Category: Mobile security

Malware, Mobile security, Virus & Malware

Roaming Mantis Swarms Globally, Spawning iOS Phishing, Cryptomining

May 22, 2018

Via: Threat Post

The Roaming Mantis mobile banking trojan is roaming further afield than it ever has before. Recent analysis shows that the malware has rapidly evolved just in the past month. It’s now targeting Europe and the Middle East in addition to […]

Mobile security, Network security

Lawmakers take aim at Chinese tech giants in defense bill

May 18, 2018

Via: The Hill

Lawmakers are trying to use the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to take a hard-line stance against Chinese technology in U.S. markets. On Thursday, several lawmakers attempted to insert amendments into the fiscal 2018 NDAA aimed at keeping products […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Samsung Patches Six Critical Bugs in Flagship Handsets

May 15, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Samsung began rolling out patches over the weekend to fix six critical bugs found in its flagship Android handsets as part of its May patch bulletin. Flaws range from a remote code execution bug to a buffer overflow vulnerability, plus […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Severe Keyboard Flaws in LG Smartphones Allow Remote Code Execution

May 10, 2018

Via: Threat Post

LG has patched two severe vulnerabilities that reside in the default keyboard on all mainstream LG smartphones, including its flagship handsets; the flaws could be used to remotely execute code with elevated privileges. LG’s update also includes a fix for […]

Mobile security

APT Attacks on Mobile Rapidly Emerging

May 9, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Mobile devices are becoming a ‘primary’ enterprise target for attackers. How does it change security when the label we have for a device no longer describes what it does? That was a key question Mike Murray, vice president of security […]

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. […]

Mobile security, Network security

NSA collected more than 530M US call records in 2017

May 7, 2018

Via: The Hill

The National Security Agency collected more than 530 million U.S. call records in 2017, representing a dramatic increase over the previous year. According to an annual transparency report released Friday, the spy agency collected 534 million call records in 2017, […]

Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Phone Maker BLU Settles with FTC Over Unauthorized User Data Extraction

May 4, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Android phone-maker BLU Products agreed to a proposed settlement on Tuesday with the Federal Trade Commission, over allegations it allowed the third-party firm Adups Technology to collect detailed consumer data from users without their consent. In an administrative complaint filed […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

The likely culprit for slow iOS 11 adoption? All of those bugs

April 27, 2018

Via: TechRadar

Compared to Android Oreo, which you’ll find only on 4.6% of Google phones around the globe, iOS 11 adoption is stellar at 76% of all compatible iPhones. Despite this incredible number and stark contrast, there may be reason for Apple […]

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, […]