Android vulnerability exploited in the wild. Careless spycraft. The Eye on the Nile. A new Chinese threat actor. A spoiling attack in the CryptoWars. Take election interference, please.

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Project Zero warns that a use-after-free vulnerability in widely used Android devices is being exploited in the wild. Uzbekistan’s National Security Service continues to get stick in the court of public opinion for sloppy opsec. Check Point reports on what appears to be an Egyptian domestic surveillance operation. Palo Alto reports on a newly discovered Chinese state threat actor. A new volley in the Cryptowars. And Vlad gets out the rubber chicken. Guest is Paige Schaffer, CEO of Generali Global Assistance’s Identity and Digital Protection Services Global Unit, on the University of Texas ITAP report.

For links to all of today's stories check our our CyberWire daily news brief:

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/October/CyberWire_2019_10_04.html

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