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Continuous mobile app security protects the business and spurs innovation

Researchers found a vulnerability about two years ago in the Android versions of WhatsApp and Telegram that could let hackers manipulate media files sent via the apps. Today’s columnist, Brian C. Reed of NowSecure, offers some insights on how continuous mobile app security can protect companies from similar vulnerabilities.
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Bogus Android Clubhouse App Drops Credential-Swiping Malware

Researchers from ESET said a fake version of the audio chat app Clubhouse is being used by hackers to deliver malware and steal login credentials from 458 apps, including Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, Threatpost reports. Currently, Clubhouse is only available on Apple’s App Store and attackers are targeting Android users looking to try the…
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Hack lets attackers bypass MasterCard PIN by using them as Visa cards

A new attack called a “card brand mixup” exploits vulnerabilities in the contactless protocol used in credit cards to deceive a point-of-sale terminal into transacting with a Mastercard what it believes to be a Visa card, The Hacker News reports. Researchers from ETH Zurich demonstrated how the use of an Android application to initiate a…
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Hack lets attackers bypass MasterCard PIN by using them as Visa card

A new attack called a “card brand mixup” exploits vulnerabilities in a protocol used in credit cards to deceive a point-of-sale terminal into transacting with a Mastercard posing as a Visa card, The Hacker News reports. Researchers from ETH Zurich demonstrated how the use of an Android application to initiate a man-in-the-middle attack enables the…
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Security bugs left unpatched in Android app with one billion downloads

Trend Micro reports that the Android version of popular file-sharing app SHAREit has vulnerabilities that its developers have failed to address through patches for the last three months, according to ZDNet. The bug leaves smartphones with the app, which has had more than 1 billion downloads, open to malicious code introduced by attackers. Analyst Echo…
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Securing BYOD at the height of the work-from-home era

Underscoring the global nature of the pandemic, a Madagascar man works from home last year on a laptop. Today’s columnist, Darren Guccione of Keeper Security, offers tips for organizations to lock down BYOD devices during the work-from-home era.
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Millions targeted by spyware in new supply chain attack

Threat actors carried out a supply chain attack targeting online gamers based in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Sri Lanka by introducing malware through an Android emulator called NoxPlayer, The Hacker News reports. Cybersecurity researchers at ESET said the campaign, which they dubbed “Operation NightScout,” possibly started around September 2020 and used an exploit of NoxPlayer’s…