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Fake Porn App is First SMS Trojan to Land on US Soil Fake Porn App is First SMS Trojan to Land on US Soil

SMS trojans are starting to appear in more and more countries, and for the first time, researchers have detected an active SMS trojan in the US.
23 April 2014

Apple Fixes Critical Triple-handshake Flaw Apple Fixes Critical Triple-handshake Flaw

Apple has fixed a critical “triple-handshake” crypto vulnerability with a round of OS X and iOS updates that would allow an attacker with a privileged network position to capture data or change the operations performed in sessions protected by SSL.
23 April 2014

Banking Trojans, Bitcoins and Espionage Dominate Recent Cyber-threats Banking Trojans, Bitcoins and Espionage Dominate Recent Cyber-threats

Mobile banking trojans! Bitcoin wallet attacks! Cyber-espionage threats! It turns out that these three cyber-baddies are developing their attack trajectories exactly as predicted for 2014.
23 April 2014

Millions of Android App Downloads Are Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug Millions of Android App Downloads Are Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed vulnerability continues to sap the life force from various sectors, and it looks like the mobile applications space is not immune. New analysis has revealed that approximately 150 million downloads of Android apps contain OpenSSL libraries vulnerable to Heartbleed, a larger number than originally expected.
23 April 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Hack Threatens Mobile Money

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been on the market for only a matter of days, with its highly anticipated fingerprint scanner that will work with PayPal for mobile purchases. But there’s just one problem: German researchers have managed to fool the scanner with a latex fingerprint spoof.
23 April 2014

Google Issues Unprecedented Refund and Apology for Scam Virus App Google Issues Unprecedented Refund and Apology for Scam Virus App

Google is refunding victims of a bogus Android app that called itself “Virus Shield” – despite offering zero anti-virus capabilities.
22 April 2014

Samsung Joins FIDO Alliance, Creates FIDO-ready Galaxy S5 Samsung Joins FIDO Alliance, Creates FIDO-ready Galaxy S5

Samsung and PayPal have announced that they will be using the S3 Authentication Suite from Nok Nok Labs to leverage the emerging Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) standards for mobile payments.
22 April 2014

Stealer Trojan Becomes Mobile Malware Leader Stealer Trojan Becomes Mobile Malware Leader

It’s no secret that mobile malware is growing exponentially, with Android bugs leading the way, but one stands out above the rest: The Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.Stealer.a - better known as 'Stealer' - has become a leader in terms of the number of attempted infections on user devices monitored by Kaspersky Lab.
21 April 2014

Baby Panda Goes After Jailbroken Apple iPhones Baby Panda Goes After Jailbroken Apple iPhones

As if there wasn’t already enough of a security case against jailbreaking or rooting mobile devices, a new, adorably named malware is making the rounds, stealing Apple IDs and passwords from jailbroken iPhones.
21 April 2014

Android Malware Repurposed to Thwart Two-factor Authentication Android Malware Repurposed to Thwart Two-factor Authentication

A malicious mobile application for Android that offers a range of espionage functions has now gone on sale in underground forums with a new trick: it’s being used by several banking trojans in an attempt to bypass the two-factor authentication method used by a range financial institutions.
17 April 2014

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