WhatsApp exposes users to malicious shortened links

WhatsApp exposes users to malicious shortened links

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Overlay malware has emerged as one of the more pernicious threats on mobile devices, particularly Android phones, and researchers have now discovered a new SMS phishing campaign that uses overlay malware to steal credentials for mobile banking apps and messaging apps. The attackers behind the campaign are using a wide range o...

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A new Security Integration for Apple iMessage

A new Security Integration for Apple iMessage

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Apple announced today that iMessage is being opened up to third-party app developers. Developers will be able to create an app extension/integration that interacts with the Messages app and lets the user send text, stickers, media files, and interactive messages. Read more here. Apple's new iMessage API will allow our team a...

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Facebook Messenger flaw allows attackers to alter chats and spread malware and phishing links

Facebook Messenger flaw allows attackers to alter chats and spread malware and phishing links

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A vulnerability just found in Facebook Messenger would allow an attacker to change a conversation thread in both the Facebook Online Chat & Messenger App. This means an attacker can hijack the communications, modifying or removing any sent message, photo, file, link and much more. Check Point, which discovered the flaw...

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Thanks but no thanks

Thanks but no thanks

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I'm getting way too many sales related emails and none of them allow me to opt-out of follow-up requests. It’s time consuming for me to reply to each one with a ‘thanks, but no thanks”. And I don’t like hitting the delete button without responding to someone who’s simply doing their job. If I’ve directed you to...

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Why browsers are not the weakest link in mobile security

Why browsers are not the weakest link in mobile security

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InformationAge just published a post entitled "Preventing security threats – why are we not there yet?". They refer to Wandera’s recent analysis of mobile security, data usage, trends and traffic patterns across its network of enterprise mobile devices. It identified three areas to look at to proactively protect a mobile es...

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Why the UK Government is wrong to think it can control 93% of all pornography

Why the UK Government is wrong to think it can control 93% of all pornography

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According to The Independent [quotation]Free porn websites could be shut down within months[/quotation] To get straight to the point, the UK hosts less than 8% of the world's pornography. So at best, it can might be able to control 8% of free websites. The rest however, can not be forced to shut down as it doesn't have acc...

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Phishing campaign strikes U.K. and U.S. companies

Phishing campaign strikes U.K. and U.S. companies

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A phishing campaign of millions of messages has been aimed at organisations in the UK and US. Discovered by Proofpoint, the campaign employs bait via an authentic voice message containing an LNK attachment—an unusual method of delivering malware. The technique was used in a relatively restricted manner. Only one unique file...

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TD Bank warns of text phishing scam

TD Bank warns of text phishing scam

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TD Bank is warning customers to beware of a fake mass text sent out Wednesday morning telling people — including those who don’t even bank with TD — that their accounts are suspended and to immediately provide their personal information. The phishing text, which includes a link, reads as follows: “From: 16193633585 ...

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A nasty malware masking as a 7-Eleven voucher is spreading via WhatsApp in Singapore

A nasty malware masking as a 7-Eleven voucher is spreading via WhatsApp in Singapore

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Another phishing attack on WhatsApp users. A nasty malware has been spreading among WhatsApp users in Singapore over the past few days. It masks itself as a bitly link to a 7-Eleven voucher, and when you click on the link, it sends you to a spoofed page which appears to be harmless. In actual fact, your device has already be...

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Silicon Valley Bank Warns Clients About a Fraudulent Email and Payment/Wire Scam

Silicon Valley Bank Warns Clients About a Fraudulent Email and Payment/Wire Scam

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Here's a good example of a malicious attack that banking customers receive on a regular basis. I received this one because MetaCert is a Silicon Valley Bank customer and apparently customers like us are being targeted with this scam. Most people worry about clicking the wrong links and submitting their passwords to the wro...

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