A team of researchers from the French Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI) has devised a way to covertly exploit the Siri and Google Now voice activated personal assistants in order to make the target's smartphone send messages and emails, visit potentially malicious sites, make pricey phone calls or even become an eavesdropping device.
A clever phishing scheme has been spotted targeting users who have had their iPad or iPhone stolen, leading researchers to believe that it has been set up by a criminal group that offers thieves the service of finding out the information necessary to unlock the stolen devices.
As the day of the release of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus draws near, scammers have expectedly begun using the new devices as a lure in Facebook scams.
Facebook will soon be pushing out an update to its iOS Messenger app meant to patch a vulnerability that could allow attackers to place pricy calls from users' phones by simply making them click on a web link.
AdThief (or Spad) is the name of a recently discovered iOS malware that has managed to infect some 75,000 jailbroken iOS devices and steal revenue from around 22 million ads in a period that spanned a little over four months.
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