Category: Mobile security

Mobile security, Network security

How Cyber-Secure Are Business Travelers? New Report Says Not Very

May 21, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

I travel frequently for business — to industry conferences such as RSA Conference and Black Hat and meeting with clients. Whenever I travel, I bring my work laptop, my personal cellphone enabled with work email and calendar, and, of course, […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Network security

Freedom Mobile data breach impacts at least 15,000 customers

May 10, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Security researchers at vpnMentor discovered an unprotected database containing information belonging to Freedom Mobile customers. Freedom Mobile is the fourth largest mobile network operator in Canada. The unprotected database stored at least 5 million records associated with 1.5 million users […]

Application security, Mobile security

Google May 2019 Patches address 4 RCE flaws in Android

May 9, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Google released May 2019 patches address 8 critical flaws in Google operating system, including 4 remote code execution vulnerabilities. Google is not aware of attacks in the wild exploiting these flaws. According to the advisory released by Google, the most […]

Mobile security, Network security, Security

Mobile carriers believe security and reliability concerns will increase with 5G

May 8, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Mobile service providers anticipate significant new revenue opportunities from the coming deployment of high-speed 5G networks and a host of new IoT-driven use cases, but they also believe much-improved security will be essential to realizing that potential. A new global […]

Mobile security

What Is Endpoint Security Today? Big Data and Mobile Trends Point to the ‘Startpoint’

April 16, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

Where does “it” end? We can probably all agree that securing and protecting the devices that communicate with our networks is a fair definition of endpoint security. Similarly, these devices are one of the best places to start when figuring […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection

The surveillance economy has set its sights on smartphone sensors

April 12, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The most successful companies of our time are those who’ve mastered user data – collecting it, analyzing it and profiting from it – typically at the expense of user privacy. The Internet of things (IoT) has given tech companies, advertisers, […]

Application security, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Preinstalled Mobile Security App on Xiaomi Handsets Delivered Vulnerabilities, Not Protection

April 5, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Preinstalled apps on mobile phones can be just as annoying as crapware found on new PCs. Now a report from security experts at Check Point Research suggest those preinstalled mobile apps may be more than just annoying – they can […]

Application security, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Financial Apps are Ripe for Exploit via Reverse Engineering

April 2, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A white hat hacker reverse engineered 30 mobile financial applications and found sensitive data buried in the underlying code of nearly all apps examined. With this information a hacker could, for example, recover application programming interface (API) keys and use […]

Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

ASUS Patches Live Update Bug That Allowed APT to Infect Thousands of PCs

March 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

ASUS has expedited a patch for a major bug impacting thousands of PCs that allowed an advanced persistent threat group to launch a supply-chain attack dubbed “Operation ShadowHammer.” The vulnerability targeted a range of new ASUS PCs with a backdoor […]

Email security, Mobile security, Network security

Kushner accused of using WhatsApp, personal email to conduct official business: report

March 22, 2019

Via: The Hill

The House Oversight and Reform Committee has obtained information that senior White House adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wrote in a letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone on Thursday that the panel […]