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A weakness in Apple’s DEP authentication leaves users open to attack

Researchers have noted a lack of authentication in the  Apple Device Enrollment Program that could allow a malicious actor to steal Wi-Fi passwords and VPN configurations. The vulnerability was dug out by Duo Labs who found Apple’s device enrollment program (DEP) has an authentication weakness that can be exploited when organizations use Apple’s mobile device…
Cybercrime, Mobile Security, Network Security, Security News

Banking trojan attack exposes dangers of not securing MDM solutions

A global conglomerate had 75 percent of its mobile devices infected by a variant of the Cerberus Android banking trojan after an attack compromised the company’s mobile device management (MDM) server and used it to spread the malware. In a company blog post report, Check Point Software Technologies identifies MDM as a fairly novel malware…
Mobile Security, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Apple claims to have removed parental control apps from App Store over privacy concerns

Apple Monday defended the recent removal of multiple parental control apps from the App Store, saying it did so over privacy concerns. “We recently removed several parental control apps from the App Store, and we did it for a simple reason: they put users’ privacy and security at risk,” according to a company statement. The tech…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cloud Security, Coronavirus, Phishing, Security News

COVID-19 accounts for most 2020 cyberattacks

The pandemic has served as a catalyst for much of the hacking increases during the first half of 2020, with weekly COVID-19-related phishing attacks growing from under 5,000 in February to more than 200,000 in late April. All types of cyberattacks were up 34 percent from March to April, according to Check Point’s mid-year report.…
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Cure worse than disease? Patching riskier under COVID-19 work-from-home policies

Patch management was challenging enough before the world was upended by a rapidly spreading pandemic. But with security teams working remotely, and employee-operated devices dispersed across large distances, quickly prioritizing and fixing critical vulnerabilities has become both more difficult and more important. As the 2017 Equifax breach showed, delays in patching can result in a…
FTC lodges new set of complaints against alleged cell phone spammers
Data Breach, Security News

Sprint customer data breached via Samsung website flaw

Threat actors gained unauthorized access to an undisclosed number of Sprint customer accounts via a compromised Samsung website.   “On June 22, Sprint was informed of unauthorized access to your Sprint account using your account credentials via the Samsung.com ‘add a line’ website,” the wireless provider said in a letter to impacted customers posted on Scribd. “The…
Cybercrime, Malware, Mobile Security, Phishing, Security News

Spyware disguised as Spanish banking apps removed from Google Play

A spyware program fraudulently disguised as a Spanish-language banking app was found last month collecting users’ device data and messages, which were later leveraged in smishing schemes. Advertised as “Movil Secure,” the fake app pretends to be associated with multinational Spanish banking group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA). Published on Oct. 19, the app was discovered by Trend…
Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

Assault and battery: Malvertising campaign checks user devices’ charge as anti-detection technique

A mobile malvertising campaign recently found targeting three digital advertising platforms has been using malware that checks a phone’s battery level as part of an unusual new technique for avoiding detection. In just the last three weeks, the operation has fraudulently generated millions of page views, as the malware redirects certain victims to an unspecified malicious…
Cybercrime, Data leakage prevention (DLP), Ransomware, Security News, Website/Web Server Security

Avon attackers may have exploited unprotected web server

An openly accessible web server has emerged as a possible attack vector used by cybercriminals in a reported ransomware incident that affected personal care and beauty marketer Avon Products last June. Researchers from Safety Detectives today announced its discovery of a U.S.-based Avon.com server that was not defended by a password, leaving it accessible to…
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