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Mobile, Privacy protection

Sensor data can be used to guess your PIN, unlock your phone

January 3, 2018

Via: Naked Security

Turns out that those sensors in your smartphone that do all kinds of cool, magical things like give you directions, find your friends, let your Uber or Lyft driver find you, count the steps in your workout, let you know […]


Application security, Mobile

Apple’s new tracking protection is “sabotage”, claims ad industry

September 19, 2017

Via: Naked Security

The ad industry is gnashing its teeth over Apple’s latest move to limit how we get tracked around the web. They’re concerned about the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system – iOS 11 – which will hit phones and […]


Access control, Mobile

Apple’s Face ID can be quickly disabled in an emergency

September 18, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

A week ago, Apple debuted iPhone X and Face ID, a new biometric security mechanism that replaces Touch ID. Face ID allows users to unlock their iPhone with their face. The same mechanism can also be used to make purchases […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile

Experts warn of the rapid growth of the Marcher Android banking Trojan

February 15, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts at the Securify have published a detailed analysis of the Marcher Android banking Trojan, a threat that has been around since late 2013. First variants of the malware were developed to trick users into handing over their payment […]


Mobile, Mobile security

How it works: Iris scanning improves smartphone security

September 8, 2016

Via: CIO

You hold your smartphone in front of your face, the angle and distance guided by on-screen feedback. It flashes near-infrared (NIR) light into your eyes — a brief dull-red glow. Your smartphone recognizes one or both of your irises, and […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Google squashes another Mediaserver bug in Android

September 8, 2016

Via: InfoWorld

Google fixed more than 50 issues in multiple libraries, the Android kernel, Mediaserver, various hardware drivers, system applications, and networking components as part of its September Android Security Bulletin. The most noteworthy flaws addressed are the critical remote code execution […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Google’s 3-level Android patch could cause confusion

September 7, 2016

Via: InfoWorld

Google has released another large monthly batch of security patches for Android, this time fixing 55 vulnerabilities, eight of which are rated critical. The novelty of this release is that the fixes are split into three different “security patch levels” […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Smartphone infection rate doubled in first half of 2016

September 1, 2016

Via: CSO Online

Smartphone infection rates nearly doubled during the first half of this year, from 0.25 percent to 0.49 percent compared to the second half of 2015, according to a report released today by Nokia. Nokia provides endpoint malware detection services to […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Privacy groups complain to FTC about WhatsApp policy changes

August 30, 2016

Via: CSO Online

Privacy groups in the U.S. have complained to the Federal Trade Commission that changes last week in WhatsApp’s terms and privacy policy break its previous promise that user data collected would not be used or disclosed for marketing purposes. The […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Apple patches iOS security flaws found in spyware targeting activist

August 29, 2016

Via: InfoWorld

To spy on a human rights activist, hackers allegedly connected to a Middle Eastern government used three previously unknown vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS. The claims — from research at Toronto-based Citizen Lab and mobile security firm Lookout — focus on […]