Category: Security

Ransomware for your mobile – Yeah! – Oh Wait!

ESET researchers have recently revealed a new string of ransomware for Android based mobiles called Double Locker (Android/DoubleLocker.A) which manipulates Android accessibility services to completely locked down your phone. According to ESET the malware doesn’t harvest your sensitive information and forward them on to the criminal underground but it is a …

Marcher – Malware Alert

Malware on Android is becoming more popular every month due to the complex nature of the Android vendor model with some many variants, unlike Apple. Marcher is a trojan that is designed to steal your financial details by masquerading as an Adobe Flash update. How the malware is …

Smanos launch ‘UFO Panoramic Wi-Fi HD’ Camera in the UK

A while ago, I carried a review of the Smanos Wireless home alarm which you can view here. Well smart home security experts, Smanos, launched their quirky UFO Panoramic Wi-Fi HD Camera today as a new addition to its comprehensive range of easy-to-use smart home security products. The …

Brizebox – Review

As the explosion of online shopping continues, more and more of us are having deliveries to our homes (I am now on first name terms with my local Amazon delivery driver, we have so many deliveries). Here lies one of our first world problems, i.e. making sure somebody’s …

TalkTalk fined £400,000

You may have heard about TalkTalk this year. They’re a British television, telecommunications, Internet and mobile network service provider. They’ve just been handed a whopping £400,000 fine for what is classed as poor web security. It follows a cyber attack which occurred in October last year. This resulted …

Android vulnerabilities competition

Hacking bounty schemes are getting very popular with all the big names. Uber recently found a number of very concerning privacy issues with their application. This was found in a bounty programme. Well, it is not new news that Android has a number of vulnerabilities and generally the OS …

Another day, Another Android Vulnerability

These types of news stories are starting to become a regular feature. In short, someone finds a vulnerability in the Android Operating System which happens to affect every single phone – IN THEORY! No different to all the vulnerabilities that could destroy Microsoft Windows OS! Anyhow, this time, …

Smanos W100 WiFi wireless intruder alarm – Review

In today’s world, pretty much every gadget is connected to the internet. Alarms are no different, and I recently got sent this Wi-Fi enabled Home Security System, from Smanos. Whats In The Box: Upon opening the box I was met with the main control unit. It looks like …

System and Security Info – Apple love to hate

“System and Security Info” has risen to being of the one of the top paid-for applications in the iTunes charts since its release last week (14th May 2016) however in that time frame Apple got upset about the application and decided to ban it. The reason Apple got …

WhatsApp now fully encrypted.

Unless you have been living in a cave, with your eyes shut and your fingers in your ears, you will have heard of the recent hoo-ha over a certain company and a law enforcement agency request to unlock an iPhone. This has spiralled into a privacy debate, which …

Leaked Malware code for Android

In has been reported that the source code for some Android malware that steals your online banking credentials and details from your handset, according to IBM. There is an assumption that it can only steal banking information if you use your handset for online banking and download third-apps …

Malware that can root your device and delete everything

In the security news this week, there has been a new form of malware named “Mazar BOT” which has the ability to “root” your Android device and erase everything on the handset. The malware was discovered by Heimdal Security and was released this week in a blog. The …

Breaking News – iOS date change bug renders devices unusable

Information is still extremely limited due to the nature of this bug, but it would appear a simple date change on your iOS device will render the device useless. Any iOS device powered by A7, A8, A8X, A9 or an A9X chip is affected. Those with a 32-bit …

Android Turing Phone now with less Android

I have a thing for the weird and occasionally wonderful. The Turing Phone sits in the first category, and I am sincerely hoping that it will fall into the second category. Google, and by extension, its Android partner ecosystem weren’t afraid to try new things in the early …

BlackBerry has reaffirmed their security credentials

BlackBerry have been forced to defend the encryption that protects their devices following claims from various government agencies in particular after the recent report from the Dutch police. The Dutch police force claim they managed to decrypt messages on BlackBerry devices which used PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) encryption. …

Canary – Smart home security for everyone – Review

Canary is more than a simple surveillance camera for your home. From the very moment you purchase your Canary for £159, you’ll instantly notice the quality. Canary was launched back in July 2013 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. There was clearly a market demand, as within a month over …

13 More malicious apps removed from Google Play

We reported late last year the ever increasing malicious applications appearing on the Google Play application store. Google removed 13 applications which appeared in the store as games however they were able to execute unauthorised commands and code which was difficult to remove. The games contained malware similar to …

More evidence of Android malware hijacking

We recently reported on various studies and stories about Android being vulnerable and various applications been hijacked by malware. It is important to stress at this point, with due care and attention to where you are downloading applications from – you will reduce the risk of an attack on your …