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BBC News iOS App Not Hacked, Breaking News Push Messages Sent in Error

BBC News iOS App Not Hacked, Breaking News Push Messages Sent in Error

June 25, 2014Swati Khandelwal
If you are one of the users of the BBC News iPhone app , then you might have receive a strange message as a breaking news notification e...
First Android Ransomware that Encrypts SD Card Files

First Android Ransomware that Encrypts SD Card Files

June 04, 2014Swati Khandelwal
We have seen cybercriminals targeting PCs with Ransomware malware that encrypts your files or lock down your computer and ask for a ransom ...
Samsung Plans to add Eye Scanner to its Upcoming Smartphones

Samsung Plans to add Eye Scanner to its Upcoming Smartphones

May 22, 2014Wang Wei
After introducing the Fingerprint scanner to its new release, Samsung next plans to add IRIS scanning technology to its future smartphon...
Android Bitcoin-Mining Malware found on Google Play Store

Android Bitcoin-Mining Malware found on Google Play Store

April 24, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Google always bound to face trouble over the wide and open nature of its app checking policies on Google Play Store, and despite so many...
Warning: Malware Campaign targeting Jailbroken Apple iOS Devices

Warning: Malware Campaign targeting Jailbroken Apple iOS Devices

April 18, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A new piece of malicious malware infection targeting jailbroken Apple iOS devices in an attempt to steal users’ credentials, has been di...
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Easily Get Hacked

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Easily Get Hacked

April 15, 2014Mohit Kumar
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint feature promises an extra layer of security for your smartphone, which also lets you make payments through Pa...
HeartBleed Bug Explained - 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions

HeartBleed Bug Explained - 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions

April 14, 2014Mohit Kumar
Heartbleed – I think now it’s not a new name for you, as every informational website, Media and Security researchers are talking about ...
Popular Navigation App hijacked with Fake Bots to Cause Traffic Jam

Popular Navigation App hijacked with Fake Bots to Cause Traffic Jam

April 04, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Beware! Hackers can cause Traffic jams with just a navigation Smartphone application. Two Israeli students were assigned by college to h...
Most Sophisticated Android Bootkit Malware ever Detected; Infected Millions of Devices

Most Sophisticated Android Bootkit Malware ever Detected; Infected Millions of Devices

April 02, 2014Mohit Kumar
Hardly two month ago we reported about the first widely spread Android Bootkit malware , dubbed as ' Oldboot.A ', which infected...
Snoopy Drone Can Hack Your Smartphones

Snoopy Drone Can Hack Your Smartphones

March 24, 2014Mohit Kumar
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) called Drones is rapidly transforming the way we go to war. Drones were once used for land su...
Backdoor found in Samsung Galaxy Devices, allows Hackers to remotely access/modify Data

Backdoor found in Samsung Galaxy Devices, allows Hackers to remotely access/modify Data

March 12, 2014Mohit Kumar
Google’s Android operating system may be open source, but the version of Android that runs on most phones, tablets, and other devices i...
PREC Tool prevents Android Device from Root Exploit hidden in Malicious apps

PREC Tool prevents Android Device from Root Exploit hidden in Malicious apps

March 07, 2014Mohit Kumar
Smartphones are always ready to connect to the Internet and contains sensitive information such as Contacts, SMS, Photos, and GPS inform...
Snapchat user accounts vulnerable to Brute-Force Attack

Snapchat user accounts vulnerable to Brute-Force Attack

February 10, 2014Wang Wei
Snapchat , a Smartphone application that lets users share snapshots with friends is catching fire among teenagers. It was first hacked i...
iOS vulnerability allows to disable 'Find My iPhone' without password

iOS vulnerability allows to disable 'Find My iPhone' without password

February 08, 2014Wang Wei
Smartphone manufacturers are adding ways for owners to track and manage their phones if they ever get lost or stolen. Find My iPhone is...
DROPOUTJEEP: NSA's Secret program to access any Apple iPhone, including microphone & camera

DROPOUTJEEP: NSA's Secret program to access any Apple iPhone, including microphone & camera

January 02, 2014Swati Khandelwal
In the era of Smartphones, Apple’s iPhone is the most popular device that exists, which itself gives the reason to target it. According to ...
First ever Malware for Firefox Mobile OS developed by Researcher

First ever Malware for Firefox Mobile OS developed by Researcher

October 18, 2013Mohit Kumar
Firefox OS is a mobile operating system based on Linux and Mozilla ’s Gecko technology, whose environment is dedicated to apps crea...
Activating mobile malware with Music and Light Sensors

Activating mobile malware with Music and Light Sensors

May 30, 2013Mohit Kumar
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) presented the research that it is possible to trigger malware hidden in mobile ...
Critical flaw in Viber app allows full access to Smartphones

Critical flaw in Viber app allows full access to Smartphones

April 24, 2013Mohit Kumar
More than 50 millions of Smartphone users worldwide are facing a risk posed by a critical flaw in Viber app. The security company Bkav ...
'BadNews' Android Malware downloaded up to 9 million times

'BadNews' Android Malware downloaded up to 9 million times

April 20, 2013Mohit Kumar
It appears as if another malware scare has come to Android . Lookout Security said on Friday that it has discovered a new family of malw...
How to bypass iOS 6.1.2 Screen Lock, another Exploit Exposed

How to bypass iOS 6.1.2 Screen Lock, another Exploit Exposed

February 26, 2013Mohit Kumar
After a series of security issues, it appears that Apple still has not been able to resolve all the issue in iOS . Last week, Apple roll...