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Category: Mobile security


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 […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Trump and Biden campaign apps easy targets for cyber criminals

October 21, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

US president Donald Trump may seem to believe nobody gets hacked, and that to get hacked you need “someone with 197 IQ” and “about 15% of your password”, but his official campaign app is right now vulnerable to an easy-to-exploit […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Watch Out — Microsoft Warns Android Users About A New Ransomware

October 12, 2020

Via: The Hacker News

Microsoft has warned about a new strain of mobile ransomware that takes advantage of incoming call notifications and Android’s Home button to lock the device behind a ransom note. The findings concern a variant of a known Android ransomware family […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Sophisticated Android Ransomware Executes with the Home Button

October 9, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A fresh variant of a sophisticated Android ransomware known as MalLocker locks up mobile devices – surfacing its ransom note when a user hits the Home button. According to research from Microsoft, MalLocker is spreading via malicious website downloads (disguised […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Chrome 86 delivers more security features for mobile users

October 7, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Google has released Chrome 86 for desktop and mobile, which comes with several new and improved security features for mobile users, including: New password protections Enhanced Safe Browsing Easier password filling Mixed form warnings and mixed downloads warnings/blocks New password […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Google Announces Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative

October 5, 2020

Via: Security Week

Through the new initiative, the tech giant also expects to improve transparency around vulnerabilities identified by Google’s own researchers, but which impact device models coming from the company’s Android partners. Google already provides security researchers with various programs through which […]


Application security, Mobile, Mobile security, Security

Beware: New Android Spyware Found Posing as Telegram and Threema Apps

October 1, 2020

Via: The Hacker News

A hacking group known for its attacks in the Middle East, at least since 2017, has recently been found impersonating legitimate messaging apps such as Telegram and Threema to infect Android devices with a new, previously undocumented malware. “Compared to […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection

Google Reveals Work Profile Privacy Features in Android 11

September 10, 2020

Via: Security Week

Android 11 is the seventh operating system release to include enterprise features since the introduction of the work profile in 2014 to separate work data on employees’ personal devices. The new platform iteration, Google says, brings the work profile privacy […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Android’s September 2020 Patches Fix Critical System Vulnerabilities

September 9, 2020

Via: Security Week

More than 50 flaws are described in the Android Security Bulletin for September 2020: twenty-two as part of the 2020-09-01 security patch level and twenty-nine with the 2020-09-05 security patch level. Of the 22 issues fixed with the 2020-09-01 security […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection

Mobile voting: Hype or reality?

September 4, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

The 2020 United States presidential election is already off to a rocky start. We’ve seen technology fail in the primary elections, in-person campaigning halted, and a plethora of mixed messages on how voting will actually take place. Many Americans are […]