Archive | January, 2014

Android Malware Disguised as Security Update Steals SMSs and Intercepts Phone Calls

January 21st, 2014, 14:40 GMT · By Eduard Kovacs Again another clear case of these are toys and should not be used in a Corp/Business Environment Security researchers from FireEye have come across six versions of a new Android threat that’s designed to steal SMS messages and intercept phone calls. The malware has been dubbed […]

Android Vulnerability Can Be Exploited to Capture Data of VPN Users

This BYOD will be the downfall of corp America (THEY ARE TOYS TREAT THEM AS SUCH) January 18th, 2014, 08:17 GMT · By Eduard Kovacs Security researchers from the Ben Gurion University (BGU) in Israel have uncovered another Android security issue. They’ve found a way to bypass active VPN configurations and intercept secure communications. In […]

For the first time, hackers have used a refrigerator to attack businesses. Via Email

By Julie Bort 7 hours ago Security researchers have uncovered the very first wide-scale hack that involved television sets and at least one refrigerator Yes, a fridge. And Now Goolge bought Nest “Google to buy Nest for $3.2B in quest for the ‘conscious home’ The trendy startup that brought you smart thermostats and smoke detectors […]

Serious Security Holes Found in Starbucks iOS App

Think twice about ordering Coffee from Starbucks: or be hacked they are ignoring the issue:   January 16th, 2014, 10:54 GMT · By Eduard Kovacs Security researcher Daniel Wood has found that the iOS version of the Starbucks app stores user credentials in clear text. He has decided to make his discovery public after failed […]

Cybercriminals Abuse Mobile Applications to Launch DDOS Attacks

Firewalls & IPSs Are Not Enough January 15th, 2014, 15:15 GMT · By Eduard Kovacs Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack protection solutions provider Prolexic has published its Global DDOS Attack Report for the fourth quarter of 2013. The company says that cybercriminals are targeting enterprises with DDOS attacks that rely on mobile applications.   “The prevalence […]

40% of iOS Banking Apps Leak Sensitive Data Through System Logs

January 9th, 2014, 14:08 GMT · By Eduard Kovacs IOActive researcher Ariel Sanchez has analyzed a total of 40 mobile banking applications for iOS devices to see if they’re secure or not. The apps belong to the 60 most important banks from all over the world.   The expert has found that 40% of the […]

T-Mobile Warns Customers That Hackers Obtained Their SSNs

T-Mobile supplier suffers data breach January 7th, 2014, 15:47 GMT · By Eduard Kovacs Cybercriminals have hacked a server operated by a T-Mobile supplier. The attackers have accessed a file containing names, addresses, social security numbers and driver’s license numbers.   According to the letter sent to impacted customers , the breach was discovered in […]

Hackers Can Access Admin Panel of Some Netgear and Linksys Routers

Backdoor vulnerability found in some Linksys and Netgear routers backdoor present in the devices can be used to reset the password for the web administration panel. Backdoor vulnerability found in some Linksys and Netgear routers Some Linksys and Netgear routers are plagued by a vulnerability that allows a local attacker to gain unauthorized access to […]