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Category: Mobile security


Cloud security, Mobile security

Unsanctioned Apps Invite Fox into Cybersecurity Hen House

July 16, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Conventional wisdom has shown there’s a short line between a company’s highest point of risk – its employees and a compromise. Unsanctioned, or shadow applications, are apps that haven’t been cleared by a company’s information security team. These apps, on […]


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. […]


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Google Fixes Critical Android Vulnerabilities

July 6, 2018

Via: Security Week

Google this week released its July 2018 set of Android patches to address tens of vulnerabilities in the mobile operating system, including several rated as Critical. The Internet giant addressed 11 vulnerabilities as part of the 2018-07-01 security patch level, […]


Mobile security

Ex-NSO Employee Accused of Stealing Spyware Source Code

July 6, 2018

Via: Security Week

A former employee of Israel-based cyber arms dealer NSO Group has been accused of stealing spyware source code from the company and attempting to sell it for $50 million, Israel’s Justice Ministry announced this week. The suspect has not been […]


Mobile security

How Can We Make Smart Cities Even Smarter? Start With Security Intelligence

July 5, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

People from all corners of the globe are flocking to cities: Sixty-eight percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, according to May 2018 projections from the United Nations. Many of these urban areas will be […]


Mobile security, Wireless security

Researchers Create Attacks That Compromise LTE Data Communication

July 2, 2018

Via: Security Week

Newly devised attacks on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) high-speed wireless standard break the confidentiality and privacy of communication, team of researchers claim. In a newly published paper (PDF), researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum and New York University Abu Dhabi present […]


Mobile security

Botnets Evolving to Mobile Devices

June 29, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Millions of mobile devices are now making requests in what’s described as “an attack on the economy.” Botnets have tended to hide in the nooks and crevices of servers and endpoint devices. Now a growing number are hiding in the […]


Mobile security

NSA deletes scores of call records over ‘technical irregularities’

June 29, 2018

Via: The Hill

The National Security Agency is deleting years’ worth of call records collected for foreign intelligence purposes, saying that “technical irregularities” resulted in the spy agency collecting data it was not authorized to receive. The NSA issued a statement Thursday revealing […]


Mobile security

Malicious App Infects 60,000 Android Devices – But Still Saves Their Batteries

June 25, 2018

Via: Threat Post

A battery-saving app that also allows attackers to snatch text messages and read sensitive log data has been downloaded by more than 60,000 Android devices so far. But what’s unique about the attack, according to the researchers at RiskIQ who […]


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 […]