Mobile Security

Marriott fixes Android app issue that may have exposed personal data

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The hotel chain has addressed a weakness in its Marriott International Android app that could have allowed attackers to access customer data, including credit card information.

'Sexy Girls' wallpaper app in Google Play store accessed account info

'Sexy Girls' wallpaper app in Google Play store accessed account info

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The app is no longer available from the Google Play store, but prior to being removed it had been installed between 50,000 and 100,000 times.

Study: 11 percent of banking-related Android apps flagged suspicious

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Apps were flagged for containing malware or suspicious binaries, a RiskIQ study found.

FiOS mobile app vulnerability put all Verizon email accounts at risk

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Verizon has fixed a critical vulnerability in its My FiOS app that made it possible to read and send messages from any Verizon user's email account.

Android malware encounters surged in 2014, up by 75 percent, report says

Android malware encounters surged in 2014, up by 75 percent, report says

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Mobile security company Lookout released its annual Mobile Threat Report on Thursday, which demonstrated a major uptick in Android malware encounters.

Manhattan District Attorney speaks out against default device encryption

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a speech earlier this week that he thinks device-makers should be required to give law enforcement access to their users' data.

SnoopSnitch Android app notifies users of IMSI catchers, SS7 attacks

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SnoopSnitch requires a rooted device with a Qualcomm chipset that runs stock Android 4.1 or higher.

Report tracks DLP violations in corporate-sanctioned cloud storage apps

Report tracks DLP violations in corporate-sanctioned cloud storage apps

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On Thursday, Netskope released a report analyzing risky app usage in enterprise environments.

FBI clarifies stingray policy, says court warrants not needed when used in public spaces

FBI clarifies stingray policy, says court warrants not needed when used in public spaces

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Two senators wrote a letter requesting more information about stingray use and the FBI's policies surrounding the devices.

Android banking trojan poses as 'The Interview' mobile app

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The malware, dubbed "Badaccents," targets Android users in South Korea and has infected as many as 20,000 devices.

Report: SS7 flaws enable listening to cell phone calls, reading texts

Report: SS7 flaws enable listening to cell phone calls, reading texts

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Vulnerabilities in Signaling System 7 make it possible for anyone to listen in on phone calls and read text messages, even if encrypted.

Researchers find 'CoolReaper' backdoor in CoolPad devices

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Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers have identified the backdoor on numerous devices, so far leaving more than 10 million users vulnerable.

Exploits, mobile and cloud storage threats will plague users in 2015

Exploits, mobile and cloud storage threats will plague users in 2015

2015 is setup to be one of the most dangerous years for not only your PC but also your mobile devices and cloud storage.

Mobile RAT Xsser continues to threaten Android, iOS device security

Mobile RAT Xsser continues to threaten Android, iOS device security

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Back in October, the Chinese iOS trojan was discovered by Lacoon Mobile Security.

Contending with online thieves and fraudsters

As we all gear up for the holidays with plans to purchase any number of items online, cyberthieves too are gearing up with more and more creative ways to steal money, credentials and critical data from any number of organizations.

WireLurker one of many new risks to mobile apps

WireLurker one of many new risks to mobile apps

WireLurker illuminates that mobile applications expand the perimeter to include new risks that may be neglected.

Hack decodes Android phone, Samsung smartwatch data exchange

Hack decodes Android phone, Samsung smartwatch data exchange

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Encrypted communications between a Samsung smartwatch and Android device were easily cracked by Bitdefender researchers.

Five great reasons to embrace mobile in the enterprise

Mobile Devices has seen unprecedented growth since their introduction and now form an integral part of our daily lives. Yet, many Enterprises have not fully embraced mobile as part of their strategy because of too many unanswered questions.

Bank and account phishing tops list of U.S. SMS attacks

Bank and account phishing tops list of U.S. SMS attacks

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New Cloudmark research shows that bank and account phishing has become the top SMS attack in the U.S. in recent months.

Mobile spyware app creator fined $500,000

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Hammad Akbar, the CEO of companies that sold and advertised mobile spyware app StealthGenie, will pay the fine in what's considered a landmark criminal conviction.

DroidJack RAT hits hacker forums, comes from legitimate app developers

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A researcher at Symantec traced DroidJack's origins back to legitimate Android app developers and previous RATs.

'DoubleDirect' MitM attack affects iOS, Android and OS X users

'DoubleDirect' MitM attack affects iOS, Android and OS X users

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Security firm Zimperium detected attacks in the wild over the past six to eight months.

Android malware 'NotCompatible' evolves, spawns resilient botnet

Android malware 'NotCompatible' evolves, spawns resilient botnet

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Mobile security firm Lookout detailed how the malware has grown in complexity to hide its botnet activity.

Mobile madness

More and more corporate activities are being undertaken by employees depending on iPhones, iPads, laptops and other mobile devices.

U.S. spy program targeting Americans' mobile phones, report says

U.S. spy program targeting Americans' mobile phones, report says

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The U.S. Department of Justice is attaching small devices to airplanes that gather massive amounts of mobile phone data, including the data of innocent Americans, a Wall Street Journal report indicates.

Mobile fraud report notes reliance on OTPs as top concern

Mobile fraud report notes reliance on OTPs as top concern

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One-time passwords (OTPs) sent via SMS are increasingly the target of Android malware, the report by Javelin revealed.

Amex debuts token service

Amex debuts token service

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American Express Token Service is based on a technical framework developed by EMVCo.

Your data's gone mobile: Keep it secure

There now are more mobile devices on the planet than humans, and cyber criminals are targeting them at an increasing rate.

Google open sources network traffic security testing tool

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The tool, called "notogotofail," tests whether devices and applications are secured against known TLS/SSL flaws and misconfigurations.

Safe tether: Wearables

Safe tether: Wearables

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Wearable devices efficiently monitor user activity, but also open new targets for malware authors, reports Alan Earls.

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