Category: Mobile security

Mobile security

At Your Own Risk: Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Risks for Industrial and Utility Companies

March 16, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Companies operating within the industrial and energy and utilities sectors are responsible for protecting the critical infrastructure we all rely upon to live. However, these companies must also operate their businesses more effectively and efficiently to meet consumer and government […]

Mobile security

Mobile Malware Attacks Surged in 2017: Kaspersky

March 12, 2018

Via: Security Week

The number of mobile malware attacks detected in 2017 has increased to 42.7 million, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab. The surge in attacks was in contradiction to evolution of detected mobile malicious installation packages, which amounted to […]

Mobile security

Android’s March 2018 Patches Fix Critical, High Risk Flaws

March 6, 2018

Via: Security Week

Google has released its March 2018 set of security updates for Android to address numerous Critical and High severity vulnerabilities in the popular mobile operating system. The majority of the Critical vulnerabilities addressed this month could allow an attacker to […]

Malware, Mobile security

Sophisticated RedDrop Malware Targets Android Phones

March 2, 2018

Via: Threat Post

A sophisticated strain of mobile malware targeting Android devices can extract sensitive data and audio recordings, run up premium SMS charges and then tries to extort money from victims. According to security firm Wandera the malware, dubbed RedDrop, is being […]

Mobile security

Best Android antivirus? The top 12 tools

February 27, 2018

Via: CSO Online

The following are the 12 best antivirus tools for Android, according to AV-TEST’s January 2018 evaluations of 20 Android security apps. (The AV-TEST Institute is a Germany-based independent service provider of IT security and antivirus research.) Each Android antivirus software […]

Malware, Mobile security

3 Million New Android Malware Samples Discovered in 2017

February 20, 2018

Via: Security Week

More than 3 million new malware samples targeting the Android operating system were discovered in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the previous year, G Data reports. The security firm counted 3,002,482 new Android malware samples during 2017, at an […]

Mobile security

A new text bomb threatens Apple devices, a single character can crash any apple iPhone, iPad Or Mac

February 16, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

A new ‘text bomb’ threatens Apple devices, just a single character of the Indian alphabet (precisely the Telugu language, a Dravidian language spoken in India by about 70 million people) can crash your device and block access to the Messaging […]

Malware, Mobile security

Millions of Android devices forced to mine Monero for crooks

February 13, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

No device is safe from criminals looking to make it stealthily mine cryptocurrency for them. However weak its processing power is, it still costs them nothing. With that in mind, forced crypto mining attacks have also begun hitting mobile phones […]

Mobile security

Apple Downplays Impact of iBoot Source Code Leak

February 9, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Apple is responding to reports the leak of its iBoot source code is a serious security blow to iOS devices. In statement released Thursday it confirmed the leak, but emphasized the source code is three years old and would have […]

Mobile security

Up to 40K Affected in Credit Card Breach at OnePlus

January 22, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

The smartphone manufacturer has sent an email to anyone who may have been affected in the breach. Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has reported a credit card breach affecting up to 40,000 users at Users who entered their credit card […]