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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:82 | 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:124 | 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:151 | 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:156 | 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:135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android BlackRock m

US applauds British ban on China’s Huawei for 5G networks

The United States applauded the UK’s decision to ban equipment from China’s Huawei telecoms giant from its 5G network. Last week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced its decision to phase out the use of network equipment manufactured by the Chinese tech giant Huawei in the UK’s 5G network as little as six months. “We welcom
Publish At:2020-07-15 13:04 | Read:182 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Mobile China cyberepionage Hackin

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:225 | 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:270 | 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:257 | 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:247 | 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:330 | 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:272 | 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:291 | 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:325 | 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:315 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile ad fraud Android malware Tekya

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