What you need to know for Patch Tuesday, August 2018

Credit to Author: Andrew ODonnell| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:16:44 +0000

With 23 critical vulnerabilities addressed in patches from Microsoft and Adobe, August is turning out to be a good month for updates — but don’t delay installing them.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/_Fw-RIvgU1s” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Liar, liar, pants on fire! Barclays phish claims cards explode

Credit to Author: Adam McNeil| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:00:02 +0000

We feel compelled to relay the dire warning from this Barclays snail-mail letter, which we acquired through social media, therefore it must be true.

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This Week in Security News: Banks and Botnets

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:29:54 +0000

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, the FBI warned U.S. banks of a wide-scale cybercrime campaign called “ATM cash-out,” in which hackers use cloned ATM cards for fraudulent withdrawals. Also, a botnet called…

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Android malware that combines a Banking Trojan, Keylogger, and Ransomware in one package

Credit to Author: Gajanan Khond| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:12:09 +0000

This malware has all basic functionalities of the Android banker along with additional features like call forwarding, sound recording, keylogging and ransomware activities. It has the ability to launch user’s browser with URL received from the C&C server. It repeatedly opens the accessibility setting page until the user switches ON the ‘AccessibilityService’. The…

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AV-Comparatives: Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android Provides 100% Malware Protection for Mobile Users

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:13:17 +0000

With the introduction of Android v8.0 (Android Oreo) in August of 2017, among other OS improvements Google introduced its built-in malware protection for Android call Play Protect (dependent on Google Play Services 11 or later). Play Protect checks apps and APK files downloaded from Google Play or third-party sources, using real-time and on-demand scanners, while…

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