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ESET researchers throw light on an unusual cryptocurrency miner and on Android apps that can get around 2FA protections

ESET researchers uncover an unusual cryptocurrency miner that comes bundled with pirated copies of VST software and uses virtualization software on both macOS and Windows to mine digital money on a Tiny Core Linux virtual machine. In another research effort, ESET experts discover apps that phish for login credentials to a cryptocurrency exchange and are capable of bypassing SMS-based two-factor authentication while circumventing Google’s recent SMS permissions restrictions. All this – and more – on WeLiveSecurity.

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