ESET researchers discover a new Android ransomware family that attempts to spread to victims’ contacts and deploys some unusual tricks. NOTE: Users with ESET Mobile Security receive a warning about the malicious link; should they ignore the warning and download the app, the security solution will block it. After two years of decline in Android … More New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users
One of the most prevalent forms of cyber-attacks, phishing takes the form of an email or a text message designed to trick us into giving up our personal information. A phishing email may be disguised to look as though it comes from a financial institution such as a bank. The aim of the email … More What is Phishing and why is it a problem?
ESET analysis uncovers a novel technique bypassing SMS-based two-factor authentication while circumventing Google’s recent SMS permissions restrictions. When Google restricted the use of SMS and Call Log permissions in Android apps in March 2019, one of the positive effects was that credential-stealing apps lost the option to abuse these permissions for bypassing SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) mechanisms. … More Malware sidesteps Google permissions policy with new 2FA bypass technique
You think you’re watching the games for free, but are you sure that’s the case? Let’s review some of the risks that may come with free live streaming websites. The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship kicked off in Slovakia last Friday and many fans who can’t attend in person are on the hunt for an … More Ice Hockey World Championship: The risks of free live streaming
A strong password is a great start, but there are more ways to make sure that your email is as secure as possible. Email is a crucial part of most people’s daily lives, but few people consider how it’s secured, apart from entering a password to access our accounts. What options are available or even advisable to … More Email security does not end with your password
ESET researchers discovered a new Android Trojan using a novel Accessibility-abusing technique that targets the official PayPal app, and is capable of bypassing PayPal’s two-factor authentication. There is a new Trojan preying on Android users, and it has some nasty tricks up its sleeve. First detected by ESET in November 2018, the malware combines the … More Android Trojan steals money from PayPal accounts even with 2FA on
The suspect is believed to have carried out the scam on no fewer than six executives in the Bay Area, albeit ultimately with varying success. A 21-year-old man from New York is facing charges over the alleged theft of $1 million from a Silicon Valley executive after taking control of his phone number in a … More New Yorker accused of stealing $1m from Silicon Valley executive via SIM swap