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Google fixed Critical Remote Code Execution flaw in Android

Google addressed a critical vulnerability in Android OS, tracked as CVE-2022-20345, that can be exploited to achieve remote code execution over Bluetooth. Google has fixed a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-20345, that affects the Android System component. The IT giant has fixed the flaw with the release of Android 12 and 12L updates. Googl
Publish At:2022-08-03 13:22 | Read:209 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security CVE-2022-20345 mobile android

How to protect yourself and your kids against device theft

In no time at all, kids will be going back to school or starting college. And while gearing up for this, it’s very important to be aware of the threat from device loss in the school environment. Maybe you are away at university for the first time and have a new place to live, or maybe your kids have devices they take into school. Whatever the reason, if y
Publish At:2022-08-03 07:54 | Read:270 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness back to school campus device encryption find lock

Over 3,200 apps leak Twitter API keys, some allowing account hijacks

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a set of 3,207 mobile apps that are exposing Twitter API keys to the public, potentially enabling a threat actor to take over users' Twitter accounts that are associated with the app.The discovery belongs to cybersecurity firm CloudSEK, which scrutinized large app sets for potential data leaks and found 3,207 lea
Publish At:2022-08-01 21:54 | Read:212 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile

17 Android Apps on Google Play Store, dubbed DawDropper, were serving banking malware

The researchers discovered over a dozen Android Apps on Google Play Store, collectively dubbed DawDropper, that were dropping Banking malware. Trend Micro researchers uncovered a malicious campaign that leveraged 17 seemingly harmless Android dropper apps, collectively tracked as DawDropper, on the Google Play Store to distribute banking malware. The D
Publish At:2022-07-31 10:00 | Read:283 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android Cybercrime

New Android malware apps installed 10 million times from Google Play

A new batch of malicious Android apps filled with adware and malware was found on the Google Play Store that have been installed close to 10 million times on mobile devices.The apps pose as image-editing tools, virtual keyboards, system optimizers, wallpaper changers, and more. However, their underlying functionality is to push intrusive ads, subscribe
Publish At:2022-07-26 13:46 | Read:302 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Mobile android

Instagram introduces parental controls for UK users

Instagram has recently rolled out a collection of new parental control features for users in the UK. Addressing concerns about the potentially negative mental health effects of the social network, these new tools are expected to help parents better help keep their teenagers safe online. So what has changed? New daily time limits One of the biggest concerns p
Publish At:2022-07-26 07:40 | Read:405 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security Social Media children Instagram

Google boosts Android privacy with support for DNS-over-HTTP/3

Google has added support for the DNS-over-HTTP/3 (DoH3) protocol on Android 11 and later to increase the privacy of DNS queries while providing better performance.HTTP/3 is the third major version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, which relies on QUIC, a multiplexed transport protocol built on UDP, rather than TCP like previous versions.The new protocol fi
Publish At:2022-07-20 17:56 | Read:320 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Mobile android

Malicious Android apps with 300K installs found on Google Play

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered three Android malware families infiltrating the Google Play Store, hiding their malicious payloads inside many seemingly innocuous applications.The malicious activities suffered by users who installed the malware apps included stolen data, social media account takeovers, SMS interception, and unauthorized charges to
Publish At:2022-07-19 17:56 | Read:273 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile android

Crooks create rogue cryptocurrency-themed apps to steal crypto assets from users

The U.S. FBI has warned of crooks developing malicious cryptocurrency-themed apps to steal crypto assets from the users. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned of crooks creating malicious cryptocurrency-themed apps to steal crypto assets from investors. Crooks contact US investors claiming to offer legitimate cryptocurrency investme
Publish At:2022-07-19 08:10 | Read:297 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Mobile cryptocurrency-t

Several apps on the Play Store used to spread Joker, Facestealer and Coper malware

Google blocked dozens of malicious apps from the official Play Store that were spreading Joker, Facestealer, and Coper malware families. Google has removed dozens of malicious apps from the official Play Store that were distributing Joker, Facestealer, and Coper malware families. Researchers from security firms Pradeo discovered multiple apps spreading
Publish At:2022-07-19 05:26 | Read:348 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Mobile Cybercrime

Roaming Mantis hits Android and iOS users in malware, phishing attacks

After hitting Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, the US, and the U.K. the Roaming Mantis operation moved to targeting Android and iOS users in France, likely compromising tens of thousands of devices.Roaming Mantis is believed to be a financially-motivated threat actor that started targeting European users in February.In a recently observed campa
Publish At:2022-07-18 13:46 | Read:318 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile IOS android

Google is going to remove App Permissions List from the Play Store

Google is going to remove the app permissions list from the official Play Store for both the mobile app and the web. As part of the “Data safety” initiative for the Android app on the Play Store, Google plans to remove the app permissions list from both the mobile app and the web. With the launch of the Data Safety section on Google Play,
Publish At:2022-07-17 14:10 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Mobile Security App Permissions List Hacking h

New Android malware on Google Play installed 3 million times

A new Android malware family on the Google Play Store that secretly subscribes users to premium services was downloaded over 3,000,000 times.The malware, named 'Autolycos,' was discovered by Evina's security researcher Maxime Ingrao to be in at least eight Android applications, two of which are still available on the Google Play Store at the time o
Publish At:2022-07-13 13:46 | Read:387 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Mobile android

WhatsApp warns users: Fake versions of WhatsApp are trying to steal your personal info

WhatsApp boss Will Cathcart is warning users of the popular messaging app to be on their guard after the WhatsApp Security Team discovered bogus apps packing a hidden punch in the form of malware. Outside the safety of the walled garden App stores do whatever they can to try and prevent bogus programs making it onto the storefront. While the majority o
Publish At:2022-07-13 11:52 | Read:325 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Mobile Android download fake Google Play malware

Apple Lockdown Mode will protect users against highly targeted cyberattacks

Apple plans to introduce a security feature, called Lockdown Mode, to protect its users against “highly targeted cyberattacks.” The recent wave of sophisticated attacks against Apple users (i.e. Pegasus, DevilsTongue, and Hermit) urged the tech giant to develop a new security feature, called Lockdown Mode, to protect its users against highly t
Publish At:2022-07-09 13:22 | Read:630 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Mobile exploit hacking news informatio

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