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

A collection of Android apps exhibit novel and innovative advertising fraud capabilities<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/aL1P_42frkM” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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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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Fake Android banking apps target victims in India

Credit to Author: Pankaj Kohli| Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 03:30:48 +0000

Deceptive malware may have stolen thousands of Indian subcontinental bank customers’ account data or credit card numbers<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/VjeP8v3qZxE” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Cryptojacking apps return to Google Play Market

Credit to Author: Pankaj Kohli| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:01:30 +0000

At least 25 Android apps on the official Google Play store contain code that mines cryptocurrencies in the background.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/F8aH5rlcN50″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Fortnite’s Google Play rebuff sparks security concerns for Android users

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0000

We take a look at what’s going with gaming juggernaut Fortnite’s decision to snub the Google Play store, why allowing installs from unknown sources on Android is a bad idea, and what the future might bring if such a setup ever catches on.

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