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Three apps claiming to improve Instagram exposed as an insta-scam

A trio of Android applications that supposedly helped Instagram account owners increase likes and followers, boost security and improve the overall user experience were actually stealing their usernames and passwords, Malwarebytes has reported. The apps, which were designed to target users based in Iran, had been available for download via the Google Play store as…
Mobile Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Security update removes hard-coded credentials from MyCar Controls app

Motor vehicle technology and equipment provider AutoMobility Distribution Inc. has updated its MyCar Controls telematics mobile application for iOS and Android in order to eliminate the use of insecure hard-coded credentials. The MyCar app offers geolocation services as well as remote start/stop and lock/unlock capabilities to vehicles that come with a compatible remote start unit.…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Xiaomi devices came with vulnerability baked into its pre installed security app

A preinstalled mobile security app on Xiaomi left user devices more vulnerable than protected, researchers said. Check Point researchers discovered a vulnerability in Xiaomi phones’ “Guard Provider app” that could expose users to attacks caused by the unsecured nature of network traffic to and from the app and the use of multiple SDKs within the…
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Malware, Security News

Gustuff banking trojan disables Google Protect and Accessibility Service mode

An Android trojan dubbed Gustuff is capable of targeting more than 1,000 global banking apps, cryptocurrency and marketplace applications. Group-IB researchers uncovered the malware that casts a wide net and  is complete with fully automated features designed to steal both fiat and crypto currency from user accounts by leveraging a device’s Accessibility Service mode to…
Opinion, Security News

Why 2019 will prove biometrics aren’t a security “silver bullet”

Over the past decade, technology giants like Microsoft, Google and Apple have been raging an all-out war against the use of passwords with new applications for biometrics. First came the emergence of fingerprint readers on smartphones, designed to replace PIN codes. Next came Windows Hello, allowing users to log into their computer by simply looking…
Cybercrime, Malware, Mobile Security, Security News

Malicious SDK installs SimBad adware on apps downloaded millions of times

The developers of 210 mobile applications found on the Google Play Store were apparently tricked into building their programs using a malicious software developer kit that secretly implanted adware in their apps. The apps, many of which were packaged as driving or racing simulator games, were downloaded nearly 150 million times by Android device users,…
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Phishing, Security News

Facebook phishing campaign hitting iOS users

A new phishing campaign targeting mainly iOS users asking them to login in with their Facebook account and give away their credentials. The report by Myki said the attackers create fake copies of legitimate sites to attract victims. The victim is then asked to login in using his or her social media credentials, like Facebook.…
Company News, Security News

The winners of the 2019 SC Awards Honored in the U.S.

For a complete overview of SC Awards 2019 please click on the Book of the Night link above. Trust AwardBest Authentication Technology WinnerRSA Security for RSA SecurID Access There’s only one “you,” but at least there’s plenty of ways to prove you’re you. That’s especially true when using RSA SecurID Access, a smart authentication platform…
Network Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Flaws in visitor management systems could roll out welcome mat for attackers

Five kiosk-based visitor management systems designed to securely check guests into business facilities or industrial buildings were found to contain vulnerabilities that could potentially allow attackers to physically intrude into spaces, break into private networks or steal information. Normally, these systems automate the authentication of visitors and provision them with security badges (potentially RFID-enabled) for…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

‘Farseer’ backdoor targets Windows systems, linked to ‘HenBox’ malware

A recently discovered backdoor program designed to compromise Windows users has strong ties to HenBox, an Android-based malware known to target members of the Uyghur ethnic group in China, as well as smartphones from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. Dubbed Farseer, the previously undisclosed malware dates back at least two-and-a-half years, according to Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42…
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