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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2139 Swearing trojan continues to rage, even after authors’ arrest
Researchers with Tencent Security recently disclosed details about Swearing Trojan, a mobile banking malware that attacked users in China. Swearing Trojan’s name comes from Chinese swear words found inside the malware’s code. The malware infected a wide spread of Android users in China, stealing their bank credentials and other sensitive personal information.

Similar to mobile banking Trojans discovered previously, Swearing Trojan can steal personal data and it can bypass 2-factory authentication (2FA) security. Banking apps use two-factor authentication as a way to secure access by sending a one-time code to the user via SMS in addition to having a user enter his or her password. By replacing the original Android SMS app with an altered version of its own, Swearing Trojan can intercept incoming SMS messages, rendering two-factor authentication useless.
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#2149 Soundwaves used to produce fake data from accelerometers
#2148 A new trend in Android adware: abusing Android plugin frameworks
#2147 LastPass bugs allow malicious websites to steal passwords
#2146 Winnti abuses GitHub for C&C communications
#2145 Lithuanian con artist scams two US tech giants out of $100 million
#2144 Chinese crooks use fake cellular telephony towers to spread Android malware
#2143 Hackers: We will remotely wipe iPhones unless Apple pays ransom
#2142 DoubleAgent: 0day code injection and persistence technique
#2141 Google takes Symantec to the woodshed for mis-issuing 30,000 HTTPS certs
#2140 New LLTP ransomware appears to be a rewritten venus locker
#2139 Swearing trojan continues to rage, even after authors’ arrest
#2138 Bitcoin scams: Beware of crooks trying to steal your cryptocurrency with these schemes
#2137 Word document spreads macro malware targeting both Windows and macOS
#2136 New WikiLeaks dump: The CIA built Thunderbolt exploit, implants to target Macs
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