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Content tagged with Mobile posted in March 2017
How Identity Deception Increases the Success of Ransomware
Commentary  |  3/28/2017  | 
As scammers hone their skills, their handiwork looks more credible to intended victims, making a successful ransomware scam more likely.
Jail Time Set for Two More Members of Global Telecom Fraud Scheme
Quick Hits  |  3/28/2017  | 
Ramon Batista and Farintong Calderon have been sentenced to 75 months and 36 months in prison, respectively.
Cybercriminals Exploit March Madness Frenzy
Quick Hits  |  3/27/2017  | 
Users are clicking on dubious links to stream matches and exposing confidential data to hackers, says Zscaler.
Sound Waves Used to Hack Common Data Sensors
News  |  3/16/2017  | 
Though the immediate threat to your smartphone or Fitbit is slight, University of Michigan researchers show command-and-control capability with spoofed signaling on a variety of MEMS accelerometers.
Google Removes Chamois Apps Botnet from Play Store
Quick Hits  |  3/16/2017  | 
Google has eliminated Chamois apps, which installed invisible apps and downloaded unwanted plugins without victims' knowledge.
Enterprises Hit with Malware Preinstalled on their Androids
News  |  3/13/2017  | 
Check Point details evidence of mobile supply chain problems based on infections on devices at two large organizations.
Mobile (In)security: Dark Reading Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  3/9/2017  | 
Clever word play on mobile ransomware, cloud and the Internet of Things. And the winners are
Trojan Android App Bullies Google Play Users Into Giving It 5 Stars
Quick Hits  |  3/9/2017  | 
Users who download "Music Mania" get pounded by ads until they say uncle.
Consumer Reports to Grade Products on Cybersecurity
Quick Hits  |  3/7/2017  | 
The ratings group will begin to consider products' cybersecurity following a rise in attacks on IoT devices.
Malware Kits, Advertising Trojans Drive Mobile Risk
News  |  3/1/2017  | 
Kaspersky Lab research and INTERPOL analysis highlight growth in advertising Trojans and mobile malware kit sales on the Dark Web.


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CVE-2020-23359
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-27
WeBid 1.2.2 admin/newuser.php has an issue with password rechecking during registration because it uses a loose comparison to check the identicalness of two passwords. Two non-identical passwords can still bypass the check.
CVE-2020-23360
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-27
oscommerce v2.3.4.1 has a functional problem in user registration and password rechecking, where a non-identical password can bypass the checks in /catalog/admin/administrators.php and /catalog/password_reset.php
CVE-2020-23361
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-27
phpList 3.5.3 allows type juggling for login bypass because == is used instead of === for password hashes, which mishandles hashes that begin with 0e followed by exclusively numerical characters.
CVE-2021-25311
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-27
condor_credd in HTCondor before 8.9.11 allows Directory Traversal outside the SEC_CREDENTIAL_DIRECTORY_OAUTH directory, as demonstrated by creating a file under /etc that will later be executed by root.
CVE-2021-25312
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-27
HTCondor before 8.9.11 allows a user to submit a job as another user on the system, because of a flaw in the IDTOKENS authentication method.