iPhone iOS 13 Lockscreen Bypass Flaw Exposes Contacts

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September 13, 2019
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Netanyahu, Trump Deny Report of Israeli Spying Near White House

President Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied a media report that Israel spied on cell phones in the vicinity of the White House — and President Donald Trump said he believed him. Speaking on a trip to Russia, Netanyahu said there was no eavesdropping on cell phones around the US presidency because he had forbidden spying against the United States. “I have a directive: no intelligence connection in the United States,…

September 13, 2019
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Android Flashlight Apps Request up to 77 Permissions

An analysis of Android flashlight applications available in Google Play has revealed that they request an average of 25 permissions, with some requesting up to 77 permissions when installed. Several years ago, users had to download and install flashlight applications on their devices, but Android now includes the functionality natively. However, flashlight applications continue to exist, and there are hundreds of them. An investigation performed by Avast’s security researchers has…

September 13, 2019
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Simjacker: SIM Card Attack Used to Spy on Mobile Phone Users

Researchers at AdaptiveMobile Security, a firm that specializes in cyber telecoms security, have disclosed a new SIM card attack method that could work against over 1 billion mobile phones, and they claim it has already been exploited by a surveillance company to track users. Dubbed Simjacker, the attack involves sending a specially crafted SMS message to the targeted phone. The message contains SIM Toolkit (STK) instructions and it’s processed by…

September 12, 2019
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Telegram Failed to Delete Images From Local Storage

The Telegram secure messaging application was found to breach users’ privacy by failing to properly remove images from a device’s local storage when the sender selects to delete them for all recipients. The option was meant to provide users with the possibility to delete messages that were sent by mistake or genuinely to any recipient. By deleting erroneously sent messages, the app helped preserve users’ privacy, though it appears that…

September 11, 2019
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Telegram Failed to Delete Removed Images From Local Storage

The Telegram secure messaging application was found to breach users’ privacy by failing to properly remove images from a device’s local storage when the sender selects to delete them for all recipients. The option was meant to provide users with the possibility to delete messages that were sent by mistake or genuinely to any recipient. By deleting erroneously sent messages, the app helped preserve users’ privacy, though it appears that…

September 11, 2019
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