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1-Click iPhone and Android Exploits Target Tibetan Users via WhatsApp

1-Click iPhone and Android Exploits Target Tibetan Users via WhatsApp
September 24, 2019Mohit Kumar
A team of Canadian cybersecurity researchers has uncovered a sophisticated and targeted mobile hacking campaign that is targeting high-pr...

Learn Ethical Hacking Online – A to Z Training Bundle 2019

Learn Ethical Hacking Online – A to Z Training Bundle 2019
September 03, 2019The Hacker News
Good news for you is that this week's THN Deals brings Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle that let you get started regardless of your exp...

New Flaws in Qualcomm Chips Expose Millions of Android Devices to Hacking

New Flaws in Qualcomm Chips Expose Millions of Android Devices to Hacking
August 06, 2019Mohit Kumar
A series of critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in Qualcomm chipsets that could allow hackers to compromise Android devices rem...

New Malware Replaced Legit Android Apps With Fake Ones On 25 Million Devices

New Malware Replaced Legit Android Apps With Fake Ones On 25 Million Devices
July 11, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Are you sure the WhatsApp app you are using on your Android device is legitimate, even if it's working perfectly as intended? ...Or...

Hackers Used WhatsApp 0-Day Flaw to Secretly Install Spyware On Phones

Hackers Used WhatsApp 0-Day Flaw to Secretly Install Spyware On Phones
May 14, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Whatsapp has recently patched a severe vulnerability that was being exploited by attackers to remotely install surveillance malware on a few...

Severe Flaws in SHAREit Android App Let Hackers Steal Your Files

Severe Flaws in SHAREit Android App Let Hackers Steal Your Files
February 27, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered two high-severity vulnerabilities in the SHAREit Android app that could allow attackers to bypass de...

Zerodium Offers to Buy Zero-Day Exploits at Higher Prices Than Ever

Zerodium Offers to Buy Zero-Day Exploits at Higher Prices Than Ever
January 08, 2019Mohit Kumar
Well, there's some good news for hackers and vulnerability hunters, though terrible news for tech manufacturers! Exploit vendor Zero...

Google Makes 2 Years of Android Security Updates Mandatory for Device Makers

Google Makes 2 Years of Android Security Updates Mandatory for Device Makers
October 25, 2018Mohit Kumar
When it comes to security updates, Android is a real mess. Even after Google timely rolls out security patches for its Android platform...

Google Adds Control-Flow Integrity to Beef up Android Kernel Security

Google Adds Control-Flow Integrity to Beef up Android Kernel Security
October 12, 2018Mohit Kumar
Google has added a new security feature to the latest Linux kernels for Android devices to prevent it against code reuse attacks that allo...

Critical Flaw in Fortnite Android App Lets Hackers Install Malware

Critical Flaw in Fortnite Android App Lets Hackers Install Malware
August 27, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers from Google have publicly disclosed an extremely serious security flaw in the first Fortnite installer for Android t...

Ex-NSO Employee Caught Selling Stolen Phone Hacking Tool For $50 Million

Ex-NSO Employee Caught Selling Stolen Phone Hacking Tool For $50 Million
July 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A former employee of one of the world's most powerful hacking companies NSO Group has been arrested and charged with stealing phone ha...

Thousands of Android Devices Running Insecure Remote ADB Service

Thousands of Android Devices Running Insecure Remote ADB Service
June 12, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Despite warnings about the threat of leaving insecure remote services enabled on Android devices, manufacturers continue to ship devices ...

DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide

DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide
May 21, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Widespread routers' DNS hijacking malware that recently found targeting Android devices has now been upgraded its capabilities to tar...

GLitch: New 'Rowhammer' Attack Can Remotely Hijack Android Phones

GLitch: New 'Rowhammer' Attack Can Remotely Hijack Android Phones
May 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
For the very first time, security researchers have discovered an effective way to exploit a four-year-old hacking technique called Rowham...

More than 1,000 Spyware Apps Found On Android App Stores

More than 1,000 Spyware Apps Found On Android App Stores
August 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you think you are downloading apps from Google Play Store and you are secure, then watch out! Someone has managed to flood third-par...

New Ransomware Threatens to Send Your Internet History & Private Pics to All Your Friends

New Ransomware Threatens to Send Your Internet History & Private Pics to All Your Friends
July 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
After WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, a scary (but rather creative) new strain of ransomware is spreading via bogus apps on th...

Beware! Over 800 Android Apps on Google Play Store Contain 'Xavier' Malware

Beware! Over 800 Android Apps on Google Play Store Contain 'Xavier' Malware
June 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
Over 800 different Android apps that have been downloaded millions of times from Google Play Store found to be infected with malicious ad li...

Google Patches 6 Critical Android Mediaserver Bugs in May Security Update

Google Patches 6 Critical Android Mediaserver Bugs in May Security Update
May 03, 2017Swati Khandelwal
In Brief Google has released its monthly security patches for Android this week, addressing 17 critical vulnerabilities, 6 of which a...
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