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Android Firefox Zero day exploit up for sale by a Russian Hacker


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A underground hacker from Russia with handle ‘fil9”  posted a zero day android exploit for sale. (screenshot below) This zero day exploit works on Firefox 23/24/26 as claimed by the author. Joshua from Malwarebytes spotted this advertisement on Inj3ct0r, an exploit database, where the author was selling the zero day for $460 Us dollars. As […]
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Android Trojan Obad.a Trojan spreading via mobile botnets discovered


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According to Securelist.com, Obad.a infects in two steps along with another mobile Trojan named as TrojanSMS.AndroidOS.Opfake.a.  This Trojan was noted as one of the most sophisticated Trojan by Kaspersky this May. The infection starts when a legitimate user gets a text message with following text. “MMS message has been delivered, download from www.otkroi.com”. When a […]
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Google Cloud Messaging Service being exploited by Android Malware


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A Researcher at Kaspersky Lab published an article about the malicious Andoird Apps using Google Cloud Platform Messaging Service and leverage it as CnC (Control & Command Server) to carry out attacks. Kaspersky Researchers found 1,000,000 different OpFake installers disguised mostly games. The app sends several commands from both the GCM and its own C&C, […]
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Twitter users get increasing spam and possibly compromising user accounts


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Its yet another day for twitter lost the battle for spammers. Mobile Security research  saw a increased number of spam emails sent from twitter accounts to anyone from their contact list. When one of researcher found spam email in his personal box, he was surprised.  Even I received a spam email from one our researchers. […]
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Bill Shocker Malware infects 600,000 Users in China


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The Android Malware which threatens to take control of contact lists, internet connections, and dialing and text functions, and can be used to collect personal information and engage in SMS spamming.  Once it’s turned your phone into a “zombie,” it sends text messages that create financial gains for advertisers. In many cases, the threat will overrun […]
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Sharp rise in malware targeting Android by Kaspersky lab


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  In recent days Android security threat has evolved as one of the biggest threat in the mobile world. A research from kaspersky labs shows a graph displaying it. ( below) http://www.net-security.org/images/articles/kaspersky082012-1.jpg Highlights from net-sec: Over the three months in question, over 14,900 new malicious programs targeting this platform were added to Kaspersky Lab’s database. […]
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