Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1926 SMS-exploitable bug in Samsung Galaxy phones can be used for ransomware attacks
Samsung has patched a combo of four security flaws that affected Galaxy handsets that an attacker could have combined and used to put devices in endless reboot loops or hijack handsets for ransomware.

Discovered by mobile security researchers from Context Information Security, these four bugs are exploitable via the ancient 17-years-old WAP protocol, still supported in modern-day smartphones.

Developed in 1999 and used to grant customers access to the Internet in the early days of mobile networks, the protocol also includes various other functions, such as the ability to send configuration files to the user's phone, in the form of SMS text messages.
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#1929 Exploiting a misused C++ shared pointer on Windows 10
#1928 PayPal users targeted in sophisticated new phishing campaign
#1927 Netflix scam delivers ransomware
#1926 SMS-exploitable bug in Samsung Galaxy phones can be used for ransomware attacks
#1925 WordPress 4.7.2 update fixes XSS, SQL injection bugs
#1924 Cisco warns of critical flaw in teleconferencing gear
#1923 Majority of Android VPNs can’t be trusted to make users more secure
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