Mobile Security

Why Internet of Things matters

Why Internet of Things matters

Attack vectors multiply as more devices connect to enterprise environments, says IANS's Chris Poulin.

Mobile devices still vulnerable to attack, report

Mobile devices still vulnerable to attack, report

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Mobile attacks can workaround two-factor authentication on Android phones and inject malware onto iOS phones.

Top NFL prospect Tunsil free falls in draft after apparent hacker posts damaging video, texts

Top NFL prospect Tunsil free falls in draft after apparent hacker posts damaging video, texts

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Minutes before the NFL Draft commenced on Thursday night, an apparent hacker accessed the Twitter account of top prospect Laremy Tunsil and posted an old video of the Ole Miss player smoking from a bong, damaging his value.

Marcher banking malware hitting Australia

Marcher banking malware hitting Australia

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Marcher Madness continues with a new, stealthier iteration of the Marcher banking malware targeting Android users in Australia.

EFF revises IM scorecard ratings after pen testers spot vulnerabilities

EFF revises IM scorecard ratings after pen testers spot vulnerabilities

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The EFF is revising its IM scorecard after a pair of researchers spotted vulnerabilities in platforms previously rated safe.

Survey: Wearable devices most likely to pose IoT security threat

Survey: Wearable devices most likely to pose IoT security threat

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Wearables are the Internet of Things (IoT) devices most likely to emerge as a security threat or cause a breach, according to a new survey by Spiceworks and Cox Business.

Researchers create imaginary mobile devices to deceive Waze, other location-based apps

Researchers create imaginary mobile devices to deceive Waze, other location-based apps

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Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara have uncovered a hacking technique that could allow bad actors to sabotage location-based mobile apps by simulating large number of devices that don't actually exist.

FBI won't reveal method used to crack iPhone, alerts Apple to iPhone, Mac flaws

FBI won't reveal method used to crack iPhone, alerts Apple to iPhone, Mac flaws

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation won't share the method that was used to unlock an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters because the mechanism belongs to the third party who cracked the phone.

Over 7M Minecraft mobile credentials exposed after Lifeboat data breach

Over 7M Minecraft mobile credentials exposed after Lifeboat data breach

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Lifeboat Network, which runs servers for Minecraft Pocket Edition — the smartphone version of the immensely popular video game Minecraft — was hacked in January 2016, resulting in a data breach compromising 7 million-plus gamers.

New ransomware demands payment in iTunes, targets older Android software

New ransomware demands payment in iTunes, targets older Android software

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A new malware type has been spotted that utilizes a couple of original moves not seen yet by researchers; it is self installing and the cybercriminals require that the ransom be paid in iTunes gift cards.

Campaign apps putting user data at risk, study

Campaign apps putting user data at risk, study

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App users logging in over unsecured ​​Wi-Fi hotspots may be exposing their personal information to data miners.

Odd 'phantom trips' taken a year after Uber log-in credentials surface on dark web

Odd 'phantom trips' taken a year after Uber log-in credentials surface on dark web

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Odd "phantom trips' taken nearly a year after Uber log-in credentials surfaced on the dark web.

UPDATE: Hacker taps congressman's cellphone, investigation called for

UPDATE: Hacker taps congressman's cellphone, investigation called for

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The best way to encourage the U.S, government to take quick action on a cyber security issue is to anger a congressman.

UPDATE: Wireless mice and keyboards vulnerable to MouseJack takeover

UPDATE: Wireless mice and keyboards vulnerable to MouseJack takeover

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Researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in the way non-Bluetooth dongle devices interact with wireless mice and keypads, which could enable a nearby hacker to take over a victim's computer using radio frequency signals.

No useful information discovered on San Bernardino iPhone

No useful information discovered on San Bernardino iPhone

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The iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack that left 14 people dead, was not found to contain any useful information, according to reports.

Sixth Circuit appeals court: Feds don't need warrant to collect cell location data

Sixth Circuit appeals court: Feds don't need warrant to collect cell location data

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A U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that the FBI did not violate the Constitution when it collected cell site location information without a probable cause warrant, in order to track the movements of multiple robbery suspects.

CBS Sports app left millions of users' PII unsecured

CBS Sports app left millions of users' PII unsecured

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Security researchers discovered a CBS Sports app left personal information of millions of app users unencrypted in clear text.

Report: 14% of doctors keep patient data on cell phones, don't use password

Report: 14% of doctors keep patient data on cell phones, don't use password

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A new report found 28 percent of doctors store patient data on their cell phones, and 80% of doctors use a mobile device as a tool to assist their daily practice.

Domino's hack: A lifetime of free pizza just one poor security practice away

Domino's hack: A lifetime of free pizza just one poor security practice away

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A poor security practice in the payment authentication process in the Domino's Pizza Android mobile application allowed a U.K. security consultant to order a pizza free of charge.

Researchers find 100 adware apps on Google Play

Researchers find 100 adware apps on Google Play

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Researchers discovered more than 100 Android apps infected with Android.Spy.277.origin, an adware Trojan that contains spyware functionality.

Google patches Android bug

Google patches Android bug

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A vulnerability affecting Nexus 5 Android devices was patched by Google

Amidst calls for iPhone transparency, FBI offers anti-encryption help to local law enforcement

Amidst calls for iPhone transparency, FBI offers anti-encryption help to local law enforcement

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Privacy advocates and digital rights proponents are leaning on the FBI to disclose the method it used to break into the iPhone of the San Bernardino killer, but the agency so far remains mum..

SideStepper vulnerability in iOS 9 endangers companies that use MDM to distribute apps

SideStepper vulnerability in iOS 9 endangers companies that use MDM to distribute apps

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Researchers are warning companies that the use of MDM technology opens up a loophole in protections added to Apple's iOS 9 to help prevent employees from downloading malicious software posing as legit enterprise apps.

Google nose it's you, a new angle to facial recognition for security

Google nose it's you, a new angle to facial recognition for security

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Google researchers are experimenting with real-time facial recognition that continuously authenticates users from a mobile phone's viewpoint.

Common Android ransomware spreads to Japan

Common Android ransomware spreads to Japan

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Already a scourge in the West, Android.Lockdroid ransomware has expanded its base to target Japan.

Apple, FBI put Cellebrite in the spotlight

Apple, FBI put Cellebrite in the spotlight

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The tentative naming of the Israeli firm Cellebrite as the muscle behind the FBI's ability to hack into the iPhone used by San Bernardino, Calif. shooter Syed Farook without help from Apple, has brought this little known company into the spotlight.

Truecaller app risks exposing info of 100 million users

Truecaller app risks exposing info of 100 million users

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A popular caller ID Android application that blocks incoming spam callers has a privacy flaw that threatens to expose the personal information of over 100 million users.

Apple re-releases iOS 9.3 to fix bug that freezes device during activation

Apple re-releases iOS 9.3 to fix bug that freezes device during activation

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Apple has reportedly re-released its iOS 9.3 operating system, fixing a freezing problem that occurs during activation in some older iPhones and iPads.

Apple now on offense against FBI

Apple now on offense against FBI

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The FBI might be pressed into providing Apple with the details of how its third-party hacker - now reportedly Cellebrite - will break into an iPhone so Apple can modify its security vulnerability.

Judge: Pending final ruling, Apple has not flouted order to help FBI

Judge: Pending final ruling, Apple has not flouted order to help FBI

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U.S. District Court Judge Sheri Pym earlier this week validated Apple's assertion that it has so far not defied her previous court order to assist the FBI in cracking the encryption protecting the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

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