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Hijacking WhatsApp Account in Seconds Using This Simple Trick

Hijacking WhatsApp Account in Seconds Using This Simple Trick

June 05, 2015Wang Wei
The hugely popular smartphone messaging service WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook for over $20 billion last year, has reportedly been foun...
NSA Wants To Track Smartphone Users Based on How They Type and Swipe

NSA Wants To Track Smartphone Users Based on How They Type and Swipe

May 28, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Just the way you swipe your smartphone screen is enough for your smartphone to identify you. Yes, it's a Fact, not Fiction! The ...
Cisco IP Phones Vulnerable To Remote Eavesdropping

Cisco IP Phones Vulnerable To Remote Eavesdropping

March 23, 2015Swati Khandelwal
A critical vulnerability in the firmware of Cisco small business phones lets an unauthenticated attacker to remotely eavesdrop on privat...
Spy Planes Equipped with Dirtbox Devices Collecting Smartphone Data

Spy Planes Equipped with Dirtbox Devices Collecting Smartphone Data

November 15, 2014Mohit Kumar
The U.S. government is reportedly using spy airplanes equipped with special military-grade snooping equipment to eavesdrop on cell phone i...
Xiaomi Data Breach — "Exposing Xiaomi" Talk Pulled from Hacking Conference

Xiaomi Data Breach — "Exposing Xiaomi" Talk Pulled from Hacking Conference

October 30, 2014Wang Wei
China's number one — and the world's 3rd largest — smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi , which is trying to make inroads into India's boomi...
SandroRAT — Android Malware that Disguises itself as "Kaspersky Mobile Security" App

SandroRAT — Android Malware that Disguises itself as "Kaspersky Mobile Security" App

August 05, 2014Mohit Kumar
Researchers have warned users of Android devices to avoid app downloads from particularly unauthorized sources, since a new and sophist...
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 05, 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 25, 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 19, 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 15, 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 03, 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 25, 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 13, 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...
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