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Most wireless carriers in the United States are vulnerable to SIM swapping attacks and lack proper procedures to fend off hackers and other bad actors, Princeton researchers have found. SIM swapping became a popular attack method during the Bitcoin boom as hackers targeted Bitcoin wallets protected by SMS two-factor authentication (2FA). It took off and […]

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Budget Android smartphones offered through a US government initiative for low-income Americans come with preinstalled, unremovable Chinese malware, researchers report. These low-cost smartphones are sold by Assurance Wireless, a federal Lifeline Assistance program under Virgin Mobile. Lifeline, supported by the federal Universal Service Fund, is a government program launched in 1985 to provide discounted phone […]

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Tracked as CVE-2019-11932, the security flaw exists in the open source library named libpl_droidsonroids_gif.so, which is part of the android-gif-drawable package and is used by numerous Android applications when processing GIF files. WhatsApp for Android was one of the impacted applications and Facebook patched it recently with the release of version 2.19.244. However, many other […]

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