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Category: Mobile Security


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 […]


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 […]