That Innocent Wall Charger Could Be More Evil Than You Think…

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Just when you thought your iOS device was safe from hackers, think again! Forbes has passed along an interesting report this morning of  three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology who will be showing off an iPhone charger that can install malware on your device at the upcoming Black Hat security conference in late July. This applies [...]

Apple Has Released A Java Update For Mac OS X That Fixes Vulnerability Used By Hackers

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Recently, Apple was attacked by a group of hackers who breached a certain number of Macs owned by employees. It wasn’t a major attack and nothing was really stolen, leaked or affected. Apple later confirmed to a publication that a tool will be released, which would help in eradicating any Java related threats on Mac [...]

Apple Has Been Attacked By The Same Hackers Who Targeted Facebook, New Security Software Coming Soon

It has been reported this morning that Apple has been attacked by the same hackers who targeted Facebook recently. The security breach was nothing major, and speaking to Reuters Apple has said that only a small number of employee Macs were breached. The fruit company will indeed be working with the authorities however, to investigate [...]

Want To Know What A Cydia Package Is Modifying? Check Out The “Filesystem Content”

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Installing apps from a third party source can be intimidating, especially if you’re used to Apple’s locked down and curated ecosystem. But if you want the flexibility that jailbreaking provides, you have to accept that your platform is no longer fool proof–as is the case with any platform that can run arbitrary code. Though you [...]

TrustGo’s Halloween Spotlight Calls Popular Google Play Apps “Dangerous”

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TrustGo is an antivirus and security provider for Android, so they may have some extra incentive to scare you with their ‘Halloween Spotlight‘ infographic. That said, if their data is accurate there may be cause for concern. According to scans conducted by TrustGo, at least 10 of the top 500 apps are classified as ‘high [...]

Internet Crime Complaint Center (FBI, NW3C, BJA) Warns Of Phone Malware

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The Internet Crime Complain Center (IC3 for short) is a task force made up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National White Collar Crime Center, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance to help citizens develop legal complaints in response to cyber crimes. The IC3 recently sent out a report warning smartphone users about two [...]

Less Than 1% Of American Smartphones Have Malware, Compared To 40% Of Russian Smartphones

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If you’ve seen the kind of smartphones they’re using in Russia, you’d be excused for thinking they’re in pretty much the same boat as North Americans as far as cyber-security goes. They have most of the same Android devices, as well as an abundance of iPhones. According to a report from mobile security researchers Lookout, [...]

‘FinFisher’ Spyware Takes Over Microphone And GPS Tracking, Monitors Calls And Emails

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Researchers at the University of Toronto have taken a look at a piece of spyware called “FinFisher,” and the capabilities they’ve discovered it has are pretty terrifying. Bloomberg reports that the spyware affects both iPhones and BlackBerry devices, and has the ability to activate your microphone without permission, use your GPS to ascertain your location, [...]

Android And BlackBerry Offer More Secure SMS Messaging Than iOS, Says Security Firm

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A recent exploit in the iOS text messaging system has thrown the security of the platform into question. The security firm AdaptiveMobile has told InformationWeek that the exploit, which allows the reply-address in an SMS message to be spoofed, opens the iOS platform up to all sorts of nefarious SMS-related scams. According to AdaptiveMobile, iOS is [...]

Android Malware On The Rise, Says F-Secure’s Threat Report

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Cybersecurity tech firm F-Secure has released their quarterly Mobile Threat Report for the second quarter of 2012 today, and it’s looking pretty grim for Android devices. The number of malware packages they found in the wild was significantly higher than last quarter, with a total of 5033 showing up. They also found a few varieties of [...]