Play Video about COVID-19 Text Message Malware Targets Android Users Across U.S. And Canada




COVID-19 Text Message Malware Targets Android Users Across U.S. And Canada

Episode 11

This malware, coined TangleBot, can directly obtain personal information, control device interaction with apps and overlay screens, and steal account information from financial activities initiated on the device.
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TangleBot: New Advanced SMS Malware Targets Mobile Users Across U.S. and Canada with COVID-19 Lures

Cloudmark threat analysts have discovered a new piece of mobile malware spreading via SMS and currently targeting Android mobile users in the United States and Canada.TangleBot uses SMS text message lures with content about COVID regulations

iCloud Private Relay flaw leaks users’ IP addresses

A flaw discovered in Apple’s new iCloud Private Relay defeats the feature’s raison d’etre by exposing a user’s IP address when certain conditions are met.

Port of Houston target of suspected nation-state hack

The Port of Houston, a critical piece of infrastructure along the Gulf Coast, issued a statement Thursday saying it had successfully defended against an attempted hack in August and no operational data or systems were impacted.

One of the largest ports in the world averted a potential cyber attack

The port of Houston prevented a major hack suspected to be carried out by nation-state actors. The hack was detected in its early stage only which helped the part authorities to stop an attack which could give the actors unlimited access to its network.


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About The Hosts

Honey Beez

Honey Beez is a retired computer hacker, chess addict, author, and mother. Honey is an American and a New Yorker.  She has written several Children’s books and chess books as well as creating an American chess opening called The Bee Defense.

Trip Elix

Trip Elix is an author, podcaster and video personality Over the last 30 years, he has worked as a security analyst and privately as a consultant, investigator, forensic technician and a skip tracer. He is the author of three books and gives talks on security and privacy.

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