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Chinese-made drone app may be spying on Americans

An Android application that controls a drone manufactured by China-based Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) contains a self-update feature that bypasses the Google Play Store, thus creating the ability for the app to transmit sensitive personal information to DJI’s servers or possibly the Chinese government. The DJI GO 4 Android app has been designed for use…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Malware, Mobile Security, Security News

Report accuses China of extensive mobile spyware use to track ethnic minority group

A new blog post and research report from the Lookout Threat Intelligence Team has exposed the lengths to which a reputed Chinese government-sponsored APT operation has allegedly gone to track the country’s Uyghur minority population, including the trojanization of mobile apps with surveillanceware. Lookout details four spyware families — SilkBean, DoubleAgent, CarbonSteal and GoldenEagle —…
Patch Management, Patch/Configuration Management, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Google patches two zero days in Chrome

Google stepped out of band this week to patch two Chrome zero-day vulnerabilities currently being exploited in the wild that researchers say if left unpatched could allow hackers to compromise user devices.
Cybercrime, Malware, Mobile Security, Security News

Malware found in popular barcode apps produces ads that instantly vanish

A pair of Android barcode reader apps that were downloaded more than 1 million times were found to contain ad fraud malware that tries to stay hidden by generating advertisements that instantly disappear from view. The malware, detected as AndroidOS_HiddenAd.HRXJA, can operate in the background even when infected devices aren’t actively being used, and it…
RiskSec 2020, Security News

No more excuses: how to build a diverse workforce now

For such a vibrant, innovative industry, cybersecurity isn’t as diverse and inclusive within the executive ranks as it should be. And some leaders say that reality is to the detriment of the community. Industry luminaries Camille Stewart from Google, Microsoft’s Edna Conway and former NASA technology chief Jerry Davis will draw on their substantial private…
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Election Coverage, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability in Trump campaign app revealed keys and secrets

A security vulnerability in President Trump’s mobile campaign app exposed Twitter application keys and secrets, Google apps and maps keys and Branch.io keys in the Android APK file, researchers at Website Planet recently discovered. A research team led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar said the exposed keys and secrets provided access to the app’s…
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Security News, Website/Web Server Security

Dating app OKCupid fixed serious security vulnerability after alert

The popular online OKCupid dating service left the private details of its more than 50 million users in 110 countries vulnerable to hacking, reports Check Point this morning in a report. After discovering the potential for malicious actions, Check Point presented its findings to OKCupid, which fixed the security flaws in its servers within 48…
The endpoint has taken on both new importance and new dimensions in the overall protection scheme.
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Virtually no mobile phone app is safe from data theft: report

More than three-fourths (76 percent) of mobile banking vulnerabilities can be exploited without physical access to the device is just one of numerous sobering findings from Positive Technologies in a report released today. The research, which began in 2019, did not name the banks or the apps that have been downloaded more than 500,000 times…
Network Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Adobe fixes 12 critical bugs in second round of July patches

Just one week after issuing its last batch of patches, Adobe Systems has issued additional security updates fixing 13 vulnerabilities, 12 of them critical out-of-bounds read or write flaws that can lead to arbitrary code execution in either Prelude, Photoshop or Bridge. One additional bug of “important” severity was all located in Mobile Reader, for…
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