Category: Mobile security

Mobile security

What Is Endpoint Security Today? Big Data and Mobile Trends Point to the ‘Startpoint’

April 16, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

Where does “it” end? We can probably all agree that securing and protecting the devices that communicate with our networks is a fair definition of endpoint security. Similarly, these devices are one of the best places to start when figuring […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection

The surveillance economy has set its sights on smartphone sensors

April 12, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The most successful companies of our time are those who’ve mastered user data – collecting it, analyzing it and profiting from it – typically at the expense of user privacy. The Internet of things (IoT) has given tech companies, advertisers, […]

Application security, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Preinstalled Mobile Security App on Xiaomi Handsets Delivered Vulnerabilities, Not Protection

April 5, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Preinstalled apps on mobile phones can be just as annoying as crapware found on new PCs. Now a report from security experts at Check Point Research suggest those preinstalled mobile apps may be more than just annoying – they can […]

Application security, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Financial Apps are Ripe for Exploit via Reverse Engineering

April 2, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A white hat hacker reverse engineered 30 mobile financial applications and found sensitive data buried in the underlying code of nearly all apps examined. With this information a hacker could, for example, recover application programming interface (API) keys and use […]

Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

ASUS Patches Live Update Bug That Allowed APT to Infect Thousands of PCs

March 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

ASUS has expedited a patch for a major bug impacting thousands of PCs that allowed an advanced persistent threat group to launch a supply-chain attack dubbed “Operation ShadowHammer.” The vulnerability targeted a range of new ASUS PCs with a backdoor […]

Email security, Mobile security, Network security

Kushner accused of using WhatsApp, personal email to conduct official business: report

March 22, 2019

Via: The Hill

The House Oversight and Reform Committee has obtained information that senior White House adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wrote in a letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone on Thursday that the panel […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Cisco Patches High-Severity Flaws in IP Phones

March 21, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Cisco Systems is urging customers to update several models of their IP phones after issuing patches for five high-severity flaws found in its popular business-focused IP phones. Impacted are Cisco’s IP Phone 8800 series, which are business desk phones that […]

Mobile security, Privacy protection

Android Q will come with improved privacy protections

March 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Android Q, the newest iteration of Google’s popular mobile OS, is scheduled to be made available to end users at the end of August. While we still don’t know what its official release name will be, the first preview build […]

Hacker, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Flaws in Smart Alarms Exposed Millions of Cars to Dangerous Hacking

March 11, 2019

Via: Security Week

Serious vulnerabilities found in high-end car alarms could have been exploited to remotely hack millions of vehicles, including to track them, immobilize them and spy on their owners. Researchers at UK-based penetration testing and cybersecurity firm Pen Test Partners have […]

Mobile security

Samsung says use the Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanner not face unlock to stay secure

March 11, 2019

Via: TechRadar

There are reports online claiming face unlock on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 isn’t working as securely as expected, with news of handsets unlocking after scanning a face of someone other than the owner. In fact it appears the Galaxy […]