Sharing Data, Compromising Privacy

Adobe Reader and Acrobat Get Patches for Two Critical Flaws

Adobe Systems released new security patches for Adobe Reader and Acrobat to fix two critical vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to execute malicious code on computers. Both flaws were reported privately by ...
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Mobile Fraud, Threats Soar

Two Dozen Click Fraud Apps Found in Google Play

Attackers managed to pass Google’s defenses and place 22 Android apps on Google Play that engaged in sophisticated advertising click fraud when installed on users’ phones. The majority of the apps were ...
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Android malware (and iOS enhancements)

Checkpoint on the Black Rose Lucy malware bundle, ESET on fake finance apps found on Google Play, and Sophos on the security features in iOS 12 ...
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Android Malware Intercepts SMS 2FA: We have the Logs!

A couple years ago I was doing some phishing investigations training at the Police School in Santiago, Chile. One module in my training was called "Logs Don't Lie" which pointed out that ...

Fortnite and Android: an Epic disagreement

ESET's Lukáš Štefanko argues that by shunning Google Play, Epic Games sets a dangerous precedent ...
Mobile Menace Monday: FakeGift is the gift that keeps on frustrating

Mobile Menace Monday: FakeGift is the gift that keeps on frustrating

Last spring, we found yet another piece of riskware on Google Play we call Android/PUP.Riskware.FakeGift. FakeGift does exactly what its name implies: gives its users fake gifts that can be redeemed for...absolutely ...
Google Play Store no longer accepts crypto-mining apps

Google Play Store no longer accepts crypto-mining apps

Taking a leaf from Apple’s rulebook regarding cryptocurrency mining, Google has updated its Play Store guidelines to keep shady financial instruments out of its Android applications venue. Over on the Google Play ...
Cisco Patches Critical Flaws in Switch and Firewall OS

Cisco Patches Critical Flaws in Switch and Firewall OS

Cisco Systems patched another series of critical flaws this week, this time in its FXOS and NX-OS operating systems, which are used by switches, firewalls, security appliances and unified computing systems. The ...
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60,000 Android devices hit by battery-saving app attack

60,000 Android devices hit by battery-saving app attack

Computer security experts have discovered an unusual attack targeting users of Android devices. The post 60,000 Android devices hit by battery-saving app attack appeared first on The State of Security ...

Android: shady security apps

ESET's interview with Lukáš Štefanko, following up on his article on near- or completely-useless Android apps ...
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