Category: Mobile security

Mobile security

Mobile Attack Rates Up 24% Globally, 44% in US

September 13, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

One-third of all fraud targets are mobile, a growing source of all digital transactions. The proportion of mobile-vs.-desktop transactions has nearly tripled in the last three years, and instances of mobile fraud and cyberattacks have grown as attackers go where […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Semi-annual balance of mobile security

August 29, 2018

Via: We Live Security

Mobile security plays an increasingly important role in the protection of information assets, and this applies to both home and corporate users. So, this publication will focus on analyzing the mobile security landscape based on statistics obtained during the first […]

Mobile, Mobile security

IoT, 5G Networks and Cybersecurity: A New Atmosphere for Mobile Network Attacks

August 28, 2018

Via: Radware Blog

The development and onset of 5G networks bring a broad array of not only mobile opportunities but also a litany of cybersecurity challenges for service providers and customers alike. While the employment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices for large […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Facebook Pulls Security App From Apple Store Over Privacy

August 27, 2018

Via: Security Week

The twin developments come as Facebook is under intense scrutiny over privacy following the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year. Allegations that the political consultancy used personal information harvested from 87 million Facebook accounts have dented Facebook’s reputation. Since the […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Mobile Blockchain Ballot Trial Raises Voting Security Questions

August 27, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Smartphone voting will get a trial run during November’s U.S. elections. As part of a new pilot program, West Virginia has partnered with Voatz, a Boston-based technology startup, to allow some members of the military stationed overseas to cast ballots […]

Mobile security

New Spyware Framework for Android Discovered

August 22, 2018

Via: Security Week

A newly identified spyware framework can be used to build extensive surveillance capabilities into Android applications, Bitdefender security researchers warn. Dubbed Triout, the malware made its first appearance on May 15, when a sample was uploaded to VirusTotal. Although initially […]

Mobile security, Privacy protection

The security changes you can expect in iOS 12

August 21, 2018

Via: Naked Security

This fall – very likely in September – Apple will unveil the next major release of its mobile operating system, iOS 12. The beta version of iOS 12 has been available for a little while now, so I took it […]

Application security, Mobile security

WhatsApp urges Android users to manually backup their chats

August 21, 2018

Via: Naked Security

The good news for Android users: WhatsApp chats, photos, and videos are no longer going to eat into your precious Google Drive storage limit. Starting 12 November, your quota won’t budge due to that particular backup bucket. The catch: if […]

Mobile security

The best VPN apps for Android in 2018

August 16, 2018

Via: TechRadar

Google’s Android has the largest installed base of smartphones around the globe with more than a billion daily active users – so it’s no surprise that there are a lot of VPN apps which support the OS. Particularly when you […]

Cloud security, Mobile security

Unsanctioned Apps Invite Fox into Cybersecurity Hen House

July 16, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Conventional wisdom has shown there’s a short line between a company’s highest point of risk – its employees and a compromise. Unsanctioned, or shadow applications, are apps that haven’t been cleared by a company’s information security team. These apps, on […]