Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of September 5, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us ...
More malware-infested apps found in the Google Play store

More malware-infested apps found in the Google Play store

Three million Android users may have lost money and had their devices infected by spyware, after the discovery that the official Google Play store has been distributing apps infected by a new ...
Could TikTok Be Removed, HackerOne Employee Caught Stealing, California Gun Owner Data Breach

Could TikTok Be Removed From App Stores, HackerOne Employee Caught Stealing Vulnerability Reports, California Gun Owner Data Breach

The commissioner of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), asked the CEOs of Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores, bug bounty platform HackerOne disclosed that a former employee improperly ...
Truths and Myths of Privacy, Fake Shopping Apps, Borat RAT Malware

Truths and Myths of Privacy, Fake Shopping Apps, Borat RAT Malware

Scott and Tom explain why privacy isn’t dead, why should everyone should care about their privacy, and how you should respond to someone that says “I don’t care about privacy, I have ...
Top 3 Location Tracking Apps: Do They Sell Your Data?

Top 3 Location Tracking Apps: Do They Sell Your Data?

This week we discuss the top 3 location tracking apps in the Apple App Store and Google Play and which ones sell your data. Plus, details about recent fake Chick-fil-A and Olive ...
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Cryptomining Scam Apps, ‘Stealer’ Trojans Culled from Google Play

There’s a whole lot going on over at the Google Play store. First, Lookout researchers found 170 apps used in cryptomining scams that have snared more than 93,000 victims. Actually, only 25 ...
Security Boulevard
Fake Users Rave but Real Users Rant as Apps on Google Play Deal Aggressive Adware

Fake Users Rave but Real Users Rant as Apps on Google Play Deal Aggressive Adware

Bitdefender researchers recently stumbled across 13 Google Play applications packing aggressive ads and potentially using over 1,000 fake reviews to gain a cumulative download count of over half of million. While fake ...
Apps on Google Play Tainted with Cerberus Banker Malware

Apps on Google Play Tainted with Cerberus Banker Malware

The official Android app market has traditionally been regarded as a safe place to install applications from. Every once in a while, remarkably malicious apps slip right through and start wreaking havoc ...
Joker Spyware Infiltrated Google Play, Abused Old Trick to Target Users

Joker Spyware Infiltrated Google Play, Abused Old Trick to Target Users

Security researchers detected a new variant of the Joker spyware family that had infiltrated Google Play and had begun abusing an old trick to target users. Check Point Research found that the ...