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Pierluigi Paganini February 10, 2023
Android mobile devices from top vendors in China have pre-installed malware

Researchers reported that the top-of-the-line Android mobile devices sold in China are shipped with malware. China is currently the country with the largest number of Android mobile devices, but a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the Trinity College of Dublin revealed that top-of-the-line Android devices sold in the country […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 23, 2023
Apple backported patches for CVE-2022-42856 zero-day on older iPhones, iPads

Apple has backported the security updates for the zero-day vulnerability CVE-2022-42856 to older iPhones and iPads. On December 2022, Apple released security updates to address a new zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-42856, that is actively exploited in attacks against iPhones. The IT giant released security bulletins for iOS/iPadOS 15.7.2, Safari 16.2, tvOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1. Apple addressed […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2022
Android Keyboard Apps with 2 Million downloads can remotely hack your device

Experts found multiple flaws in three Android Keyboard apps that can be exploited by remote attackers to compromise a mobile phone. Researchers at the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) warn of three Android keyboard apps with cumulatively two million installs that are affected by multiple flaws (CVE-2022-45477, CVE-2022-45478, CVE-2022-45479, CVE-2022-45480, CVE-2022-45481, CVE-2022-45482, CVE-2022-45483) that can be […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2022
Researcher received a $70k award for a Google Pixel lock screen bypass

Google fixed a high-severity security bug affecting all Pixel smartphones that can allow attackers to unlock the devices. Google has addressed a high-severity security bug, tracked as CVE-2022-20465, affecting all Pixel smartphones that could be exploited to unlock the devices. The Google Pixel Lock Screen Bypass was reported by security researcher David Schütz that was […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 09, 2022
Surveillance vendor exploited Samsung phone zero-days

Google Project Zero researchers reported that a surveillance vendor is using three Samsung phone zero-day exploits. Google Project Zero disclosed three Samsung phone vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2021-25337, CVE-2021-25369 and CVE-2021-25370, that have been exploited by a surveillance company. The three issues are: The researchers pointed out that the surveillance firm included in its spyware the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 02, 2022
4 Malicious apps on Play Store totaled +1M downloads

Four malicious Android apps uploaded by the same developer to Google Play totaled at least one million downloads. Malwarebytes researchers discovered four malicious apps uploaded by the same developer (Mobile apps Group) to the official Google Play. The apps are infected with the Android/Trojan.HiddenAds.BTGTHB malware, the apps totaled at least one million downloads. Below is […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 31, 2022
Malicious dropper apps on Play Store totaled 30.000+ installations

ThreatFabric researchers discovered five malicious dropper apps on Google Play Store with more than 130,000 downloads. Researchers at ThreatFabric have discovered five malicious dropper apps on the official Google Play Store. The malicious dropper apps are designed to deliver banking trojans, such as SharkBot and Vultur, that already totaled over 130,000 installations. “Droppers on Google Play went […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 30, 2022
Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss ‘s phone was allegedly hacked by Russian spies

According to the Daily Mail, Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss ‘s personal phone was hacked by Russian spies. The personal mobile phone of British Prime Minister Liz Truss was hacked by cyber spies suspected of working for the Kremlin, the Daily Mail reported. According to the British tabloid, the cyber-spies are believed to have […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 24, 2022
Apple fixed the ninth actively exploited zero-day this year

Apple released security updates that addressed the ninth zero-day vulnerability actively exploited in the wild since the start of the year.  Apple has addressed the ninth zero-day vulnerability exploited in attacks in the wild since the start of the year. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-42827, is an out-of-bounds write issue that can be exploited by an attacker to […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 13, 2022
YoWhatsApp, unofficial WhatsApp Android app spreads the Triada Trojan

Kaspersky researchers warn of a recently discovered malicious version of a popular WhatsApp messenger mod dubbed YoWhatsApp. Kaspersky researchers discovered an unofficial WhatsApp Android application named ‘YoWhatsApp’ that steals access keys for users’ accounts. Mod apps are advertised as unofficial versions of legitimate apps that have features that the official one does not supports. YoWhatsApp is […]