Iran’s Lyceum threat group active against telcos, ISPs. Clopp hits unpatched SolarWinds instances. Mercenaries. Patch Tuesday.

11 November 2021

Accenture and Prevailion describe the recent activities of the Iranian threat group Lyceum. It’s concentrated on installing backdoors in ISPs and telecommunications companies.

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Popular child-monitoring Android apps have been secretly tracking the parents too

Mobile apps that help people monitor their children are also leaking the parents’ data to third parties, and possibly malicious actors, researchers have found.

Parents beware: These popular Android child tracking apps might be spying on you

Karim Hijazi, CEO of Prevailion, believes that the reason behind the lax security in child-tracking apps is that app developers do not always necessarily dedicate the time and sources needed to ensure an app is secure.

Popular child-tracking apps are actually tracking parents — how to stay safe

The apps you use to track your children may actually be tracking you. Prevailion CEO Karim Hijazi pointed out to Cybernews, many of the companies behind these kinds of apps utilize third-party code from open-source libraries or specific features built by other developers to cut costs.

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