Category: Mobile security

Mobile security

Google Rolls-Out Play Protect Services for Android

July 25, 2017

Via: Security Week

After introducing the product at the Google I/O conference in May, Google has now made its Play Protect security services available to all Android users. Play Protect was designed to combine various Android security services, including Verify Apps and Bouncer, […]

Mobile security, Tracking

Watch out for the Android malware that snoops on your phone

July 21, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Android users have a new strain of malware to worry about – one that sits in the background of infected devices and causes all kinds of trouble. SophosLabs detects it as Andr/Dropr-FH, but others are calling it GhostCtrl. On the surface, it looks […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

Segway miniPRO Flaws Put Riders at Risk of Injury

July 20, 2017

Via: Security Week

The Ninebot by Segway miniPRO hoverboard-style electric scooter is affected by several vulnerabilities that can be exploited to take control of the device and possibly injure the rider, security consulting firm IOActive warned. The Segway miniPRO is accompanied by a […]

Mobile security

Google Changes How it Analyzes Misbehaving Mobile Apps

July 14, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Mobile apps in the Google Play store are categorized by their purpose, i.e., productivity or games. But there is a science to how apps are arranged, in particular around security and privacy features, and especially in holding back those apps […]

Mobile security, Virus & Malware

‘HighRise’ Android Malware Used by CIA to Intercept SMS Messages

July 14, 2017

Via: Security Week

WikiLeaks on Thursday published a user guide describing what appears to be a tool used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to intercept SMS messages on Android mobile devices. Named HighRise, the version of the malware described in the WikiLeaks […]

Identity theft, Mobile security

The Internet of Things to Come in Cybersecurity

July 11, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

The Internet of Things: Enabling Innovation and Exploitation Stop checking whether or not you’ve achieved your step goal. Right now. The widespread use of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies and the shift towards interoperability within the Internet of Things (IoT) — the […]

Mobile security

Android 7.1 Gets Major Security Feature to Block Infected Apps

July 10, 2017

Via: Softpedia

XDA Developers discovered that Android 7.1 ships with a panic mode that is triggered by repeatedly pressing the back button for times in a row. Once this panic mode is activated, the device is brought back to the desktop, closing every […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Google Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Android

July 6, 2017

Via: Security Week

Google on Wednesday announced that a total of 138 vulnerabilities were addressed in the Android platform with the release of this month’s set of security patches. The July 2017 Android Security Bulletin was split in two partial security patch level […]

Mobile security

Medical devices at risk: 5 capabilities that invite danger

July 3, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Medical device cybersecurity is lousy — beyond lousy. Indeed, the word from security experts for most of the past decade (and certainly since those devices increasingly have become connected to the internet) has been that while the physical security of […]

Mobile security

Should We Disconnect to Improve IoT Security?

June 26, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

When I do media spots, interviewers often ask me, “What is the best single thing you can do to prevent cyberattacks?” I jokingly respond, “Unplug and turn off all your devices — it’s a 100 percent security solution!” Ironically, when […]