New Android Rooting Malware
New Android Rooting Malware
  • Alert & Advisory
  • November 3, 2021

A new Android malware that can gain root access to smartphones, take complete control over infected smartphones and silently modify device settings while simultaneously taking steps to evade detection has been discovered. The malware named “AbstractEmu” has been found to be distributed via Google Play Store and third-party stores such as the Amazon Appstore and the Samsung Galaxy Store, as well as other lesser-known marketplaces like Aptoide and APKPure.

Flubot Malware Targets Androids With Fake Security Updates and App Installations
Flubot Malware Targets Androids With Fake Security Updates and App Installations
  • Alert & Advisory
  • October 19, 2021

A newly discovered Android malware, dubbed FluBot, impersonates Android mobile banking applications to draw fake webview on targeted applications. The malware primarily focuses on stealing credit card details or online banking credentials, apart from personal data.

Google Warn Users of Government-Sponsored Attacks
Google Warn Users of Government-Sponsored Attacks
  • Alert & Advisory
  • October 16, 2021

Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has revealed that it is monitoring over 270 government-backed threat actors from over 50 countries. Since the beginning of 2021, the tech giant has sent approximately 50,000 alerts to customers about state-sponsored phishing or malware attempts.

OpenOffice and LibreOffice Digital Signature Spoofing Vulnerabilities
OpenOffice and LibreOffice Digital Signature Spoofing Vulnerabilities
  • Alert & Advisory
  • October 12, 2021

Three flaws has been uncovered in OpenOffice and LibreOffice that if successfully exploited could permit an attacker to manipulate the timestamp of signed ODF documents, and worse, alter the contents of a document or self-sign a document with an untrusted signature, which is then tweaked to change the signature algorithm to an invalid or unknown algorithm.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp global outage
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp global outage
  • Alert & Advisory
  • October 4, 2021

Some social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are currently experiencing technical downtime due to unknown causes resulting to a major global outage with many users unable to use the platforms. The outage is affecting every Facebook owned platforms according to data on Downdetector and Twitter. These Facebook owned Platforms are Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. The outages appear to have started around 16:40pm and all services on the affected platforms remain inaccessible. The outages generated trends on Twitter as users flocked to the competing social network to see if other users were affected by the downtime. Humorously, the hashtag “#DeleteFacebook” is also trending on Twitter as Facebook battles negative reactions to its current challenge.

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