New Android Malware Disguises Itself As A System Update
Malware on smartphones isn’t new, although what’s troubling is that the creators of these malwares have come up with new and interesting and even more sneaky ways of disguising them to trick users into installing it. The latest malware, as discovered by security firm Zimperium, seems to have managed to disguise itself as an Android system update.
Acer Hit With $50 Million Ransomware Attack
Ransomware attacks are unfortunately kind of common these days, and now it looks like Acer is one of the more recent victims of such an attack, and they could also possibly be one of the biggest ransomware attacks to date as the hackers have asked for a whopping $50 million in order to release the files.
Xcode Malware Is Targeting Apple Developers
Malware can target all sorts of users, from those who might be naive enough to click on suspicious email attachments, to those who think they’re downloading a pirated movie when they might be downloading malware instead, and so on, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that there might malware out there that targets developers.
Mysterious Malware Discovered On At Least 30,000 Macs
Given that Windows is more widely used compared to Mac, it would obviously benefit hackers and scammers to create malware designed to target Windows computers instead of Mac, but this doesn’t mean that Macs are completely safe. In fact, recently, researchers have discovered a mysterious strain of malware on at least 30,000 Mac computers.
First Malware Targeting The M1 Chipset Has Been Discovered
Apple’s M1 chipset is relatively new and as such, it could be considered “safe” from malware, or at least that’s what we thought. According to security researcher Patrick Wardle, it seems that he has discovered that there are at least two different strains of malware that are targeting the M1 chipset.
Barcode Scanning Android App Might Have Infected 10 Million Android Devices With Malware
There are apps for just about anything, even for simple things like scanning barcodes. In fact, such apps are actually rather popular with an app called Barcode Scanner (made by Lavabird, not to be mistaken by the one made by ZXing Team) which has been installed over 10 million times. However, it turns out that the app has since proven itself to be malware and according to Malwarebytes, they believe […]
Apple Accidentally Approved Malware To Run On Macs
One of the reasons why Apple is so insistent on users getting their apps through the App Store is because of the checks that they put in place to prevent bad actors from getting in. However, it’s a slightly different story for Mac computers where users can download apps from anywhere, which can be dangerous.
Money-Stealing Malware Found Preloaded On Cheap Android Phones
There are plenty of markets around the world that might not have a population that’s willing to shell out $1,000 for a smartphone. This is why there are companies that purely make cheap Android phones to sell to the masses. Obviously there are compromises when you make a cheap phone, such as using less premium materials or using lower-end hardware.
How To Scan Your Computer For Malware
If you know what you’re doing on the internet, it’s quite easy to avoid getting your computer infected with malware or viruses, but unfortunately sometimes they can sneak up on you. If you suspect that you might have been infected, here’s how you can check.
New Mac Ransomware Discovered Spreading Through Pirated Programs
Listen, it’s never a good idea to download pirated software, but yet people do. There are many reasons for this, first of all it’s illegal. Secondly, because the source you’re downloading it from might not necessarily be trusted, and there could be some changes made that would hide malicious files inside of the installation.
Intel’s Tiger Lake Processors Will Feature Chip-Based Malware Protection
When it comes to protecting your computer against malware, the majority of people rely on software. However, software can really only do so much and might not be particularly effective against certain types of malware, such as control-flow hijacking attacks that might not be detected as they tend to hide behind legitimate code.
Fake Coronavirus Documents Are Being Used To Hijack Computers
These days many of us are undoubtedly constantly scanning the news related to the coronavirus. We’re also seeing a lot of information popup on social media, emails, forwarded WhatsApp messages, and so on. However, it seems that cyber criminals are now weaponizing our need for information to hijack our computers.
Malware-Laden Fake Best Buy USB Drives Are Being Sent Out In The Mail
If you happen to receive a letter from Best Buy that comes with a free USB drive inside of it, don’t rejoice just yet. This is because according to a report from Trustwave, it seems that these USB drives are filled with malware that could hijack your computer if you were to insert it into your PC.
Microsoft To Bring Its Antivirus App To iOS And Android Devices
On the mobile front, Microsoft hasn’t done quite as well as the competition. Instead, the company has opted to try and take on the mobile industry through software, where they have released apps for both iOS and Android devices. Now it looks like Microsoft will be expanding on that with its antivirus software.
Fake Flash Update Trojan Is Infecting Mac Computers
Adobe’s Flash platform has been slowly deprecated from use over the years. Companies who have developed browsers, such as Apple, have also disabled the feature by default a few years ago. Unfortunately, it seems that there are still malware out there that is infecting Mac computers.
Your Cheap Android Phone Could Be Filled With Malicious Apps
There are many Android phones in the market today. Some are cheap, some are expensive, and usually in the case of cheaper Android phones, certain compromises have to be made. Maybe the build quality isn’t as strong, or maybe they’re just based off a reference design which means less money spent on R&D which in turn saves money.
You May Want To Think Twice Before Using Public USB Charging Stations
If you travel a lot, you might have come across many public USB charging stations.However, next time, you should avoid using the public charging stations – said the Los Angeles District Attorney in a security alert published last week.If an official points it out as a warning, you may want to think twice before plugging in your phone in a USB charging station.Shockingly, it may contain dangerous malware. It is […]
Google’s App Defense Alliance Wants To Stop Bad Android Apps From Reaching Your Phone
While the Google Play Store has systems in place to try and prevent malware and bad apps from getting listed and downloaded by users, unfortunately, it’s not the perfect system and from time to time, we do come across reports that bad apps find their way into the Play Store where it ends up being downloaded by users.
Newly Discovered Android Malware Can Survive A Factory Reset
Malware on our smartphones isn’t new, and while there are ways to remove them, in some instances where it is particularly severe, the only way to deal with malware would be to factory reset your phone back to the way it was when it was new. Unfortunately, it seems that there is a new Android malware making its rounds that makes it impossible to remove, even with a factory reset.
170+ Malicious Apps Found On The Google Play Store
If you have been keeping up with the latest happenings, Play Store seems to be plagued by malicious apps. To start with, one of the most popular tools ‘CamScanner‘ was at fault for using an intrusive ad behavior.Even though they blamed it on their ad provider, it is still not a good sign.And, a few weeks later, now we have another major report by a Malware Researcher at ESET rounding […]