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Category: Mobile security


Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Yet Another Bypass: Is 2FA Broken? Authentication Experts Weigh In

January 14, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A penetration testing tool published by Polish security researcher Piotr Duszyński can bypass login protections for accounts protected by two-factor authentication (2FA). In his write-up on the tool, (which is dubbed Modlishka, meaning “mantis” in English), he asked, “is 2FA […]


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Skype Glitch Allowed Android Authentication Bypass

January 7, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A Skype vulnerability could have allowed hackers to bypass authentication methods and access personal data on an Android device – simply by answering a Skype call to that device. The glitch, which was disclosed by security researcher Florian Kunushevci last […]


Mobile security

Android Malware Hits Victims in 196 Countries

January 4, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Malware disguised as games and utilities struck more than 100,000 victims before being taken out of Google Play. New Android malware hit more than 100,000 users in 196 countries before Google removed it from Google Play — and it continues […]


Mobile security

Android 9 Brings Significant Security Advancements, Google Says

December 24, 2018

Via: Security Week

The latest Android iteration brings along a great deal of security improvements, including better encryption and authentication, Google says. With Android 9 (also called Android Pie), the Internet search giant focused on aspects such as platform hardening, anti-exploitation, hardware-backed security, […]


Mobile security

Google Beefs Up Android Key Security for Mobile Apps

December 14, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Changes to how data is encrypted can help developers ward off data leakage and exfiltration. Google is making a few tweaks to its tools for Android mobile developers to boost the security of their wares – an apropos announcement against […]


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Google Patches 11 Critical RCE Android Vulnerabilities

December 5, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Google’s December Android Security Bulletin tackles 53 unique flaws. Remote code-execution (RCE) vulnerabilities dominated Google’s December Android Security Bulletin. The flaws are part of a total of 53 unique bugs patched by the Android security team, with a total number […]


Mobile security, Network security

How to Prepare for the Coming 5G Security Threats

November 26, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Over the next few years, the pace of business will accelerate exponentially. 5G will enable the future enterprise technologies everyone is predicting and waiting for: fleets of self-driving delivery trucks, virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and a world of […]


Application security, Mobile security

Avast launches mobile security app for iPhone users

November 22, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Avast launched Avast Mobile Security for iOS users. Available in both a free and a premium version, Avast Mobile Security delivers all the protection iPhone and iPad users need, including guarding their identity, browsing safely and privately, connecting to secure […]


Mobile security

The state of BYOD and mobile device security

November 22, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Bitglass has released its 2018 BYOD Security Report. The analysis is based on a survey of nearly 400 enterprise IT experts who revealed the state of BYOD and mobile device security in their organizations. According to the study, 85 percent […]


Mobile security, Network security

Apple says nothing as Apple ID accounts mysteriously locked down

November 15, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

Has someone been trying to hack into a large number of Apple ID accounts? That’s one of the theories circulating after a significant number of iPhone owners woke up on Tuesday to discover that their handsets were displaying a message […]