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iPhones now work as physical security keys for Google services

January 16, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

As multi-factor authentication becomes ubiquitous across all digital services, Google is adding a new safety net for security-conscientious iPhone owners. Apple customers can now use their shiny smartphones as security keys to access Google services securely. The latest update to […]


Mobile, Mobile security

U.S. Lawmakers Call on FCC to Step Up Fight on SIM Swapping

January 13, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

U.S. members of Congress have called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crack down on SIM swapping, a type of fraud blamed for more than $70 million in nationwide losses annually. The letter sent to the FCC advocates for […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Threat From Pre-Installed Malware on Android Phones is Growing

January 9, 2020

Via: Security Week

Pre-installed malware on Android phones is a growing menace – so much that on Wednesday this week, Privacy International and around 50 other international NGOs (including ACLU, EFF, Amnesty and the TOR project) sent an open letter to Google demanding […]


Mobile security

Google Fixes Critical Android RCE Flaw

January 8, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Google kicked off its first Android Security Bulletin of 2020 patching a critical flaw in its Android operating system, which if exploited could allow a remote attacker to execute code. Compared to last year’s monthly tally, the number of CVEs […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Facial recognition hardware to reach over 800 million devices by 2024

January 7, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

A new report from Juniper Research found that facial recognition hardware, such as Face ID on recent iPhones, will be the fastest growing form of smartphone biometric hardware. This means it will reach over 800 million in 2024, compared to […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection, Security

Will the U.S. Get a Federal Privacy Law?

December 27, 2019

Via: DataBreach Today

Democrats and the Republicans introduced a number of proposed bills in 2019 designed to create a federal privacy law. But will Congress be able to achieve a compromise in 2020? Reece Hirsch, a partner who heads the privacy practice at […]


Mobile, Wireless security

Major vulnerabilities found in popular wireless presentation system

December 17, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

F-Secure consultants have discovered several exploitable vulnerabilities in Barco’s ClickShare wireless presentation system. Attackers can use the flaws to intercept and manipulate information during presentations, steal passwords and other confidential information, and install backdoors and other malware. Popular attack targets […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

How Google applies Europe’s Right to Be Forgotten

December 17, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Five years ago, after a landmark ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Google began receiving, evaluating and acting upon requests to delist certain URLs appearing in search results. In those five years, Google received some 3.2 […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

The privacy and security trends that will shape 2020

December 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Privacy concerns will ratchet up further around IoT and 5G. Even if the industry manages to secure the billions of IoT devices already deployed, they permeate so many aspects of life that it will be nearly impossible to keep personal […]


Mobile security

WhatsApp Will Take Legal Action Against Automated or Bulk Messaging

December 13, 2019

Via: Security Week

Messaging platform WhatsApp this week announced plans to take legal action against individuals and companies that abuse the platform for bulk messaging. The Facebook-owned platform’s Terms of Service already prohibit automated or bulk messaging, as WhatsApp says it wasn’t designed […]