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Category: Mobile Security


Federal, Mobile Security, Policy, Security

Don’t Use Huawei Phones, Warn 6 Top U.S. Intelligence Chiefs

February 14, 2018

Via: Fortune

Heads of six U.S. intelligence agencies are warning Americans against using products made by Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei. In a Senate Intelligence Committee briefing on Tuesday, the heads of the CIA, FBI, and NSA, the director of national intelligence, and […]


Mobile Security, Security

Verizon will lock phones despite FCC rules against it

February 13, 2018

Via: ZDnet

US wireless carrier Verizon will soon stop selling phones unlocked, meaning customers won’t be able to swap SIM cards and use their phone on different carriers either in the US or internationally. According to ZDNet sister site CNET, Verizon will […]


Mobile Security, Security

iPhone source code leak? Apple cracks down on ‘iOS bootloader’ posted on GitHub

February 8, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Someone has published the purported source code for the iOS bootloader, iBoot, potentially opening the door for hackers and jailbreakers to find vulnerabilities in Apple’s mobile OS. Motherboard reports that the iBoot source code for iOS 9 was leaked on […]


Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Businesses with Apple and Cisco products may now pay less for cybersecurity insurance

February 5, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple and Cisco announced this morning a new deal with insurer Allianz that will allow businesses with their technology products to receive better terms on their cyber insurance coverage, including lower deductibles – or even no deductibles, in some cases. […]


Mobile Security, Security

Hackers can’t dig into latest Xiaomi phone due to GPL violations

January 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Yet another Android OEM is dragging its feet with its GPL compliance. This time, it’s Xiaomi with the Mi A1 Android One device, which still hasn’t seen a kernel source code release. Android vendors are required to release their kernel […]


Mobile Security, Security

Apple Users Are Facing a New Security Flaw: The ChaiOS ‘Text Bomb’

January 18, 2018

Via: Fortune

Just weeks after handling a security flaw that allowed people to access Mac operating systems without a password, Apple is now facing a new threat: a “text bomb.” Luckily for iPhone and Mac users, the “chaiOS” text bomb bug is […]


Attacks & Breaches, Mobile Security, Security

Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

January 5, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Smartphone users download security applications to help protect their device and data from cyber attacks and hackers. But attackers can also exploit for their own ends, as demonstrated by a total of 36 phoney security tools discovered in the Google […]


Mobile Security, Security

Mobile apps demand collides with security concerns

December 1, 2017

Via: FCW

Mobile apps are embedded in the lives of service members, on and off duty, driving a demand for mission and third-party apps — and increasing security exposure across government. Tom Karygiannis, the product VP for Kryptowire, said the company has […]


Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

‘Beyond Snowden’ Book Argues For U.S. Surveillance Reform

November 27, 2017

Via: Government Executive

A new book describes reform efforts within America’s growing surveillance state—and advocates for further change to protect citizens’ privacy while maintaining security. Before serving as an intelligence official in the Bush and Obama administrations, Timothy H. Edgar—a senior fellow at […]


Mobile Security, Security

Google Got Caught Secretly Recording Android Users’ Location Data. But Who Blew the Whistle?

November 22, 2017

Via: Fortune

Google has been secretly recording Android users’ location information even if they had turned off location services on their phones, a new report has revealed. And, in a curious twist to the tale, a leading security researcher has claimed that […]