Cracking of encrypted messaging service dealt major blow to organised crime

The cracking of a previously-unbreakable encrypted messaging service popular with criminals involved in drug trafficking and organised crime delivered a major victory for the justice system on Tuesday. The cracking of the expensive messaging app, called “Sky ECC,” was what Read More …

Npower withdraws mobile app after hackers steal personal details

Npower has permanently withdrawn its mobile app after hackers used it to access its customers’ personal details, including the sort codes and the last four digits of their bank accounts. The hack, which cybersecurity experts said left the firm’s customers Read More …

Security Risks for Audio-centric Social Media Apps

The use of audio-only social media apps such as ClubHouse, Riffr, Listen, Audlist, and HearMeOut has been steadily capturing the interest of more and more users over the recent years. But just like any other technology, apps like these are Read More …

mHealth Apps Expose Millions to Cyberattacks

Some 23 million mobile health (mHealth) application users are exposed to application programming interface (API) attacks that could expose sensitive information, according to researchers. Generally speaking, APIs are an intermediary between applications that defines how they can talk to one Read More …

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 …