24 Oct 2019

Mobile malware increasingly being used for espionage by state-sponsored groups

A new report by BlackBerry shows that advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are relying on mobile malware to a much larger extent then previous research has suggested. In the context of cyber espionage campaigns, state-backed hackers increasingly use mobile malware in combination with traditional malware. Reasons for the growing use

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24 Oct 2019

Millions downloaded dozens of Android apps on Google Play infected with adware

Once again, millions of Android users have been tricked into downloading malicious applications from the Play Store after threat actors managed to bypass the security checks Google has put in place to bar malware. Researchers with ESET have uncovered 42 malicious apps with a total of more than 8 million

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18 Oct 2019

500+ Million UC Browser Android Users Exposed to MiTM Attacks. Again.

For the second time this year, security researchers discovered that the popular Android browser apps UC Browser and UC Browser Mini exposed users to man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks by downloading third-party components via insecure connections. In August of this year, Zscaler ThreatLabZ researchers analyzed the two browsers, which have a total

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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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