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Google closes a new "App Defense Alliance" to address the threat of Android malware

Google is finally taking steps to combat the threat of Android malware. To this end, the Internet giant has officially announced a partnership with cybersecurity companies ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to find patchy apps before they pop up your devices. The initiative, called the "App Defense Alliance," aims to reduce the risk of app-based malware, detect new threats, and protect …

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Facebook Sue's Shadowy Israeli Cyberweapon's Firm NSO Group Over WhatsApp Malware

Facebook and affiliate WhatsApp have filed suit against shadowy Israeli cyber-intelligence firm NSO Group, saying it exploits a vulnerability in the encrypted messaging app to infect over 1,400 phones with malware. Per Bloomberg the suit alleges that from January 2018 to May 2019, NSO created bogus WhatsApp accounts using a network of remote servers intended to distribute malware and relay …

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Malware iPhone apps were removed after evading from the App Store

Apple has confirmed that 17 malware iPhone apps have been removed from the App Store after the company's app review process has been successfully completed. The apps were all from a single developer, but covered a variety of areas, including a restaurant finder, internet radio, BMI calculator, video compressor, and GPS tachometer … NordVPN The apps were developed by the …

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4 Dubuque Sites Affected by Hy-Vee Malware Attacks | Public announcements

According to the food chain, a malware program that attacked credit card readers in Hy-Vee stores involved at least four locations in Dubuque on POS equipment at some Hy-Vee offerings, including gas stations. The investigation found that malware was being installed that was searching for "tracking data" or payment information. "During the investigation, we removed the malware and implemented advanced …

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Tens of millions of Android phones are preinstalled with dangerous malware

<div _ngcontent-c15 = "" innerhtml = " Getty Millions of shiny new Android smartphones are factory-installed with dangerous malware according to Google's own safety Research Team: There were several Headlines about the millions of malicious apps installed by the Play Store, but this is something new, and the danger to unsuspecting users who trust that new devices in the box …

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Why tens of thousands of Android users in the UAE have been the victims of malicious malware

Some apps may have evil intentions and be masters of camouflage at the same time. Mobonogram, which was available for download earlier this year, described itself as an overloaded version of the telegram messaging app with "more features than other unofficial versions". In the first six months of 2019, it was downloaded at more than 100,000 Android devices, – most …

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Marcus Hutchins, malware researcher and "WannaCry Hero," condemned to a controlled release – TechCrunch

MILWAUKEE, WI. – Marcus Hutchins, the malware researcher who became known as the "Inadvertent Hero" in 2017 for stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack, became a supervised release for one year for manufacturing and selling the Kronos banking malware sentenced. Chairman Judge JP Stadmueller described Hutchins, 25, as a "talented" but "juvenile offender" in statements in court. The judge said Hutchins …

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