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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 […]


Mobile security

FBI Still Trying to Unlock Texas Killer’s Smartphone

November 10, 2017

Via: DataBreach Today

The FBI is still working to unlock the mobile phone of Devin P. Kelley, who shot and killed 26 people in a church in a rural Texas town on Sunday. The bureau’s revelation seems certain to revive the contentious debate […]


Mobile security

Best Android security app? Why you’re asking the wrong question

November 6, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A chilling new form of Android malware is lurking in the wild. Millions of unsuspecting users are at risk. Your corporate data could be compromised any second now — and purchasing this-or-that Android […]


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Samsung, Apple, Huawei Phones Hacked at Mobile Pwn2Own

November 1, 2017

Via: Security Week

Researchers have managed to hack the Samsung Galaxy S8, the iPhone 7 and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro on the first day of the Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 competition taking place alongside the PacSec conference in Tokyo, Japan. The prize pool […]


Mobile security

DoubleLocker Delivers Unique Two-Punch Hit to Android

October 16, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Android users downloading a fake Adobe Flash Player from a malicious website may find themselves victimized by a unique strain of Android ransomware called DoubleLocker, ESET researchers disclosed today. DoubleLocker, which was discovered in the wirld in August, will not […]