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Android: Mehr Smartphones mit vorinstallierter Malware | MobileSecurity | CyberSecurity

Android: Mehr Smartphones mit vorinstallierter Malware | MobileSecurity | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Zwischenhändler sollen immer mehr Modelle aus dem Android-Lager vor dem Verkauf manipulieren, indem sie beliebte Apps mit Malware-Komponenten ausstatten und auf den Geräten installieren.

Android-Smartphones kommen immer häufiger mit vorinstallierter Malware daher. Angreifer können Geräte auf diesem Weg ausspionieren, berichtet G Data in seinem aktuellen Mobile Malware Report. Davon sind vor allem Smartphones aus China betroffen, darunter aber auch Geräte von hierzulande bekannteren Herstellern wie Huawei und Lenovo.

Nachweisen konnte G Data die vorinstallierte Malware auf dem Ice Fox Razor und dem N8000 und N9500 von Star. Im Report tauchen auszugsweise noch 20 weitere Geräte auf, bei denen die Indizien der Sicherheitsforscher auf eine Infizierung vor dem Verkauf hindeuten. Zehn Modelle stammen allein vom Hersteller Alps. Wie viele Geräte G Data insgesamt verdächtigt, ist nicht bekannt. Die Dunkelziffer soll den Forschern zufolge sehr hoch sein.


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Zwischenhändler sollen immer mehr Modelle aus dem Android-Lager vor dem Verkauf manipulieren, indem sie beliebte Apps mit Malware-Komponenten ausstatten und auf den Geräten installieren.


Android-Smartphones kommen immer häufiger mit vorinstallierter Malware daher. Angreifer können Geräte auf diesem Weg ausspionieren, berichtet G Data in seinem aktuellen Mobile Malware Report. Davon sind vor allem Smartphones aus China betroffen, darunter aber auch Geräte von hierzulande bekannteren Herstellern wie Huawei und Lenovo.


Nachweisen konnte G Data die vorinstallierte Malware auf dem Ice Fox Razor und dem N8000 und N9500 von Star. Im Report tauchen auszugsweise noch 20 weitere Geräte auf, bei denen die Indizien der Sicherheitsforscher auf eine Infizierung vor dem Verkauf hindeuten. Zehn Modelle stammen allein vom Hersteller Alps. Wie viele Geräte G Data insgesamt verdächtigt, ist nicht bekannt. Die Dunkelziffer soll den Forschern zufolge sehr hoch sein.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


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Android malware spies on you even after phone is shut down | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity

Android malware spies on you even after phone is shut down | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
A particularly devious new Android malware can make calls or take photos even if you shut the device down, according to security research firm AVG.


To achieve this, the malware hijacks the shutting down process — making it appear as though your Android device is shutting down. You see the animation, the screen goes black, but the phone is actually still on.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free/?tag=Android


http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free/?tag=Mobile-Security


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A particularly devious new Android malware can make calls or take photos even if you shut the device down, according to security research firm AVG.


To achieve this, the malware hijacks the shutting down process — making it appear as though your Android device is shutting down. You see the animation, the screen goes black, but the phone is actually still on.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free/?tag=Android


http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free/?tag=Mobile-Security


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Simplocker tarnt sich als Flash Player App | Android | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps

Simplocker tarnt sich als Flash Player App | Android | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Avast berichtet von einer neuen Variante der Simplocker-Malware, die sich als Flash Player App tarnt, Android-Geräte infiziert, Daten verschlüsselt und dann Lösegeld für die Entschlüsselung fordert.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free/?tag=Simplocker


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Avast berichtet von einer neuen Variante der Simplocker-Malware, die sich als Flash Player App tarnt, Android-Geräte infiziert, Daten verschlüsselt und dann Lösegeld für die Entschlüsselung fordert.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free/?tag=Simplocker


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Android-Tipps von ESET und Malwarebytes | CyberSecurity | eSkills | eLeaderShip | Privacy

Android-Tipps von ESET und Malwarebytes | CyberSecurity | eSkills | eLeaderShip | Privacy | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Die Sicherheitsfirmen ESET und Malwarebytes haben jeweils Sicherheits-Tipps für den Umgang mit Android-Smartphones veröffentlicht. Sie zeigen, worauf es bei mobiler Sicherheit und Datenschutz ankommt.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/


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Die Sicherheitsfirmen ESET und Malwarebytes haben jeweils Sicherheits-Tipps für den Umgang mit Android-Smartphones veröffentlicht. Sie zeigen, worauf es bei mobiler Sicherheit und Datenschutz ankommt.


