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Google Patches Exploited Pixel Vulnerabilities

April 3, 2024

Via: Security Week

The exploited flaws, tracked as CVE-2024-29745 and CVE-2024-29748, impact Pixel’s bootloader and firmware, Google notes in its advisory. The internet giant says it has indications that these two security defects “may be under limited, targeted exploitation,” without providing specific details […]


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Feds finally decide to do something about years-old SS7 spy holes in phone networks

April 2, 2024

Via: The Register

The FCC appears to finally be stepping up efforts to secure decades-old flaws in American telephone networks that are allegedly being used by foreign governments and surveillance outfits to remotely spy on and monitor wireless devices. At issue are the […]


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Vultur Android Banking Trojan Returns with Upgraded Remote Control Capabilities

April 1, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

The Android banking trojan known as Vultur has resurfaced with a suite of new features and improved anti-analysis and detection evasion techniques, enabling its operators to remotely interact with a mobile device and harvest sensitive data. “Vultur has also started […]


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BSAM: Open-source methodology for Bluetooth security assessment

March 13, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

Many wireless headsets using Bluetooth technology have vulnerabilities that may allow malicious individuals to covertly listen in on private conversations, Tarlogic Security researchers have demonstrated last week at RootedCON in Madrid. “Many of the examples presented during the conference were […]


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13 WhatsApp Scams to Know in 2024 + Tips to Stay Safe

March 7, 2024

Via: Panda Security

WhatsApp scams and text scams can deceive users into giving away personal information and trick them into paying money for fake services or products. According to Robokiller, there were 19.2 billion spam texts sent in January 2024 alone. This equates […]


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Cybercriminals are stealing Face ID scans to break into mobile banking accounts

February 15, 2024

Via: The Register

Cybercriminals are targeting iOS users with malware that steals Face ID scans to break into and pilfer money from bank accounts – thought to be a world first. A Chinese-speaking cybercrime group, dubbed GoldFactory by Group-IB’s researchers, started distributing trojanized […]


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MyEstatePoint Property Search Android app leaks user passwords

January 5, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The all-in-one real estate app MyEstatePoint Property Search left a publicly accessible MongoDB server containing the sensitive details of its app users. The app, developed by NJ Technologies, an India-based software developer, has over half a million downloads on the […]


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Kaspersky reveals previously unknown hardware ‘feature’ exploited in iPhone attacks

December 28, 2023

Via: The Register

Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has exposed a previously unknown “feature” in Apple iPhones that allowed malware to bypass hardware-based memory protection. Addressed as CVE-2023-38606, which was patched in July 2023, the issue affected iPhones running iOS versions […]


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New Android malware family has infected thousands of devices – here’s what we know

December 28, 2023

Via: TechRadar

Cybersecurity researchers from McAfee hae uncovered over a dozen malicious apps lurking in the Google Play Store. The researchers claim these apps were carrying a potent piece of malware, capable of stealing sensitive data from the infected Android devices and […]


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Mint Mobile reveals another major data breach

December 27, 2023

Via: TechRadar

American mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Mint Mobile has confirmed suffering a data breach affecting an unknown number of its customers. The company revealed the news in an email sent to its customers, in which it explained “We are writing […]


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WhatsApp launches self-destructing voice messages to Android and iOS

December 7, 2023

Via: TechRadar

WhatsApp is officially giving users the ability to send out temporary voice messages to their contacts. We say “officially” because this feature has actually been around for the past two months or so although it was in a beta state. […]


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Google fixed critical zero-click RCE in Android

December 5, 2023

Via: Security Affairs

Google December 2023 Android security updates addressed 85 vulnerabilities, including a critical zero-click remote code execution (RCE) flaw tracked as CVE-2023-40088. The vulnerability resides in Android’s System component, it doesn’t require additional privileges to be triggered. An attacker can exploit […]


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This crafty malware dropper sneaks past the toughest Google Android security defenses

November 7, 2023

Via: TechRadar

Hackers have found a way to bypass Android’s “Restricted Settings” and install malware on a victim’s devices. Restricted Settings is a security feature first introduced in Android 13 that prevents apps downloaded from non-vetted sources (i.e. places other than the […]


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Apple Private Wi-Fi hasn’t worked for the past three years

October 27, 2023

Via: The Register

Three years after Apple introduced a menu setting called Private Wi-Fi Address, a way to spoof network identifiers called MAC addresses, the privacy protection may finally work as advertised, thanks to a software fix. “To communicate with a Wi-Fi network, […]


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Experts reveal more info on this dangerous hacking tactic targeting your iPhone

October 25, 2023

Via: TechRadar

Cybersecurity researchers from Kaspersky have revealed more details on TriangleDB, a piece of malware that targeted a zero-day vulnerability recently discovered in the iOS operating system. In a detailed technical writeup, Kaspersky said the malware contains at least four different […]


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Signal denies claims of an alleged zero-day flaw in its platform

October 16, 2023

Via: Security Affairs

The popular encrypted messaging app Signal denied claims of an alleged zero-day vulnerability in its platform. The company launched an investigation into the claims after they have seen the vague viral reports alleging a zero-day vulnerability. “PSA: we have seen […]


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Another top spyware mobile app has been shut down

October 6, 2023

Via: TechRadar

It looks like the second coming of Spyhide was a short-lived one, with the infamous spyware now truly done and dusted. As reported by TechCrunch, the spyware’s back-end server, which survived the first shutdown intact (and was the reason why […]


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Xenomorph malware is back after months of hiatus and expands the list of targets

September 26, 2023

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from ThreatFabric uncovered a new campaign spreading Xenomorph malware to Android users in the United States and all over the world. In February 2022, researchers from ThreatFabric first spotted the Xenomorph malware, which was distributed via the official Google […]


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Code alterations more prevalent in Android apps than iOS

September 22, 2023

Via: Help Net Security

57% of all monitored apps are under attack, with gaming (63%) and FinServ (62%) apps facing the highest risk, according to Digital.ai. The study found no correlation between an app’s popularity and likelihood of being attacked but found Android apps […]


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Zero-Day Alert: Latest Android Patch Update Includes Fix for Newly Actively Exploited Flaw

September 6, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Google has rolled out monthly security patches for Android to address a number of flaws, including a zero-day bug that it said may have been exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2023-35674, the high-severity vulnerability is described as a case […]