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Pre-Installed malware spotted on other Android phones sold in US

Researchers from Malwarebytes have found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program sold in the United States. Researchers at Malwarebytes have found malware pre-installed on smartphones sold in the United States, this is the second time as documented in a report published in January. In January, Malwarebytes resea
Publish At:2020-07-10 05:40 | Read:135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Android Hacking hacking news in

We found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program

We have discovered, yet again, another phone model with pre-installed malware provided from the Lifeline Assistance program via Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.  This time, an ANS (American Network Solutions) UL40 running Android OS 7.1.1.   After our writing back in January—”United States government-funded phones come pre-installed wi
Publish At:2020-07-08 13:33 | Read:225 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android android malware Android/PUP.Riskware.Autoins.Fota An

Huawei faces 5G ban from British’s 5G network within months

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is going to ban the use of equipment from the Chinese tech giant Huawei in Britain’s 5G network, reported The Daily Telegraph. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to begin phasing out the use of network equipment manufactured by the Chinese tech giant Huawei in the UK’s 5G network as little as six months, The D
Publish At:2020-07-05 10:18 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence Mobile Security 5G

Google buys AR smart-glasses company North

byLisa VaasGoogle announced on Tuesday that it’s purchased a smart-glasses company called North and, notwithstanding its failure to bring Google Glass wearables to the masses, still plans to caress our vision with the vast tentacles of its helpfulness. From the announcement, which was posted by Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice President, Devices & Servi
Publish At:2020-07-03 08:19 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Mobile Privacy Uncategorized Focals Glass Google Glas

Norway suspends its COVID-19 contact tracing app due to privacy concerns

Norway’s health authorities announced the suspension of the design of a COVID-19 contact tracing app due to privacy concerns. In April, Norway launched its contact tracing app dubbed Smittestopp (“Infection stop”) to trace the diffusion of the COVID-19 in the country. A contact tracing app is a tool that could be used to contain new d
Publish At:2020-06-16 14:09 | Read:117 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Mobile contact tracing coronavirus

Flaws in mobile Internet protocol GTP allow hackers to target 5G users

Security vulnerabilities in modern communication protocol GTP used by mobile network operators can be exploited by attackers to target 4G/5G users. Researchers at cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies Security have discovered several vulnerabilities in communication protocol GPRS Tunnelling Protocol (GTP), that is used by mobile network operators (MNO
Publish At:2020-06-15 18:50 | Read:217 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Mobile 5G networks GTP protocol hackin

The Latest Mobile Security Threats and How to Prevent Them

For many of us, the last few months have drastically increased our reliance on mobile capabilities. Through the increased use of corporate mobile apps, virtual private networks (VPNs), hot spots and more, mobile communications are more ubiquitous than ever. Because of this enhanced, unprecedented and sudden dependence on mobile capabilities, mobile security
Publish At:2020-06-15 10:53 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Data Data Breac

New Android Spyware ActionSpy Revealed via Phishing Attacks from Earth Empusa

By Ecular Xu and Joseph C. Chen While tracking Earth Empura, also known as POISON CARP/Evil Eye, we identified an undocumented Android spyware we have named ActionSpy (detected by Trend Micro as AndroidOS_ActionSpy.HRX). During the first quarter of 2020, we observed Earth Empusa’s activity targeting users in Tibet and Turkey before they extended their scope
Publish At:2020-06-12 03:29 | Read:243 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile ActionSpy android Earth Empusa Ekran Uyghur

New Tekya Ad Fraud Found on Google Play

By Ford Qin (Mobile Threats Analyst) In late March, researchers from CheckPoint found the Tekya malware family, which was being used to carry out ad fraud, on Google Play. These apps have since been removed from the store, but we recently found a variant of this family that had made its way onto Google Play via five malicious apps, although these have also b
Publish At:2020-06-07 03:48 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile ad fraud Android malware Tekya

Barcode Reader Apps on Google Play Found Using New Ad Fraud Technique

By Jessie Huang (Mobile Threats Analyst) We recently saw two barcode reader apps in Google Play, together downloaded more than a million times, that started showing unusual behavior (Trend Micro detects these as AndroidOS_HiddenAd.HRXJA). This includes behavior that can be seen even when the user is not actively using the phones; the video below shows an exa
Publish At:2020-06-04 20:20 | Read:326 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile android barcode reader

Apple fixes CVE-2020-9859 zero-day used in recent Unc0ver jailbreak

This week Apple released security patches to address the CVE-2020-9859 zero-day vulnerability that had been used to jailbreak iPhones devices. Apple released security patches to address the CVE-2020-9859 zero-day vulnerability in the iOS kernel that had been used to jailbreak iPhones. The flaw was discovered by a team of cyber-security researchers and
Publish At:2020-06-02 14:16 | Read:274 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Mobile Security Apple CVE-2020-9859 in

A new COVID-19-themed campaign targets Italian users

Security researchers uncovered a new COVID-19-themed campaign targeting users of the National Institute for Social Security (INPS). Security experts from D3Lab have uncovered a new COVID-19-themed phishing campaign that is targeting the users of the Italian National Institute for Social Security (INPS). Like a previous campaign observed in early Apri
Publish At:2020-05-30 16:45 | Read:331 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Mobile Android cor

Google sued by Arizona for tracking users’ locations in spite of settings

byLisa VaasArizona has filed suit against Google over tracking users’ locations even after they’ve turned tracking off, claiming that the advertising-fueled tech titan has a “complex web of settings and purported ‘consents'” that enable it to furtively milk us for sweet, sweet ad dollars.On Wednesday, State Attorney General Mark
Publish At:2020-05-29 06:41 | Read:326 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Law & order Mobile Privacy Uncategorized Ariz

Boris Johnson to reduce Huawei’s role in national 5G network

UK Government will reduce the presence of the equipment manufactured by Chinese Huawei in its 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. UK Government will reduce the presence of the equipment manufactured by the Chinese tech firm Huawei in its 5G network in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. Early this year, the UK Government agreed on the
Publish At:2020-05-27 06:30 | Read:267 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Mobile 5G network cyber espionage

StrandHogg 2.0 Android flaw affects over 1 Billion devices

Researchers disclosed a new critical vulnerability (CVE-2020-0096, aka StrandHogg 2.0) affecting the Android operating system that could allow attackers to carry out a sophisticated version of Strandhogg attack. A group of Norwegian researchers disclosed a critical flaw, tracked as CVE-2020-0096, affecting Android OS that could allow attackers to carry o
Publish At:2020-05-26 20:06 | Read:317 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware Mobile Android information sec

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