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Hacker published the decryption key for the Apple Secure Enclave security chip

A hacker Thursday afternoon published what he claims to be the decryption key for Apple iOS’ Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware. The Apple Secure Enclave is an ARM-based coprocessor that enhances iOS security, but on Thursday a hacker published what he says is the decryption key for Apple iOS’ Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware. According to Apple 
Publish At:2017-08-18 14:30 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Apple Apple Secure Enclave decryption

Faketoken evolves and targets taxi booking apps to steal banking info

Kaspersky discovered a news strain of the mobile banking Trojan Faketoken that displays overlays on top of taxi booking apps to steal banking information. Security experts from Kaspersky have discovered a news strain of the infamous mobile banking trojan Faketoken that implements capabilities to detect and record an infected device’s calls and display
Publish At:2017-08-18 14:30 | Read:93 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Android Banking Malware Faketok

Booking a Taxi for Faketoken

The Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Faketoken malware has been known about for already more than a year. Throughout the time of its existence, it has worked its way up from a primitive Trojan intercepting mTAN codes to an encrypter. The authors of its newer modifications continue to upgrade the malware, while its geographical spread is growing. Some of these modifi
Publish At:2017-08-17 05:05 | Read:153 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Google Android Malware Descriptions Mobile Malware Tr

GhostClicker Adware is a Phantomlike Android Click Fraud

By Echo Duan and Roland Sun We’ve uncovered a pervasive auto-clicking adware from as much as 340 apps from Google Play, one of which, named “Aladdin’s Adventure’s World”, was downloaded 5 million times. These adware-embedded applications include recreational games, device performance utilities like cleaners and boosters, and file managers, QR and barcode sc
Publish At:2017-08-16 13:40 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Social adware android GhostClicker

Google adds Anti-Phishing feature also to Gmail app for iOS

To fight phishing attacks, Google has introduced a security measure for its Gmail app for iOS that will help users identify and delete phishing emails. Phishing continues to be one of the most dangerous threats, crooks continue to devise new techniques to trick victims into providing sensitive information. The technique is still the privileged attack vector
Publish At:2017-08-15 15:40 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Mobile Security Cybercrime Gmail Gmail app for

Can Online Dating Apps be Used to Target Your Company?

by Stephen Hilt, Mayra Rosario Fuentes, and Robert McArdle and (Senior Threat Researchers)  People are increasingly taking to online dating to find relationships—but can they be used to attack a business? The kind (and amount) of information divulged—about the users themselves, the places they work, visit or live—are not only useful for people looking for a
Publish At:2017-08-10 09:45 | Read:204 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Social Online Dating

Vulnerability in F2FS File System Leads To Memory Corruption on Android, Linux

August’s Android Security Bulletin includes three file system vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-10663, CVE-2017-10662, and CVE-2017-0750) that were discovered by Trend Micro researchers. These vulnerabilities could cause memory corruption on the affected devices, leading to code execution in the kernel context. This would allow for more data to be accessed and contr
Publish At:2017-08-08 05:25 | Read:165 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Open source Vulnerabilities android F2FS Linux Vulner

New WannaCry-Mimicking SLocker Abuses QQ Services

by Lorin Wu Trend Micro researchers detected a new SLocker variant that mimics the GUI of the WannaCry crypto-ransomware on the Android platform. Detected as ANDROIDOS_SLOCKER.OPSCB, this new SLocker mobile ransomware variant features new routines that utilize features of the Chinese social network QQ, along with persistent screen-locking capabilities. SLock
Publish At:2017-08-02 20:00 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Ransomware mobile ransomware SLocker WannaCry

The Svpeng Trojan continues to evolve, the last variant includes keylogger capabilities

Security experts at Kaspersky discovered the dreaded Svpeng Trojan has been recently modified to implement keylogger features. Cyber criminals are becoming even more aggressive and are using new stealth techniques. Security experts at Kaspersky have discovered that one of the most dangerous Android banking Trojan, Svpeng, has been recently modified to imple
Publish At:2017-08-02 13:35 | Read:248 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android Cybercrime

LeakerLocker Mobile Ransomware Threatens to Expose User Information

by Ford Qin While mobile ransomware such as the recent SLocker focuses on encrypting files on the victim’s devices, a new mobile ransomware named LeakerLocker taps into its victims’ worst fears by allegedly threatening to send personal data on a remote server and expose its contents to everyone on their contact lists. The LeakerLocker ransomware is bei
Publish At:2017-07-31 12:45 | Read:200 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Ransomware

A new era in mobile banking Trojans

In mid-July 2017, we found a new modification of the well-known mobile banking malware family Svpeng – Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Svpeng.ae. In this modification, the cybercriminals have added new functionality: it now also works as a keylogger, stealing entered text through the use of accessibility services. Accessibility services generally provide user interf
Publish At:2017-07-31 09:45 | Read:217 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Google Android Keylogger Mobile Malware

Experts spotted Triada Trojan in firmware of low-cost Android smartphones

Malware researchers at the Russian anti-virus firm Dr.Web have spotted the Triada Trojan in the firmware of several low-cost Android smartphones. Another case of pre-installed malware make the headlines, malware researchers at the Russian anti-virus firm Dr.Web have spotted the Triada Trojan in the firmware of several low-cost Android smartphones, including
Publish At:2017-07-29 17:25 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Android malware mobile pre-inst

Google experts blocked a new targeted malware family, the Lipizzan spyware

Google has identified a new strain of Android malware, the Lipizzan spyware, that could be used as a powerful surveillance tool. Malware researchers at Google have spotted a new strain of Android spyware dubbed Lipizzan that could exfiltrate any kind of data from mobile devices and use them as surveillance tools. The Lipizzan spyware is a project developed
Publish At:2017-07-28 04:35 | Read:253 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Android Google Lipizzan spyware

After Big Takedown Efforts, 20 More BankBot Mobile Malware Apps Make It Into Google Play

A flashlight app, fake videos or a fake gaming app? Any one of those could be malicious and harboring a mobile malware app, right there in a trusted official app store. In an ongoing trend, IBM X-Force noted that malicious apps manage to circumvent controls and infiltrate legitimate stores. And this is not about the plethora of adware apps infecting users in
Publish At:2017-07-28 03:30 | Read:207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Malware Mobile

SLocker source code leaked online for free, a gift for crooks and hackers

The SLocker source code leaked online, it is one of the oldest mobile lock screen and file-encrypting ransomware. The source code of the SLocker Android malware, one of the most popular Android ransomware families, has been leaked online for free, allowing crooks to develop their own variant of the threat. SLocker was first spotted in 2015, it is the first
Publish At:2017-07-24 18:31 | Read:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Android Android malware Cy

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