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Thousands of popular iOS and Android apps hit by FREAK flaw | MobileSecurity

Thousands of popular iOS and Android apps hit by FREAK flaw | MobileSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Some of the most popular Android and iOS apps remain impacted by the FREAK flaw, and could open the door for hackers to steal passwords and personal information.



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Some of the most popular Android and iOS apps remain impacted by the FREAK flaw, and could open the door for hackers to steal passwords and personal information.


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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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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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Android-Exploit schleust beliebige Apps ein | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity

Android-Exploit schleust beliebige Apps ein | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Wer ein Smartphone oder Tablet mit Android 4.3 oder älter nutzt, lebt gefährlich. Einmal mehr demonstriert dies ein neuer Exploit, der beim Aufruf einer Webseite ungefragt Apps auf das Gerät schmuggelt. heise Security hat das mal ausprobiert.

Durch zwei Sicherheitslücken war es möglich, Webseiten zu erstellen, die ungefragt beliebige Android-Apps aus Google Play installieren. Die erste Lücke ist eine alte Bekannte: Die Webbrowser-Komponente von Android bis einschließlich Version 4.3 ist anfällig für das sogenannte Universal Cross-Site-Scripting (UXSS). Dadurch kann eine bösartige Webseite eine beliebige andere Website fernsteuern. Die Angriffsseite könnte etwa einen Webmail-Dienst in einem unsichtbaren Frame laden und auf die Mails des Opfers zugreifen – vorausgesetzt, das Opfers ist bei dem Dienst eingeloggt, wenn es die bösartige Seite aufruft.


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Wer ein Smartphone oder Tablet mit Android 4.3 oder älter nutzt, lebt gefährlich. Einmal mehr demonstriert dies ein neuer Exploit, der beim Aufruf einer Webseite ungefragt Apps auf das Gerät schmuggelt. heise Security hat das mal ausprobiert.

Durch zwei Sicherheitslücken war es möglich, Webseiten zu erstellen, die ungefragt beliebige Android-Apps aus Google Play installieren. Die erste Lücke ist eine alte Bekannte: Die Webbrowser-Komponente von Android bis einschließlich Version 4.3 ist anfällig für das sogenannte Universal Cross-Site-Scripting (UXSS). Dadurch kann eine bösartige Webseite eine beliebige andere Website fernsteuern. Die Angriffsseite könnte etwa einen Webmail-Dienst in einem unsichtbaren Frame laden und auf die Mails des Opfers zugreifen – vorausgesetzt, das Opfers ist bei dem Dienst eingeloggt, wenn es die bösartige Seite aufruft.


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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.


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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.


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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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New Adware Found In Google Play Apps With Millions Of Downloads

New Adware Found In Google Play Apps With Millions Of Downloads | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

A new report from security firm Avast out this morning reveals the discovery of a new form of malware on the Google Play store, which begins to display advertisements disguised as warning messages to end users when they unlock their Android smartphone. What’s interesting about this malware – or adware, as it’s better known – is that some of the applications where it was discovered already have a large number of installs. For instance, a card game app called Durak has 5 to 10 million installs according to the data on Google Play.


Explains Avast researcher Filip Chytry, the malware was first brought to the company’s attention by way of a comment on the Avast forums, and, initially, he didn’t think much of it.

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A new report from security firm Avast out this morning reveals the discovery of a new form of malware on the Google Play store, which begins to display advertisements disguised as warning messages to end users when they unlock their Android smartphone. What’s interesting about this malware – or adware, as it’s better known – is that some of the applications where it was discovered already have a large number of installs. For instance, a card game app called Durak has 5 to 10 million installs according to the data on Google Play.


Explains Avast researcher Filip Chytry, the malware was first brought to the company’s attention by way of a comment on the Avast forums, and, initially, he didn’t think much of it.

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Tens-of-Thousands of Android Banking Apps Flagged as Suspicious | MobileSecurity | Banking

Tens-of-Thousands of Android Banking Apps Flagged as Suspicious | MobileSecurity | Banking | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Researchers have disclosed that as many as 11% of mobile Android banking and finance applications have been flagged as "suspicious" after detecting that they contain malware code, have potentially malicious binaries, or excessive permissions.

Of the 350,000 banking and finance mobile applications the researchers surveyed, more than 40,000 of the applications had elements that lead the team to believe

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Researchers have disclosed that as many as 11% of mobile Android banking and finance applications have been flagged as "suspicious" after detecting that they contain malware code, have potentially malicious binaries, or excessive permissions.

Of the 350,000 banking and finance mobile applications the researchers surveyed, more than 40,000 of the applications had elements that lead the team to believe


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Hole In WhatsApp For Android Lets Hackers Steal Your Conversations

As part of what is predominantly an Android security issue, a CTO and consultant has discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp encryption that could allow..
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Les apps infectées se multiplient dans Google Play

Les apps infectées se multiplient dans Google Play | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it


En 2013, plus de 42 000 apps mobiles étaient infectées par des malwares sur la boutique Play et Google en a supprimé moins du quart.


