Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users

ESET researchers discovered a year-long adware campaign on Google Play and tracked down its operator. The apps involved, installed eight million times, use several tricks for stealth and persistence. We detected a large adware campaign running for about a year, with the involved apps installed eight million times from Google Play alone. We identified 42 … More Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users

Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?

A primer on why internet-enabled TVs make for attractive and potentially soft targets, and how cybercriminals can ruin more than your TV viewing experience. With their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and innovative interfaces geared towards a better user experience, smart TVs have found their way into many homes. They have become so popular that, according to … More Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?

Apple takes Group FaceTime offline after discovery of spying bug

The company is rushing to fix a glitch that may let other iPhone users hear and see you – before you answer the call. Apple has promised to issue a software update later this week to fix a serious bug in Apple’s video and audio call app FaceTime that can be easily exploited to spy … More Apple takes Group FaceTime offline after discovery of spying bug

Scam iOS apps promise fitness, steal money instead

Fitness-tracking apps use dodgy in-app payments to steal money from unaware iPhone and iPad users. Multiple apps posing as fitness-tracking tools were caught misusing Apple’s Touch ID feature to steal money from iOS users. The dodgy payment mechanism used by the apps is activated while victims are scanning their fingerprint seemingly for fitness-tracking purposes. There … More Scam iOS apps promise fitness, steal money instead

Semi-annual balance of mobile security

For Android, malware detections were down 27% compared to the first half of 2017; for iOS, they decreased 15% compared to the same period last year. Mobile security plays an increasingly important role in the protection of information assets, and this applies to both home and corporate users. So, this publication will focus on analyzing the … More Semi-annual balance of mobile security

Australian schoolboy hacks into Apple’s network, steals files

His lawyer claims that the teen did the hacking because he admired Apple and dreamed of landing a job in the company. A 16-year-old Australian teenager has broken into Apple’s internal systems multiple times, making off with 90GB of “secure files” and accessing customer accounts in the process, according to The Age, which cited court proceedings. … More Australian schoolboy hacks into Apple’s network, steals files