Android NFC hack allow users to have free rides in public transportation
Insec Ethical Hacking Hub Android NFC hack allow users to have free rides in public transportation 1

“Tarjeta BIP!” is the electronic payment system used in Chile to pay for public transportation via NFC incorporated in the user’s smartphone. Numerous projects enabling mobile NFC ticketing for public transportation have been already executed worldwide. This is a trend. It means that criminal minds should be interested in it. Moreover, they are.  

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Android Worm on Chinese Valentine’s day
Insec Ethical Hacking Hub Android Worm on Chinese Valentine's day 1

On August 2, the Chinese Valentine’s Day, an Android SMS worm struck China. It is called XXshenqi.apk. In the space of six hours, it infected about 500,000 devices. It has received widespread coverage in the local media. It’s not just an SMS worm, containing two malicious modules: XXshenqi.apk and its asset Trogoogle.apk. The function of […]

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elasticsearch Vuln Abuse on Amazon Cloud and More for DDoS and Profit
Insec Ethical Hacking Hub Chthonic: a new modification of ZeuS 1

A couple weeks ago, my colleague Mikhail K posted on the “versatile linux DDoS trojan”, with analysis of several bots, including a bot implementing some extraordinary DNS amplification DDoS functionality. Operators of these bots are currently active, and we observe new variants of the trojan building bigger botnets. Let’s explore some additional offensive details of this crew’s […]

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Fake antivirus – attack of the clones
Insec Ethical Hacking Hub Fake antivirus - attack of the clones 1

Experts recently discovered a scam antivirus app on Google Play going by the name of Virus Shield. A distinct feature of this particular app was the fact that users had to pay for it – most fake AV can initially be downloaded for free. This meant its creators immediately started making money and didn’t have to demand […]

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Stealing from online Wallets
Insec Ethical Hacking Hub Stealing from online Wallets 1

We’ve written several times about mobile malware that can send text messages to premium numbers or steal money from online wallets and bank accounts. We also know that cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways of stealing money using mobile Trojans. So our recent discovery of Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.Waller.a highlighted a new get-rich technique that not only […]

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