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Category: Mobile Security


Mobile Security, Security

Next Year, Half of All Calls to Cell Phones Will Be Scams—And There’s Nothing We Can Do

September 20, 2018

Via: Fortune

You’re not imagining it: Scammers are increasingly blowing up your phone. First Orion, an Arkansas company that provides caller ID and call blocking services, found that the volume of mobile scam calls has risen from 3.7% of total calls in […]


Mobile Security, Security

Three state-level cases are primed to mold the future of mobile privacy

September 13, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Three judicial cases brought to the Massachusetts Supreme Court this month will influence the enforcement of mobile data privacy cases nationwide. Other states are expected to pay close attention to the rulings, which will help clarify the intersection between traditional […]


Mobile Security, Security

Google Is Tracking Your Location—Even Without Your Permission, Report Says

August 13, 2018

Via: Fortune

The Associated Press discovered that even after you turn off location tracking in Google apps running on Android devices and iPhones, the tech giant will still track your location. The AP asked security researchers to evaluate its findings and those […]


Federal, Mobile Security, Policy, Security

Police Are Increasingly Asking Tech Companies for Digital Evidence on Mobile Phones and Apps

July 25, 2018

Via: Fortune

U.S. law enforcement agencies are increasingly asking technology companies for access to digital evidence on mobile phones and apps, with about 80 percent of the requests granted, a new study found. The report released Wednesday by the Center for Strategic […]


Mobile Security, Security

Bluetooth security: Flaw could allow nearby attacker to grab your private data

July 24, 2018

Via: ZDnet

A cryptographic bug in many Bluetooth firmware and operating system drivers could allow an attacker within about 30 meters to capture and decrypt data shared between Bluetooth-paired devices. The flaw was found by Lior Neumann and Eli Biham of the […]


Federal, Mobile Security, Policy, Security

Supreme Court says police need a warrant for historical cell location records

June 22, 2018

Via: ZDnet

The Supreme Court has said that law enforcement must first seek a warrant before obtaining historical cell phone location records from phone companies, upending a near-decade long practice by police. The court ruled 5-4 on the case, in what became […]


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 […]