Chinese Hackers Spread Android Banking Trojan Using Fake Cellphone Tower

According to a Check Point Software blog, Chinese hackers using a rogue cell phone tower, have taken smishing to the next level. The hackers ar distributing Android banking malware via spoofed SMS messages from these rogue cell towers. Security researchers at Check Point discovered that Chinese hackers are using fake base transceiver stations (BTS towers) to distribute "Swearing Trojan," an Android…

How your telephone has evolved over time

By: Chris Stone & Sean Hall 8 MARCH 2017 • 6:00AM In the video above, we look at how the telephone has evolved over time — from tin can phones, to the first-ever mobile device, to the launch of 5G connectivity later this year. From televisions to wearables, gaming to artificial intelligence, this new video series from the Telegraph examines some of the world’s most renowned…

Potential phone scam on those who say ‘yes’

WASHINGTON — Falling victim to a scam, apparently, can be as simple as just saying “yes.”  The Better Business Bureau and several law enforcement agencies are warning of a potential phone scam that involves a caller asking, “Can you hear me?”  As the victim answers “yes,” his or her reply is recorded. That enables the scammer, the BBB said, to use the recorded answer for signing up the victim for a product or service — and then demand payment. Scammers also can use the recorded answer to confirm a purchase agreement if it is ever disputed. Even though some people have reported…