Category: Mobile Security

Mobile Security, Mobility, Security, Software, Tech

Apple bans developers from creating, selling user Contacts databases

June 13, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple is trying to make it harder for developers to abuse users’ information collected through apps. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines last week with more detailed rules on what developers can do […]

Mobile Security, Security

A host of new security enhancements is coming to iOS and macOS

June 5, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple on Monday previewed a variety of security and privacy features it plans to add to macOS and iOS operating systems, including encrypted Facetime group calls, password-management tools, and camera and microphone protections. The company also released a beta version […]

Mobile Security, Security

FBI exaggerated the number of phones it can’t unlock by up to 550 percent

May 23, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has repeatedly claimed that it was unable to access data on nearly 7,800 encrypted devices in fiscal 2017, but the FBI now admits the number is far lower. In reality, there were just 1,000 to […]

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Apple introduces new privacy portal to comply with GDPR

May 23, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple is the latest tech giant to make changes to comply with GDPR, the EU’s privacy data rules after it introduced a new website that shows customers exactly what personal data it holds on them. Accessible via an ‘Apple ID […]

Mobile Security, Security

Drive-by Rowhammer attack uses GPU to compromise an Android phone

May 3, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Over the past few years, there has been a steady evolution in Rowhammer, the once largely theoretical attack that exploits physical defects in memory chips to tamper with the security of the devices they run on. On Thursday, researchers are […]

Mobile Security, Security

Firefox updates its iOS web browser to turn Tracking Protection on by default

April 12, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

At a time when web users are becoming more concerned about their online privacy and personal data, Mozilla today is launching a new version of its Firefox for iOS web browser that includes Tracking Protection turned on by default. That […]

Infrastructure, Mobile Security, Networking, Security, Unified Communications

Mobile network infrastructure at growing risk from cyber attack

March 29, 2018

Via: FCW

4G mobile communications networks are increasingly vulnerable to cyber intrusion, according to a new report from a Federal Communication Commission advisory group. The attack vector, which targets the Diameter signaling protocol used to move traffic on 4G networks, hasn’t been […]

Mobile Security, Security

FBI didn’t fully know its own capabilities during showdown with Apple

March 28, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), has concluded that the FBI may have overstepped when it failed to exhaust internal options before pressing ahead in a high-profile 2016 legal clash with Apple. The […]

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 […]