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Indian smart phone scammers pose as Russians

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A small number of smart phone users in India have fallen victim to a highly-targeted malware attack by being conned into downloading an open-source mobile device management (MDM) software package onto their iPhones. The attackers, who are based in India but are masquerading as Russians, have been operating since 2015… Read more »

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Messaging apps’ web versions fall short of security standards

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Anyone believing that end-to-end encryption makes messaging apps impregnable is sadly mistaken. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it only affects the web versions of the two apps in question – which are arguably the lesser used ones. Check Point, an Israel-based security firm, has revealed that… Read more »

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Good guys hit back at ransomware crooks

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Ransomware attackers are no longer having it all their own way, due to a backlash from the cyber security industry. A good example of a successful counterstrike is the speed with which a recent Telegram app ransomware was dismantled. In many cases, white hats are able to exploit basic flaws… Read more »

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