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#MobSec5 mobile security news for the week of Dec. 5 2016

What a week! We’ve gathered gobs of great reading material for your perusal this weekend. This week’s digest of mobile security news includes: Slaughtering Dirty COW in Android Devs, get yer ATS in gear! Not a lot of Nougat Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend, be good, and stay safe. Android Security Bulletin—December 2016 (Android Open Source Project) “The ...

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1 Million Google accounts hacked by Gooligan Malware, check if yours is hacked too

Recent research by Checkpoint has revealed a new malicious malware named Gooligan which has breached the security of a million Google accounts. The malware infects the devices and steals the tokens which are used to access Gmail, Google Play, Google Photos and Documents, Google Drive and more. Gooliganhas infected many Android devices mainly Android 4 and 5. Large number of ...

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Malware can now detect virtual machines

As cyber criminals create new pieces of malware, security researchers and white-hat hackers are fighting back by analyzing this malicious software, usually by running virtual machines. This is done so the real system of the researchers will not be infected, and the malware can easily be terminated just by turning off the virtual machine. However, it was recently discovered that ...

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The Government of Pakistan designate FIA as Investigation in Cyber Crime Act 2016

“In exercise of the Powers conferred under section 29 of the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act, 2016 (XI, of 2016), the Federal Government is pleased to designate the Federal Investigation Agency as the Investigation agency for the purpose of Investigation of Offences under the said Act” The above mentioned desicion finalized in the meeting with Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian ...

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World Bank started Forensic Audit of FBR Computerized System IRIS

The team of World Bank reached Pakistan and started the audit of FBR Computerized System called IRIS. The last year World Bank technical team submit the technical faults in said system and asked that the IRIS system quite old and not applicable in current scenrio of economic position of Pakistan.   So, after a some period its quite accepted that ...

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Facebook will use Whatsapp users’ personal data

As you know that Whatsapp is also by facebook company before two years ago. Now Facebook management change the privacy policy of whatsapp and allow users data to share on facebook for the purpose of getting ads. The companies says that there is not security risk to your whatsapp messages on your facebook timeline, or your status updates being sent ...

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WHITE HOUSE HIRES FIRST FEDERAL CISO

The importance of system security is quite high priority of all departments including public and private organization. So the white house appointed a retired Brigadier General Gregory J. Touhill, as first Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He will responsible for setting policies, strategies and practices across federal agencies. The role of the first federal CISO will include conducting Cyberstat Reviews ...

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Win $200,000 from Google after search any bug from Android

You can win $200,000 from google company after report him regarding any bug in Android. Google announced a project name “Project Zero Prize”, and differed from hacking contests that take place over one or two days. Any Developer/Designer or researchers can submit entries from now until March 14, 2017 in this project. “The goal of this contest is to find a ...

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Pakistani super girl, Roma Saiyidain, is the world’s youngest certified ethical hacker

The World’s Youngest Certified Ethical Hacker, Roma Saiyidain, at the age of 13. She lives in Islamabad, is now officially the world’s youngest Certified Ethical Hacker. She became a certified Microsoft professional when she was only 10 years of age. The brilliant teen has dreams of becoming an anti-cyber terrorism expert one day and says that she wants to devote her entire ...

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NAB is going to establish Digital Forensic Lab for Investigation

The National Accountability Bureau is going to establish his first Digital Forensic Science Lalb in Rawalpindi Bureau for investigation purpose and finger print analysis. NAB can be eliminate corruption using latest technology in this forensic lab. The Chairman NAB said the laboratory will help retrieve documents from electronic devices like cell phones, computers, iPads and networks, and its preservation to ...

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