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New SecuriDropper Malware Bypasses Android 13 Restrictions, Disguised as Legitimate Applications

A new malware is bypassing an Android 13 security measure that restricts permissions to apps downloaded out of the legitimate Google Play Store. A new report from ThreatFabric, a fraud protection company, exposes SecuriDropper malware, which is capable of bypassing Android 13 restricted settings. The malware makes Android consider the . . . Read more

F5 Warns Australian IT of Social Engineering Risk Escalation Due to Generative AI

Experts from security firm F5 have argued that cyber criminals are unlikely to send new armies of generative AI-driven bots into battle with enterprise security defences in the near future because proven social engineering attack methods will be easier to mount using generative AI. The release of generative AI tools, . . . Read more

S3 Ep22: Cryptographic escapes and social media scams [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin How to stop security-conscious apps from allowing unencrypted data to escape, and how scammers put social network users under pressure in order to steal their passwords. With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. LISTEN NOW Click-and-drag on the soundwaves below to . . . Read more

Fallen victim to online fraud? Here’s what to do…

by Lisa Ventura This guest post is by Lisa Ventura, founder and CEO of the UK Cyber Security Association, a not-for-profit that raises awareness of the importance of cybersecurity for small and medium-sized businesses. Online fraud is a huge challenge for businesses and consumers alike as cybercriminals continue to develop . . . Read more

Third-Party APIs: How to Prevent Enumeration Attacks

Jason Kent, hacker-in-residence at Cequence, walks through online-retail card fraud and what to do about it. When organizations use APIs – the next frontier in cybercrime – to engage with third parties, it’s crucial they understand the associated security exposure they’re introducing. To do so, they must think like a . . . Read more

Holiday Puppy Swindle Has Consumers Howling

Those buying German Shepherd puppies for Bitcoin online are in for a ruff ride. Puppy photos are undeniably irresistible but beware; researchers have uncovered a scheme selling fake German Shepherd puppies for Bitcoin, leaving buyers crushed and without a tiny fuzzy friend to cuddle on Christmas morning. The scam was . . . Read more

Europol Warns COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Vulnerable to Fraud, Theft

With the promise of a widely available COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, Europol, the European Union’s law-enforcement agency, has issued a warning about the rise of vaccine-related Dark Web activity. The agency joins a chorus of security professionals that have concerns about widespread attacks on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The . . . Read more