[HackerNews] Eavesdropping Bugs in MediaTek Chips Affect 37% of All Smartphones and IoT Globally

Multiple security weaknesses have been disclosed in MediaTek system-on-chips (SoCs) that could have enabled a threat actor to elevate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the firmware of the audio processor, effectively allowing the attackers to carry out a “massive eavesdrop campaign” without the users’ knowledge. The discovery of the flaws is the result of […]

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[HackerNews] Over 9 Million Android Phones Running Malware Apps from Huawei’s AppGallery

At least 9.3 million Android devices have been infected by a new class of malware that disguises itself as dozens of arcade, shooter, and strategy games on Huawei’s AppGallery marketplace to steal device information and victims’ mobile phone numbers. The mobile campaign was disclosed by researchers from Doctor Web, who classified the trojan as “Android.Cynos.7.origin,” […]

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[HackerNews] Apple Sues Israel’s NSO Group for Spying on iPhone Users With Pegasus Spyware

Apple has sued NSO Group and its parent company Q Cyber Technologies in a U.S. federal court holding it accountable for illegally targeting users with its Pegasus surveillance tool, marking yet another setback for the Israeli spyware vendor. The Cupertino-based tech giant painted NSO Group as “notorious hackers — amoral 21st century mercenaries who have […]

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[HackerNews] Researchers Detail Privilege Escalation Bugs Reported in Oracle VirtualBox

A now-patched vulnerability affecting Oracle VM VirtualBox could be potentially exploited by an adversary to compromise the hypervisor and cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition. “Easily exploitable vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromise Oracle VM VirtualBox,” the advisory reads. “Successful attacks of Source: Read More (The […]

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[HackerNews] More Stealthier Version of BrazKing Android Malware Spotted in the Wild

Banking apps from Brazil are being targeted by a more elusive and stealthier version of an Android remote access trojan (RAT) that’s capable of carrying out financial fraud attacks by stealing two-factor authentication (2FA) codes and initiating rogue transactions from infected devices to transfer money from victims’ accounts to an account operated by the threat […]

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[HackerNews] The Importance of IT Security in Your Merger Acquisition

In the business world, mergers and acquisitions are commonplace as businesses combine, acquire, and enter various partnerships. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are filled with often very complicated and complex processes to merge business processes, management, and a whole slew of other aspects of combining two businesses into a single logical entity. In the modern business […]

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