Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1164 Pokémon GO hype: First lockscreen tries to catch the trend
ESET has discovered the first ever fake lockscreen app on Google Play, named Pokemon GO Ultimate. As its characteristics suggest, it deliberately locks the screen right after the app is started, forcing the user to restart the device. Unfortunately, in many cases a reboot is not available because the activity of the malicious app overlays all the other apps as well as system windows. The user needs to restart the device either by pulling out the battery or using Android Device Manager. After reboot, it runs in the background hidden from the victim, silently clicking on porn ads online.
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#1166 Cisco patches serious flaws in router and conferencing server software
#1165 Cerber: A case in point of ransomware leveraging cloud platforms
#1164 Pokémon GO hype: First lockscreen tries to catch the trend
#1163 Malicious macros arrive in phishing emails, steal banking information
#1162 This webcam malware could blackmail you into leaking company secrets
#1161 Most companies still can't spot incoming cyberattacks
#1160 How to steal money from Instagram, Google and Microsoft
#1159 Two million passwords breached in Ubuntu hack
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