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Pokémon Go cheaters may inadvertently learn GPS spoofing

Between 2005 and 2009, children and preteens and even some adults were inadvertently learning basic HTML coding skill as they sought to customize their MySpace pages with unique skins, music, and overall layouts that best represented their personalities. Nearly a decade later, this same curiosity may allow people looking to cheat Pokémon Go, to inadvertently…
Cybercrime, Security News

Android Apps claim to mine unminable cryptocurrency, just show ads

Android apps claiming to mine unminable cryptocurrencies have made their way into the Google Play store in an attempt to serve ads. Fortinet researchers discovered the malicious apps when they noticed apps claiming to mine currencies including Ripple (XRP), Cardano (ADA) and Tether(USDT) all of which aren’t obtained by cryptomining. Similar apps have been reported…
Instagram
Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Facebook testing location history feature on Instagram

Facebook is testing a new tracking location feature on Instagram that would allow Facebook to build up a user’s location history from data collected on a user’s phone. It’s possible this feature could upset users who want to limit Facebook’s surveillance in their lives as some users have feared Instagram may be exploited to squeeze…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Android password managers not as secure as desktop counterparts

A recent study found Android OS password managers may not be as secure as their desktop counterparts. Part of the vulnerability is the result of the password manager identifying the website through its domain name, and it then suggesting, or in some cases automatically filling in, the proper credentials on behalf of the user leaving…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Hide and seek Iot botnet updates include new Android ADB exploit

The Hide and Seek botnet has been updated to deliver new command injection exploits in a device’s web interface. The variants exploit the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) over Wi-Fi feature in Android devices, a features that is normally used for trouble shooting, according to a Sept. 26 Bitdefender blog post. Despite the feature usually being…
RAT-and-cat
Security News

Domestic Kitten spyware targets ISIS supporters

An extensive spyware campaign targeting Iranian, Kurdish and Turkish natives as well as ISIS supporters has been active since 2016. Dubbed “Domestic Kitten” Check Point researchers discovered the targeted attacks which they say have remained under the radar due to the artful deception of its attackers towards their targets, according to a Sept. 7 blog…
Google+
Network Security, Security News

Google releases update for Android Chrome app

Google has released a new Chrome for Android update offering improved performance, user experience and security. The update will offer cleaner and more modern design, stability and performance improvements, secure and easy mobile payments via third-party payment apps and password generation now works on more sites, according to a September 4 security notification. “Computing is changing. That…
mobile security
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Android vulnerability exposes users data via Wifi

Nightwatch Cybersecurity Researchers identified a sensitive data exposure via Wifi Broadcast vulnerability in Android OS. Researchers discovered system broadcasts by Android devices expose information about the user’s device to all applications running on the device that can be intercepted and bypass any permission checks and existing mitigations on the vulnerable device, according to an Aug.…
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