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Anti-Malware-Apps für Android geprüft

Anti-Malware-Apps für Android geprüft | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Das AV-Test Institut hat 28 Schutzprogramme für Android-Geräte auf den Prüfstand gestellt. Diesmal haben acht Apps die maximal erreichbare Punktzahl erzielt, zwei Lösungen sind wegen mangelnder Schutzwirkung zum wiederholten Mal durchgefallen.
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Vorsicht: Tausende iPhone-Apps mit Sicherheitslücke

Vorsicht: Tausende iPhone-Apps mit Sicherheitslücke | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Security-SuperGAU für alle Nutzer von iPhones und iPads: Experten haben eine Lücke in iOS-Apps entdeckt, die es erlaubt, die komplette Kommunikation über fremde Server umzuleiten. Tausende Apps sollen betroffen sein.

 

Über HTTP Request Hijacking sollen sich Hacker in iOS-Apps einschleichen und so den Datentraffic über eigene Server umleiten können. Nach erfolgreichem Angriff soll die Umleitung dann permanent aktiv sein.

 

===> Einzige Abhilfe schafft ein Update oder eine Neuinstallation der App. <===

 

 


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28 Schutz-Apps für Android geprüft

28 Schutz-Apps für Android geprüft | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Das AV-Test Institut in Magdeburg hat 28 Schutzprogramme für Android-Geräte getestet. Bei der Zertifizierungsprüfung sind drei Apps wegen mangelhafter Schutzwirkung durchgefallen.
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Researchers warn of “huge” Android security flaw

Researchers warn of “huge” Android security flaw | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability that could allow attackers to take full control of most Android smartphones

 

The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.

 

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The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.


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The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.


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The vulnerability allows hackers to modify an app without breaking its cryptographic signature, according to Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer (CTO) at mobile security firm Bluebox.


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there is one example of smart phone security. focus on the mobile system Android

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DroidSheep Guard - Applications Android - CyberSecurity

DroidSheep Guard - Applications Android - CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
DroidSheep Guard protects your phone from DroidSheep, Faceniff & other hijackers DroidSheep Guard protects your phone from Tools like DroidSheep, Faceniff and other Se...
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Superfish-like Vulnerability Found in Over 12 More Apps

Superfish-like Vulnerability Found in Over 10 More Software using the same HTTPS-breaking technology.


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Superfish-like Vulnerability Found in Over 10 More Software using the same HTTPS-breaking technology.


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Die besten Virenscanner für Android | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity

Die besten Virenscanner für Android | Mobile Security | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Das unabhängige Sicherheits-Institut AV-Test hat insgesamt 31 Virenscanner für Android auf Herz und Nieren geprüft. Welche Security-App Ihr Smartphone am besten schützt, lesen Sie hier.




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Das unabhängige Sicherheits-Institut AV-Test hat insgesamt 31 Virenscanner für Android auf Herz und Nieren geprüft. Welche Security-App Ihr Smartphone am besten schützt, lesen Sie hier.


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


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Fraunhofer patentiert Erkennung von Schläfer-Apps | CyberSecurity

Fraunhofer patentiert Erkennung von Schläfer-Apps | CyberSecurity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Mit Hilfe neuer Erkennungsmethoden sollen die bei Google Play aufgetauchten Schläfer-Apps frühzeitig erkannt werden, sodass derartige Anwendungen erst gar nicht im App Store angeboten werden.


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Mit Hilfe neuer Erkennungsmethoden sollen die bei Google Play aufgetauchten Schläfer-Apps frühzeitig erkannt werden, sodass derartige Anwendungen erst gar nicht im App Store angeboten werden.


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


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WhatsApp for Web in the sight of cybercriminals - Securelist

WhatsApp for Web in the sight of cybercriminals - Securelist | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
There is no doubt WhatsApp is among the most popular mobile IMs nowadays – its 700 million users worldwide were eagerly awaiting this week’s promised desktop version. However, it wasn't just users who were waiting – cybercriminals were quick to start using this new feature in their attacks, aiming to spread malware and infect users.


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There is no doubt WhatsApp is among the most popular mobile IMs nowadays – its 700 million users worldwide were eagerly awaiting this week’s promised desktop version. However, it wasn't just users who were waiting – cybercriminals were quick to start using this new feature in their attacks, aiming to spread malware and infect users.


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Ad-Network Scanner | TrustGo Ad Detector scans & protects your phone from potential privacy violations & identity

Ad-Network Scanner | TrustGo Ad Detector scans & protects your phone from potential privacy violations & identity | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

TrustGo Ad Detector scans and protects your phone from potential privacy violations and identity leaks through ads displayed by apps via the most commonly used advertising networks.

