Researchers from Vietnamese security company Bkav demonstrated that they could fool the technology to unlock the phone with a mask constructed with a 3D printer, some silicone, makeup and two-dimensional images—about $150 in materials.
Topic: Mobile Security
A new malware has been uncovered that uses an updated methodology to abuse the previously patched Android Toast overlay vulnerability, which once installed, can download additional malware as well as use various permissions to access the phone. The malware is called ToastAmigo, detected by Trend Micro as ANDROIDOS_TOASTAMIGO, and is believed to represent
Hours after the hack was disclosed, hackers established a searchable database named Doxagram allowing users to search for victims' contact information for $10 per search. The hacker provided a list of 1,000 accounts they said were available for searching on Doxagram to the Daily Beast, and the list included most of the 50 most-followed accounts on the
The idea is to marry current 2FA with systems that "reduce mobile identity risks by analyzing data and activity patterns on a mobile network to predict, with a high degree of certainty, whether the user is who they say they are," according to the news release. The problem with SMS authentication is that skilled hackers have successfully hijacked SMS codes
Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers have uncovered a high severity vulnerability in the Android overlay system, which allows a new Android overlay attack by using the "Toast type" overlay. All Android devices with OS version < 8.0 are affected by this vulnerability and patches are available as part of the September 2017 Android Security Bulletin.
We recently found on Google Play a type of mobile ransomware that does not encrypt files. This malware extorts a payment to prevent the attacker from spreading a victim's private information. LeakerLocker claims to have made an unauthorized backup of a phone's sensitive information that could be leaked to a user's contacts unless it receives "a modest
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has submitted a report to Congress that details current and emerging threats to the Federal government’s use of mobile devices and recommends security improvements within the mobile device ecosystem.
Both iOS and Android devices are targeted by hackers, but data suggests there is more Android malware in circulation than for iOS; a recent report by F-Secure goes so far as to say 99 percent of all malware that targets mobile devices is designed for Android.
Your smartphone may have some apps that are continuously listening inaudible, high-frequency ultrasonic sounds from your surroundings and they know where you go, what you like and dislike - all without your knowledge.
It's a phishing scheme that even multifactor authentication and changing your password won't fix.