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A week in security (June 8 – 14)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked into nasty search hijackers that worried a lot of Chrome users; a list of considerations for MSPs when looking for an RMM platform; the complaint faced by ParetoLogic, the company that issues SpeedyPC, a product that claims to find and remove various PC errors; and a ransomware attack that affected car manufacturers
Publish At:2020-06-15 13:28 | Read:156 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Babylon Health banking app Brave Brave br

Google is indexing the phone numbers of WhatsApp users raising privacy concerns

A researcher is warning that Google is indexing the phone numbers of WhatsApp users raising serious privacy concerns. Google is indexing the phone numbers of WhatsApp users that could be abused by threat actors for malicious activities. Even if Google Search only revealed the phone numbers and not the identities of associated users, ill-intentioned at
Publish At:2020-06-08 08:30 | Read:341 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Security Google privacy

WhatsApp new policy limits forwarding of viral messages

WhatsApp implements limitations on message forwarding to curb the spread of misinformation about the Coronavirus pandemic. WhatsApp implements a new policy on message forwarding to curb the spread of misinformation about the Coronavirus pandemic. With COVID19 outbreak the number of fake news that is spreading through social networks and instant messagi
Publish At:2020-04-08 07:42 | Read:438 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Social Networks Fake News Hacking hacking news

“Instant bank fraud” warning spread on WhatsApp is a hoax

byPaul DucklinLast week we wrote about a WhatsApp hoax that was spreading widely, warning people to look out for a cybersecurity catastrophe that simply wasn’t going to happen.That was known as the Martinelli/Dance of the Pope hoax, and it claimed that two dangerous videos are about to come out that will hack or wipe out your phone so it can’t b
Publish At:2020-03-31 05:28 | Read:495 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fake news phishing smishing SMS WhatsApp

WhatsApp “Martinelli” hoax is back, warning about “Dance of the Pope”

byPaul DucklinIf you follow @NakedSecurity on Twitter, you’ll have noticed that we warned last week about an old WhatsApp hoax that suddenly reappeared.The bogus news is generally known as the “Martinelli hoax”, because it starts like this:If you know anyone using WhatsApp you might pass on this. An IT colleague has advised that a video com
Publish At:2020-03-23 15:00 | Read:473 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fake news Dance of the Pope Martinelli WhatsApp WhatsApp Gol

Report calls for web pre-screening to end UK’s child abuse ‘explosion’

byLisa VaasA UK inquiry into child sexual abuse facilitated by the internet has recommended that the government require apps to pre-screen images before publishing them, in order to tackle “an explosion” in images of child sex abuse.The No. 1 recommendation from the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) report, which was published o
Publish At:2020-03-16 08:53 | Read:621 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Facebook Instagram Law & order Privacy Snapchat

International Women’s Day: awareness of stalkerware, monitoring, and spyware apps on the rise

Nine months ago, Malwarbytes recommitted itself to detecting invasive monitoring apps that can lead to the excessive harm of women—most commonly known as stalkerware. We pledged to raise public awareness, reach out to advocacy groups, and share samples and intelligence with other security vendors. Now, for International Women’s Day (March 8), we decided t
Publish At:2020-03-09 13:46 | Read:645 | Comments:0 | Tags:Stalkerware Bureau of Justice Statistics center for disease

Facebook encrypted messaging will ‘create hiding places for child abuse’

byLisa VaasLast year, Facebook announced that it would stitch the technical infrastructure of all of its chat apps – Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram – together so that users of each app can talk to each other more easily.The plan includes slathering the end-to-end encryption of WhatsApp – which keeps anyone, including law enforcement and
Publish At:2020-02-10 07:56 | Read:766 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Facebook Instagram Law & order Privacy WhatsApp

Update now – WhatsApp flaw gave attackers access to local files

byJohn E DunnDoes WhatsApp have a lot of vulnerabilities or are there simply a lot of people looking for them?Ask PerimeterX researcher Gal Weizman, who last year set about poking the world’s most popular messaging platform to see whether he could turn up any new weaknesses.Sure enough, this week we learned that he uncovered a clutch of vulnerabilities that
Publish At:2020-02-06 12:35 | Read:525 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Privacy Security threats Facebook PerimeterX remote c

Does Your Domain Have a Registry Lock?

If you’re running a business online, few things can be as disruptive or destructive to your brand as someone stealing your company’s domain name and doing whatever they wish with it. Even so, most major Web site owners aren’t taking full advantage of the security tools available to protect their domains from being hijacked. Here’s the
Publish At:2020-01-24 15:35 | Read:1409 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 Arno Vis CSC

Patched GIF Processing Vulnerability CVE-2019-11932 Still Afflicts Multiple Mobile Apps

By Lance Jiang and Jesse Chang CVE-2019-11932, which is a vulnerability in WhatsApp for Android, was first disclosed to the public on October 2, 2019 after a researcher named Awakened discovered that attackers could use maliciously crafted GIF files to allow remote code execution. The vulnerability was patched with version 2.19.244 of WhatsApp, but the under
Publish At:2019-11-25 14:35 | Read:1202 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Vulnerabilities vulnerability whatsapp Vulnerability

Stalkerware’s legal enforcement problem

Content warning: This piece contains brief descriptions of domestic violence and assault against women and children. In the past five years, only two stalkerware developers, both of whom designed, marketed, and sold tools favored by domestic abusers to pry into victims’ private lives, have faced federal consequences for their actions. Following a guilty p
Publish At:2019-11-18 16:50 | Read:1169 | Comments:0 | Tags:Stalkerware Al Franken Computer Fraud and Abuse Act cybersta

WhatsApp spyware is being used to curtail the freedom of the press in India

In most cases malware is associated with theft. From keyloggers that collect passwords and credit card details to sophisticated tools for breaking into secure company networks, malware has many uses – mostly for committing crime. However, a new use has emerged in recent months – citizen surveillance. Political activists and journalists under investigation Me
Publish At:2019-11-15 09:15 | Read:942 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Social Media cyberattacks Cybercrime WhatsA

ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability

Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as a new, legislative proposal focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to more easily pack up their user data and take it to a competing service—perhaps one that better respects their data privacy. The new bill would also require certain t
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:1065 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy ACCESS Act Apple Pages Big Tech Center for Democracy

Facebook sues NSO Group for WhatsApp spyware attack

 Social media giant Facebook, owner of the WhatsApp messaging platform, has filed a lawsuit against NSO Group, an Israeli company that develops software for intelligence agencies. Back in May 2019, NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was found to have spread to about 1,400 mobile devices via a remotely exploitable vulnerability in the iOS and Android versions o
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:10 | Read:876 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security News Facebook Pegasus WhatsApp

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