by Paul Ducklin A US security researcher has come up with an open-source Windows backdoor that is loosely based on NSA attack code that leaked back in 2017 as part of the the infamous Shadow Brokers breach. The researcher, who goes by @zerosum0x0 online and Sean Dillon in real life, has dubbed his new malware […]
Even after Google’s security oversight over its already-huge Android ecosystem has evolved over the years, malware apps still keep coming back to Google Play Store. Sometimes just reposting an already detected malware app from a newly created Play Store account, or using other developers’ existing accounts, is enough for ‘bad-faith’ developers to trick the Play […]
Recently, Google Play Store and Microsoft Store both deleted multiple applications from their online stores, because the apps were malicious. Google deleted a total of 29 beauty camera apps from its Play Store, most of which show users pornographic contents or send them to phishing websites. The malicious beauty camera apps, discovered by Trend Micro, looked legitimate, but […]
What could be worse than this, if the software that’s meant to protect your devices leave backdoors open for hackers or turn into malware? Researchers today revealed that a security app that comes pre-installed on more than 150 million devices manufactured by Xiaomi, China’s biggest and world’s 4th largest smartphone company, was suffering from multiple […]
GitHub ring consisting of 89 accounts promoted 73 repos containing over 300 backdoored apps. A security researcher has uncovered a ring of malicious GitHub accounts promoting over 300 backdoored Windows, Mac, and Linux applications and software libraries. The malicious apps contained code to gain boot persistence on infected systems and later download other malicious code. […]
In recent years, the setting has been criticized as being essentially meaningless. But it might have a crucial role to play in enforcing privacy regulations….