Category: Mobile security

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 […]

Mobile, Mobile security

IT threat evolution Q2 2020. Mobile statistics

September 3, 2020

Via: Securelist

Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, the second quarter saw: 1,245,894 detected malicious installers, of which 38,951 packages were related to mobile banking trojans 3,805 packages proved to be mobile ransomware trojans A total of 14,204,345 attacks on mobile […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

Google removed malicious Terracotta apps from the Play Store

August 31, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from security firm White Ops discovered several Android apps in the official Play Store that installed a hidden browser to load pages containing ad and commit ad fraud. The company shared its findings with Google which has quickly removed […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Mobile security failings putting enterprises at risk

August 24, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Nearly every enterprise these days has a critical component of their work environment powered by mobile devices. Indeed, we estimate that well in excess of 50% of workers employed mobile apps as part of their work before the current pandemic […]

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 […]