Category: Mobile security

Malware, Mobile security

iOS Sync Glitch Lets Attackers Control Devices

April 19, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have identified a new iOS vulnerability called “trustjacking,” which exploits a feature called iTunes Wi-Fi Sync to give attackers persistent control over victims’ devices. Symantec researchers presented the vulnerability during a session at RSAC this week and said the […]

Mobile security

Mobile Phishing Attacks Up 85 Percent Annually

April 12, 2018

Via: Security Week

The rate at which users are receiving and clicking on phishing URLs on their mobile devices has increased at an average rate of 85% per year since 2011, mobile security firm Lookout reports. What’s more worrisome is the fact that […]

Application security, Mobile security

Kaspersky Finds Crypto Miners in Android Apps Published on Google Play Store

April 6, 2018

Via: Softpedia

Security company Kaspersky has come across several Android apps published on the Google Play Store that come bundled with cryptocurrency miners. The Russian vendor says most of the apps were published in the sports section and offered capabilities like streaming […]

Mobile security

Google Patches 9 Critical Android Vulnerabilities in April 2018 Update

April 4, 2018

Via: Security Week

Google this week has released its April 2018 set of Android security patches which address more than two dozen Critical and High severity vulnerabilities. 19 vulnerabilities were found to affect components such as Android runtime, Framework, Media framework, and System. […]

Mobile security, Privacy protection

Are Enterprises Ready to Introduce Smart Assistants in the Workplace?

April 3, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Smart assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Echo were among the most popular gifts this past holiday season, and they’re on their way to becoming as ubiquitous as the smartphone for consumers. But what happens when these devices, with […]

Mobile security

New Android Cryptojacker Can Brick Phones

March 29, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

A little CPU power can go a long way in a criminal application. That was the lesson of the Mirai botnet and now also a lesson being applied by a new cryptojacker mining Monero user the power of the Android […]

Mobile security

FBI didn’t make false statements about unlocking San Bernardino iPhone: watchdog

March 28, 2018

Via: The Hill

Top FBI officials did not make inaccurate statements before Congress and in court filings about the bureau’s ability to unlock an iPhone belonging to an alleged shooter in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack, the Justice Department watchdog said Tuesday. […]

Mobile security

At Your Own Risk: Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Risks for Industrial and Utility Companies

March 16, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Companies operating within the industrial and energy and utilities sectors are responsible for protecting the critical infrastructure we all rely upon to live. However, these companies must also operate their businesses more effectively and efficiently to meet consumer and government […]

Mobile security

Mobile Malware Attacks Surged in 2017: Kaspersky

March 12, 2018

Via: Security Week

The number of mobile malware attacks detected in 2017 has increased to 42.7 million, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab. The surge in attacks was in contradiction to evolution of detected mobile malicious installation packages, which amounted to […]

Mobile security

Android’s March 2018 Patches Fix Critical, High Risk Flaws

March 6, 2018

Via: Security Week

Google has released its March 2018 set of security updates for Android to address numerous Critical and High severity vulnerabilities in the popular mobile operating system. The majority of the Critical vulnerabilities addressed this month could allow an attacker to […]