Category: Mobile Security

Mobile Security, Operations Security, Security

It’s unconstitutional for cops to force phone unlocking, court rules

June 24, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Indiana’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Fifth Amendment allows a woman accused of stalking to refuse to unlock her iPhone. The court held that the Fifth Amendment’s rule against self-incrimination protected Katelin Seo from giving the police access to […]

Mobile Security, Security

Air Force aims to make secure mobile identity management the norm

May 14, 2020

Via: FCW

The coronavirus pandemic and maximum telework orders have stressed the Defense Department’s networks, and also exposed the need for mobile device security. Jason Howe, the Air Force’s CTO and chief cloud architect for manpower, personnel and services (A1) said the […]

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Contact-tracing apps: Why the NHS said no to Apple and Google’s plan

April 28, 2020

Via: ZDnet

With traditional public health contact-tracing methods unable to keep up with the pace of the pandemic, the UK government has been working on a tool to digitally track and warn people who have been around someone who is showing symptoms […]

Mobile Security, Security

Official Government COVID-19 Apps Hide a Raft of Threats

April 7, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A rash of COVID-19 Android mobile apps have emerged that are aimed at helping citizens in Iran, Italy and Colombia track symptoms and virus infections. However, they’re also putting people’s privacy and the security of their data at risk, researchers […]

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 […]