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There’s a new Golang-based botnet in town. Dubbed BotenaGo, the malware includes more than 30 different exploits and has the potential of targeting millions of routers and IoT devices. Researchers believe that the new botnet is being used by Mirai operators to target specific machines.
The discovery of two fresh malicious apps has also unfolded the return of Joker malware. Called 'Smart TV remote' and 'Halloween Coloring', these apps have been downloaded more than 1,000 times.
Marking the Android updates for November 2021, Google has issued advisories for overall 39 security flaws affecting its Framework and System components. Most of these flaws can be abused to conduct remote code execution attacks.
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BotenaGo is a newly found botnet that has more than 30 different exploits to target routers and IoT devices. It is written in the Go language and is believed to be used by Mirai operators. The botnet is still under development.
Joker malware returns
Joker malware is being distributed via two malicious apps available on Google Play Store. These apps are ‘Smart TV remote’ and ‘Halloween Coloring’ and have been downloaded more than 1000 times.
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Google issues advisories
Google has issued advisories for 39 security flaws affecting Android OS as part of the November 2021 Android security bulletin. Eighteen of these flaws affect Framework and System components.
Posted on: November 11, 2021
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