Category: Application security

Application security, Network security

Researchers show how to manipulate road navigation systems with low-cost devices

July 17, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers have developed a tool that poses as GPS satellites to deceive nearby GPS receivers. The kit could be used to deceive receivers used by navigation systems and suggest drivers the wrong direction. “we explore the feasibility of a stealthy […]

Application security, Mobile security

Apple Releases Wave of Security Updates

July 11, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Apple updates software for nearly every hardware platform, though one new feature almost steals the security show. Apple has released a set of updates to its operating system across its range of hardware, from the Apple Watch to the Mac. […]

Application security, Mobile, Mobile security

Offline Android apps get new security check

June 21, 2018

Via: Naked Security

How do Android users know whether an app is genuine? Currently, the best advice is to study the app’s source, but given they can be loaded from three – the Play Store, from a third-party source, or from an offline […]

Application security, Mobile, Mobile security, Security

Are your Android apps sending unencrypted data?

May 30, 2018

Via: Naked Security

Have you ever wanted to know what your phone is up to? Good, then this article is for you. Phones are locked down so you don’t have to worry about what’s going on under the hood. That’s great if you […]

Application security, Mobile security

Mobile Financial Transactions Are Faster, But Are They Any Safer?

May 8, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

In recent years the global payment landscape has undergone a seachange. Gone are the days where financial transactions impacted only core and branch banking. In the last few years, fintechs have opened previously unimaginable avenues for individuals and businesses alike. […]

Application security

Tens of Thousands of Malicious Apps Using Facebook APIs

May 2, 2018

Via: Threat Post

At least 25,936 malicious apps are currently using one of Facebook’s APIs, such as a login API or messaging API. These allow apps to access a range of information from Facebook profiles, like name, location and email address. Trustlook discovered […]

Application security, Mobile security

What to Do When a Memory Corruption on an Input String Generates a DoS

April 19, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

We often think of vulnerabilities as complex technical problems that are difficult to discover and exploit. But if a special character, such as a foreign-language character, in an application running on a common operating system generates a memory corruption issue, […]

Application security

Don’t Trust Android OEM Patching, Claims Researcher

April 16, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Many Android device manufacturers are not telling the truth when they say they have patched phone vulnerabilities in new updates, researchers found. Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell, researchers with Security Research Labs, told Threatpost they have tested the firmware on […]

Application security, Mobile security

Kaspersky Finds Crypto Miners in Android Apps Published on Google Play Store

April 6, 2018

Via: Softpedia

Security company Kaspersky has come across several Android apps published on the Google Play Store that come bundled with cryptocurrency miners. The Russian vendor says most of the apps were published in the sports section and offered capabilities like streaming […]

Application security, Cloud security

AWS Launches New Tools for Firewalls, Certificates, Credentials

April 5, 2018

Via: Security Week

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced on Wednesday the launch of several tools and services designed to help customers manage their firewalls, use private certificates, and safely store credentials. Private Certificate Authority One of the new services is called Private Certificate […]