[HackerNews] Hackers Can Exploit Samsung Pre-Installed Apps to Spy On Users

Multiple critical security flaws have been disclosed in Samsung’s pre-installed Android apps, which, if successfully exploited, could have allowed adversaries access to personal data without users’ consent and take control of the devices. 
“The impact of these bugs could have allowed an attacker to access and edit the victim’s contacts, calls, SMS/MMS, install arbitrary apps with device

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[SecurityWeek] US Takes Down Iran-linked News Sites, Alleges Disinformation

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American authorities seized a range of Iran’s state-linked news website domains they accused of spreading disinformation, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two countries. read more Source: Read More (SecurityWeek RSS Feed)

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[BleepingComputer] Windows 10 to automatically block potentially unwanted apps

Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 will automatically block potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) by default starting this month. […] Source: Read More (BleepingComputer)

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-09-11

New cyberattacks targeting U.S. elections blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/09/10/cyberattacks-us-elections-trump-biden/ In recent weeks, Microsoft has detected cyberattacks targeting people and organizations involved in the upcoming presidential election, including unsuccessful attacks on people associated with both the Trump and Biden campaigns, as detailed below.. Strontium, operating from Russia, has attacked more than 200 organizations including political campaigns, advocacy groups, parties […]

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