Governments are now in the Android malware business. From what I have read on Android malware there are thing s that you can do to try to avoid them. Below are common apps that malware hides in. Games Battery booster Performance enhencer Coupon Rewards Apps that offer free VPN Many of malware apps will also … Continue reading Android Malware
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Scammers are getting better and better. Brian Krebs has a excellent reporting on his site. This is the link: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/01/apple-phone-phishing-scams-getting-better/#more-46207
List of the most popular passwords of 2018. 123456 password 123456789 12345678 12345 111111 1234567 sunshine qwerty iloveyou Password manager is the way to go now a days. I have been using LastPass and love it.
Google play store is full of fake apps and its getting a lot of downloads. It seems to me that these games may appeal to kids. Please exercise caution when downloading apps or when your kids play with your phone.
Not all VPN service providers are created equal. There are a few that were found recently to have IP leak and other issues. A researcher has put together a list of VPN that he tested here (list is incomplete due to limited funds). His article can be found here. Personally I use ProXPN, Tunnel Bear, … Continue reading VPN
New variant of the FakeBank have been found active in South Korea. FakeBank will superimpose a fake login in screen on top of your banking app and the new variant will also intercept out going calls to your bank and routed to scammers. Scammers can also all you and make it look like its your … Continue reading FakeBank
Malicious applications can freely access sensor data on modern smartphones and use this highly sensitive data stream to collect vasts amounts of intel on the phone's owner, information that they can later use to guess the user's phone PIN. This problem could affect any phone with any OS. In the future I do see that … Continue reading Malicious Apps Could Guess Your Phone’s PIN
Many Android users may still have a backdoor on their device, according to new revelations made today by the Malwarebytes' mobile security research team. Their discovery is related to the Adups case from last year. Back in mid-November 2016, US cyber-security firm Kryptowire revealed it discovered that firmware code created by a Chinese company called … Continue reading Chinese Backdoor on Android
The German Interior Minister is preparing a bill that allows the government to mandate backdoors in encryption. Bleeping computers did an excellent write up on their site: Germany Preparing Law for Backdoors in Any Type of Modern Device
Android smartphones running Lolipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat, are vulnerable to an attack that exploits the MediaProjection service to capture the user's screen and record system audio. Currently this problem affects around 77.5% of all Android devices. The vulnerability reside inn the MediaProjection service. The service is used to capture screen content and record system audio. Google … Continue reading Android Big Brother