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Android: fake WhatsApp app

Pierluigi Paganini: Fake WhatsApp app in official Google Play Store downloaded by over a million Android users.

“The Reddit user DexterGenius has decompiled the fake WhatsApp version and discovered it is an ad-loaded wrapper which included the code to download a second apk.”

David Harley

David Harley

Apple Updates

Zeljka Zorz for Help Net Security summarizes: Apple protects its Wi-Fi enabled devices from KRACK attack.

Also, updates addressing vulnerabilities in Webkit, Safari, iOS, 3rd party packages in macOS, APFS… 6 more words

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The (Testing) World Turned Upside Down

Sadly, this is probably the last paper I’ll write for a Virus Bulletin conference. 16 VB papers is probably enough for one career, and at my age travel is more difficult than it was in the 1990s. 72 more words

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Insecure macOS API. Still.

Michael Mimoso for Kaspersky ThreatPost: DEPRECATED, INSECURE APPLE AUTHORIZATION API CAN BE ABUSED TO RUN CODE AT ROOT.  Quote from the blog:

A deprecated Apple authorization API, invoked by third-party installers, is still developers’ preferred choice for updating apps and services on macOS … The situation is known and was  21 more words

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SE Labs on Effective AV

In my previous (very brief) post I was mildly critical of AV-Test for publishing a comparative review of OS X Sierra products without much in the way of information about methodology. 127 more words

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AV-Test - OS X comparative test

Here’s a comparative rarity (pun intended): a comparative test of OS X products.

This one is from AV-Test: 10 Antivirus Suites for MacOS Sierra Put to the Test… 8 more words

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