Category: Mobile security

Data loss, Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware

E-commerce app 21 Buttons exposes millions of users’ data

December 28, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from cybersecurity firm vpnMentor discovered that the e-commerce app 21 Buttons was exposing private data for 100s of influencers across Europe. 21 Buttons allows users to shares photos of their outfits with links to the brands they’re wearing, then […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Research: nearly all of your messaging apps are secure

December 23, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

In recent research, the CyberNews Investigation team discovered that a chat service, most likely based in China, had leaked more than 130,000 extremely NSFW images, video and audio recordings of their users. While this messaging service was connected to a […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Sextortion campaign uses Goontact spyware to target Android and iOS users

December 16, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Security researchers from Lookout have discovered new spyware, dubbed Goontcat, that could target both Android and iOS users. Goontact implement common spyware features, including the ability to gather data from the infected devices and gather system info. The malware allows […]

Mobile, Mobile security

The Risk of Accessibility Permissions in Android Devices

December 9, 2020

Via: Zone Alarm

Android Accessibility Services was created to help developers enhance their apps to cater to and assist individuals with disabilities in overcoming their challenges when using their smartphones. When users download these apps, they need to enable ‘Accessibility Permissions’ in order […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Hundreds of millions of Android users exposed to hack due to CVE-2020-8913

December 4, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

The CVE-2020-8913 flaw is a local, arbitrary code execution vulnerability that resides exists in the SplitCompat.install endpoint in Android’s Play Core Library. The vulnerability is rated 8.8 out of 10.0 and impacts Android’s Play Core Library versions prior to 1.7.2. […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Serious Apple iOS Exploit Enabled Nearby Device Takeover

December 2, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Until May, all Apple iOS devices were vulnerable to a “zero-click exploit” that would have allowed hackers to remotely gain complete control. Using the exploit, attackers would have been able to “view all the photos, read all the email, copy […]

Mobile security, Security

Apple to Press Ahead on Mobile Privacy, Despite Facebook Protests

November 20, 2020

Via: Security Week

The iPhone maker said it was moving ahead with updates to its mobile operating system to give users more information and control on tracking by apps on Apple devices. Apple earlier this year delayed the changes to give online advertisers […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

Ghimob: a Tétrade threat actor moves to infect mobile devices

November 9, 2020

Via: Securelist

Guildma, a threat actor that is part of the Tétrade family of banking trojans, has been working on bringing in new techniques, creating new malware and targeting new victims. Recently, their new creation, the Ghimob banking trojan, has been a […]

Application security, Mobile, Mobile security, Security

Apple Fixes iOS Zero Day Flaws Found by Google

November 6, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Apple issued an update for iOS and iPadOS on Thursday that fixes three zero-day flaws found by Google’s Project Zero bug-hunting team and a range of other security-related flaws. All three of the bugs found by Project Zero are being […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Election Security: How Mobile Devices Are Shaping the Way We Work, Play and Vote

October 28, 2020

Via: Threat Post

The line between our personal and professional lives is blurring in an unprecedented fashion as we approach the 2020 presidential election. From Oracle and Walmart’s plans to invest in TikTok to a bug in Joe Biden’s campaign app that exposed […]