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  • New Android Flaw Affecting Over 1 Billion Phones Let Attackers Hijack Apps
    by [email protected] (Unknown) on May 26, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Remember Strandhogg? A security vulnerability affecting Android that malicious apps can exploit to masquerade as any other app installed on a targeted device to display fake interfaces to the users, tricking them into giving away sensitive information. Late last year, at the time of its public disclosure, researchers also confirmed that some attackers were already exploiting the flaw in the

  • New ComRAT Malware Uses Gmail to Receive Commands and Exfiltrate Data
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on May 26, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered a new advanced version of ComRAT backdoor, one of the earliest known backdoors used by the Turla APT group, that leverages Gmail's web interface to covertly receive commands and exfiltrate sensitive data. "ComRAT v4 was first seen in 2017 and known still to be in use as recently as January 2020," cybersecurity firm ESET said in a report shared with

  • New Tool Can Jailbreak Any iPhone and iPad Using An Unpatched 0-Day Bug
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on May 25, 2020 at 8:02 am

    The hacking team behind the "unc0ver" jailbreaking tool has released a new version of the software that can unlock every single iPhone, including those running the latest iOS 13.5 version. Calling it the first zero-day jailbreak to be released since iOS 8, unc0ver's lead developer Pwn20wnd said "every other jailbreak released since iOS 9 used 1day exploits that were either patched in the next

  • How Cybersecurity Enables Government, Health, EduTech Cope With COVID-19
    by [email protected] (The Hacker News) on May 21, 2020 at 11:34 am

    The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on our society has resulted in many dramatic changes to how people are traveling, interacting with each other, and collaborating at work. There are several trends taking place as a consequence of the outbreak, which has only continued to heighten the need for the tightest possible cybersecurity. Tools for Collaboration There has been a

  • Iranian APT Group Targets Governments in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on May 21, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Today, cybersecurity researchers shed light on an Iranian cyber espionage campaign directed against critical infrastructures in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Bitdefender said the intelligence-gathering operations were conducted by Chafer APT (also known as APT39 or Remix Kitten), a threat actor known for its attacks on telecommunication and travel industries in the Middle East to collect personal

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