The hackers sent text messages to Android users posing as the Iranian government.
Financially motivated hackers, allegedly based in Iran, are targeting Iranian civilians in a new malicious campaign. Cybersecurity researchers at Check Point Research say that tens of thousands of Iranians have become victims a fraudulent scheme in which hackers sent text messages to Android users posing as the Iranian government.
In text messages, the scammers encouraged victims to download Android apps that actually steal credit card information and two-factor authentication codes, and the infected devices are then used by hackers as bots to send phishing SMS messages.
Once installed, the malicious app displays a fake login page to the Sana Authentication Service (Iranian Electronic Court Notice System), requesting the victim’s mobile phone number and national identification number. The app also notifies the victim to pay a fee of 20-50 thousand Iranian riyals (about $ 1), thereby reducing suspicion and making the operation appear more legitimate.
“Operators of a malicious campaign use social engineering and cause serious financial damage to their victims, despite the poor quality and technical simplicity of its tools,” the experts noted. However, Iranians are not the only ones affected by such attacks. Finland recently faced a massive wave of phishing emails spreading the FluBot banking malware. Many malicious messages said that the subscriber received a message via voice mail, and it was possible to listen to it using a special link.
Nvidia lost. LHR mining protection is also hacked under Linux. This was done by NBMiner developers
Two days have passed since the NiceHash developers cracked the Nvidia LHR protection, as the NBMiner team also pleased their users with the same news. Only this time we are talking about software for Linux.
Thus, Nvidia’s protection completely fell for both Windows and Linux. Unfortunately, both programs are closed source, so it’s not clear what mechanisms the developers used to hack.
Whether the loss of Nvidia will affect the availability and prices of video cards is still difficult to say. At the moment, the cryptocurrency market continues to fall, but sooner or later it will turn around, and gamers may again face shortages and overpriced graphics cards.
Xiaomi has released a profitable set of security camera and smart door locksmart door lock
Xiaomi has introduced a new kit with an outdoor video surveillance camera and a smart door lock, which includes Mi Outdoor camera and Mi Smart Door Lock 1S.
The bundle is priced at around $237, which is a great deal as these devices cost $20 more individually.
Mi Smart Door Lock 1S supports 7 unlocking methods, including fingerprint, password, temporary password, Bluetooth, HomeKit, NFC or regular key unlock. Compared to the first generation, the new lock supports both the Mijia app and Apple HomeKit.
As for the rechargeable version of Xiaomi Outdoor Camera, this is Xiaomi’s first outdoor wireless camera. It has an independent design and can be installed without connecting the mains cable or power cable. It has a wide viewing angle of 130°, 1080p resolution and supports WDR technology.
In addition, the battery version of the Xiaomi Outdoor Camera offers night vision up to 7 meters and people detection function. It is IP65 rated and has a long battery life of up to 90 days.
“These are machines for sucking out personal data.” Prayer and mental health apps have poor security
Mental health apps have worse privacy protection than most other types of apps, according to a new analysis by Mozilla. We are talking about the entire category as a whole. In addition, things are also bad for prayer applications.
The vast majority of mental health and prayer apps are exceptionally creepy. They track a variety of data, share and capitalize on users’ most intimate personal thoughts and feelings, such as mood, mental state, and biometric data.
The team analyzed 32 mental health and prayer apps. Of these apps, 29 received a Privacy not included warning, indicating that the team is concerned about how the app manages user data.
These applications collect large amounts of personal data in accordance with vague privacy policies. Most applications have also been found to have poor security practices that allow users to create accounts with weak passwords. Considering how much personal information such programs can contain, this is a bad feature.
The list of the worst programs according to the specified criteria included Better Help, Youper, Woebot, Better Stop Suicide, Pray.com and Talkspace. In particular, the Woebot chatbot claims to collect information about users and shares this data for advertising purposes, and Talkspace collects transcripts of user chats.
They work like data-sucking machines with the look and feel of a mental health app. In other words: wolves in sheep’s clothing
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