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Mobile Security, Security News

Google reveals actors behind Triada trojan

An analysis by Google Security on the Triada malware family found a vendor going by the name of either Yehuo or Blazefire was most likely responsible for malware that came preinstalled on some Android phones. Google’s research revealed Triada was most likely implanted on a device during the manufacturing process when the vendor opted to…
Executive Insight, Security News

Winning the cybercrime arms race with AI

The arms race between cybercriminals and cybersecurity professionals continues to escalate. And anyone watching the trajectory of this perpetual game of one-upmanship can see that this is a race towards implementing AI in the service of each side’s goals. For instance, a report by Nokia revealed that AI-powered botnets look for vulnerabilities in Android devices,…
Government/Defense, Privacy & Compliance, Security News

Chinese-made drones could transmit flight data back to makers, gov’t, DHS CISA warns

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned in a Monday alert that drones made in China might be transmitting flight data back to their makers that the Chinese government can access. Noting the drones “contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
Government/Defense, Security News

Google, Huawei break will likely lead to security issues for users

President Trump’s executive order blocking Huawei’s products from accessing U.S. networks or technology has resulted in Google retracting its Android license from the company, possibly leading to cybersecurity issues for future owners of Huawei devices. Google has confirmed that currently available Huawei devices can still be used and services such as the Google Play Store,…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday covers ZombieLoad, WER vulnerabilities

Microsoft put forth a long list of security updates to cover 79 vulnerabilities, 19 listed as critical, which included four connected to a Microarchitectural Data Sampling (aka ZombieLoad) vulnerability in Intel processors in its May Patch Tuesday release. While CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091 grabbed the headlines yesterday, Microsoft also patched CVE-2019-0863 which has been spotted…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Intel, industry scramble to mitigate ZombieLoad side-channel processor vulnerability

Four new CVEs that combine to create a vulnerability called ZombieLoad affecting Intel processors were made public today, which if left unpatched could leave a computer open to a side-channel attack allowing someone to bypass protections to read memory. The flaws, CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091, impacted a number of companies with Apple, Google, Microsoft and…
Mobile Security, Security News

WhatsApp patches flaw allowing easy installation of Pegasus spyware

Facebook posted a security advisory for a buffer overflow vulnerability in its subsidiary WhatsApp that could allow an attacker to install Pegasus spyware on victims devices. The  Israeli NSO group developed spyware allows its users to turn on a phone’s camera and mic, scan emails and messages, and collect the user’s location data and can…
SamsungMagician
Data Breach, Security News

Samsung leaked SmartThings app source code and secret keys

A security researcher at a Dubai-based cybersecurity firm SpiderSilk discovered a development lab used by Samsung engineers was leaking highly sensitive source code, credentials and secret keys for several internal projects — including its SmartThings  platform. The researcher, Mossab Hussein, found Samsung engineers had left dozens of internal coding projects on a GitLab instance hosted…
Cryptocurrency, Cybercrime, Finance, Malware, Ransomware, Security News

Malvertising scheme abuses Yandex.Direct, targets Russian accountants with assorted malware

Cybercriminals are abusing the Yandex.Direct online advertising service in order to serve up malicious ads that target Russian accountants with the goal of infecting them with banking trojans and ransomware. Researchers from ESET have so far linked six malware programs to this campaign, which began in October and continues to this day. During periods of…
IoT, Network Security, Vulnerabilities

Flawed P2P technology threatens millions of IoT devices

At least two million internet-connected devices featuring the peer-to-peer (P2P) communications technology iLnkP2P contain two major security flaws that could allow malicious actors to discover the products online, snoop on them and hijack them. Security researcher Paul Marrapese discovered the issue in hundreds of brands of security cameras, baby monitors, smart doorbells and digital video…
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