Category: Mobile


Mobile, Wireless security

5G can reduce – but also create – security risk

November 23, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

As 5G connections are rapidly spreading, more and more questions and misconceptions are arising. What are the most common ones and how can they affect security teams? 5G is a comparatively new technology and many cybersecurity teams have not had […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Android security: Which smartphones can enterprises trust?

November 17, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Google’s Android operating system dominates smartphone usage throughout the world — in every region except North America and Oceania, in fact. Thus, businesses in many regions are likely to support and issue Android devices to employees as their mainstay mobile […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Malicious droppers on Google Play deliver banking malware to victims

November 8, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Android users are often advised to get mobile apps from Google Play, the company’s official app marketplace, to minimize the possibility of downloading malware. After all, Google analyzes apps before allowing them on the market. Unfortunately, time after time, we […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Oh, look: More malware in the Google Play store

November 7, 2022

Via: The Register

A quartet of malware-laden Android apps from a single developer have been caught with malicious code more than once, yet the infected apps remain on Google Play and have collectively been downloaded more than one million times. The apps come […]

Cyber-crime, Mobile, Mobile security, Phishing

Outmaneuvering cybercriminals by recognizing mobile phishing threats’ telltale markers

November 4, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Preventative medicine has long been recognized as a vital approach in safeguarding our physical health. We take a variety of tests and assessments so that doctors can uncover key biological markers that may indicate the potential development of certain diseases […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Bitdefender Chat Protection defends users from cybercriminal activities targeting mobile devices

November 3, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Bitdefender unveiled a real-time chat protection capabilities for mobile-based instant messaging applications. Bitdefender Chat Protection immediately alerts users if malicious links are received or sent during live sessions over the world’s most popular chat applications including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Experts Warn of SandStrike Android Spyware Infecting Devices via Malicious VPN App

November 2, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A previously undocumented Android spyware campaign has been found striking Persian-speaking individuals by masquerading as a seemingly harmless VPN application. Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky is tracking the campaign under the moniker SandStrike. It has not been attributed to any particular […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Samsung Galaxy Store Bug Could’ve Let Hackers Secretly Install Apps on Targeted Devices

October 31, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A now-patched security flaw has been disclosed in the Galaxy Store app for Samsung devices that could potentially trigger remote command execution on affected phones. The vulnerability, which affects Galaxy Store version, relates to a cross-site scripting (XSS) bug […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Apple Releases Patch for New Actively Exploited iOS and iPadOS Zero-Day Vulnerability

October 25, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Tech giant Apple on Monday rolled out updates to remediate a zero-day flaw in iOS and iPadOS that it said has been actively exploited in the wild. The weakness, given the identifier CVE-2022-42827, has been described as an out-of-bounds write […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Malicious Clicker apps in Google Play have 20M+ installs

October 24, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

Security researchers at McAfee have discovered 16 malicious clicker apps available in the official Google Play store that were installed more than 20 million times. One of these apps, called DxClean, has more than five million times and its user […]

Mobile, Mobile security

RSA Mobile Lock detects critical threats on mobile devices

October 21, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

RSA introduced RSA Mobile Lock, a new defense in the war for mobile security and an immediate resolution for one of the weakest points in every organization’s security stance: their users. RSA Mobile Lock detects critical threats on mobile devices […]

Hacker, Mobile, Threats & Malware, Wireless security

European Police Arrest a Gang That Hacked Wireless Key Fobs to Steal Cars

October 18, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Law enforcement authorities in France, in collaboration with Spain and Latvia, have disrupted a cybercrime ring that leveraged a hacking tool to steal cars without having to use a physical key fob. “The criminals targeted vehicles with keyless entry and […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection, Security

Spammed if you do, spammed if you don’t: is Truecaller putting your privacy at risk?

October 14, 2022

Via: TechRadar

You might take good care of your online privacy. You might use one of the best VPN services every time you go online. You also make sure to secure your important communications with encrypted messaging apps. However, one day you […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Mystery iPhone update patches against iOS 16 mail crash-attack

October 11, 2022

Via: Naked Security

We use Apple’s Mail app all day, every day for handling work and personal email, including a plentiful supply of very welcome Naked Security comments, questions, article ideas, typo reports, podcast suggestions and much more. We’ve always found the Mail […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Android Security Updates Patch Critical Vulnerabilities

October 10, 2022

Via: Security Week

Tracked as CVE-2022-20419 and described as an information disclosure bug, the critical flaw has been resolved with the ‘2022-10-01 security patch level’, along with five other vulnerabilities in Framework that could lead to elevation of privilege, information disclosure and denial […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Experts Warn of New RatMilad Android Spyware Targeting Enterprise Devices

October 5, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A novel Android malware called RatMilad has been observed targeting a Middle Eastern enterprise mobile device by concealing itself as a VPN and phone number spoofing app. The mobile trojan functions as advanced spyware with capabilities that receives and executes […]

Cyber-crime, Mobile, Mobile security, Phishing

YouMail, Inc. and WMC Global Partner to Deliver Voice and SMS Phishing Disruption Services

September 30, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

YouMail, the leading provider of call protection services for consumers, enterprises, and service providers, and WMC Global, a 16-year leader in mobile threat intelligence, today announced their joint cybersecurity intelligence solution that safeguards against voice and SMS phishing scams. The […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Cloudflare announces Zero Trust SIM to help organizations secure mobile employee devices

September 28, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Cloudflare announced the development of the Cloudflare Zero Trust SIM, a solution that secures every packet of data leaving mobile devices. With the Zero Trust SIM that Cloudflare is developing, organizations will be able to quickly and securely connect employee […]

Mobile, Wireless security

MITRE and Department of Defense announce FiGHT framework to enhance 5G security

September 27, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

MITRE and the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the launch of the FiGHT (5G Hierarchy of Threats) adversarial threat model for 5G systems. FiGHT empowers organizations to, for the first time, reliably assess the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of 5G […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

Fake Indian Banking Rewards Apps Targeting Android Users with Info-stealing Malware

September 23, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

An SMS-based phishing campaign is targeting customers of Indian banks with information-stealing malware that masquerades as a rewards application. The Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team said that the messages contain links that redirect users to a sketchy website that triggers […]