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Apple and Google Launch Cross-Platform Feature to Detect Unwanted Bluetooth Tracking Devices
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Apple and Google Launch Cross-Platform Feature to Detect Unwanted Bluetooth Tracking Devices

On Monday, Apple and Google formally announced the release of a new feature that alerts users on iOS and Android devices when a Bluetooth tracking device is being used to surreptitiously monitor them without their knowledge or agreement. The businesses stated in a joint statement that this will help reduce the misuse of devices meant to help keep track of items and that it also intends to address potential concerns to user privacy and safety. The cross-platform solution concept was first made public by the two IT behemoths precisely a year ago. The feature, known as Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers (DULT), can be found on iOS devices with iOS 17.5, which was released yesterday, and Android devices running versions 6.0 and higher read more Apple and Google Launch Cross-Platfor...
Exploit released for Android local elevation flaw impacting 7 OEMs
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Exploit released for Android local elevation flaw impacting 7 OEMs

The public can now see a proof-of-concept (PoC) attack on GitHub for a local privilege escalation vulnerability that affects at least seven Android OEMs. But since the attack needs local access, researchers will mostly benefit from its dissemination. The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2023-45779, was found early in September 2023 by Meta's Red Team X and fixed in the December 2023 security update for Android without revealing any information that an attacker may use to identify and take advantage of it. Because APEX modules are signed insecurely with test keys, attackers can elevate their privileges locally by pushing malicious updates read more Exploit released for Android local elevation flaw impacting 7 OEMs. Get up to date on the latest cybersecurity news and enhance your k...
Hackers Exploit WebAPK to Deceive Android Users into Installing Malicious Apps
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Hackers Exploit WebAPK to Deceive Android Users into Installing Malicious Apps

Threat actors are using Android's WebAPK technology to lure unwary users into installing malicious web apps that are intended to collect sensitive personal information on Android phones. According to analysts from CSIRT KNF, the attack started when victims received SMS messages advising them to upgrade a mobile banking application. "The message's link pointed to a page where WebAPK technology was being used to install a malicious application on the victim's device." The program poses as PKO Bank Polski, a major international provider of banking and financial services with its headquarters in Warsaw. RIFFSEC, a Polish cybersecurity company, was the first to reveal information about the campaign read more Hackers Exploit WebAPK to Deceive Android Users into Installing Malicious Apps. ...
Google Mandates Data Deletion Policy For Android Apps
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Google Mandates Data Deletion Policy For Android Apps

A new rule has been announced by Google for Android apps that support account creation. According to the rule, these apps must give users the opportunity to erase their accounts and all connected data. Bethel Otuteye, senior director of product management at Android App Safety, explained the new feature in a blog post that was released on Wednesday. She said it attempts to provide users more power over in-app data. According to Otuteye, "developers will soon need to give an option to initiate account and data deletion from within the app and online" for apps that allow users to create app accounts read more Google Mandates Data Deletion Policy For Android Apps. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybersecurity trends, and...
New Android Banking Trojan Nexus Promoted As MaaS
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New Android Banking Trojan Nexus Promoted As MaaS

A brand-new Android banking Trojan has been found in a number of worldwide harmful activities.  The programme, dubbed "Nexus" by Cleafy security experts, offers functionality to conduct account takeover (ATO) assaults and is advertised as a component of a Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) subscription. The organisation stated in a Tuesday advisory that "a new Android banking Malware debuted on several hacking forums under the name of Nexus" in January 2023.  ...
Privacy Concerns Raised Over Android Apps Data Safety Labels
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Privacy Concerns Raised Over Android Apps Data Safety Labels

The new Data Safety labels on the Google Play Store have drawn flak for being incorrect in almost 80% of instances. The assertions were made by Mozilla's *Privacy Not Included researchers, who on Thursday released a brand-new paper concerning them. A blog post regarding the research study states, "[We] found that the labels were inaccurate or misleading based on differences between the apps' privacy rules and the information apps self-reported on Google's Data Safety Form." Researchers came to the conclusion that the system does not assist users in making better decisions regarding their privacy read more Privacy Concerns Raised Over Android Apps Data Safety Labels. Stay informed with the best cybersecurity news and raise your cybersecurity awareness with our comprehensive cov...
Google Launches Privacy Sandbox Beta on Android 13 Devices
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Google Launches Privacy Sandbox Beta on Android 13 Devices

The beta for Google's Privacy Sandbox features has begun to go out to a select group of Android 13 devices. The Privacy Sandbox is a program that was first introduced in 2020 with the intention of limiting user data sharing in digital advertising and the effects of cross-app identifiers. Google stated in a blog post on Tuesday that it had "closely collaborated with the industry over the past year to gather feedback and start testing these new capabilities." "We're starting the next stage of our project today by making the Android Privacy Sandbox's first Beta available to devices that qualify read the complete article Google Launches Privacy Sandbox Beta on Android 13 Devices. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybers...