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1M Downloads Later, Google Pulls Phony WhatsApp From Google Play

An adware-laden phony WhatsApp download has been removed from Google Play and the developer’s account suspended, but not before it was downloaded one million times.

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Reaper: Calm Before the IoT Security Storm?

It’s been just over a year since the world witnessed some of the world’s top online Web sites being taken down for much of the day by “Mirai,” a zombie malware strain that enslaved “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices such … Continue reading

Posted in Akamai, AVTECH, Checkpoint, D-Link, Depth Security, Doug Madory, Dyn, Foscam, GoAhead, google, IoTroop, Jake Reynolds, Linksys, mirai, Netgear, Netlab 360, Other, OVH attack, Project Shield, Qbot, Reaper, Solutions, vDos | Comments Off on Reaper: Calm Before the IoT Security Storm?

What’s New In Android 8.0 Oreo Security

Google’s Android security team has turned a corner with 8.0 Oreo, reducing the attack surface, compartmentalizing components and beefing up protection against rogue apps.

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Posted in Android 8.0, Android Compartmentalization, Android Oreo, Android Security, device permissions, google, Mobile Security, Project Treble, Security, System Alerts, Verified Boot | Comments Off on What’s New In Android 8.0 Oreo Security

Threatpost News Wrap, September 1, 2017

The Onliner spambot, Google’s forthcoming Not Secure warnings for Chrome, the WireX botnet, Sarahah privacy and more are discussed.

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Posted in Android, botnet, chrome, google, HTTPS, Mobile Security, Not Secure, Onliner, Podcasts, Privacy, Sarahah, Security, Spam, spambot, Troy Hunt, Vulnerabilities, Web Security, WireX | Comments Off on Threatpost News Wrap, September 1, 2017

Tech Firms Team Up to Take Down ‘WireX’ Android DDoS Botnet

A half dozen technology and security companies — some of them competitors — issued the exact same press release today. This unusual level of cross-industry collaboration caps a successful effort to dismantle ‘WireX,’ an extraordinary new crime machine comprising tens of thousands of … Continue reading

Posted in Akamai, Allison Nixon, Android malware, Chad Seaman, DDoS, distributed denial-of-service attack, Flashpoint, google, mirai, Other, Play store, Solutions, WireX botnet | Comments Off on Tech Firms Team Up to Take Down ‘WireX’ Android DDoS Botnet

Flash Player is Dead, Long Live Flash Player!

Adobe last week detailed plans to retire its Flash Player software, a cross-platform browser plugin so powerful and so packed with security holes that it has become the favorite target of malware developers. To help eradicate this ubiquitous liability, Adobe is … Continue reading

Posted in adobe, apple, Benjamin Smedberg, exploit kits, Facebook, Flash Player, google, Jakub Pudelek, Microsoft, Mozilla, Other, Recorded Future, Solutions, Steve Jobs | Comments Off on Flash Player is Dead, Long Live Flash Player!

Porn Spam Botnet Has Evil Twitter Twin

Last month KrebsOnSecurity published research into a large distributed network of apparently compromised systems being used to relay huge blasts of junk email promoting “online dating” programs — affiliate-driven schemes traditionally overrun with automated accounts posing as women. New research … Continue reading

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CopyCat Malware Infected 14M Android Devices, Rooted 8M, in 2016

Over the course of two months last year the Copycat malware infected 14 million Android devices and rooted more than half of them, roughly eight million devices.

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Google Removes Rooting Trojan Dvmap From Play Store

Google removed a rooting an Android Trojan called Dvmap from Google Play that injects malicious code into an infected device’s system library.

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