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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Apple store apps are not all safe: Malwarebytes, Tripwire

Apple has more rotten apps in its App Store than many people may realize and the company is not always quick to act in removing titles that have been proven malicious, according to two new reports. Malwarebytes and Tripwire both pointed out Apple and its purportedly safe app store have had issues of late with…
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Android spyware BusyGasper has many features, but few known victims

A newly discovered mobile malware implant nicknamed BusyGasper might leave a few Android users breathless, if they knew about the unusual set of features the spyware uses to snoop on them. In an Aug. 29 blog post, Kaspersky Lab researcher Alexey Firsh reports that BusyGasper has existed since at least May 2016. But there’s a good reason it’s…
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