German COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Vulnerability Allowed RCE

A security vulnerability in the infrastructure underlying Germany’s official COVID-19 contact-tracing app, called the Corona-Warn-App (CWA), would have allowed pre-authenticated remote code execution (RCE). Researcher Alvaro Muñoz wrote in a report this week that he and his team at GitHub Read More …

An Old Joker’s New Tricks: Using Github To Hide Its Payload

The Joker malware has consistently plagued mobile users since its discovery in 2017. In January 2020, Google removed 1700 infected applications from the Play Store — a list that grew over three years. More recently, in September, security company Zscaler Read More …

FBI warns of increased hacking risk if using mobile banking apps

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today warned mobile banking app users that they will be increasingly targeted by hackers trying to steal their credentials and take over their banking accounts. The alert, published on the agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Read More …

Oxford University infectious disease experts provide evidence for a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing

For Immediate Release Oxford University – 17 March 2020: A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University are supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing. If rapidly and Read More …

How a hacked phone may have led killers to Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi probably thought the messages he was sending to fellow Saudi dissident Omar Abdulaziz were hidden, cloaked in WhatsApp security. In reality they were compromised — along with the rest of Abdulaziz’s phone, which had allegedly been infected by Read More …