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Android password managers can be tricked into entering valid login credentials into phishing apps, a group of researchers has discovered. They have also found that Instant Apps, a Google technology that allows users to “try” Android apps without the need to fully install them, can make phishing attacks more practical. The research Simone Aonzo, Alessio…

The cybersecurity market has reached a point whereby organisations need to shift their strategies and have a new, proactive approach to their cybersecurity, according to a report by 451 Research. Hurdles that organizations need to overcome to successfully shift their strategies These were identified as: A profusion of tools and data that complicates – and…

Hackers are leveraging error messages from connected medical devices — including radiology, X-ray and other imaging systems — to gain valuable insights, according to Zingbox. These insights are then used to refine the attacks, increasing the chance of successful hack. “Hackers are finding new and creative ways to target connected medical devices. We have to…

The automotive industry has apparently stepped up their game when it comes to improving connected car security. According to the latest IOActive report, which was compiled from the results of the company’s extensive research in the field in 2016 and 2017, there has been a significant improvement in front-end cybersecurity, i.e. vehicles’ hardware systems. Risk…

As of September 2018, it’s been one year since the historical Equifax mega data breach that impacted nearly half of all consumers in the U.S. Since this monumental invasion of personal data, fraudsters have shown little to no notion of slowing down as evident by the continued emergence of additional data breaches. In fact, within…

The Commerce Department said the announcement is part of an effort to “modernize US data privacy policy for the 21st century.” The move follows the implementation this year of ramped up data protection rules imposed by the European Union, and a new privacy law enacted in California. Both measures will impact internet firms whose websites…

McAfee released its McAfee Labs Threats Report September 2018, examining the growth and trends of new cyber threats in Q2 2018. In the second quarter, they saw the surge in cryptomining malware growth that began in Q4 2017 continue through the first half of 2018. McAfee also saw the continued adaptation of the type of…

Cybercriminals are adopting creative new techniques to target their victims at an unprecedented pace and are constantly seeking methods to avoid law enforcement detection. To stay ahead of them, law enforcement should target cybercriminals offering “off-the-shelf” cyber-attack services or products to make it more difficult for low-level cybercriminals to carry out high-level attacks. Europol’s fifth…