Category: Mobile


Cyber-crime, Mobile, Mobile security, Phishing

Phishers and iPhone Thieves Rolling Out Multimillion-Dollar Operations

April 9, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) researchers recently went down the rabbit hole of a physical iPhone theft that was followed by a SMiShing campaign designed to unlock the phone for resale on the black market. As we […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Zoom gets a new privacy feature it’s needed since day one

April 9, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Zoom has made a small but long overdue change to its app’s interface, which should help users avoid falling victim to ‘Zoom-bombing’, where unwanted and unexpected guests join a call for the sole purpose of annoying its participants. Zoom has […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Official Government COVID-19 Mobile Apps Hide a Raft of Threats

April 7, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A rash of COVID-19 Android mobile apps have emerged that are aimed at helping citizens in Iran, Italy and Colombia track symptoms and virus infections. However, they’re also putting people’s privacy and the security of their data at risk, researchers […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Rights groups appeal to governments over COVID-19 surveillance

April 6, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Digital and human rights groups have joined in a rare worldwide appeal to governments to respect privacy when handling the COVID-19 crisis. As the number of known COVID-19 cases around the world exceeds 1.2m and the number of deaths reaches […]

Application security, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Thousands of Android Apps Are Silently Accessing Your Data

April 3, 2020

Via: Wired

MORE THAN 4,000 Google Play apps silently collect a list of all other installed apps in a data grab that allows developers and advertisers to build detailed profiles of users, a recently published research paper found. The apps use an […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Who’s responsible for protecting personal information?

April 1, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

With half of Americans lacking confidence in companies and government when it comes to protecting personal information, it’s no surprise three-quarters (74%) are more alarmed than ever about their privacy, according to a research from NortonLifeLock. More than 10,000 adults […]

Cloud security, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Effective Data Security Begins With a Strong Tech Foundation

March 31, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Data is the engine of the modern economy. Whether it consists of customer data, intellectual property, market insights or financial information, these types of sensitive data enable the most successful businesses to thrive. It’s no surprise, then, that securing that […]

Mobile, Privacy protection, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Websites of U.S. Presidential Candidates Pose Security, Privacy Risks

March 27, 2020

Via: Security Week

The security firm has monitored 11 websites during September and December 2019, and discovered that 81% of them execute code from third-party entities unmanaged by the candidate teams. Moreover, 6% of the domains executing on candidate websites were linked to […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Wireless security

Hackers Hijack Routers to Spread Malware Via Coronavirus Apps

March 26, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Cybercriminals are hijacking routers and changing Domain Name System (DNS) settings, in order to redirect victims to attacker controlled sites promoting fake coronavirus information apps. If victims download these apps, they are infected with information-stealing Oski malware. This latest attack […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Coronavirus: Be alert to rogue mobile apps exploiting outbreak

March 26, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Although many legitimate mobile applications designed to help people track and monitor symptoms of the Covid-19 coronavirus are beginning to reach the market, analysis of Android telemetry from Google Play and other third-party marketplaces has revealed that both relatively harmless […]