Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1867 Google plugs severe Android vulnerability that exposed devices to spying
Google has shut down a "high-severity" exploit in its Nexus 6 and 6P phones which gave attackers with USB access the opportunity to take over the onboard modem during boot-up—allowing them to listen in on phonecalls, or intercept mobile data packets.

The vulnerability was part of a cluster of security holes found by security researchers at IBM's X-Force all related to a flaw—tagged CVE-2016-8467—in the phones' bootmode, which uses malware-infected PCs and malicious power chargers to access hidden USB interfaces. Patches were rolled out before the vulnerabilities were made public, in November for the Nexus 6, and January for the 6P.
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#1869 Credit card data and other information targeted in Netflix phishing campaign
#1868 Android banking Trojan malware disguises itself as Super Mario Run
#1867 Google plugs severe Android vulnerability that exposed devices to spying
#1866 The official Tor browser for iOS is free to use
#1865 This ransomware scheme is targeting schools, colleges and head teachers, warn police
#1864 Unsecure routers, webcams prompt feds to sue DLink
#1863 MongoDB attacks jump from hundreds to 28,000 in just days
#1862 Experts warn of novel PDF-based phishing scam
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