Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#836 Symantec: Android threats evolve to handle Marshmallow’s new permission model
Mobile malware authors have updated their threats to handle Android’s latest permission-granting model, which was introduced in version 6.0 Marshmallow. The model was designed to let users grant permissions only when apps require them, rather than accepting them all on installation. However, dangerous threats such as Android.Bankosy and Android.Cepsohord have adapted to this method in an attempt to gain the permissions they need to carry out their malicious activities.

Android.Bankosy and Android.Cepsohord are capable of working with the new runtime permission model introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
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#838 “Forbidden attack” makes dozens of HTTPS Visa sites vulnerable to tampering
#837 Google's Chrome 51: Less battery drain from video, simpler site logins - plus 42 bug fixes
#836 Symantec: Android threats evolve to handle Marshmallow’s new permission model
#835 Amazon users targets of massive Locky spear-phishing campaign
#834 Virtual assistants such as Amazon's Echo break US child privacy law, experts say
#833 Symantec: SWIFT attackers’ malware linked to more financial attacks
#832 Tor to use never-before-seen distributed RNG to generate truly random numbers
#831 Microsoft may ban your favorite password
#830 US nuclear force 'still uses floppy disks'
#829 SAS: Big data is a big miss when it comes to IoT
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