Security research firm Check Point in its research discovered 400 vulnerabilities in Android smartphones running on a specific Qualcomm digital signal processor (DSP) chip. These vulnerabilities allow hackers to access sensitive information, render the mobile phone constantly unresponsive, and allow malware and other malicious code to completely hide their activities and become un-removable.
Security researchers identified multiple vulnerabilities on the Web and mobile platforms of online dating site OkCupid that could have allowed hackers to steal user private data of users. The data could include full profile details, private messages, sexual orientation, personal addresses, and even all submitted answers to OkCupid’s profiling questions.
Zoom along with the cybersecurity company Check Point has fixed an issue with its Vanity URL that could have potentially allowed hackers to manipulate meeting ID links for phishing purposes.
Google Play Protection was unable to detect Tekya malware lurking in 56 apps, Check Point research has claimed. The app also cloned several apps with the malware installed in it.
Cybercriminals across the world are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic by targetting netizens, including amateur online hackers with dangerous malware in the guise of "special COVID-19" offers.
Special offers by different hackers promoting their "goods" - usually malicious malware or exploit tools - are being sold over the dark net under special offers with 'COVID19' or "coronavirus" as discount codes, targeting wannabe cyber-attackers.