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Category: Mobile security


Mobile, Mobile security

iPhones now work as physical security keys for Google services

January 16, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

As multi-factor authentication becomes ubiquitous across all digital services, Google is adding a new safety net for security-conscientious iPhone owners. Apple customers can now use their shiny smartphones as security keys to access Google services securely. The latest update to […]


Mobile, Mobile security

U.S. Lawmakers Call on FCC to Step Up Fight on SIM Swapping

January 13, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

U.S. members of Congress have called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crack down on SIM swapping, a type of fraud blamed for more than $70 million in nationwide losses annually. The letter sent to the FCC advocates for […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Threat From Pre-Installed Malware on Android Phones is Growing

January 9, 2020

Via: Security Week

Pre-installed malware on Android phones is a growing menace – so much that on Wednesday this week, Privacy International and around 50 other international NGOs (including ACLU, EFF, Amnesty and the TOR project) sent an open letter to Google demanding […]


Mobile security

Google Fixes Critical Android RCE Flaw

January 8, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Google kicked off its first Android Security Bulletin of 2020 patching a critical flaw in its Android operating system, which if exploited could allow a remote attacker to execute code. Compared to last year’s monthly tally, the number of CVEs […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Facial recognition hardware to reach over 800 million devices by 2024

January 7, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

A new report from Juniper Research found that facial recognition hardware, such as Face ID on recent iPhones, will be the fastest growing form of smartphone biometric hardware. This means it will reach over 800 million in 2024, compared to […]


Mobile security

WhatsApp Will Take Legal Action Against Automated or Bulk Messaging

December 13, 2019

Via: Security Week

Messaging platform WhatsApp this week announced plans to take legal action against individuals and companies that abuse the platform for bulk messaging. The Facebook-owned platform’s Terms of Service already prohibit automated or bulk messaging, as WhatsApp says it wasn’t designed […]


Cloud security, Mobile security

AT&T, Verizon Subscribers Exposed as Mobile Bills Turn Up on the Open Web

December 6, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Names, addresses, phone numbers, call and text message records and account PINs were all caught up in a cloud misconfiguration. Hundreds of thousands of mobile phone bills for AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile subscribers have been laid open to anyone with […]


Access control, Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection, Security

CPoC: New data security standard for contactless payments

December 5, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new data security standard for solutions that enable merchants to accept contactless payments using a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile device with near-field communication (NFC). PCI CPoC Standard Using the PCI Contactless […]


Mobile security, Phishing

Crooks are exploiting unpatched Android flaw to drain users’ bank accounts

December 3, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Hackers are actively exploiting StrandHogg, a newly revealed Android vulnerability, to steal users’ mobile banking credentials and empty their accounts, a Norwegian app security company has warned. “Promon identified the StrandHogg vulnerability after it was informed by an Eastern European […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Hackers attack OnePlus again – this time stealing customer details

November 25, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Hackers have once again successfully compromised the website of Chinese phone manufacturer OnePlus. Back in January 2018, it was revealed that the credit card details of some 40,000 people using the OnePlus website had been stolen by hackers. On that […]