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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.…
Coronavirus, Data Breach, Phishing, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Corporate VPNs in danger as vishing attacks target home workers

Multiple hacking gangs are preying on remote workforces and corporate VPNs through vishing attacks that are more efficient, dangerous and ubiquitous than ever, prompting the U.S. government to issue both a warning and advice on how to thwart them. “The news has spread throughout the hacker community and multiple groups are now doing this,” said…
Coronavirus

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, 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, 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…
Corporate News, Security News

Sophos brings on DarkBytes

Sophos has acquired the endpoint security company DarkBytes. The companies did not release the financial details of the agreement, but Sophos said it plans to use DarkBytes technology as the foundation for new managed detection and response andSecurity Orchestration Automation Response services it plans to offer. “The strength and architecture of the DarkBytes platform will accelerate…
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