Month: April 2017

Google Just Found (Probably) The Most Dangerous Android Malware Ever Seen

Google has uncovered the Android version of Pegasus, a mobile spyware created by NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance company considered the most advanced producer of mobile spyware on the planet. Pegasus for iPhone was uncovered in August last year, unprecedented in its use of three previously-undisclosed, then-unpatched iOS vulnerabilities (known as zero-days). It targeted a …

WhatsApp will reportedly launch peer-to-peer payments

WhatsApp may be about to introduce peer-to-peer payments in India, its largest market with over 200 million users. A report from The Ken, an India-based subscription media company that we recently profiled, claims that WhatsApp plans to use UPI, a cross-bank payment system backed by the government, to begin enable payments between users within the …

Maker of a $14,000 super-secure phone gets cold feet after low sales force cuts

Proving that making an impact in the smartphone world is really difficult today, even with plenty of investment and an apparently underserved niche audience, Sirin Labs — makers of the massively expensive Solarin phone — has decided to investigate other projects, and made 30 of its staff redundant. The Solarin phone was launched almost a …

Jerusalem Post and other Israeli websites compromised by Iranian threat agent CopyKitten

On 29 March 2017 the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) said in a statement that the website of Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post was manipulated and linked to a harmful third party. Below is a Google translation of the statement: “After the cyber attack on the German Bundestag in 2015, some protective functions that the BSI …

Galaxy S8 Facial recognition can be bypassed With a Photo DEMO

Earlier this week, the Samsung Galaxy S8 line of devices were announced with tremendous fanfare. The Galaxy S8 serves as a symbol of Samsung’s comeback story following the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. In my opinion, the pros of the Galaxy S8 outweigh the cons. However, there is one specific con that has been making the …