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StrandHogg 2.0 bug enables Android app hijacking, poses patching challenge

A critical elevation-of-privilege vulnerability found in Android devices could potentially be exploited, without root access or user permission, to hijack virtually all mobile apps in order to spy on individuals or steal their login credentials. Google has developed a security patch for Android versions 8, 8.1 and 9 — alerting its partners of the update…
WhatsApp conversations can be stolen on Android devices
Malware, Messaging Security, Security News

WolfRAT malware targets WhatsApp, Messenger

A new malware called “WolfRAT is targeting messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Line on Thai Android devices. WolfRAT, according to the Cisco Talos intelligence team, is based on a leak of the previously leaked DenDroid malware family. Talos said in a blog post it highly believes that this modified version of the malware…
Features, Security News

Rethinking cyber risk

Everyone agrees that risk is essential. They just have different versions of what risk is, Evan Schuman reports. It’s time to rethink risk – both how to operationalize it and how to define it. With all the incompatible views of risk from different stakeholders through an enterprise, it’s hardly surprising that so many organizations struggle…
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APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Malware, Mobile Security, Security News

PhantomLance campaign slipped trojanized apps into marketplaces for years

A long-running malware campaign whose activity dates back to 2016 has been using a sophisticated playbook of tricks to sneak trojanized Android apps into the Google Play Store as well as third-party marketplaces. Researchers from Kaspersky have dubbed the campaign PhantomLance and, based on certain calling cards, have attributed it with medium confidence to the…
Cybercrime, Data Breach, Mobile Security, Security News

20M Aptoide accounts exposed by leak on hacker forum

More than 20 million accounts registered with the software marketplace application Aptoide have been reportedly exposed after a unknown actor posted stolen user data on a hacking forum. Researchers with Under the Breach discovered the data dump and disclosed the incident via Twitter. ZDNet reported additional details the same day. Aptoide is a blockchain-based decentralized…
Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, SC Security Ops Center, Security News

The three-sphere circus of compliance

When wrestling with compliance requirements, CISOs often feel like they are a performer in the middle of a three-ring circus, rapidly trying to juggle sharp knives. No matter how fast or perfectly they juggle, there is an assistant, or in this case regulator, behind the curtain constantly throwing out more and more knives, each one…
Executive Insight, Opinion

Breaking out of password Groundhog Day

In the classic comedy “Groundhog Day,”  weatherman Phil Connors, played by Bill Murray, must repeat the same day of his life over and over again until he finally changes his ways. It feels uncomfortably close to home to watch Murray’s character repeat the same routine, and make the same mistakes, until he finally takes a…
Features, Security News

Where enterprise CISOs go wrong

The best laid plans are often fraught with mistakes – some big, some more nuanced. Evan Schuman looks at where CISOs can fall short. Enterprise security today, at least at the $4 billion annual revenue level and up, is in a precarious place. Despite GDPR and best security practices insisting on having complete global datamaps,…
Executive Insight, Opinion

Shared responsibility evolves

Businesses must embrace the concept of a shared responsibility mode. Nigel Hawthorn Businesses are conflicted about moving their data to the cloud. Some claim that one of the main reasons for moving data to the cloud is because it is more secure. Major cloud vendors like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google correctly point out that the…
Executive Insight, Opinion

The evolution of shared responsibility in cloud security

Businesses are conflicted about moving their data to the cloud. Some claim that one of the main reasons for moving data to the cloud is because it is more secure. Simultaneously, a top reason for not moving data to the cloud is due to concerns about security. Which opinion is right? The answer isn’t so…
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