Today’s Cyberthreats: Japan Quake Scams, Fake Android Fix
Most weekdays, TechNewsDaily’s colleagues at SecurityNewsDaily give us a roundup on what’s worrying the guardians of cyberspace. Here’s what’s happening:
JAPAN EARTHQUAKE PHISHING SCAMS: The global community is rallying together to donate money to help those affected by the massive earthquake that struck Japan today (March 11). As with any significant issue that draws widespread attention, online scammers are sure to pop up with fake donation sites.
FAKE ANDROID FIX: Security researchers have found a fake “Android Market Security Tool” in a Chinese app market. The corrupt app uses the same name as the legitimate fix Google issued March 6 after 58 infected Android apps were found containing a data-stealing software called “DroidDream.”
SAFARI AND IE HACKED AT CONTEST: Apple fixed 62 security flaws in its Safari Web browser, but hackers at the Pwn2Own hacking contest were still able to easily crack into it Wednesday (March 9), along with Internet Explorer. Google Chrome remains untouched so far.