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Pierluigi Paganini June 22, 2023
Apple addressed actively exploited zero-day flaws in iOS, macOS, and Safari

Apple rolled out security updates to address actively exploited zero-day flaws in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and Safari. Apple addressed a set of vulnerabilities in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and the Safari browser that were actively exploited in the wild. The IT giant addressed the zero-day vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2023-32434 and CVE-2023-32435, exploited as part […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 16, 2023
Updated Android spyware GravityRAT steals WhatsApp Backups

An updated version of the Android remote access trojan GravityRAT can steal WhatsApp backup files and can delete files ESET researchers discovered an updated version of Android GravityRAT spyware that steals WhatsApp backup files and can delete files. The malware is distributed as the messaging apps BingeChat and Chatico. MalwareHunterTeam researchers first shared the hash for […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2023
June 2023 Security Update for Android fixed Arm Mali GPU bug used by spyware

June 2023 security update for Android released by Google fixes about fifty flaws, including an Arm Mali GPU bug exploited by surveillance firms in their spyware. The June 2023 Android Security Bulletin provides details about the fix for more than fifty vulnerabilities affecting Android devices. Security updates released this month also addressed a vulnerability, tracked […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2023
+60,000 Android apps spotted hiding adware for past six months

Bitdefender researchers have discovered 60,000 different Android apps secretly installing adware in the past six months. Bitdefender announced the discovery of more than 60,000 Android apps in the past six months that were spotted installing adware on Android devices. The researchers discovered the hidden adware by using a recently announced anomaly detection technology incorporated into Bitdefender Mobile […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 02, 2023
Russia’s FSB blames the US intelligence for Operation Triangulation

Russia’s intelligence Federal Security Service (FSB) said that the recent attacks against iPhones with a zero-click iOS exploit as part of Operation Triangulation were carried out by US intelligence. Researchers from the Russian firm Kaspersky have uncovered a previously unknown APT group that is targeting iOS devices with zero-click exploits as part of a long-running […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2023
Operation Triangulation: previously undetected malware targets iOS devices

A previously undocumented APT group targets iOS devices with zero-click exploits as part of a long-running campaign dubbed Operation Triangulation. Researchers from the Russian firm Kaspersky have uncovered a previously unknown APT group that is targeting iOS devices with zero-click exploits as part of a long-running campaign dubbed Operation Triangulation. The experts uncovered the attack while monitoring […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2023
Apps with over 420 Million downloads from Google Play unveil the discovery of SpinOk spyware

Researchers discovered spyware, dubbed SpinOk, hidden in 101 Android apps with over 400 million downloads in Google Play. The malicious module is distributed as a marketing SDK that developers behind the apps embedded in their applications and games, including those available on Google Play. Upon executing the module, the malware-laced SDK connects to the C2 […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 30, 2023
BrutePrint Attack allows to unlock smartphones with brute-forcing fingerprint

Researchers devised an attack technique, dubbed BrutePrint Attack, that allows brute-forcing fingerprints on smartphones to bypass authentication. Researchers have devised an attack technique, dubbed BrutePrint, that allows to brute-force fingerprints on smartphones to bypass user authentication. The attack technique exploits two zero-day vulnerabilities, called Cancel-After-Match-Fail (CAMF) and Match-After-Lock (MAL), in the smartphone fingerprint authentication (SFA) […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 29, 2023
Researchers analyzed the PREDATOR spyware and its loader Alien

Cisco Talos and the Citizen Lab researchers have published a technical analysis of the powerful Android spyware Predator. Security researchers at Cisco Talos and the Citizen Lab have shared technical details about a commercial Android spyware named Predator that is sold by the surveillance firm Intellexa (formerly known as Cytrox). The researchers focused their analysis […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 24, 2023
AhRat Android RAT was concealed in iRecorder app in Google Play

ESET found a new remote access trojan (RAT), dubbed AhRat, on the Google Play Store that was concealed in an Android screen recording app. ESET researchers have discovered an Android app on Google Play that was hiding a new remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed AhRat. The app, named iRecorder – Screen Recorder, has more than […]