On Dec. 4, users of a simple Android program — a barcode scanner — started witnessing odd behavior when their smartphones suddenly began opening up their browser to display unwanted advertisements. While the devices exhibited the hallmarks of a malware or adware infection, the compromises puzzled most users since they had not recently downloaded new…

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we live and work, malware operators changed the way they attack enterprise targets. Last year businesses saw Windows malware detections drop and Mac detections rise as criminals tossed old tactics and focused on targeted attacks. In the “2020 State of Malware” report, Malwarebytes researchers explore how attack…

71% of healthcare and medical apps have at least one serious vulnerability that could lead to a breach of medical data, according to Intertrust. The report investigated 100 publicly available global mobile healthcare apps across a range of categories—including telehealth, medical device, health commerce, and COVID-tracking—to uncover the most critical mHealth app threats. Cryptographic issues…

During a presentation at DEF CON last week, Check Point security researcher Slava Makkaveev revealed how vulnerabilities in the compute digital-signal processor (DSP) – a subsystem that enables the processing of data with low power consumption – could open the door for Android applications to perform malicious attacks. The proprietary subsystem is licensed for programming…

Microsoft has added support for Linux and Android to Microsoft Defender ATP, its unified enterprise endpoint security platform. Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection is designed to help enterprises prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced cyber threats on company endpoints from one central point. Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux Microsoft Defender ATP initially offered protection…