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.
Be careful what you download onto your phone and tablet.
It was built by Mina Adib.
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
That is the issue – one needs to have physical tests and reviews on all aspects of consumer access.
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.
Arstechnica and other news stories broke this story in March, 2014
If your router has the following DNS servers: 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
Then you have been hacked.
Otherwise you will not know.
GoodGearGuide out of Australia has a report:
Denial of service “attack” can cause a reboot of your phone.
It affects all Android 4.x firmware versions on Google Galaxy Nexus, 4 and 5.
When a phone receives a large number of SMS(Short Message Service- otherwise know known as text) messages it could reboot
ARIN – American registry for Internet Numbers
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)
More to come…