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Malicious Web Apps: How to Spot Them, How to Beat Them

Malicious Web Apps: How to Spot Them, How to Beat Them | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
These days, a Web app can be malware. Here’s what you need to know about this emerging threat, and what to watch for.

 

Tim Keanini, CTO of nCircle, says cyberattackers are talented, creative developers who are motivated to find innovative ways to part you from your money or information.

 

Typically, a malicious Web app is a form of Trojan horse: The app claims to be something else--and it may in fact run some legitimate utility or application--but once you click it, it runs malicious code in the background that may compromise your system or secretly download other malicious payloads from the Internet.

Speaking of Web apps, Camp warns, "While they allow increased functionality within the browser, users should be aware of how deeply into your system they may be able to reach."

 

===> Don't assume that you're safe if you avoid Microsoft Windows. Web apps do frequently target specific vulnerabilities, and Windows is often a primary focus, but Web apps--both benign and malicious--are fundamentally platform-agnostic. <===

 

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Jetzt Android-Geräte auf Stagefright-Lücken testen! | MobileSecurity | ICT | eSkills

Jetzt Android-Geräte auf Stagefright-Lücken testen! | MobileSecurity | ICT | eSkills | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Mit einer kostenlosen App kann man überprüfen, ob die eigenen Android-Geräte über die Stagefright-Lücken angreifbar sind.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Stagefright

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Mit einer kostenlosen App kann man überprüfen, ob die eigenen Android-Geräte über die Stagefright-Lücken angreifbar sind.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Stagefright


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Mit einer kostenlosen App kann man überprüfen, ob die eigenen Android-Geräte über die Stagefright-Lücken angreifbar sind.


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Improved Simplocker variant hits Android users hard | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps

Improved Simplocker variant hits Android users hard | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
The initial version used a unique encryption key for all victims, which allowed Avast to create a free removal tool for the unfortunate victims to use.

But that ship has now sailed, as Simplocker developers have upped the ante and the latest variant of the malware now encrypts files with a different key on each device.

According to Nikolaos Chrysaidos, Avast Android malware and security analyst, this new variant has already infected more than 5,000 unique users. They have been tricked into installing the malware by malicious ads on shady sites, as it poses as a Flash Player app.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free/?tag=Simplocker


http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free


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The initial version used a unique encryption key for all victims, which allowed Avast to create a free removal tool for the unfortunate victims to use.

But that ship has now sailed, as Simplocker developers have upped the ante and the latest variant of the malware now encrypts files with a different key on each device.

According to Nikolaos Chrysaidos, Avast Android malware and security analyst, this new variant has already infected more than 5,000 unique users. They have been tricked into installing the malware by malicious ads on shady sites, as it poses as a Flash Player app.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free/?tag=Simplocker


http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free


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Mobile Threat Monday: SaveMe Malware Infiltrates Google Play | CyberSecurity | MobileSecurity

Mobile Threat Monday: SaveMe Malware Infiltrates Google Play | CyberSecurity | MobileSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
This week, we take a look at malware that pretends to be a helpful backup app and even managed to sneak into Google Play.


Of course, a marketplace as big and vibrant as Google Play changes quickly, so it's hard to pick out the trusted developers with so many up and comers. That's why we recommend installing security software on your Android device. Lookout has a strong offering, and I also recommend Editors' Choice winners Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus and avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus. With one of these on your Android device, you'll be making it much harder for an attacker to get your personal information.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


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This week, we take a look at malware that pretends to be a helpful backup app and even managed to sneak into Google Play.


Of course, a marketplace as big and vibrant as Google Play changes quickly, so it's hard to pick out the trusted developers with so many up and comers. That's why we recommend installing security software on your Android device. Lookout has a strong offering, and I also recommend Editors' Choice winners Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus and avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus. With one of these on your Android device, you'll be making it much harder for an attacker to get your personal information.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/



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Zitmo Trojan masquerades as security app

Zitmo Trojan masquerades as security app | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Zeus-in-the-mobile ("Zitmo") for Android users is back, pretending to be a security solution for the mobile operating platform.

 

It masquerades as "Android Security Suite Premium" and, once installed, it presents an icon of a blue shield. When launched, it shows a generated activation code:

 

===> ALERT: Don't use that App!!! <===

 

Read more:

http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2149&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+HelpNetSecurity+(Help+Net+Security)

 

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