$2 Android Security app does not actually do anything

Threatpost.com 6/6/14 news roundup has the story.

 

Researchers at FireEye found 5 apps on Amazon and Google Play that did not actually do anything except show  a progress bar.

 

we have Android Phones – and have been testing the Sophos Security on the Android –  it is an app that does clean and scans for malware on Android.

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Be careful what you download onto your phone and tablet.

It was built by Mina Adib.

Blue tooth Credit Card skimmers and other skimmers steal $100k

There are also physical hacks – that can cause problems The Hacker News has an older post, and then we go down the list – pump skimmers, Bluetooth skimmer, and old fashioned ATM devices.

 

 

Fastcolabs has a video which shows where the skimmers are added (inside the pump stand – where the electronics are

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That is the issue – one needs to have physical tests and reviews on all aspects of consumer access.

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As VentureBeat.com has a story on an ATM  Credit card skimmer to steal $100k

 

What can you do? – require the places you frequent on whether they are testing their devices like a hacker would look at things.

Useful weblinks

ARIN – American registry for Internet Numbers

Whois database

SANS – (SysAdmin, Audit, Networking, Security) A private company teaching the ins and outs of security

DIG – an excellent utility to check DNS (Domain name service on the net at Kloth.net

Virustotal – An excellent online malware analysis tool (wondering if a file has malware? upload and check.

ISC – Internet Storm Center , a daily update on Security concerns on the net (run by SANS)

05/03/2014

 

More to come…