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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 […]


Hardware, Mobile Security, Security, Tech

Google, Arm team up to tackle memory vulnerabilities through MTE

August 5, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Google has announced a partnership with chipmaker Arm to design an Android-ready MTE extension for reducing the number of memory-related vulnerabilities in the mobile platform. Last week, Kostya Serebryany from Google Core Systems and Sudhi Herle, a member of the […]


Mobile Security, Security

Apple Has a Million Dollar Bug Problem—And It’s Only Paying Thousands to Squash Them

July 31, 2019

Via: Fortune

Details of six new vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system were made available on Tuesday. Discovered by researchers with Google, several of the security flaws were particularly worrisome because they could potentially let hackers compromise iPhones without making owners […]


Mobile Security, Security

Advanced mobile surveillanceware, made in Russia, found in the wild

July 24, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Researchers have discovered some of the most advanced and full-featured mobile surveillanceware ever seen. Dubbed Monokle and used in the wild since at least March 2016, the Android-based application was developed by a Russian defense contractor that was sanctioned in […]


Mobile Security, Security

FaceApp’s Russia Link Is the Latest Alarm in an Ongoing Digital Red Scare

July 23, 2019

Via: Fortune

Last week, in the epitome of an about-face, A.I.-driven photo editing app FaceApp went from trending on Twitter to a spot on the Democratic National Committee’s “do not use” list in the span of just a few days. But the […]