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Mobile Security, Security

“Joker”—the malware that signs you up for pricey services—floods Android markets

September 29, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

September has been a busy month for malicious Android apps, with dozens of them from a single malware family alone flooding either Google Play or third-party markets, researchers from security companies said. Known as Joker, this family of malicious apps […]


Mobile Security, Security

Mobile security: These seven malicious apps have been downloaded by 2.4m Android and iPhone users

September 24, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Almost two and a half million Android and iPhone users downloaded seven adware apps from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, according to research by a cybersecurity company. Many of the apps were being promoted via TikTok and […]


Mobile Security, Security

Five iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 security and privacy features you need to know about

September 17, 2020

Via: ZDnet

iOS 14 is out, and if you’re brave enough to install it you will be getting some new security and privacy features. Some are visible, others are buried in the operating system. Let’s go on a quick tour of five […]


Mobile Security, Security

Half of US citizens would share medical data beyond COVID-19 despite surveillance state worries

September 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Over half of US citizens are estimated to be willing to share their medical data and records due to COVID-19, and beyond, but fears of a surveillance state remain. As the number of confirmed novel coronavirus edges close to 30 […]


Mobile Security, Security

Android security: Six more apps containing Joker malware removed from the Google Play Store

September 2, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Cybersecurity researchers have unmasked six applications on the Google Play store with a combined total of over 200,000 downloads in yet another example of the highly persistent malware that has been plaguing Android users for the past three years. Joker […]


Mobile Security, Security

Mobile security failings putting enterprises at risk

August 24, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Nearly every enterprise these days has a critical component of their work environment powered by mobile devices. Indeed, we estimate that well in excess of 50% of workers employed mobile apps as part of their work before the current pandemic […]


Infrastructure, Mobile Security, Security, Unified Communications

Zoom Faces More Legal Challenges Over End-to-End Encryption

August 13, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Video-conferencing behemoth Zoom has been hit with yet another lawsuit stemming from its claim to offer end-to-end encryption for sessions. The suit, filed in a Washington D.C. court [PDF] this week by a nonprofit advocacy group called Consumer Watchdog, alleges […]


Mobile Security, Security

TikTok exploited an Android privacy loophole to track users

August 12, 2020

Via: BGR

ByteDance and its popular app TikTok have faced intense scrutiny in the US lately, with the Trump administration accusing voicing security concerns about the app. The government shared its fears that the app could collect user data that could then […]


Mobile Security, Security

Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking user activity in apps even after they opt out

July 16, 2020

Via: BGR

As hard as it might try to convince its customers that its products offer better security and privacy protections than ever before, Google still collects user data so it can sell more expensive ads online. Your data might be anonymized, […]


Mobile Security, Operations Security, Security

It’s unconstitutional for cops to force phone unlocking, court rules

June 24, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Indiana’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Fifth Amendment allows a woman accused of stalking to refuse to unlock her iPhone. The court held that the Fifth Amendment’s rule against self-incrimination protected Katelin Seo from giving the police access to […]