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Amazon fixes high-severity vulnerability in Android Photos app

Amazon has confirmed and fixed a vulnerability in its Photos app for Android, which has been downloaded over 50 million times on the Google Play Store.Amazon Photos is an image and video storage application that enables users to seamlessly share their snaps with up to five family members, offering powerful management and organization features.Amazon Photos o
Publish At:2022-06-29 09:47 | Read:266 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile Vulnerability android

Android malware ‘Revive’ impersonates BBVA bank’s 2FA app

A new Android banking malware named Revive has been discovered that impersonates a 2FA application required to log into BBVA bank accounts in Spain.The new banking trojan follows a more focused approach targeting the BBVA bank instead of attempting to compromise customers of multiple financial institutes.While Revive is in an early development phase, it
Publish At:2022-06-27 17:55 | Read:225 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile android

BRATA Android Malware evolves and targets the UK, Spain, and Italy

The developers behind the BRATA Android malware have implemented additional features to avoid detection. The operators behind the BRATA Android malware have implemented more features to make their attacks stealthy. The malware was first spotted in 2019 by security experts at Kaspersky, the name BRAT comes from ‘Brazilian RAT Android,’ becau
Publish At:2022-06-20 06:34 | Read:314 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Mobile Android Cyb

Android-wiping BRATA malware is evolving into a persistent threat

The threat actor behind BRATA banking trojan has evolved their tactics and improved the malware with information-stealing capabilities.Italian mobile security company Cleafy has been tracking BRATA activity and noticed in the most recent campaigns changes that lead to longer persistence on the device."The modus operandi now fits into an Advanc
Publish At:2022-06-19 14:54 | Read:400 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile android

MaliBot Android Banking Trojan targets Spain and Italy

Malibot is a new Android malware targeting online banking and cryptocurrency wallet customers in Spain and Italy. F5 Labs researchers spotted a new strain of Android malware, named Malibot, that is targeting online banking and cryptocurrency wallet customers in Spain and Italy. The experts documented attacks against multiple banks, including UniCredit, Sa
Publish At:2022-06-18 03:12 | Read:397 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Mobile information

Experts link Hermit spyware to Italian surveillance firm RCS Lab and a front company

Experts uncovered an enterprise-grade surveillance malware dubbed Hermit used to target individuals in Kazakhstan, Syria, and Italy since 2019. Lookout Threat Lab researchers uncovered enterprise-grade Android surveillance spyware, named Hermit, used by the government of Kazakhstan to track individuals within the country. The latest samples of this
Publish At:2022-06-17 16:15 | Read:307 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Malware Mobile hacking ne

New MaliBot Android banking malware spreads as a crypto miner

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new Android banking malware named MaliBot, which poses as a cryptocurrency mining app or the Chrome web browser to target users in Italy and Spain.MaliBot focuses on stealing financial information such as e-banking service credentials, crypto wallet passwords, and personal details, while it’s also capable of
Publish At:2022-06-16 18:52 | Read:368 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile android

Malicious apps continue to spread through the Google Play Store

Researchers at antivirus firm Dr. Web discovered malware in the Google Play Store that was downloaded two million times. An investigation conducted by the antivirus firm Dr. Web in May resulted in the discovery of multiple adware and information-stealing malware on the official Google Play Store. However, the experts warn that info-stealing Trojans are
Publish At:2022-06-16 03:12 | Read:330 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile adware Android Cybe

Android malware on the Google Play Store gets 2 million downloads

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered adware and information-stealing malware on the Google Play Store last month, with at least five still available and having amassed over two million downloads.Adware infections displaying unwanted advertisements that can be particularly intrusive, degrade the user experience, deplete the battery, generate heat, and ev
Publish At:2022-06-14 18:52 | Read:312 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile android

Using WiFi connection probe requests to track users

Researchers at the University of Hamburg demonstrated that WiFi connection probe requests expose users to track. A group of academics at the University of Hamburg (Germany) demonstrated that it is possible to use WiFi connection probe requests to identify and track devices and thereby their users. Mobile devices transmit probe requests to receive info
Publish At:2022-06-13 06:33 | Read:215 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Mobile hacking news information sec

Coffee app in hot water for constant tracking of user location

A mobile app violated Canada’s privacy laws via some pretty significant overreach with its tracking of device owners. The violation will apparently not bring the app owners, Tim Hortons, any form of punishment. However, the fallout from this incident may hopefully serve as a warning to others with an app soon to launch. That’s one theory, anyway.
Publish At:2022-06-08 09:02 | Read:474 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy collection data EULA geofencing Mobile privacy priva

Android June 2022 updates bring fix for critical RCE vulnerability

Google has released the June 2022 security updates for Android devices running OS versions 10, 11, and 12, fixing 41 vulnerabilities, five rated critical.The security update is separated into two levels, released on June 1 and June 5. The first one contains patches for Android system and framework components and the second one includes updates for kernel and
Publish At:2022-06-07 10:55 | Read:331 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Mobile Vulnerability android

SMSFactory Android malware sneakily subscribes to premium services

Security researchers are warning of an Android malware named SMSFactory that adds unwanted costs to the phone bill by subscribing victims to premium services.The number of its victims is unclear but attempts to infect Android devices have been recorded for tens of thousands of Android users protected by Avast security products in at least eight countrie
Publish At:2022-06-04 14:53 | Read:352 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile android

Top 10 Android banking trojans target apps with 1 billion downloads

The ten most prolific Android mobile banking trojans target 639 financial applications that collectively have over one billion downloads on the Google Play Store.Mobile banking trojans hide behind seemingly benign apps like productivity tools and games and commonly sneak into the Google Play Store, Android's official app store.Once they infect a device, they
Publish At:2022-06-02 18:51 | Read:393 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Mobile android

An international police operation dismantled FluBot spyware

An international law enforcement operation involving 11 countries resulted in the takedown of the FluBot Android malware. An international law enforcement operation involving 11 countries led to the takedown of the infamous FluBot Android malware. The investigation involved law enforcement authorities of Australia, Belgium, Finland, Hungary, Ireland,
Publish At:2022-06-02 10:31 | Read:388 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Cybercrime Flubot H

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