Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2237 Location tracking Android spyware found in Google Play store
Android malware capable of accessing smartphone users' location and sending it to cyberattackers remained undetected in the Google Play store for three years, according to a security company.

Discovered by IT security researchers at Zscaler, the SMSVova Android spyware poses as a system update in the Play Store and was downloaded between one million and five million times since it first appeared in 2014.

The app claims to give users access to the latest Android system updates, but it's actually malware designed to compromise the victims' smartphone and provide the users' exact location in real time.
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#2239 BrickerBot author claims he bricked two million devices
#2238 Beware! Dozens of Linksys WiFi router models vulnerable to multiple flaws
#2237 Location tracking Android spyware found in Google Play store
#2236 Windows bug used to spread Stuxnet remains world’s most exploited
#2235 Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard
#2234 Researchers find commercial banking apps contain swarms of open-source bugs
#2233 Report: Cybercriminals prefer Skype, Jabber and ICQ
#2232 New open source RAT uses Telegram protocol to steal data from victims
#2231 Microsoft turns 2FA into one-factor by ditching password
#2230 Hajime worm battles Mirai for control of the IoT
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