Fake Instagram assistance apps found on Google Play are stealing passwords

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:40:55 +0000

We all want those Instagram likes and followers. But what if the app that’s supposed to be assisting you is also stealing your username and password? As a matter of fact, that’s exactly what we found in three fake Instagram assistance apps found on Google Play.

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A week in security (March 11 – 17)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:57:10 +0000

A roundup of security news from March 11–17 covering our most recent blogs and other news, including Lazarus Group, Emotet, PSD2, reputation management, Google’s Nest, and Firefox Send.

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This Week in Security News: Hacker Strategies and Spyware Attacks

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 14:00:13 +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, learn about how hackers are improving their breach strategies. Also, learn about new spyware attacks via URLs, websites, and mobile apps. Read on:  Informing Your Security Posture:…

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This Week in Security News: Spyware and Data Breaches

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 15:13:45 +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, learn about a spyware that disguised itself as an Android application to gather information from users. Also, find out the biggest global data breaches of 2018 and…

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Yes, Chromebooks can and do get infected

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:00:57 +0000

We’ve heard people say Macs don’t get viruses for years, but we know that to be false. But what about Chromebooks? They’re totally safe, right? Think again.

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Android security audit: An easy-to-follow annual checklist

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:35:00 -0800

Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter — and almost always for the wrong reason.

As we’ve discussed ad nauseam over the years, most of the missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are overly sensationalized accounts tied to theoretical threats with practically zero chance of actually affecting you in the real world. If you look closely, in fact, you’ll start to notice that the vast majority of those stories stem from companies that — gasp! — make their money selling malware protection programs for Android phones. (Pure coincidence, right?)

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Sophisticated Android clickfraud apps pose as iPhone apps and devices

Credit to Author: Chen Yu| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:00:54 +0000

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A week in security (November 19 – 25)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:21:37 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from November 19–25, including a business email compromise attack, deep dive into DNA testing kits, and more troubles for Tesla.

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Sophos descubre 25 apps dedicadas al criptojacking en Google Play

Credit to Author: Naked Security| Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:21:55 +0000

El desplome de los precios de las criptomonedas de los últimos meses no ha sido un freno para los ciberdelincuentes. Los creadores de malware siguen siendo optimistas sobre la idea de aprovechar los dispositivos móviles con el objetivo de minar divisas virtuales. Así lo ha podido comprobar Sophos en una investigación realizada junto con la [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/WnYXRtyTCUE” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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