On the IoT road: perks, benefits and security of moving smartly

This year, we decided to continue our tradition of small-scale experiments with security of connected devices but focused on the automotive-related topic. We randomly took several different automotive connected devices (a couple of auto scanners, a dashboard camera, a GPS tracker, a smart alarm system, a pressure and temperature monitoring system) and reviewed their security setup.

How to steal a million (of your data)

This cybercriminal’s thirst for stolen data is confirmed by the statistics: in the first half of 2019, more than 940,000 users were attacked by malware designed to harvest a variety of data on the computers. The threat’s called “Stealer Trojans” or Password Stealing Ware (PSW), a type of malware designed to steal passwords, files, and other data from victim computers. Read Full Article

New FinSpy iOS and Android implants revealed ITW

FinSpy is used to collect a variety of private user information on various platforms. Since 2011 Kaspersky has continuously monitored the development of this malware and the emergence of new versions in the wild. According to our telemetry, several dozen unique mobile devices have been infected over the past year, with recent activity recorded in Myanmar in June 2019. Read Full Article

Not-so-dear subscribers

Many people have had a run-in with subscriptions to mobile content providers. They appear out of the blue, and get discovered only when account funds run dry. We recently discovered several apps in Play Market directly related to such intrusive services. Read Full Article