Category: Wireless security

Mobile, Wireless security

Medtronic Recalls Medical Devices Due to Security Risks That Can Lead to Injury, Death

October 7, 2021

Via: Security Week

The recall is related to a series of vulnerabilities discovered by a team of cybersecurity researchers in 2018. In June 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Medtronic informed the public of a recall of MiniMed 508 and […]

Mobile, Wireless security

APAC 5G revenue to reach $13.9 billion in 2025

September 27, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Though in early stages, 5G will be adopted considerably faster than 4G based on the current rate experienced in China and South Korea. However, even with faster adoption rates of 5G, 4G will remain the more prevalent cellular technology through […]

Mobile, Network security, Security, Wireless security

Using zero trust to mitigate 5G security challenges

September 1, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

The total number of 5G connections will reach 3.2 billion by 2026, rising from 310 million in 2021, a study from Juniper Research has found. 45% of operators consider it extremely important to invest in security to achieve long-term enterprise […]

Mobile, Wireless security

Attackers Can Remotely Disable Fortress Wi-Fi Home Security Alarms

August 31, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

New vulnerabilities have been discovered in Fortress S03 Wi-Fi Home Security System that could be potentially abused by a malicious party to gain unauthorized access with an aim to alter system behavior, including disarming the devices without the victim’s knowledge. […]

Mobile, Wireless security

Threat Modeling: The Key to Dealing With 5G Security Challenges

August 24, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

With 5G reshaping the smartphone market, 5G security needs to keep up. Almost one in three smartphones sold in the first quarter of 2021 can connect to a 5G network. That’s just one year after the world’s first commercial 5G […]

Mobile, Wireless security

NSA Shares Guidance for Government Employees on Securing Wireless Devices in Public

August 2, 2021

Via: Security Week

Given the wide adoption of telework due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both businesses and end users need to ensure increased protection of personal and corporate data, especially in public settings. The NSA points out that securing devices for the use […]

Mobile, Wireless security

Protect your smartphone from radio-based attacks

July 19, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

By now, most of us are aware that smartphones are powerful computers and should be treated as such. It’s not a coincidence that most of the security tips given to smartphone users – such as refraining from opening suspicious links […]

Mobile, Wireless security

How mobile operators view security in the 5G era

July 2, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

There’s a major gap in security capability among mobile operators, which in many cases is not yet being filled by industry partnerships, Trend Micro reveals. In the 5G era, and a rapidly changing digital landscape, operators could broaden their security […]

Mobile, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

Bluetooth security holes open door to device impersonation attacks

May 25, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Cybersecurity researchers have identified a number of vulnerabilities in two critical Bluetooth services that allow attackers to hijack a pairing request in order to conduct Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks. The vulnerabilities were spotted by researchers at the French National Agency for […]

Mobile, Wireless security

Patched Wi-Fi Vulnerabilities Posed Risks to All Users

May 14, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

A Belgian security researcher says he uncovered vulnerabilities that affect all modern Wi-Fi security protocols and impact most wirelessly connected devices, including smartphones, routers and IoT devices. The flaws have been fixed by many tech companies to avoid leaks of […]