Category: Mobile security

Cyber-crime, Mobile, Mobile security, Phishing

Enterprise Mobile Phishing Attacks Skyrocket Amidst Pandemic

June 3, 2020

Via: Threat Post

The rate of mobile phishing rose sharply between the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020, a boost most likely due to the increased number of people working from home due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, new research […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Android’s June 2020 Patches Fix Critical RCE Vulnerabilities

June 2, 2020

Via: Security Week

The most important of these flaws is a critical bug in System that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker needs to use a specially crafted transmission, Google explains. This is one of […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Apple Patches Recent iPhone Jailbreak Zero-Day

June 2, 2020

Via: Security Week

Tracked as CVE-2020-9859, the vulnerability was found in the iOS kernel and it can allow an application to achieve unsandboxed, kernel-level code execution. An exploit for the issue was added to the unc0ver 5.0 jailbreak utility, which was released to […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Network security, Security

Boris Johnson to reduce Huawei’s role in national 5G network

May 27, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

UK Government will reduce the presence of the equipment manufactured by the Chinese tech firm Huawei in its 5G network in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. Early this year, the UK Government agreed on the involvement of Huawei in […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection

Samsung’s new security chip is a standalone turnkey security solution

May 26, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Samsung Electronics introduced a standalone turnkey security solution comprised of a Secure Element (SE) chip (S3FV9RR) and enhanced security software that offers protection for tasks such as booting, isolated storage, mobile payment and other applications. The latest security chip is […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Android security vulnerabilities differ by country, say researchers

May 26, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Android smartphone devices produced by the world’s most prominent manufacturers, including Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi, are being openly shipped and sold with radically different levels of on-board security in different countries, according to researchers at Finland’s F-Secure. This variance highlights […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Increased Focus on iOS Hacking Leads to Drop in Exploit Prices

May 19, 2020

Via: Security Week

Exploit acquisition company Zerodium announced last week that it would no longer be buying certain types of iOS exploits for the next 2-3 months due to surplus. It also announced that prices for iOS exploit chains that require some user […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

‘Mandrake’ Android Spyware Remained Undetected for 4 Years

May 18, 2020

Via: Security Week

Dubbed Mandrake, the platform targets only specific devices, as its operators are keen on remaining undetected for as long as possible. Thus, the malware avoids infecting devices in countries that might bring no benefit for the attackers. Over the past […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Thousands of Android Apps Leak Data Due to Firebase Misconfigurations

May 13, 2020

Via: Security Week

Launched in 2011, Firebase is a mobile app development platform that Google acquired in 2014. It can be used for authentication, hosting, cloud storage, analytics, messaging, and more. Roughly 30% of all the applications in Google Play are believed to […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Wireless security

Czech, US to Cooperate on Security of 5G Networks

May 7, 2020

Via: Security Week

The Czech government office said the document was signed remotely by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The signing comes amid a global battle between the U.S. and China’s Huawei, the world’s biggest maker […]