Mobile Security

Free Apple iPhone 12? Chatbot Scam Spreads Via Texts
Posted on Thursday September 24, 2020

Convincing SMS messages tell victims that they've been selected for a pre-release trial for the soon-to-be-launched device.

Alien Android Banking Trojan Sidesteps 2FA
Posted on Thursday September 24, 2020

A new 'fork' of the Cerberus banking trojan, called Alien, targets victims' credentials from more than 200 mobile apps, including Bank of America and Microsoft Outlook.

Gamer Credentials Now a Booming, Juicy Target for Hackers
Posted on Wednesday September 23, 2020

Credential abuse drives illicit market for in-game rare skins, special weapons and unique tools.

Firefox for Android Bug Allows ‘Epic Rick-Rolling’
Posted on Monday September 21, 2020

Anyone on the same Wi-Fi network can force websites to launch, with no user interaction.

Android Malware Bypasses 2FA And Targets Telegram, Gmail Passwords
Posted on Monday September 21, 2020

A new Android malware strain has been uncovered, part of the Rampant Kitten threat group's widespread surveillance campaign that targets Telegram credentials and more.

UPDATE – TikTok Ban: Security Experts Weigh in on the App’s Risks
Posted on Monday September 21, 2020

With no hard evidence of abuse, are bans warranted? The real security concerns will likely come after the ban goes into effect, researchers said in our exclusive roundtable.

Apple Bug Allows Code Execution on iPhone, iPad, iPod
Posted on Thursday September 17, 2020

Release of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 brings fixes 11 bugs, some rated high-severity.

Google Play Bans Stalkerware and ‘Misrepresentation’
Posted on Thursday September 17, 2020

The official app store is taking on spy- and surveillance-ware, along with apps that could be used to mount political-influence campaigns.

APT41 Operatives Indicted as Sophisticated Hacking Activity Continues
Posted on Thursday September 17, 2020

Five alleged members of the China-linked advanced threat group and two associates have been indicted by a Federal grand jury, on dozens of charges.

Bluetooth Spoofing Bug Affects Billions of IoT Devices
Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020

The 'BLESA' flaw affects the reconnection process that occurs when a device moves back into range after losing or dropping its pairing, Purdue researchers said.