Category: Mobile Security

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Firefox-maker Mozilla details internet security and privacy projects

November 26, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Browser-maker Mozilla has set out the details of its ongoing efforts to promote internet privacy, alongside details of the revenue it has generated from its various internet search deals. The majority of Mozilla Corporation revenue is generated from global browser […]

Mobile Security, Security

Google & Samsung fix Android spying flaw. Other makers may still be vulnerable

November 19, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Until recently, weaknesses in Android camera apps from Google and Samsung made it possible for rogue apps to record video and audio and take images and then upload them to an attacker-controlled server—without any permissions to do so. Camera apps […]

Mobile Security, Security

What the newly released Checkra1n jailbreak means for iDevice security

November 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

It has been a week since the release of Checkra1n, the world’s first jailbreak for devices running Apple’s iOS 13. Because jailbreaks are so powerful and by definition disable a host of protections built into the OS, many people have […]

Mobile Security, Security

Samsung confirms glaring S10 fingerprint reader flaw, promises fix

October 17, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Galaxy S10 users should turn on some alternative security features as Samsung works to address a major flaw with the device’s in-screen fingerprint sensor. The consumer electronics giant noted the issue today after a British user reported the ability to […]

Mobile Security, Security

Joker malware that signs victims up to premium subscription services discovered in 24 Play Store apps

September 10, 2019

Via: TechSpot

CSIS Security Group analyst Aleksejs Kuprins made the discovery, which he wrote about in a Medium post. Joker surreptitiously signs its victims up to premium subscription services by simulating the sign-up process. It also steals SMS messages, contact lists, and […]

Mobile Security, Security

Google discovers major iPhone security flaw that affected thousands

August 30, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Google Project Zero, a group that examines and publishes security and privacy exploits it finds in public software, said on Thursday evening there were huge security holes in iPhone software that existed for two years. The exploits gave attackers access […]

Mobile Security, Security

iOS vulnerability that let you jailbreak your iPhone is once again dead

August 27, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The iOS vulnerability that made it possible for users and hackers to jailbreak fully up-to-date iPhones and iPads is no more, following an update Apple released on Monday that patches the highly unusual bug. The security advisory accompanying the release […]

Mobile Security, Security

iPhone warning: Apple blunder spawns new jailbreak, security threats

August 20, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A rare pubic jailbreak for the most up-to-date version of iOS is circulating online after it was found that the recently released iOS 12.4 undid a patch in iOS 12.3. Researchers warn users to be cautious about installing apps from […]

Mobile Security, Operations Security, Security

Apple’s warning: Break Safari’s web-tracking rules and we’ll hit back

August 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Apple’s Safari WebKit team has posted its official policy outlining its stance on web-tracking prevention, which it’s implemented in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) technology. ITP broadly aims to limit marketers from tracking iOS and macOS Safari users across different […]

Mobile Security, Security

US Court rules users can sue Facebook over facial recognition technology

August 9, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Facebook has lost its appeal that its facial recognition technology did not invade the privacy of its users located in Illinois, United States, leaving the company vulnerable to a class action moving forward. The US Court of Appeals for the […]