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Mobile security

Android Malware Developed in Kotlin Programming Language Found in Google Play

January 10, 2018

Via: Security Week

Security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a malicious application in Google Play that was developed using the Kotlin programming language. Detected as ANDROIDOS_BKOTKLIND.HRX, the malicious program was masquerading as Swift Cleaner, a utility designed to clean and optimize Android […]


Application security, Mobile security

What’s in your Android’s December security update?

December 14, 2017

Via: Naked Security

At the beginning of the month, Android relased two new security bulletins for December, with Google noting that Android users who can update this month should patch as soon as possible to receive mitigations and fixes for 47 vulnerabilities across all […]


Mobile security, Phishing

‘Tis the Season for Increased Cybersecurity Vigilance

December 11, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, more than 174 million Americans shopped online and in stores from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. That weekend may be in the past, but there are still plenty of opportunities for threat […]


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Developers Targeted in ‘ParseDroid’ PoC Attack

December 7, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have developed a proof of concept attack that could impact the millions of users of integrated development environments such as Intellij, Eclipse and Android Studio. Attacks can also be carried out against servers hosting development environments in the cloud. […]


Malware, Mobile security

Android Malware Steals Data from Social Media Apps

November 30, 2017

Via: Security Week

A newly discovered backdoor that has managed to infect over one thousand Android devices was designed to steal sensitive data from popular social media applications, Google reveals. Dubbed Tizi, the malware comes with rooting capabilities and has been already used […]


Mobile security

Samsung Pay Leaks Mobile Device Information

November 22, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Researcher at Black Hat Europe will show how Samsung Pay’s security falls short and ways attackers could potentially bypass it. Mobile users installing Samsung Pay on their devices could have sensitive information stolen by attackers due to a newly discovered […]


Hacker, Mobile security

North Korea’s Lazarus Group Evolves Tactics, Goes Mobile

November 21, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

The group believed to be behind the Sony breach and attacks on the SWIFT network pivots from targeted to mass attacks. The Lazarus Group, the North Korean hacking team thought to be behind last year’s attacks on the SWIFT financial […]


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 […]