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Category: Mobile Security


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 […]


Mobile Security, Security

Android security: Google cracks down on apps that want to use accessibility services

November 13, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Google has told Android developers that they won’t be able to publish their applications on the Google Play store if the app uses accessibility services for anything other than its intended purpose. Officially, accessibility services is an Android API designed […]


Mobile Security, Security

Here’s Why Text Messages and Calls on 180 Million Smartphones Are Now at Risk

November 9, 2017

Via: Fortune

Up to 180 million smartphone owners are at risk of having some of their text messages and calls intercepted by hackers because of a simple coding error in at least 685 mobile apps, cybersecurity firm Appthority warned on Thursday. Developers […]


Mobile Security, Security

Android security triple-whammy: New attack combines phishing, malware, and data theft

November 6, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Attackers are combining credential phishing, credit card data theft, and malware into a single campaign targeting banking details. While it’s common to see attacks involving phishing or malware, the combination of these tactics in a single campaign targeting Android devices […]


Mobile Security, Security

“Security concerns” lead to LTE service shutdown on Chinese Apple Watches

October 19, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple’s struggles in China continue to mount, and this time, it’s Apple’s newest wearable causing problems for the company. According to a Wall Street Journal report, standalone wireless service available on certain models of the Apple Watch Series 3 has […]


Mobile Security, Security

FBI may keep secret the name of vendor that cracked terrorist’s iPhone

October 2, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A federal judge ruled Saturday that the FBI does not have to disclose the name of the vendor and how much it was paid by the government for a hacking tool that unlocked the iPhone of a terrorist behind the […]


Mobile Security, Security

Is the New iPhone Designed for Cybersafety?

September 18, 2017

Via: Fortune

As eager customers meet the new iPhone, they’ll explore the latest installment in Apple’s decade-long drive to make sleeker and sexier phones. But to me as a scholar of cybersecurity, these revolutionary innovations have not come without compromises. Early iPhones […]


Mobile Security, Security

Malicious apps with >1 million downloads slip past Google defenses twice

September 14, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Researchers recently found at least 50 apps in the official Google Play market that made charges for fee-based services without the knowledge or permission of users. The apps were downloaded as many as 4.2 million times. Google quickly removed the […]