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First TOR-Based Android Malware Spotted by Kaspersky !


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Researchers from Kaspersky have spotted Tor-based Andorid Malware in the wild. Hackers have started creating Android based Trojans in mass scale. A new mrthod of Windows Trojan malware is implemented under Android has been spreading lately. The Android based Trojan, who as a C & C uses the domain of pseudo-zone- Onion. The Trojan uses the anonymous […]
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Careto/Mask APT cyber-espionage operations running and undetected for 7 long years


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Its almost sounded unbelievable when Kaspersky research published a cyber espionage APT campaign MASK (Careto) that’s been running in the wild since 2007, undetected, targeting 31 countries.   The complexity of the tools used for MAST by the attackers are very sophisticated which makes its very special. This includes an extremely sophisticated piece of malware, a […]
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Android.Oldboot, The first Android Bootkit infectes more than 350,000 devices targeting China


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A very dangerous Android bootkit Trojan resides on memory of infected device (discovered by DrWeb) that can re-install itself over and over again automatically even after users remove it from their Android device , has infected more than 350,000 devices in various countries Last week Drweb, warned users about a very dangerous bootkit Trojan called […]
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Windows Malware can Infects Android Devices via PC USB


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Researchers from Symantec have identified a PC Trojan which can compromise  Android smartphone by installing ‘malware ‘when connected via PC. The Windows Variant is known as Trojan.Droidpak, drops a malicious DLL to the windows system and registering DLL as a windows service. Then the  DLL downloads a configuration file (from  active remote server) that downloads […]
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Snapchat’s New Security Feature ‘Snap-tcha’ Hacked In Minutes


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The famous Android and IoS app Snapchat started to gain a lot of attention last year when CEO and Co-founder Evan Spiegel rejected the purchase offers from some of the big giants like Google ($4 billion) and Facebook ($3 billion). Snapchat made news again yesterday and it is not all good news again this time. After […]
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New Andorid Malware (Android.HeHe) disconnects your calls, intercepts texts – Fireeye


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    Researchers at Fireye have discovered  six variants of  Android malware family( Android.HeHe)  that disguises itself as a security app, and intercepts the incoming texts and calls of victims. As per Fireeye “The app disguises itself as “android security” , attempting to provide the users what is advertised as an OS Update. It contacts the […]
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New Vulnerability on Android 4.3 allows attackers bypass VPN, exposes protected data


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Security researchers at Ben Gurion University have discovered a serious  flaw on Android’s VPN implementation, exposes protected data. As per the researchers, the Android vulnerability allows a malicious app to bypass virtual private network (VPN) configurations( no root permission required) , and ultimately send unencrypted data to an attacker. “The secure data communications can be captured in […]
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Trojanised version of Minecraft Pocket version buys premium services by sending text


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  A trojanised app version of “Minecraft – Pocket Edition” has been in the wild tricking infected users by sending SMS messages to premium rate services. As per F-Secure researchers, the purpose of the fraudster is to generate revenue sending text to various services for which users would have never purchased. Lately in the Google […]
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Apps on Unpatched Android 4.3 can Remove Device Locks from Android Phone – Curesec Research Team – CVE-2013-6271


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Recently Google introduced a remote Device locking feature  to  its Android Device Manager to unlock a stolen or lost device. This feature was exploited Researchers from Curesec Research Team from Germany discovered a vulnerability on Android 4.3 that allow a malicious app to remove device locks.leading to CVE 2013-6271. As per the blog, “ The bug […]
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Mobile Malware Threats Q3 2013 – F-Secure


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As per F-Secure labs, 259 new mobile threat families and variants of existing families were discovered in the third quarter of 2013. The growing concern in Google Play are the apps that violate privacy by over collection of data.  Screenshots from below from F-Secure reports shows the threats.                 […]
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