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Attack of the dishwashers - This week in cybersecurity

Too busy working to keep up with cybersecurity news this week? Here’s a round-up of the top stories from the cyberscape.

By: Anthony Gil

Attack of the dishwashers - This week in cybersecurity

Dishwashers on the rampage: LG IoT security bug highlights risks of home automation

The discovery this week of a security vulnerability within SmartThinQ, a technology touted by LG for automating communication with its range of home appliances and devices, has reinforced the risks of remote Internet of Things (IoT) takeover as attackers progressively master new methods of attacking increasingly smart devices. 

Apple, Samsung and Huawei phones hacked on day one of Mobile Pwn2Own

Apple's iPhone 7 running iOS 11.1, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro were hacked on the first day of Mobile Pwn2Own.

Facebook Phishing Campaign Targets Android and iOS Users

A Facebook spam campaign is luring users to phishing pages that try to trick targets into handing over Facebook or YouTube credentials.

T-Mobile USA Calls Customers to Warn on SIM Hijacking

A bug allowed hackers to access customers' email addresses, account numbers and phone IMSIs.

Chrome users beware: A new "Catch-All" extension could steal everything you type

A malicious Chrome extension is spreading in Brazil, and it's capable of stealing everything typed inside a browser window. Here's what to look out for before it spreads.

Coin Miner Mobile Malware Returns, Hits Google Play

The efficacy of mobile devices to actually produce cryptocurrency in any meaningful amount is still doubtful.

Coinhive Miners Found in Android Apps, WordPress Sites

The malicious deployment of in-browser JavaScript-based cryptocurrency mining scripts has continued the past week, and we've seen them reach Android applications on the official Google Play Store, but we've also seen the first mass-deployment as part of a botnet of hacked WordPress sites.




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