Even if mobile malware doesn’t have nearly as much of a presence in the cyber threat landscape as other major threats like ransomware variants, it is still just as dangerous under the right circumstances. An Android banking malware called Sova, for example, has returned with a vengeance with additional features to make users’ lives miserable.
As a business professional, it’s your responsibility to protect your company’s digital assets from cybercrime, but the path forward is not always so easy or clear-cut. Without a thorough knowledge and expertise of IT security at your disposal, it can be challenging to protect your infrastructure as adequately as it needs to be. Here are some of the common issues that involve cybersecurity, as well as how you can address them.
“Wait, I didn’t buy that!” That’s what many smartphone users have been saying lately, as a prevalent strain of malware has been infecting Android devices. The malware is called “toll fraud malware” and it’s been signing users up to services they don’t want.
Network security could mean any number of things, but more often than not, people are using the term as a blanket statement against the dreaded idea of malware and its many forms. Today, we are discussing how vast the world of malware can be and how often you might find yourself misunderstanding what it exactly is. Knowing all this can help you identify if you have become a malware victim or not.
Ransomware is widely regarded as one of the worst modern cyberthreats out there today, and there’s plenty of evidence to support this. These attacks and their aftereffects can devastate businesses of all industries. Let’s consider why it is that ransomware is so dangerous, and what can be done to fight it.
Many threats immediately make themselves known on your device the second they install themselves, like ransomware and other types of malware. Others, like this newly discovered threat called MosaicLoader, discreetly install themselves in the background of your device and cause problems behind the scenes.
You often hear about malware that infects desktop PCs, laptops, or servers, but other types of malware that infect mobile devices also exist. One such malware, a threat called TangleBot, has been discovered, and it can become seriously problematic for both workers and consumers utilizing Android devices—especially in today’s mobile-centric workplace.
The cyberattack on SolarWinds was devastating for many reasons, and Microsoft has officially uncovered yet another type of malware used in the attack on the software provider. This time, it is a backdoor threat they have named FoggyWeb. What does this threat do and why is it so important to look at this incident even now?
If you use almost any Apple products, you’ll want to check for and apply an update that will prevent your devices from being spied on. Apple has just issued an emergency software update for a critical vulnerability that was recently discovered. The new updates were pushed out on Monday, September 13th, 2021, and include a major security fix for the Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple Mac computers and laptops. The vulnerability is a very serious one known as a “zero click remote exploit.” It allows invasive spyware to infect any of these devices without any sort of end-user action. Whereas the majority of malware requires the user to download something, click on a fraudulent link, join an unsecure network, or hand over a password, this new breed of malware can infect most Apple devices without a single click. Security researchers have traced the spyware back to Israel’s NSO Group, a technology firm that develops remote surveillance spyware. The spyware, called Pegasus, can be deployed to any Apple iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac without the user being aware of it, and can allow both governments or criminals to turn on your camera and microphone, record messages, texts, emails, and calls, even if you are using encrypted services. It’s essentially giving the cybercriminal full control over your device without you knowing it. How to Check If You’ve Been Infected by the Pegasus Zero-Click Spyware Here’s the worst part—you’ll never know if you have this on your phone or device. If the spyware is on your device, it’s virtually invisible to you. You won’t see the typical tell-tale signs of an infection, such as strange text messages, suspicious links, or any other notification. It’s simply there, possibly running at any given moment, recording what you are doing and sending everything to NSO Group and their clients. If that’s not bad enough, security researchers believe that this spyware has been around since at least March of 2021, and with more than 1.65 billion Apple products on the market today… Let’s just say we should all be taking this very seriously. Update Your Apple Devices Right Now: Here’s How to Do It Apple iPhone and iPad Before you update, back up your device using iCloud or your computer. Plug your device into power and make sure you are connected to the Internet with Wi-Fi. Go to Settings > General, then tap Software Update. Tap Install Now. If you see Download and Install instead, tap it to download the update, enter your passcode, then tap Install Now. Apple macOS on a Mac Computer Go to the Apple menu in the corner of your screen. Choose System Preferences. Click Software Update. Click Update Now or Upgrade Now. Repeat this process in case further updates are available. For more information, check out Apple’s Update documentation. Apple Watch Connect your Apple Watch to Wi-Fi. Ensure that your watch is at least 50% charged, or plug it in to power. You’ll want to make sure your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS. On your iPhone, open the Watch app and tap My Watch. Tap General > Software Update. Download the update. Wait for the progress wheel to appear on your Apple Watch. It could take […]