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Android Apps Capture Loudspeaker Data Without Any Permission [thehackernews]

Earlier this month, The Hacker News covered a story on research revealing how over 1300 Android apps are collecting sensitive data even when users have explicitly denied the required permissions. The research was primarily focused on how app developers abuse multiple ways around to collect location data, phone identifiers, and MAC addresses...

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EvilGnome: A New Backdoor Implant Spies On Linux Desktop Users [thehackernews]

Security researchers have discovered a rare piece of Linux spyware that’s currently fully undetected across all major antivirus security software products, and includes rarely seen functionalities with regards to most Linux malware, The Hacker News learned. It’s a known fact that there are a very few strains of Linux malware...

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MALWARE ALERT: An ‘Agent Smith’ Virus Has Infected 25 Million Phones

If you own an Android device, it might already be infected with a dangerous malware called Agent Smith, named after the menacing character in The Matrix. The malware’s already infected around 25 million Android devices globally, with thousands in Australia thought to be compromised. Here’s what you need to know. What...

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Hackers Can Manipulate Media Files You Receive Via WhatsApp and Telegram

If you think that the media files you receive on your end-to-end encrypted secure messaging apps can not be tampered with, you need to think again. Security researchers at Symantec yesterday demonstrated multiple interesting attack scenarios against WhatsApp and Telegram Android apps, which could allow malicious actors to spread fake...

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TA505 begins summer campaigns with a new pet malware downloader, AndroMut

Overview Throughout 2018, Proofpoint researchers observed threat actors increasingly distributing downloaders, backdoors, information stealers, remote access trojans (RATs), and more as they abandoned ransomware as their primary payload. In November 2018, TA505, a prolific actor that has been at the forefront of this trend, began distributing a new backdoor we named...

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