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Trojan Gifthorse Infected Tens of Millions Android Devices Racking Millions

Episode 15

Malicious Android applications appear harmless when looking at the store description and requested permissions, but this false sense of confidence changes when users get charged month over month for the premium service they get subscribed to without their knowledge and consent.
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Update Google Chrome ASAP to Patch 2 New Actively Exploited Zero-Day Flaws

Google on Thursday pushed urgent security fixes for its Chrome browser, including a pair of new security weaknesses that the company said are being exploited in the wild, making them the fourth and fifth actively zero-days plugged this month alone.

https://thehackernews.com/2021/09/update-google-chrome-asap-to-patch-2.html

GriftHorse Android Trojan Steals Millions from Over 10 Million Victims Globally

These malicious Android applications appear harmless when looking at the store description and requested permissions, but this false sense of confidence changes when users get charged month over month for the premium service they get subscribed to without their knowledge and consent.

https://blog.zimperium.com/grifthorse-android-trojan-steals-millions-from-over-10-million-victims-globally/

FinSpy: unseen findings

FinSpy, also known as FinFisher or Wingbird, is an infamous surveillance toolset. Kaspersky has been tracking deployments of this spyware since 2011. Historically, its Windows implant was distributed through a single-stage installer. This version was detected and researched several times up to 2018.

https://securelist.com/finspy-unseen-findings/104322/

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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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