It is funny how the initiator of the latest WhatsApp hoax is trying to gain legitimacy by warning you about a previous hoax. There is no Dance of The Pope. There is no WhatsApp Gold.
Nearly 400 cyber security experts have volunteered to be part of the COVID-19 CTI League, spread across 40 nations to fight the rising cyber threats.
Alongside the coronavirus pandemic, cyber attackers are having a field day with malicious mails, messages and websites disguised as health advisories.
The app that masquerades as some genuine app for Android devices promises to tell you when a Coronavirus infected is nearby. Instead, you are locked out of your phone and the hackers demand a ransom payment of $100 in Bitcoin.
Disguised as a coronavirus map and live information tool, the malware is capable of stealing your passwords, credit card data and other personal information.
There are two main types of adware: adware apps, which cause distraction and annoyance; and ad-fraud/ad-clickers, a more malicious type of adware.
Researchers have also found a series of South Korean transit apps called MalBus which had a fake library and plugin that could exfiltrate confidential files.
The Microsoft Defender app for Android and iOS will have slightly different challenges compared to the desktop versions, including keeping malware from unknown sources out.
Google screening such apps by either blocking potential malicious apps from appearing on Play Store or removing and updating others.
Google also points out that their much-improved vetting mechanisms managed to identify more than 790,000 policy-violating app submissions.
A security firm said that it came across several malicious optimizer, booster, and utility apps that had the ability to access remote ad configuration servers.
Although you can protect your smartphone by downloading the February 2020 security patch, not all smartphone vendors have started pushing the latest security update to all devices.
It will also protect against malware, crypto-mining tools and other types of undesirable software.
Last week, Twitter had said “those who engage in coordinated attempts to spread disinformation at scale about coronavirus issue will be removed from service.”
A Kaspersky report has revealed that PDFs, documents and videos being shared as Coronavirus preventives are actually trojans and malware in disguise.
The Windows bug reported by the NSA allowed attackers to run malicious software by imitating legitimate software on a vulnerable system.
The most prominent trend was the drastic increase in the volume, intensity, and sophistication of cyber-attack campaigns targeting Indian enterprises in 2019.
A Zero-Day Vulnerability is usually a reference to an issue that may have been discovered by a hacker or a malware and has been exploited in the process.
Cybersecurity firm White Ops has released a list of malicious apps that prompt users to click on hidden ads and steal personal data.
The bug was reported to hide recently added apps from the search functionality of Google Play Store even after entering the right keywords.
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