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  • A Bug Could Let Attackers Hijack Firefox for Android via Wi-Fi Network
    by [email protected] (Unknown) on September 19, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Dear Android users, if you use the Firefox web browser on your smartphones, make sure it has been updated to version 80 or the latest available version on the Google Play Store. ESET security researcher Lukas Stefanko yesterday tweeted an alert demonstrating the exploitation of a recently disclosed high-risk remote command execution vulnerability affecting the Firefox app for Android. Discovered

  • Researchers Uncover 6-Year Cyber Espionage Campaign Targeting Iranian Dissidents
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on September 19, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Capping off a busy week of charges and sanctions against Iranian hackers, a new research offers insight into what's a six-year-long ongoing surveillance campaign targeting Iranian expats and dissidents with an intention to pilfer sensitive information. The threat actor, suspected to be of Iranian origin, is said to have orchestrated the campaign with at least two different moving parts — one for

  • Android 11 — 5 New Security and Privacy Features You Need to Know
    by [email protected] (Anchit Sharma) on September 18, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    After a long wait and months of beta testing, Google last week finally released Android 11, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system—with features offering billions of its users more control over their data security and privacy. Android security is always a hot topic and almost always for the wrong reason, including Google's failure to prevent malicious apps from being

  • 2 Hackers Charged for Defacing Sites after U.S. Airstrike Killed Iranian General
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on September 18, 2020 at 8:48 am

    The US Department of Justice (DoJ) on Tuesday indicted two hackers for their alleged involvement in defacing several websites in the country following the assassination of Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani earlier this January. Behzad Mohammadzadeh (aka Mrb3hz4d), 19, and Marwan Abusrour (aka Mrwn007), 25, have been charged with conspiracy to commit intentional damage to a protected

  • U.S. Treasury Sanctions Hacking Group Backed by Iranian Intelligence
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on September 18, 2020 at 8:45 am

    The U.S. government on Thursday imposed sweeping sanctions against an Iranian threat actor backed by the country's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) for carrying out malware campaigns targeting Iranian dissidents, journalists, and international companies in the telecom and travel sectors. According to the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the sanctions target

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