You’d better change your birthday – hackers may know your PIN

Are you in the 26% of people who use one of these PIN codes to unlock their phones? You’ve likely seen a list of top 25 passwords that get reused time and time again – “password” is a usual suspect – but what about phone PIN numbers? How unique are the PIN codes that we choose to … More You’d better change your birthday – hackers may know your PIN

Fraudsters intercept corporate debit cards and swap out chips in new scam

Criminals have devised a new scheme that aims to drain the bank accounts of large corporations. US authorities are alerting banks to a new type of payment card fraud that is targeting chips in debit cards sent through the mail, a report by KrebsOnSecurity reveals. According to a warning issued by the United States Secret Service in … More Fraudsters intercept corporate debit cards and swap out chips in new scam

DoubleLocker Android ransomware explained

Cybercriminals have developed an innovative ransomware that is based on the foundations of a particular banking Trojan to misuse Android accessibility services. Discovered by ESET malware researcher, Lukáš Štefanko, DoubleLocker, has two powerful tools for extorting money from its victims, and includes a combination that has not been seen previously in the Android ecosystem. WeLiveSecurity sat down … More DoubleLocker Android ransomware explained

DoubleLocker: Innovative Android Ransomware

ESET researchers have spotted the first-ever ransomware misusing Android accessibility services. On top of encrypting data, it also locks the device. Detected by ESET products as Android/DoubleLocker.A, the ransomware is based on the foundations of a particular banking Trojan, known for misusing accessibility services of the Android operating system. However, DoubleLocker doesn’t have the functions related … More DoubleLocker: Innovative Android Ransomware

Your Android lock screen pattern isn’t as safe as a PIN code

What’s safer? Using a numeric PIN code to unlock your Android smartphone or relying on a finger squiggle? Newly-released research suggests that, at least when someone close by could be looking over your shoulder, you might be safer with an old-fashioned PIN. The research, presented in a paper entitled “Towards Baselines for Shoulder Surfing on Mobile … More Your Android lock screen pattern isn’t as safe as a PIN code