw, which affects many popular phones including the Google Pixel 2, Huawei P20, Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5,

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04 Oct 2019

New Android Cyberwarfare Attack Exposed—And It’s Hiding A Devious Twist

Earlier this week, the New York Times covered what it referred to as an “attack on Egyptian journalists, academics, lawyers, opposition politicians and human rights activists.” The report was based on recent research by Check Point, which in turn followed a report by Amnesty from March of this year. Check

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04 Oct 2019

Update now: WhatsApp bug allows malicious GIF to steal user data

A security researcher using the moniker “Awakened” has uncovered a security flaw in WhatsApp that could make it possible for hackers to steal data from devices running the popular messaging app merely by targeting users with nefarious GIFs. After a malicious image is sent to the victim’s phone, it will

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02 Oct 2019

New Google Android Warning As Malicious Apps Hit 300 Million Play Store Users

Despite Google’s efforts to keep the Play Store safe, cybercriminals keep sneaking malicious software onto the official Android app store. In September, security researchers found 172 malicious Android apps on the Play Store with a combined total of more than 335 million installations, a new report by ESET researcher Lukas

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