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Mobile, Wireless security

Securing a Connected Future: 5G and IoT Security

September 12, 2019

Via: Security Week

Already available in some cities, 5G is ushering in an entirely new set of standards for global wireless communications. As the IoT-era continues to come into its own, businesses developing automotive, healthcare, industrial, energy and other IoT applications are planning […]


Mobile, Network security, Security, Wireless security

Top Wi-Fi routers have major security flaws

September 11, 2019

Via: TechRadar

A security researcher from Trustwave has discovered vulnerabilities in several D-Link and Comba routers which could make it easy for cybercriminals to see usernames and passwords stored on the devices. Trustwave SpiderLabs’ Simon Kenin found a total of five security […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Google’s differential privacy library can now be used by anyone

September 6, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Google has open-sourced a differential privacy library that helps power some of its core products. What it differential privacy? Differential privacy is a method for analyzing data contained in a database and providing helpful insight from it, without disclosing the […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

CEO voice deepfake blamed for scam that stole $243,000

September 4, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

So-called artificial intelligence apps like Zao had been stirring up controversy with their potential abusive use to beat facial recognition systems. The Chinese deepfake video app proved itself to be widely popular as users had fun transplanting their digital faces […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

Firefox now blocks third-party tracking cookies, cryptomining scripts by default

September 4, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

It took a lot of testing and tweaking, but Mozilla’s Firefox browser is finally being delivered with Enhanced Tracking Protection and a web-based cryptomining blocking feature on by default. The changes “Enhanced Tracking Protection works behind-the-scenes to keep a company […]


Mobile security, Network security, Security

IoT Security Challenges in a 5G Era: Expert Advice

September 4, 2019

Via: Threat Post

When it comes to what we can expect with 5G mobile networks, they promise a more IoT friendly ecosystem, with vast improvements over the current capabilities of the 4G. Providing ultra low-latency and exponentially faster throughput (along with sensors that […]


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Google Offers Big Bounties for Data Abuse Reports

August 30, 2019

Via: Security Week

Google announced on Thursday the launch of a new reward program for data abuse, and the expansion of the Google Play bounty program to include Android applications with over 100 million installs. The Google Play Security Reward Program (GPSRP) now […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Apple Updates Privacy Policies After Siri Audio Recording Backlash

August 29, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Apple is taking steps to improve the privacy of audio collected by its Siri voice assistant, on the heels of backlash around a program that let contractors listen into Siri conversations. On Wednesday, the phone giant apologized for violating users’ […]


Malware, Mobile security

TrickBot Targets Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint Users to Siphon PINs

August 29, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The TrickBot malware, known previously for targeting U.S. banks, is now setting a bullseye on users of U.S.-based mobile carriers, including Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint, to launch SIM swapping attacks. Researchers with Dell’s Secureworks research team warned that they […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Facebook Launches Tool to Let Users Control Data Flow

August 21, 2019

Via: Security Week

Facebook, under pressure to ramp up privacy rules across its platform, said on Tuesday it was rolling out a tool allowing users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity. The new tool […]