Mobile

Pierluigi Paganini December 05, 2014
DeathRing, a new Pre-loaded mobile trojan in the wild

The number of Pre-loaded mobile trojan in the wild is increasing, DeathRing is the last one discovered by the experts at Lookout firm. It’s not first the time that Android handsets come preloaded with malware, but cyber security experts are warning of a worrying increase of the cases. The problem is widespread in Asia and Africa, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2014
Crashing WhatsApp by sending a specially crafted message

Indian researchers have discovered a flaw in WhatsApp that allows anyone to remotely crash the popular mobile app by sending a specially crafted message. A “nice” vulnerability has been discovered in the popular messaging app WhatsApp that could be exploited by an attacker to remotely crash the mobile app just by sending a specially crafted message. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 28, 2014
The Twitter App Graph feature will track users mobile apps for commercial purposes

Twitter announced app graph, it will now track every mobile app its users have Installed on their smartphones and tables.  Privacy advocates arise. Twitter announced the implementation of the “app graph” function that will allow the company to provide “more personal Twitter experience” by serving targeted advertisements by serving targeted advertisements. This means that also Twitter, like […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 21, 2014
Brazilian bank users threatened by 2 malicious apps deployed on the Google Play

Kaspersky Lab discovered a couple of malicious apps deployed on the official Google Play Store that targets Brazilian Android mobile banking users. A couple of malicious apps targeting Brazilian Android users were recently found in the official Google Play by experts at Kaspersky Lab. The malicious apps targeted mobile banking users using an appearance similar to the one of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 20, 2014
A new critical flaw affects Android OS except Lollipop

The security researcher Jann Horn discovered a privilege escalation flaw that affects Android OS devices except the Lollipop version. A critical vulnerability affects the Android OS versions prior to 5.0 that could be exploited by an attacker to bypass ASLR and run arbitrary code on a target device under specific conditions. The vulnerability was fixed in the latest version of […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 18, 2014
WhatsApp implements encryption by default on Android OS

WhatsApp implemented the encryption by default on Android OS with the collaboration of the Open Whisper company. Soon it will be extended to other platforms. Many time security community has discussed about security of the popular messaging application WhatsApp, early 2014 experts at Praetorian discovered different security issues in the way WhatApp implements SSL, the principal one is the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 18, 2014
The latest Windows Phone 8.1 has been hacked

Operators of the XDA-developers forum explained how it is possible to hack Windows Phone 8.1 to run any app package in any Program directory. XDA-developers have discovered a new vulnerability in latest Microsoft OS Windows Phone 8.1 that could easily be exploited by attackers to compromise a Nokia Lumia phone running it. The XDA Developers member […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2014
Masque Attack – every iOS app could be compromised

Researchers at FireEye identified a new attack dubbed the Masque, which allows attackers to replace a genuine app with a malicious one. In these days Apple the community has discovered that is vulnerable to WireLurker, a new strain of malware that is able to infect Apple iPhone and iPad syphoning user’data. The malware was discovered for the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 09, 2014
WireLurker malware is threatening Apple mobile devices

Security Experts at Palo Alto Networks have discovered a new variant of malware dubbed WireLurker that is infecting Apple mobile devices. A new strain of malware dubbed WireLurker  is threatening Apple users, the malicious code is able to infect Apple iPhone and iPad syphoning user’data. The malware was discovered for the first time by experts […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 03, 2014
A security audit reveals that TextSecure app is vulnerable to Unknown Key-Share Attack

A group of researcher that audited the popular TextSecure Private Messenger app discovered that it is vulnerable to Unknown Key-Share attacks. The documents disclosed by Eduard Snowden on surveillance activities has caused a spike in the demand of privacy tools and solutions like the TextSecure Private Messenger app that we sill discuss in this post. TextSecure is a […]