Category: Mobile Security

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Presidential campaigns taking email security more seriously–not so much at the local level

February 10, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The 2020 election season got off to what could be a record-setting rocky start with delays in the reporting of the Iowa caucus results due to a poorly developed app. The failure of the mobile IowaReporterApp developed for the Democratic […]

Mobile Security, Security

Trump Slams Apple for Refusing to Unlock Suspected Shooter’s iPhones

January 15, 2020

Via: Threat Post

President Donald Trump has weighed in on Apple’s decision not to help the FBI unlock iPhones of the suspect in a shooting in Florida, slamming the company in a Tweet that demands Apple “step up to the plate and help […]

Attacks & Breaches, Mobile Security, Security

Unremovable malware found preinstalled on low-end smartphone sold in the US

January 9, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Low-end smartphones sold to Americans with low-income via a government-subsidized program contain unremovable malware, security firm Malware bytes said today in a report. The smartphone model is Unimax (UMX) U686CL, a low-end Android-based smartphone made in China and sold by […]

Mobile Security, Mobility, Security, Tech

iPhones and iPads finally get key-based protection against account takeovers

December 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

For the past couple of years, iPhone and iPad users have been relegated to second-class citizenship when it comes to a cross-industry protocol that promises to bring effective multi-factor authentication to the masses. While Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux users […]

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 […]