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ICEPick-3PC malware compromises third-party tools to steal Android IPs

A new malware dubbed ICEPick-3PC is stealing device IP addresses en masse since at least spring 2018. The malware executes after its authors hijack a website’s third‐party tools which are often pre-loaded onto client platforms by self-service agencies and are designed to incorporate interactive web content, such as animation via HTML5, The Media Trust said…
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Adobe issues light Patch Tuesday update

Following an out of band update issued last week for Acrobat and Reader, Adobe today released “important” rated patches for Adobe DigitalEditions and Adobe Connect as part of its normal Patch Tuesday update. The Digital Editions vulnerability, CVE-2018-12817, is an out of bounds read that if left unpatched could lead to information disclosure. Affected product…
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NSA to demo open-source malware reverse engineer tool at RSA 2019

The National Security Agency (NSA) will demonstrate a free and open-source tool for reverse engineering malware with the hopes of improving security rather than undermining it. The agency is advertising the free tool, GHIDRA, as part of its presentation at The 2019 RSA Conference on March 5. “An interactive GUI capability enables reverse engineers to…
Malicious Google Chrome extension collected users' data for third parties
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Google patches Chrome for Android vulnerability, three years after it was reported

Google finally got around to patching a three-year-old vulnerability in its Chrome for Android browser, which reveals a phone model and build. Nightwatch Cybersecurity bug bounty researchers identified the vulnerability back in May 2015, according to a Sept. 30, 2015 blog post ,but Google’s Security staff didn’t address the threat until they realized how big the issue…
Malicious app BankMirage makes quick appearance in Google Play
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MobSTSPY spyware weaseled its way into Google Play

Once again a spyware disguised as Android applications has made its way into the Google Play store with some of the malicious apps being downloaded more than 100,000 times by users across the globe last year. Detected as ANDROIDOS_MOBSTSPY and dubbed MobSTSPY, Trend Micro researchers said the malware initially grabbed their attention when it was…
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Not using Facebook? Apps still sharing your data with the company, says study

A newly released study of 34 prominent Android apps found that roughly 68 percent of them share user data with Facebook even when the device operator isn’t actively logged into the social media service or, for that matter, never created a Facebook account. In such instances, the apps typically communicate to the social media giant…
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Cryptojacking, coin-mining malware, new smaller dark web marketplaces rise in 2018

A continued rise in cryptojacking and growth in coin-miner malware returned to unprecedented levels after a temporary slowdown in the second quarter of 2018 highlight the trends in McAfee Advanced Threat Research’s December report. Analyzing threats that emerged in the third quarter, the report cited two new exploit kits: Fallout and Underminer. “Fallout almost certainly…
Mobile Security, Security News

Google pulls 15 apps from Play Store for fraudulent ad revenue grab

Preying on an individuals’ desire to personalize their mobile phones, scammers infused at least 15 Android wallpaper apps to redirect phony ad click revenue, reported Trend Micro in a blog post. The Google Play Store removed the mobile phone apps, which were downloaded more than 222,200 times while being available over a period of several…
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Google Keystore feature looks to improve Android Pie security

Google is boosting Android Key security for mobile apps with new Keystore features to improve the safety of devices running Android Pie. The Android Keystore provides application developers with cryptographic tools designed to secure user data and Android Pie is introducing new capabilities to Keystore to enable restrictions on key use and to secure key…
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Google updates Chrome for desktop, Android

Google yesterday issued a stable channel update for the desktop version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux, addressing a high-level vulnerability in the process. The bug, CVE-2018-17481, is a use after free flaw in PDFium that was originally repaired in an earlier Chrome release. However, yesterday’s update to version 71.0.3578.98 introduces additional…
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