Category: Mobile security

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

Joker Android Malware Dupes Its Way Back Onto Google Play

July 9, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A new variant of the infamous Joker malware has once again made it onto Google Play, with Google removing 11 malicious Android applications from its official app marketplace, researchers disclosed Thursday. Malicious apps spreading the Joker have continued to skirt […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Google Removes 25 Malicious Google Play Apps Stealing Facebook Login Credentials

July 1, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Last month, Google removed 25 Android apps from its Google Play Store after discovering they were stealing users’ Facebook account credentials. The malicious apps, identified by security company Evina, appeared to be created by the same developer, Rio Reader LLC, […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Want better mobile security or privacy? Try these Android and iOS alternatives

June 24, 2020

Via: CSO Online

In a market dominated by Android and iOS, a few mobile operating systems are daring to do something different. Graphene offers increased security for high-risk individuals and organizations, while /e/ wants to make privacy accessible to everyone. The two OSes […]

Application security, Mobile, Mobile security, Security

FBI Warns Of Increasing Use of Trojans in Banking Apps

June 11, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

The FBI is warning that cybercriminals and fraudsters are increasingly targeting mobile banking apps with malware in order to steal credentials and conduct account takeover attacks. In a public alert published Wednesday, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center warns that […]

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 […]