Cyber security news for all


    Android users complain of strange push messages

    Anyone using an Android smartphone can currently receive a mysterious message. The cause could be a security gap. More and more Android users are complaining about strange push messages that appear on their smartphones and other apps. It looks like this is related to a vulnerability in Google’s Cloud Messaging that became known last week. These are push messages, which are currently apparently popping up on a large scale on Android phones.

    The researchers found that many apps contain static keys that can be misused to send spam messages on a large scale. Until then, it is best to ignore strange pop-ups and not follow any links they contain. The messages so far were harmless apart from their annoyance; but it could be a dangerous, malicious campaign.

    push messages

    These notifications usually notify you of new updates or new messages in emails or SMS. But in this case it seems like someone wants to test the notification function. In the current notifications on Android smartphones, the word test can be read. These push messages could be a test of a security flaw. This could soon be exploited by criminals.

    The Vulnerability Is Unknown

    Whether the test messages had anything to do with the vulnerability is unknown. Google and Microsoft are already aware of the reports and the companies are currently investigating the problem. If you receive such a message, it is best to ignore it and not click on links if any should be in the message.The interface can possibly be used to send unauthorized large numbers of pop – up notifications. Even if no malicious messages have yet been discovered, it could always be the case at a later date. Microsoft has managed to put a stop to the rogue FCM notifications that have been affecting Teams.

    Recent Articles

    Maze leaks data on its own platform

    The Maze ransomware has been up to almost a year and a half. This week, security experts warned about the actions of the cyber...

    Emotet to spread the malware behind email archives

    If you find an attached pack to an email these days, you should be particularly careful: the highly developed malware Emotet could be lurking...

    500,000 Activision accounts have been leaked

    Activision has taken a position on the alleged leak. According to the publisher, there has never been a data leak. In some cases it is...

    Judge issues injunction against WeChat

    The US government wanted to take action against the app WeChat. A judge stood sideways. The app should disappear from the platforms in the...

    Mail provider Tutanota becomes target of cyber attacks

    Over the weekend, ongoing DDoS attacks and an infrastructure problem resulted in downtime for hundreds of users. While some were able to mitigate most...

    Related Stories

    Leave A Reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox