Category: Mobile security

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 […]

Mobile security

Apple Steps Up Encryption to Thwart Police Cracking of iPhones

June 14, 2018

Via: Security Week

Apple said Wednesday it was strengthening encryption on its iPhones to thwart police efforts to unlock handsets without legitimate authorization. The move by Apple, the latest in an ongoing clash with law enforcement, comes amid reports of growing use of […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Lenovo Finally Patches Ancient BlueBorne Bugs in Tab and Yoga Tablets

June 12, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Nine months after researchers warned of the BlueBorne remote code execution bug, Lenovo said Thursday that a patch is finally available for three popular lines of its Android tablets. Lenovo, the world’s No. 3 Android tablet-maker, said BlueBorne patches are […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Facebook Defends Against Device-Integrated APIs Policy, But Concerns Remain

June 5, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Facebook is hitting back against a New York Times article alleging that it struck deals enabling phone-makers to access users’ personal information. The incident is yet another blow to the social media giant as it continues to deal with questions […]

Application security, Mobile, Mobile security, Security

Are your Android apps sending unencrypted data?

May 30, 2018

Via: Naked Security

Have you ever wanted to know what your phone is up to? Good, then this article is for you. Phones are locked down so you don’t have to worry about what’s going on under the hood. That’s great if you […]

Malware, Mobile security, Virus & Malware

Roaming Mantis Swarms Globally, Spawning iOS Phishing, Cryptomining

May 22, 2018

Via: Threat Post

The Roaming Mantis mobile banking trojan is roaming further afield than it ever has before. Recent analysis shows that the malware has rapidly evolved just in the past month. It’s now targeting Europe and the Middle East in addition to […]

Mobile security, Network security

Lawmakers take aim at Chinese tech giants in defense bill

May 18, 2018

Via: The Hill

Lawmakers are trying to use the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to take a hard-line stance against Chinese technology in U.S. markets. On Thursday, several lawmakers attempted to insert amendments into the fiscal 2018 NDAA aimed at keeping products […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Samsung Patches Six Critical Bugs in Flagship Handsets

May 15, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Samsung began rolling out patches over the weekend to fix six critical bugs found in its flagship Android handsets as part of its May patch bulletin. Flaws range from a remote code execution bug to a buffer overflow vulnerability, plus […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Severe Keyboard Flaws in LG Smartphones Allow Remote Code Execution

May 10, 2018

Via: Threat Post

LG has patched two severe vulnerabilities that reside in the default keyboard on all mainstream LG smartphones, including its flagship handsets; the flaws could be used to remotely execute code with elevated privileges. LG’s update also includes a fix for […]

Mobile security

APT Attacks on Mobile Rapidly Emerging

May 9, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Mobile devices are becoming a ‘primary’ enterprise target for attackers. How does it change security when the label we have for a device no longer describes what it does? That was a key question Mike Murray, vice president of security […]