Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1677 Android spyware targets business executives
Overreliance on smartphones, both in out personal and professional lives, is a reality for many of us. These devices hold a lot of sensitive information – information that could be worth a lot to some people, especially if you are a high-positioned executive in a thriving business.

Researchers from mobile security outfit Skycure have recently analyzed a malicious app they found on an Android 6.0.1 device owned by a VP at a global technology company.

The name of the malicious package is “com.android.protect”, and it comes disguised as a Google Play Services app. It disables Samsung’s SPCM service in order to keep running, installs itself as a system package to prevent removal by the user (if it can get root access), and also hides itself from the launcher.
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#1681 Tesco Bank: 20,000 customers lose money
#1680 Admins, update your databases to avoid the MySQL bug
#1679 Inside the RIG exploit kit
#1678 Test-run DDoS attacks against Liberia cease
#1677 Android spyware targets business executives
#1676 Microsoft delays Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit support cut-off to July 2018
#1675 New Bizarro sundown exploit kit spreads Locky
#1674 This evil office printer hijacks your cellphone connection
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