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'Agent Smith' Android Malware Infected 25M Devices

  2 MIN READ  |     214 views  |     12 August 2019

The malware disguised itself as the Google Updater and modified apps such as WhatsApp, Opera Mini, and Flipkart with a malicious ads module. A new strain of Android malware has infected 25 million devices and modified legitimate apps with a malicious ads module, according to a report by the security company Check Point.
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What Is Application Shielding?

  4 MIN READ  |     176 views  |     21 July 2019

Application shielding is mainly used to protect intellectual property and cut down on piracy; the techniques modify a service's application code, making it more difficult for someone to tamper with it, or to figure out how to remove digital rights locks and steal media like music or movie files.
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A new wave of attacks targeting financial services and online services in Africa

  3 MIN READ  |     213 views  |     15 February 2019

SIM swap fraud happens when someone convinces your carrier to switch your phone number over to a SIM card that a criminal possesses. In some cases, there are carrier’s employees working together with criminals. By diverting your incoming SMS messages, scammers can easily complete the text-based two-factor authentication checks that protect your most sensitive accounts in financial services, social networks, webmail services and instant messengers.

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