Category: Mobile Security

Attacks & Breaches, Mobile Security, Security

WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones with Israeli spyware

May 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allowed them to infect phones with advanced spyware made by Israeli developer NSO Group, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing the company and a spyware technology dealer. A representative of […]

Mobile Security, Security

Details emerge of China’s ‘Big Brother’ surveillance app targeting Muslims

May 2, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s long been known that China is developing a dystopian surveillance system in Xinjiang, the Northwest province that’s home to China’s Uyghur Muslim population. Among the evidence includes poorly managed database and now we have details of a mobile app […]

Mobile Security, Mobility, Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

Apple defends its takedown of some apps monitoring screen-time

April 29, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple is defending its removal of certain parental control apps from the app store in a new statement. The company has come under fire for its removal of certain apps that were pitched as tools giving parents more control over […]

Mobile Security, Security, Software, Tech

Apple’s iOS will now confirm you meant to subscribe to that app

April 12, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple has added another step to prevent users from accidentally signing up for an iOS app’s subscription – or, from being tricked into it by a scammy app not playing by the rules. The company recently rolled out a subscription […]

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Why phishing emails are still your biggest security nightmare

April 3, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Phishing and fake emails are the biggest security headache for business and among the hardest to tackle. According the 2019 Cyber Security Breaches Survey published by the UK government, the most common type of cyber attacks are phishing attacks, whether […]

Mobile Security, Security

Android security: 0.04% of downloads on Google Play in 2018 were ‘potentially harmful apps’

April 1, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Google’s Android, now 10 years old, has not been a stranger to security issues over the years. But with the mobile operating system now installed on over 2 billion devices globally, Google has been taking an increasingly firmer grip on […]

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Huawei’s chairman has harsh words for the U.S. government

March 29, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

The past couple of years have marked some steep ups and downs for Huawei. Just this morning, the company posted a 25 percent raise in profit to $8.84 billion in 2018. Yesterday, on the other hand, a UK oversight body […]

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Microsoft brings Windows 10 security to Apple Macs with Defender ATP

March 21, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft’s enterprise security platform Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) can now protect macOS devices in addition to Windows 10 ones, Microsoft announced today. To reflect its coverage of non-Windows operating systems, Microsoft has also decided to rename its next-gen […]

Mobile Security, Security

RSA Show Underscores Need for Security Focus in App Dev

March 12, 2019

Via: InformationWeek

Speakers and exhibitors at last week’s RSA Conference outlined why DevSecOps need to be implemented throughout the software development cycle. As Amazon Web Services Senior Manager Steve Andrews blogged in July, “Leaving security out of DevOps is asking for trouble.” […]

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

How Huawei Is Battling U.S. Spying Allegations

February 27, 2019

Via: Fortune

Though the larger trade battle between the United States and China may be winding down, the U.S. government’s campaign against Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei seems to be heating up. A delegation of U.S. officials arrived at the Mobile World […]