Category: Mobile security

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Google Patches Critical Code Execution Vulnerability in Android

April 7, 2021

Via: Security Week

Tracked as CVE-2021-0430 and affecting Android 10 and 11, the code execution vulnerability is deemed critical severity. The bug was patched as part of the 2021-04-01 security patch level. “The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Fake Trezor app steals more that $1 million worth of crypto coins

April 7, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

Several users of Trezor, a small hardware device that acts as a cryptocurrency wallet, have been duped by a fake app with the same name. The app was available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store and also claimed to […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Research claims Google Pixel phones share 20 times more data than iPhones

April 6, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

If you’re an Android phone user, now might be a good time to invest in a good pair of ear plugs. Fans of iPhones aren’t known for being shy when it comes to telling Android users that Apple products are […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Wireless security

How hackers are targeting your phone through Bluetooth

March 29, 2021

Via: Panda Security

Bluetooth is an amazingly useful wireless technology built into almost every smartphone, tablet and laptop. We can use it to transfer files, play audio wirelessly, collect health data from wearable trackers and more. But like WiFi, Bluetooth is being targeted […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Recently Patched Android Vulnerability Exploited in Attacks

March 23, 2021

Via: Security Week

The vulnerability in question, tracked as CVE-2020-11261, was patched by Google with the Android security updates released in January 2021. The vulnerability is a high-severity improper input validation issue affecting a display/graphics component from Qualcomm. The flaw was reported to […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Facebook Now Lets Mobile Users Secure Accounts with Security Keys

March 18, 2021

Via: Security Week

Available for Facebook’s desktop users since 2017, the authentication method requires that the user confirm authentication requests with the help of a physical security key. This additional authentication step is meant to significantly increase account protection, as it relies on […]

Mobile, Mobile security

8 mobile security threats you should take seriously

March 1, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Mobile security is at the top of every company’s worry list these days — and for good reason: Nearly all workers now routinely access corporate data from smartphones, a trend that’s grown even more prominent thanks to the ongoing global […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Unpatched Android App with 1 Billion Downloads Threatens Spying, Malware

February 16, 2021

Via: Threat Post

An Android app that’s been downloaded more than 1 billion times is riddled with flaws that can let attackers hijack app features or overwrite existing files to execute malicious code, or launch man-in-the-disk (MiTD) attacks on people’s devices, researchers discovered. […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Apple will proxy Safe Browsing requests to hide iOS users’ IP from Google

February 15, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Apple’s upcoming iOS 14.5 update will come with a new feature that will redirect all fraudulent website checks through its own proxy servers as a workaround to preserve user privacy and prevent leaking IP addresses to Google. A built-in security-focused […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Beyond Text Messages: How to Secure 2FA Against Phone Authentication Scams

February 12, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

If you or your employees access protected information with authentication codes sent to a cell phone, you might want to rethink your plan. Two-factor authentication (2FA) using text messages can fall prey to phone authentication scams. That’s not to say […]