A week in security (February 4 – 8)

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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Merging Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram: a technical, reputational hurdle

Facebook’s plan to integrate secure messaging across Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram will demand technical know-how and a fierce commitment to user privacy.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Fake WhatsApp can steal info from your phone

WhatsApp Plus has the potential to steal information, as it is a variant of Android/PUP.Riskware.Wtaspin.GB, a fake Whatsapp riskware that dates back to mid-2017.

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A week in security (November 27 – December 03)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from Monday, November 27 to Sunday, December 3, including smart toys, another security breach, ransomware, and things to ponder when shopping for gifts this Christmas season.

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Phony WhatsApp used Unicode to slip under Google’s radar

After a troubling week for Google not so long ago, the company is under the spotlight once more for missing a phony Whatsapp that, after further investigation by several members of Reddit, was found laden with adware.

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A week in security (Nov 27 – Dec 03)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 27th of November to the 3rd of December. This week, we touched on Gooligan, attribution, a new WhatsApp phishing campaign, another ransomware, and a one-of-a-kind Apple spam.

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Fake WhatsApp email comes as a billing alert

Recently, we have received a report from one of our readers on Facebook regarding another criminal-driven campaign targeting WhatsApp users. It comes in the form of a phishing email, which our reader has forwarded for us to look into.

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UK WhatsApp users warned of latest in-the-wild scam

Users of WhatsApp, that popular texting service application for mobile devices, are warned of a new scam making rounds that may have started late last week. The official Sainsbury’s Twitter account has already denied the legitimacy of the message, and rightfully advised the user to simply delete or ignore the message without replying.

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Don’t Get Stuck on WhatsApp Stickers…

Free WhatsApp stickers? Careful, or you might come unstuck…

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Don’t take this Lucky Wheel for a Spin…

Will you spin the Lucky Wheel and win a prize? Or will you be decidedly more unlucky in your attempts to get your hands on a new phone?

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