It is common for advertising networks to collect information on how you use your device. Your information is then used for targeted marketing campaigns.


Some common and aggressive methods include:
• Pushing ads to your Android notification bar
• Creating unauthorized shortcuts on your home screen
• Modifying the default browser, homepage and bookmarks settings
• Subscribing you to emails and text messages when an ad is clicked
• Making phone calls and downloading malicious files when an ad is clicked



TrustGo Ad Detector safeguards you from malicious advertising and has the ability to detect ads from over 100 mobile advertising networks around the globe.


TrustGo Ad Detector is part of the TrustGo Antivirus & Security family. 


To download the free, full version of TrustGo Antivirus & Security, go to http://tr.im/428tv


TrustGo Antivirus & Security provides the best all-around protection for your phone from malware, spyware and trojans. Remotely locate your phone, lock your phone, set off an alarm or simply wipe your personal information if your phone is missing or stolen.


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


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TrustGo Ad Detector scans and protects your phone from potential privacy violations and identity leaks through ads displayed by apps via the most commonly used advertising networks.

It is common for advertising networks to collect information on how you use your device. Your information is then used for targeted marketing campaigns.


Some common and aggressive methods include:
• Pushing ads to your Android notification bar
• Creating unauthorized shortcuts on your home screen
• Modifying the default browser, homepage and bookmarks settings
• Subscribing you to emails and text messages when an ad is clicked
• Making phone calls and downloading malicious files when an ad is clicked



TrustGo Ad Detector safeguards you from malicious advertising and has the ability to detect ads from over 100 mobile advertising networks around the globe.


TrustGo Ad Detector is part of the TrustGo Antivirus & Security family. 


To download the free, full version of TrustGo Antivirus & Security, go to http://tr.im/428tv


TrustGo Antivirus & Security provides the best all-around protection for your phone from malware, spyware and trojans. Remotely locate your phone, lock your phone, set off an alarm or simply wipe your personal information if your phone is missing or stolen.


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


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Android Accounted for 97% of All Mobile Malware in 2013

Android Accounted for 97% of All Mobile Malware in 2013 | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Back in 2012, Android accounted for 79 percent of all mobile malware. Last year, that number ballooned even further to 97 percent. Both those data points c...


More specifically, Android malware rose from 238 threats in 2012 to 804 new families and variants in 2013. Apart from Symbian, F-Secure found no new threats for other mobile platforms last year.


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Android App Sells Your WhatsApp Conversations

Android App Sells Your WhatsApp Conversations | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Mobile Threat Monday: Android App Uploads Your WhatsApp Conversations Online
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Android-Apps weisen Sicherheitsfehler auf - Forscher empfehlen Updates

Android-Apps weisen Sicherheitsfehler auf - Forscher empfehlen Updates | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
Forscher haben Apps für Android-Handys untersucht und herausgefunden, dass viele Anwendungen Sicherheitsmängel aufweisen. Viele Hersteller besser jetzt nach.
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Eine Liste der aktualisierten Apps finden Sie in unserer Foto-Show. Nutzer sollten die Updates, sofern noch nicht geschehen, sofort installieren – ein Rat der generell für Aktualisierungen gilt.


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Android Antivirus: 28 Apps im Test

Android Antivirus: 28 Apps im Test | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
28 Virenscanner, knapp 1.500 Malware-Apps, ein Testsieger: Ein Underdog lässt im jüngsten Security-Check die großen Namen alt aussehen. Zudem wird deutlich: Sicherheit auf Android-Geräten muss kein Geld kosten.
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Sicherheit auf Android-Geräten muss kein Geld kosten.


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How Hackers Use App Ads to Get Your Information

How Hackers Use App Ads to Get Your Information | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

 

With the threat already in ads, are mobile users left vulnerable to attacks?

 

Though developers need to be very careful installing ad networks in their apps, users can still protect themselves by

 

===> making sure that the Android system setting ‘Unknown sources’ is unchecked to prevent dropped or drive-by-download app installs and installing security apps like Lookout to as their first line of defense against malware. <===

 

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===> making sure that the Android system setting ‘Unknown sources’ is unchecked to prevent dropped or drive-by-download app installs and installing security apps like Lookout to as their first line of defense against malware. <===

 

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===> making sure that the Android system setting ‘Unknown sources’ is unchecked to prevent dropped or drive-by-download app installs and installing security apps like Lookout to as their first line of defense against malware. <===

 

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

 

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Be on guard..

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Download with Caution! McAfee Identifies Risky Mobile App Sources [Infographic]

Download with Caution! McAfee Identifies Risky Mobile App Sources [Infographic] | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it
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