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Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Debugging Tool Left on OnePlus Phones, Enables Root Access

November 15, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Chinese phone maker OnePlus is accused of leaving a debugging app on its phones capable of giving adversaries root access to the devices. The application in question is called EngineerMode and is made by Qualcomm. An anonymous researcher who goes […]


Mobile security

Frequent Software Releases, Updates May Injure App Security

November 14, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

The more frequently you release apps, the more security vulnerabilities you are likely to introduce in the code, a new study confirms. The frequency with which you release and update software has more of an impact on application security than […]


Mobile security

Cloudflare Acquires Mobile App Specialist Neumob

November 14, 2017

Via: Security Week

Website performance optimization and security firm Cloudflare has expanded its reach to mobile with the acquisition of Neumob. The agreement brings Cloudflare’s global optimization network to mobile apps built with the Neumob SDK. Financial details were not disclosed. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based […]


Mobile security

FBI Still Trying to Unlock Texas Killer’s Smartphone

November 10, 2017

Via: DataBreach Today

The FBI is still working to unlock the mobile phone of Devin P. Kelley, who shot and killed 26 people in a church in a rural Texas town on Sunday. The bureau’s revelation seems certain to revive the contentious debate […]


Mobile security

Best Android security app? Why you’re asking the wrong question

November 6, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A chilling new form of Android malware is lurking in the wild. Millions of unsuspecting users are at risk. Your corporate data could be compromised any second now — and purchasing this-or-that Android […]


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Samsung, Apple, Huawei Phones Hacked at Mobile Pwn2Own

November 1, 2017

Via: Security Week

Researchers have managed to hack the Samsung Galaxy S8, the iPhone 7 and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro on the first day of the Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 competition taking place alongside the PacSec conference in Tokyo, Japan. The prize pool […]


Mobile security

DoubleLocker Delivers Unique Two-Punch Hit to Android

October 16, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Android users downloading a fake Adobe Flash Player from a malicious website may find themselves victimized by a unique strain of Android ransomware called DoubleLocker, ESET researchers disclosed today. DoubleLocker, which was discovered in the wirld in August, will not […]


Mobile security

iOS Password Prompts are Ripe for Abuse

October 12, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Apple’s policy to repeatedly ask users for their iTunes password needlessly exposes iOS device owners to possible phishing attacks, according a mobile app developer Felix Krause. Krause’s beef with Apple is that too often and seemingly at random times, popups […]


Mobile security

Five Key Differences Between Personal and Enterprise Endpoint Security

October 10, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

While we sometimes hear the term endpoint security used to describe the needs of both enterprises and individual consumers, the two differ greatly. Consumer endpoint security often refers to standard retail internet security packages consisting of antimalware, antispam and a […]


Mobile security

10 Steps for Writing a Secure Mobile App

October 6, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

More than 4 million mobile apps are currently in production, but only 29% on average are tested for bugs, and nearly a third of these contain significant vulnerabilities, according to a recent Ponemon Institute survey. Enterprises, meanwhile, are expected to […]