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Android apps are snooping on your installed software

byDanny BradburyAndroid apps are snooping on other software on your device – and that could tell shady advertising companies more about you than you’d like.The news emerged this week in a paper from researchers in Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The privacy violations centre around installed application methods (IAMs), which are applicat
Publish At:2020-03-27 10:24 | Read:285 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Mobile Operating Systems Privacy Security thr

Operation Poisoned News: Hong Kong iOS users targeted with watering hole attacks

Operation Poisoned News – Experts observed a campaign aimed at infecting the iPhones of users in Hong Kong with an iOS backdoor that allows attackers to spy on them. Security experts at Trend Micro have observed a campaign aimed at infecting the iPhones of users in Hong Kong with an iOS backdoor tracked as lightSpy. Attackers used malicious l
Publish At:2020-03-26 18:10 | Read:245 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware Mobile Security information se

Operation Poisoned News: Hong Kong Users Targeted With Mobile Malware via Local News Links

By Elliot Cao, Joseph C. Chen, William Gamazo Sanchez, Lilang Wu, and Ecular Xu A recently discovered watering hole attack has been targeting iOS users in Hong Kong. The campaign uses links posted on multiple forums that supposedly lead to various news stories. While these links lead users to the actual news sites, they also use a hidden iframe to load and e
Publish At:2020-03-26 08:38 | Read:179 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile android dmsSpy iOS lightSpy Operation Poisone

Fake Coronavirus Finder spread Ginp Mobile Banker

Security experts have spotted a new COVID-themed campaign aimed at distributing the Ginp Mobile Banker with “Coronavirus Finder” lure. With the COVID19 outbreak, the number of Coronavirus-themed attacks is rapidly increasing. Kaspersky Lab experts have uncovered a malicious campaign that is spreading the Android banking trojan Ginp masquerade
Publish At:2020-03-25 12:17 | Read:197 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile banking trojan coro

Facebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages

byLisa VaasFacebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages in an effort to lasso the runaway forwarding of COVID-19 fake news and rumors, it confirmed on Sunday.Facebook has done this before when its other messaging services have gone berserk with forwarding hysterical misinformation – misinformation that led to people getting lynched in the fak
Publish At:2020-03-24 09:55 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Mobile Social networks chat apps coronavi

MonitorMinor, the outstanding stalkerware can track Gmail, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook

Security experts spotted a new stalkerware, dubbed MonitorMinor, that can track Gmail, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook user activity. Security experts from Kaspersky Lab spotted a new stalkerware, dubbed MonitorMinor (Monitor.AndroidOS.MonitorMinor.c), that can track Gmail, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook user activity. Stalkerware is commercial m
Publish At:2020-03-16 11:15 | Read:274 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Android hacking news IT malware

European police arrested tens of members of two SIM Hijacking Gangs

European authorities dismantled two cybercrime organizations responsible for stealing millions through SIM hijacking. European authorities managed to dismantle the operations of two cybercrime gangs responsible for stealing millions through SIM hijacking. In SIM hijacking attacks (aka SIM swapping attacks) crooks are able to port the phone number of th
Publish At:2020-03-13 19:35 | Read:302 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Mobile Hacking information securit

Cookiethief, the Android malware that hijacks Facebook accounts

Experts discovered an Android Trojan, dubbed Cookiethief, that is able to gain root access on infected devices and hijack Facebook accounts. Security experts from Kaspersky recently discovered Android Trojan that was designed to gain root access on infected devices and hijack Facebook accounts by stealing cookies from the browser and the social media app.
Publish At:2020-03-13 15:47 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Cookiethief hacking news it sec

A week in security (March 2 – 8)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we fired up part 1 of our series on child identity theft, asked how well law enforcement can deal with cybercriminals, and took a trip down the memory lane of moral panic. We also looked at the positives and negatives of VPNs and examined our own progress in the fight against stalkerware, spyware, and monitoring apps. Other cy
Publish At:2020-03-09 17:34 | Read:365 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security awis cathay pacific co

Bring your own privacy: VPNs for consumers and orgs

VPNs (virtual private networks) have been popular for quite some time now, and they’re worth a huge amount of money for the companies working in this area. They’re also at the forefront of combating potential repression and censorship around the world. It might all sound a bit esoteric and unrelated to your general day-to-day requirements, but VPNs are absol
Publish At:2020-03-06 17:29 | Read:393 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy anonymity anonymous desktop IP address Mobile privac

Dissecting Geost: Exposing the Anatomy of the Android Trojan Targeting Russian Banks

The Android banking trojan Geost was first revealed in a research by Sebastian García, Maria Jose Erquiaga and Anna Shirokova from the Stratosphere Laboratory. They detected the trojan by monitoring HtBot malicious proxy network. The botnet targets Russian banks, with the victim count at over 800,000 users at the time the study was published in Virus Bulleti
Publish At:2020-03-05 10:13 | Read:259 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile android Geost

Google addresses over 70 flaws in Android, including a remotely exploitable issue

Google’s March 2020 security updates for Android address over 70 flaws, including a critical vulnerability that affects the media framework.  Google’s March 2020 security updates for Android include the fix for a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-0032, that affects the media framework as part of the 2020-03-01 security patch level. The 2020-0
Publish At:2020-03-04 06:17 | Read:293 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Mobile Security Android Google information sec

A bug in the Walgreens mobile app leaked customers’ messages

Pharmacy store chain Walgreens has disclosed a data breach that impacted some customers of its mobile application. Pharmacy store chain Walgreens has disclosed a data breach that impacted some customers of its mobile application. The mobile app allows users to refill prescriptions by scanning barcode, manage medications with Pill Reminder, set Rx alert
Publish At:2020-03-03 07:31 | Read:346 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Mobile data leak Hacking it securi

SurfingAttack – hacking phones via ultrasonic waves

SurfingAttack is an attacking technique that allows to wake up mobile device and control them using voice commands encoded in ultrasonic waves. SurfingAttack is a hacking technique that sees voice commands encoded in ultrasonic waves silently activate a mobile phone’s digital assistant. The technique could be used to do several actions such as maki
Publish At:2020-03-02 12:33 | Read:368 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Mobile Android Apple Google Assistant

Facebook sues data analytics firm OneAudience over malicious SDK

byLisa VaasFacebook is suing the data analytics firm OneAudience for allegedly developing a malicious, social-media-profile-grabbing software development kit (SDK) and then paying app developers to embed it in their apps.In a complaint filed in California on Thursday, Facebook charged that the polluted apps – which included shopping, gaming and utility
Publish At:2020-03-02 09:21 | Read:281 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Data loss Facebook iOS Law & order Mobile Privacy Se

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