The CopyCat malware exploits some known vulnerabilities in older versions of Android which allows an attacker to root the victim’s phone. It then can install applications and will hijack ads from your phone, effectively paying the attacker each time an ad pops up.
I saw another meme go by on Facebook. This one challenged everyone’s memory to name all their Elementary School teachers. And I had more than ten friends participate, which resulted in me yelling at my computer screen again.
I’m here to give you reason to properly fear certain kinds of memes and surveys and social media games, because they are major security risks to you and yours. Let me explain.
A Clear and Present Danger: Who Owns Your Website? Open questions on website responsibility, awareness, ownership, and how it all relates to Application Security.