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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Security lifeline: WhatsApp to pull support for older Android and iOS devices next month

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Upgrade or be left behind ANALYSIS Millions of smartphone users may have a little less mobile security next month, after WhatsApp withdraws its support for older versions of Android and iPhone operating systems. Devices running on iOS 8 and earlier, or Android versions 2.3.7 and earlier, […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | Two information-disclosing bugs found in Twitter Android

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans In the span of five days, reports of two Twitter Android app vulnerabilities have surfaced: one that could cause attackers to view nonpublic account information or control accounts, and another that reportedly allowed a researcher to look up details on 17 million accounts. In a Dec. […]

Google Bolsters Security Features in WebView for Android

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Google has added a couple of security updates to the WebView feature in Android for displaying web content inside a mobile application. The updates are designed to better protect mobile applications from browser-borne threats and will become available in the WebView that is integrated with Android […]

Hackers have developed a WannaCry copycat that targets Android smartphones

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Security experts are warning about a new form of ransomware that is being used to target Android smartphones. The ransomware, dubbed WannaLocker, was discovered by Avast, and has been targeting Android users in China. The creators of the ransomware are said to have taken inspiration from […]

Russian hackers were planning to hit Europe with fake Android banking apps

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers in Russia, after infecting over a million Android devices with malware to siphon money using fake banking apps, were planning a major attack on European bank customers. The group, known as ‘Cron’ after their malware, is in custody now. The hacking group tricked Android users […]

How Android and iOS devices really get hacked

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Amidst all the fear and hype generated over the past few days as a result of Wikileaks and its precipitous Vault 7 dump, one thing was crystal clear: People have no idea what hacking an Android smartphone or an iPhone … The post How Android and […]

Cyber security firm has detected pre-installed malware on Android based devices that are stealing data

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Israel-based cyber security firm Check Point has detected a malware that is not downloaded due to users’ use but is already present in Android device. According to a company blog post last week, the pre-installed malware was detected in 38 … The post Cyber security firm […]

Google fixes 39 Android flaws

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Google has released one of the largest Android monthly security updates, fixing a total of 39 vulnerabilities — 15 rated critical, including four that can lead to a complete device compromise. The patches, which are included in new firmware images that were released Monday for the […]