Category: Mobile security

Mobile, Mobile security

Apple Points to Android Malware Infections in Argument Against Sideloading on iOS

October 13, 2021

Via: Security Week

Sideloading is the process of downloading and installing mobile apps on Apple devices from sources other than the official App Store, such as through direct downloads or third-party app stores. There has been pressure on Apple to support sideloading, but […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Google Patches Over 50 Serious Vulnerabilities in Android

October 5, 2021

Via: Security Week

The most severe of the security flaws described in the October 2021 Security Bulletin is an issue in the Android System component that could be exploited to achieve remote code execution. Only 10 vulnerabilities were resolved with the 2021-10-01 security […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Apple Pay Visa feature could be hacked to drain your wallet

September 30, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Cybersecurity researchers have demonstrated what they claim to be security issues in Visa and Apple payment mechanisms to make fraudulent contactless mobile payments. The researchers from University of Birmingham and University of Surrey used a locked iPhone to make a […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Beware! This Android Trojan Stole Millions of Dollars from Over 10 Million Users

September 29, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A newly discovered “aggressive” mobile campaign has infected north of 10 million users from over 70 countries via seemingly innocuous Android apps that subscribe the individuals to premium services costing €36 (~$42) per month without their knowledge. Zimperium zLabs dubbed […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

ERMAC, a new banking Trojan that borrows the code from Cerberus malware

September 28, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from Threatfabric found in July a new Android banking trojan dubbed ERMAC that is almost fully based on the popular banking trojan Cerberus. The source code of Cerberus was released in September 2020 on underground hacking forums after its […]

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Apple releases emergency update: Patch, but don’t panic

September 14, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

Spyware developed by the company NSO Group is back in the news today after Apple released an emergency fix for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. The update fixes a vulnerability silently exploited by software called Pegasus, which is often […]

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SOVA: New Android Banking Trojan Emerges With Growing Capabilities

September 10, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A mix of banking applications, cryptocurrency wallets, and shopping apps from the U.S. and Spain are the target of a newly discovered Android trojan that could enable attackers to siphon personally identifiable information from infected devices, including banking credentials and […]

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Watch what you send on anonymous SMS websites

September 3, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

It’s a good idea to try and keep certain things private. For example, people have been using anonymous email services for years. These either hide your real email address, or replace it entirely for specific tasks. Folks will go one […]

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Digital State IDs Start Rollouts Despite Privacy Concerns

September 2, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Apple has unveiled the first eight states that will roll out digital IDs and drivers licenses on its mobile devices, despite critics’ concerns that the introduction of purely digital forms of identification will raise privacy, security and equanimity issues. Arizona […]

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Triada Trojan in WhatsApp MOD

August 24, 2021

Via: Securelist

WhatsApp users sometimes feel the official app is lacking a useful feature of one sort or another, be it animated themes, self-destructing messages which automatically delete themselves, the option of hiding certain conversations from the main list, automatic translation of […]