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Pegasus Spyware: Facebook allegedly considered to purchase this to spy on iOS users

Facebook is one of the most used Social Media platform worldwide with more than 2.45 Billion monthly active users and counting. The platform also collects personal information on its users once you created an account. This is a known fact and is considered by the US congress as a violation of every individual’s privacy, regardless...
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Two Crypto-Stealing apps on Google Play Store abused by hackers

Cyber-security researchers have just discovered two (2) malicious crypto-stealing apps in the Google Play store that have been downloaded over 1,000 times. The two fraudulent apps are “Trezor Mobile Wallet” and “Coin Wallet – Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Tether,” and security researchers note that both apps share an “overlap in code and interface.” The fake Trezor...
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Latest Qualcomm chipset vulnerability flaw allows entry for hackers

Qualcomm chipsets are generally the processor of choice for many smartphone users, owing to the firm’s powerful graphics hardware and developer-friendly nature. It’s not immune to chipset vulnerability flaws though, and its latest vulnerability is a big one. Security researchers discovered the flaw last year, allowing cyber-criminals to gain private data and security keys in...
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Mobile Browsers Failed To Issue Phishing Alerts for Over a Year

A cyber security research team has identified a vulnerability in the protection of top mobile web browsers. Shockingly, mobile Chrome, Safari, and Firefox failed to show any blacklist warnings between mid-2017 and late 2018 despite the presence of security settings that implied blacklist protection. However, this issue only affects mobile browsers that use Google Safe...
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Popular But Flawed GPS Tracker Leaks User Locations Real-Time

Chinese-made GPS tracker that have no internet connectivity but use a SIM card to connect to a cell network are bought in bulk, rebranded, and resold by a number of companies worldwide.   UK cyber-security experts are calling for an immediate recall of a GPS tracker used as a panic alarm for elderly patients, monitoring...
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Android Users Get Phishing Attack via Fake Missed Calls

Phishing attack hacker are abusing the notifications and push APIs on Android devices to send spam alerts that are customized to look like a missed call. Both APIs are used on mobile devices for push notifications – short messages intended to re-engage the user. Messages can be triggered by a local application or server.  ...
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Mobile Gaming or Mobile Thieving?

Smartphone players often rely but get frustrated with the free mobile gaming mechanism, making them wait for a long period of time to advance and unlock some of it’s features. With this in mind, players end up finding ways to progress into the game. Now this is where the hackers come in. Popular mobile games...
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Jack Got Hijacked – Twitter CEO’s Account Hacked

It was a very unpleasant Friday, at approximately 12:45 PM Pacific Standard Time, Twitter handle @jack – confirmed to be of Jack Dorsey’s (Twitter’s Chief Executive Officer) account, began sending out a series of highly inappropriate and notably disturbing tweets. They included a mix of racial slurs, obscenity, profanity, nazi-inclined campaigns, and even a bomb...
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Triada malware infecting pre-installed android phones

Lots of smartphone manufacturers are tricked into installing a malware trojan known as Triada, who masquerades as a software vendor believing this will help them add features to the standard Android OS. This Triada malware is designed to put spam and ads on their device. The creators of Triada then collects revenue from the ads...
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South Korea Falls Victim to Mobile Phishing Campaign

The campaign, labeled “Soula”, collects information via a spoofed login screen of one of the country’s leading search engines that pops up over the original webpage.   It sends the logged credentials to the attackers’ server even without accurate data confirmation, leading researchers to think that the cybercriminals are at research and information-gathering stage.  ...
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