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Mobile Security, Security

Google, Microsoft look to team up with Facebook for legal fight against Israeli company

December 22, 2020

Via: Fortune

Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and other tech giants asked for permission to join Facebook Inc.’s legal fight against an Israeli company that the social media company accuses of installing malware on the phones of unsuspecting users. The companies asked the […]


Mobile Security, Security

Android apps with millions of downloads are vulnerable to serious attacks

December 4, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Android apps with hundreds of millions of downloads are vulnerable to attacks that allow malicious apps to steal contacts, login credentials, private messages, and other sensitive information. Security firm Check Point said that the Edge Browser, the XRecorder video and […]


Mobile Security, Security

8% of all Google Play apps vulnerable to old security bug

December 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Around 8% of Android apps available on the official Google Play Store are vulnerable to a security flaw in a popular Android library, according to a scan performed this fall by security firm Check Point. The security flaw resides in […]


Mobile Security, Security

Apple’s IDFA gets targeted in strategic EU privacy complaints

November 16, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

A unique device identifier that Apple assigns to each iPhone for third parties to track users for ad targeting — aka the IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers) — is itself now the target of two new complaints filed by European privacy […]


Mobile Security, Security

Microsoft urges users to stop using phone-based multi-factor authentication

November 12, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is urging users to abandon telephone-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions like one-time codes sent via SMS and voice calls and instead replace them with newer MFA technologies, like app-based authenticators and security keys. The warning comes from Alex Weinert, […]


Mobile Security, Security

Election Security: How Mobile Devices Are Shaping the Way We Work, Play and Vote

October 28, 2020

Via: Threat Post

The line between our personal and professional lives is blurring in an unprecedented fashion as we approach the 2020 presidential election. From Oracle and Walmart’s plans to invest in TikTok to a bug in Joe Biden’s campaign app that exposed […]


Mobile Security, Security

Instagram’s handling of kids’ data is now being probed in the EU

October 19, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook’s lead data regulator in Europe has opened another two probes into its business empire — both focused on how the Instagram platform processes children’s information. The action by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), reported earlier by the Telegraph, comes […]


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 […]