A week in security (February 4 – 8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:05:33 +0000

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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Merging Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram: a technical, reputational hurdle

Credit to Author: davidruiz| Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:53:35 +0000

Facebook’s plan to integrate secure messaging across Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram will demand technical know-how and a fierce commitment to user privacy.

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Como se podía controlar un teléfono con una llamada de WhatsApp

Credit to Author: Naked Security| Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:41:22 +0000

Google acaba de revelar como supuestamente un bug en WhatsApp podría haber permitido que realizando una llamada se podría controlar cualquier dispositivo. Simplemente respondiendo a la llamada entrante te pondría en peligro. La investigadora del Project Zero, Natalie Silvanovich, encontró un desbordamiento del buffer provocado por datos transmitidos como parte del flujo de audio y [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/28BQwsavlSg” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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For 2nd Time in 3 Years, Mobile Spyware Maker mSpy Leaks Millions of Sensitive Records

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:22:41 +0000

mSpy, the makers of a software-as-a-service product that claims to help more than a million paying customers spy on the mobile devices of their kids and partners, has leaked millions of sensitive records online, including passwords, call logs, text messages, contacts, notes and location data secretly collected from phones running the stealthy spyware. Less than a week ago, security researcher Nitish Shah directed KrebsOnSecurity to an open database on the Web that allowed anyone to query up-to-the-minute mSpy records for both customer transactions at mSpy’s site and for mobile phone data collected by mSpy’s software. The database required no authentication.

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Beware of the ‘Free Cycle Distribution Yojana’ WhatsApp message. It’s fake!

Credit to Author: Ganesh Lakariya| Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:24:29 +0000

As India’s Independence Day (15th of August) approaches, messages about free distribution schemes are doing the rounds on WhatsApp. Just recently, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a widespread circulation of one such message claiming that the Indian government will distribute free cycles to students on Independence Day, under the Free…

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Beware of the Cadbury 70th anniversary scam on WhatsApp!

Credit to Author: Rajiv Singha| Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 10:35:58 +0000

If you have received (or receive) the below message on WhatsApp, then do not click on the link. It’s another of those ‘anniversary’ scams. First, some facts 1. Cadbury was founded in 1824. So, this year is its 194th anniversary (and not 70th) 2. Cadbury hasn’t announced any kind of…

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