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Google removes a set of 21 malicious apps from the Play Store

Google has removed 21 malicious apps from the official Play Store because they were found to serve intrusive and annoying ads. Google has removed 21 new malicious apps from the official Play Store because they were found displaying intrusive ads. The following malicious apps were spotted by researchers from cybersecurity firm Avast: Shoot ThemCrush
Publish At:2020-10-27 13:30 | Read:116 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile adware Android Google Google Pl

Time for a mobile privacy reset?

byAnthony MerryOctober is Cybersecurity Awareness Month.We asked Anthony Merry, senior director, Product Management at Sophos, for his top mobile privacy tips.If you’ve updated your Apple phone or your Android to the latest version – iOS 14 and Android 11 respectively – you may have noticed that they come with enhanced privacy controls. These new
Publish At:2020-10-22 08:54 | Read:100 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Privacy Android 11 iOS 14 mobile device security

Sweden bans Huawei and ZTE from building its 5G infrastructure

Sweden is banning Chinese tech giant Huawei and ZTE from building new 5G wireless networks due to national security concerns. Another state, Sweden, announced the ban of Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE from building its 5G network infrastructure. The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority announced this week that four wireless carriers bidding for fr
Publish At:2020-10-21 12:41 | Read:145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Intelligence Mobile

Hackers claim to have compromised 50,000 home cameras and posted footage online

A hacker collective claims to have hacked over 50,000 home security cameras and published their footage online, some of them on adult sites. A group of hackers claims to have compromised over 50,000 home security cameras and published their private footage online. Some footages were published on adult sites, experts reported that crooks are offering li
Publish At:2020-10-19 04:50 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things Mobile hacking news

New MalLocker.B ransomware displays ransom note in innovative way

Microsoft warns of Android ransomware that activates when you press the Home button Microsoft spotted a new strain of Amdroid ransomware tracked as MalLocker.B that activates when the users press the Home button. Researchers from Microsoft spotted a new strain of Android ransomware that abuses the mechanisms behind the “incoming call” notif
Publish At:2020-10-09 08:35 | Read:233 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Hacking information security ne

Rampant Kitten ‘s arsenal includes Android malware that bypasses 2FA

Security researchers discovered Android malware capable of bypassing 2FA that was developed by an Iran-linked group dubbed Rampant Kitten Security researchers from Check Point discovered an Android malware, developed by an Iran-linked group dubbed Rampant Kitten, that is able to bypass 2FA. Rampant Kitten has been active at least since 2014 and was inv
Publish At:2020-09-18 16:30 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware Mobile 2FA Android information

Google rolls out Secure DNS support to Chrome for Android

Google is rolling out DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) support to Chrome for Android, starting with devices where the web browser has been updated to version 85.DoH enables DNS resolution over encrypted HTTPS connections instead of using plain text DNS lookups, thus preventing attackers from seeing what sites are you browsing by monitoring your
Publish At:2020-09-03 17:07 | Read:317 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Mobile android

Is the Belarusian government behind the surveillance Android app banned by Google?

Google has removed an app from the Play Store that was used by the Belarusian government to spy on anti-government protesters. Google has removed the app NEXTA LIVE (com.moonfair.wlkm) from the official Play Store because it was used by the Belarusian government to spy on anti-government protesters. The malicious app remained in the store for almost thre
Publish At:2020-09-03 16:47 | Read:358 | Comments:1 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Belarusian government Google Ha

SourMint SDK used by 1200 iOS apps shows malicious behavior

Experts at security firm Snyk discovered a malicious behavior in an advertising SDK that is used in more than 1,200 iOS apps available in the Apple App Store. Experts at security firm Snyk discovered a malicious behavior in the advertising SDK SourMint developed by Mintegral, a China-based mobile advertising platform provider. The Mintegral SDK is adverti
Publish At:2020-08-25 06:12 | Read:610 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Mobile Security ad fraud Hacking hacking news

Flaws in ‘Find My Mobile’ exposed Samsung phones to hack

A researcher found multiple flaws in Samsung’s Find My Mobile that could have been chained to perform various malicious activities on Samsung Galaxy Phones. The security researcher Pedro Umbelino from Portugal-based cybersecurity services provider Char49 discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Samsung’s Find My Mobile that could have been chained to p
Publish At:2020-08-11 14:41 | Read:402 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Mobile Find My Mobile hacking news inf

Why Australian Data Breach Numbers Are Underreported

Recently, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) published its periodic statistical report on data breaches  – occurring in Australia during the first half of 2020 – received under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. According to the report, there was a three percent decrease in the number of data breaches reported t
Publish At:2020-08-10 13:45 | Read:513 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Australia coronavirus COVID-19 Data Breach m

Qualcomm and MediaTek Wi-Fi chips impacted by Kr00k-Like attacks

Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Qualcomm and MediaTek are impacted by vulnerabilities similar to the Kr00k issue disclosed early this year. Earlier this year, experts from ESET disclosed the Kr00k, a new high-severity hardware vulnerability, that affects Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress. The Kr00k vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-15126,
Publish At:2020-08-08 04:35 | Read:377 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Mobile Kr00k Wi-Fi

NSA releases a guide to reduce location tracking risks

The United States National Security Agency (NSA) is warning of risks posed by location services for staff who work in defence or national security. The United States National Security Agency (NSA) published a new guide to warn of the risks posed by location services for staff who work in defence or national security. The guide, titled “Limiting Locatio
Publish At:2020-08-05 12:15 | Read:490 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Intelligence Security defense Hacki

Trump says he will ban popular Chinese video app TikTok in the US

President Donald Trump announced that he plans to ban the popular short video app TikTok from operating in the US as early as Saturday. President Donald Trump has announced he is going to ban the popular Chinese video-sharing app TikTok in the US. The US President is ready to sign an executive order as early as Saturday to block the popular application
Publish At:2020-08-01 07:03 | Read:401 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Mobile China cyber espionage Hack

New Android BlackRock malware targets hundreds of apps

Researchers spotted a new Android banking trojan dubbed BlackRock malware that steals credentials and credit card data from hundreds of apps. Security experts from ThreatFabric have discovered a new Android banking trojan dubbed BlackRock that steals credentials and credit card data from a list of 337 apps. The BlackRock malware borrows the code from t
Publish At:2020-07-17 15:17 | Read:420 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android BlackRock m

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