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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…
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…
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…
Network Security

Serious KRACK exploit affects all Wi-Fi devices using WPA2 protocol

A newly discovered series of related vulnerabilities dubbed KRACKs (Key Reinstallation AttaCKs) that affect every device using WPA2 encryption could allow nearby attackers to intercept and steal data transmitted across a Wi-Fi network  Mathy Vanhoef, a security researcher at a Belgian university, uncovered KRACKs, which consists of 10 separate vulnerabilities, including a reinstallation of the pairwise encryption…
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Cybercrime

Thieves find a new way to hack and steal Teslas

Hackers may be on their way to bringing to life Elon Musk’s worse fear of a fleet hack as thieves have found another way to hack into and steal Teslas undetected. Dutch news site nrc.nl reported a group of thieves in Europe have found a way to circumvent the vehicle’s GPS tracking system and may…
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