Category: Mobile security

Mobile security

Google Calendar Attacks Target Unwitting Mobile Users

June 12, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A sophisticated cyberattack is targeting Gmail users through fraudulent, unsolicited Google Calendar notifications. The campaign takes advantage of a common default feature for people using Gmail on their smartphone: Calendar invites automatically pop up on phones, prompting users to accept […]

Mobile security

Mozilla and Google Browsers Get Security, Anti-Tracking Boosts

June 6, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Browsers Firefox and Chrome received updates this week, both adding security and privacy tools that help with password management and help block sites that track users. Mozilla’s Firefox browser introduced an “Enhanced Tracking Protection” feature that blocks over 1,000 third-party […]

Cloud security, Mobile security

Is ‘Sign in with Apple’ Marketing Spin or Privacy Magic? Experts Weigh In

June 5, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Apple’s “Sign in with Apple” feature promises to protect user privacy – and while many are looking at that claim as more of a marketing move than anything else, authentication experts say it has the potential to have an enormous […]

Mobile, Mobile security

White Label Alliance to provide a new security solution for next generation payment applications

June 3, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Considering global market demand for independent and standardized payment solutions, G+D Mobile Security and IDEMIA want to create the White Label Alliance (WLA) to provide a new security solution for next generation payment applications. The solution will be based on […]

Cloud security, Mobile, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

Microsoft Beefs Up Wi-Fi Protection

May 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft has begun pushing out its May 2019 Windows 10 update, which will flag Wi-Fi networks that are using the outdated and insecure Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) authentication mechanisms. WEP was introduced in 1997 […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection

Attackers Could Use Mobile Device Sensors to Generate Unique Device Fingerprint: Research

May 23, 2019

Via: Security Week

Researchers at Cambridge University have determined that attackers could use the built-in motion sensors in mobile devices to generate a unique device fingerprint. Device fingerprinting has been in use for many years. It is the creation of a unique identifier, […]

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 […]