Mobile Security News, Articles and Updates
Nearly three-quarters of businesses have end-of-support devices operating in their networks, and the consequences could prove dire, a new study found.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation launched an investigation into hacked mobile phones of Democratic Party officials.
A man who allegedly hacked into the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, has been arrested.
A Russian mobile forensics company says the iPhone's most recent operating system has weaker password protection for manual iTunes backups than earlier operating systems.
The number of malicious apps leveraging top UK brands has grown by 130 percent year on year.
The security threat from the Internet of Things (IoT) has grown real because far too many of those sneaky IoT devices fly in under the radar. Corporate maintenance, facilities and operations departments are not accustomed to requesting IT's signoff on purchasing light bulbs or door locks. And yet, when those devices have their own independent - or dependent - communications capabilities, they are an easy backdoor for cyberthieves.
A federal district judge for the District of Columbia ruled on Friday that the court would begin publishing information about federal prosecutors' use of pen registers and trap and trace devices.
Using mass surveillance software without a warrant is almost as easy as installing Skype.
A few as 200,000 mobile bots would be enough to launch a successful DDoS attack against the U.S.' 911 infrastructure, significantly disrupting service nationwide, a new research paper from Ben-Gurion University reports.
The popularity of Pokémon Go is continuing to attract scammers looking to exploit users in search of a leg up in the game.
Google has released patches for 57 security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices. Eight of the flaws were issued a "critical" rating.
Researchers at Trend Micro have detected a new rootkit family that is going after Linux systems.
The developers of the mobile banking trojan Gugi have introduced new modifications to sidestep two key security features of Android, reports Kaspersky Lab researcher Roman Unuchek via the Securelist blog.
An IBM researcher received a followup email from a person allegedly behind the creation of an Android malware app seeking redress to clarify some details.
Researchers discovered 40 applications in the Google Play store that contain a new family of malware, dubbed DressCode.
Four out of five surveyed hackers agreed that Apple was right to refuse the FBI's request for a backdoor into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. Yet 52 percent said they would help the FBI crack an iPhone's password for a fee.
Last week, Apple issued security updates to patch a serious flaw affecting iPhone and iPad users. Yesterday it addressed a similar flaw on its desktops.
A New York woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Golden State Warriors, accusing the NBA franchise of distributing a mobile content app that invades users' privacy by turning on a device's microphone and eavesdropping on the audio it picks up.
Opera is alerting customers of its web browser that its sync system was breached.
In a tweet sent out at after midnight on Wednesday night, Sony announced it was enabling two-factor authentication for its PlayStation Network.
Researchers across three universities have discovered seven classes of vulnerabilities in the sandboxing feature of Apple's iOS operating system.
Phishing scams and ransomware attacks may be grabbing the headlines, but for the financial sector lost or stolen mobile devices were the leading cause of data breaches over the last decade.
Researchers have found the first known Android mobile malware to use a Twitter account, rather than a traditional command-and-control server, to control infected devices.
Researchers discovered DroidJack attacks that delivered the remote access Trojan (RAT) through an "over the top" (OTT) carrier.
Looking to capitalize on mobile device owners' growing security fears, a new variant of the Android malware Marcher is infecting victims by fraudulently posing as a firmware security update.
Blackberry is pushing out a patch today that will make users of its PRIV and DTEK50 smartphone safe from QuadRooter, a vulnerability potentially impacting the 900 million devices in use powered by a Qualcomm processor.
Capitalizing on Olympics activity, a new version of Zeus Sphinx has been targeting banks in Brazil and Colombia.
Google launched a video-calling app, Duo, to go up against Apple's FaceTime, Facebook's Messenger, Skype and other apps for video conversations.
Researchers discovered a campaign that delivers a malicious banking Trojan to Android devices using Google AdSense advertisements.
Samsung has not provided details of the critical vulnerability, which appears to be exclusive to the S6 edge, prompting speculation that the flaw may be related to the QuadRooter vulnerabilities.
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- Yahoo breach; State-sponsored actors suspected, at least 500 million accounts affected
- Cybercriminals already able to hack ATM biometric readers
- 185M incidents bypassed perimeter defenses - report
- Education sector bullied by ransomware and can barely defend itself, report
- IoT assault, connected devices increasingly used for DDoS attacks
- Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report
- CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack
- DōTERRA breach exposes customer info; including SS, DOB, and addresses
- UPDATE: Petya ransomware leverages Dropbox and overwrites hard drives
- Some U.S. Bancorp workers' W-2 info exposed in ADP data breach
- End-of-support devices on networks weakening cyberdefenses, report
- Android.Lockerscreen using pseudorandom passcodes to ensure payouts
- FBI investigating hacked mobile phones of Democratic officials
- 70% of IDTMs want UK gov to do more so young people enter tech field
- 69% of office professionals in the UK hoard data