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TikTok and WeChat: Chinese Apps Dogged by Security Fears

The United States has fired a new salvo in its rivalry with China, ordering sweeping restrictions against Chinese-owned social media stars TikTok and WeChat.Here are some key facts about the platforms:- What is WeChat? -WeChat, known as "weixin" or micro-message in Chinese, belongs to tech giant Tencent and has grown to become ubiquitous in daily life across
Publish At:2020-08-07 15:41 | Read:177 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk

Chinese Researchers Show How They Remotely Hacked a Mercedes-Benz

A team of Chinese researchers has described the analysis process that resulted in the discovery of 19 vulnerabilities in a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, including flaws that can be exploited to remotely hack a car.The research was conducted starting in 2018 by Sky-Go, the vehicle cybersecurity unit of Chinese security solutions provider Qihoo 360. The findings were
Publish At:2020-08-07 15:41 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Vulner

Loving the Algorithm: User Risk Management and Good Security Hygiene

User risk management watches where people can’t. If you polled a random sampling of employees at various organizations, most would probably consider themselves security-minded. They would argue that they are not actively sending sensitive data to malicious recipients, clicking strange links or downloading attachments from unknown senders. This mindset
Publish At:2020-08-07 09:04 | Read:159 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Mobile Security Cloud Security Insider Threat Risk

US Senate Votes to Ban TikTok on Government Phones

The US Senate voted Thursday to bar TikTok from being downloaded onto US government employees' telephones, intensifying US scrutiny of the popular Chinese-owned video app.The bill passed by the Republican controlled Senate now goes to the House of Representatives, led by Democrats."TikTok is a major security risk and has no place on government devices," said
Publish At:2020-08-06 16:31 | Read:65 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY

Twitter Says Android App Vulnerability Exposed Direct Messages

Twitter informed customers on Wednesday that a vulnerability in its Android app could have been exploited by malicious applications to access private data.According to the social media giant, the flaw is related to a vulnerability that affects Android 8 and 9, which Google patched in October 2018.“Our understanding is 96% of people using Twitter for Android
Publish At:2020-08-06 08:48 | Read:100 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Vulner

4 Ways zIPS with Samsung Knox Transforms Mobile Devices Into High-Security Endpoints

Mobile device security hasn’t always been an enterprise’s top priority. The gradual evolution of smartphone technology, the intensely personal relationship between users and their devices, and the BYOD conundrum early on all contributed to that mindset. But, Samsung mobile devices can now be among the most secure endpoints in your enterprise. The transforma
Publish At:2020-08-05 19:17 | Read:95 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Mobile Threat Defense BYOD mobile threat def

Drone Maker DJI Says Claims About Security of Pilot App 'Misleading'

Researchers have analyzed the security of DJI’s Pilot app for Android, but the Chinese drone giant says the claims they’ve made are misleading.Last month, France-based cybersecurity company Synacktiv reported that it had found some potentially serious security issues in the DJI GO 4 Android app, which allows users to control and manage recreational drones ma
Publish At:2020-08-05 07:50 | Read:69 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Mobile &

Google Patches Over 50 Vulnerabilities in Android With August 2020 Updates

Google on Monday announced the August 2020 security updates for the Android operating system, with patches for a total of more than 50 vulnerabilities.According to Google, the most serious flaw patched this month is a high-severity issue in the Framework component that can be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of an unpri
Publish At:2020-08-04 18:12 | Read:146 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Mobile &

Microsoft to Keep Exploring TikTok Deal After Talks With Trump

Microsoft announced Sunday it would continue talks to acquire the US operations of popular video-sharing app TikTok, after meeting with President Donald Trump who seemingly backed off his earlier threats to ban the Chinese-owned platform."Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald J Trump, Microsoft is prepared to conti
Publish At:2020-08-03 07:27 | Read:78 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk

Trump Says Will Bar TikTok From US

President Donald Trump said Friday he will bar fast-growing social media app TikTok from the United States as American authorities have raised concerns the service could be a tool for Chinese intelligence.US officials and lawmakers in recent weeks have voiced fears of the wildly popular video platform being used by Beijing for nefarious purposes, but the com
Publish At:2020-08-01 09:07 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

How to Know If Your Phone Has a Virus + How to Remove It

When you picture hackers you likely think of two things. Either large scale, enterprise attacks that cause millions in damage, or micro phishing attacks that prey on the most vulnerable internet users. Growing up in the internet age, with the said-to-be indestructible Apple products, it’s hard to fathom a virus wreaking havoc on your phone and mining your da
Publish At:2020-07-31 11:15 | Read:107 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Android Apple apps Panda Mobile Security sec

Zimperium Protects Mobile Users from Microsoft O365 SharePoint Phishing Attack

According to Data Breach Today, “fraudsters are mimicking automated messages from Microsoft SharePoint for a phishing campaign that attempts to steal Office 365 credentials.” The malicious emails reached about 50,000 inboxes so far, and the campaign may still be active, per Abnormal Security, the company that identified the phishing campaign. While learning
Publish At:2020-07-30 16:34 | Read:95 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Microsoft Mobile security phishing

India Bans 47 More Chinese Mobile Apps

India has banned 47 more Chinese apps just weeks after blocking the highly popular video-sharing platform TikTok and 58 others over national security and privacy concerns, an information ministry official and media reports said Monday.Tensions between the world's two most-populous nations soared last month after a Himalayan border clash that left 20 Indian t
Publish At:2020-07-29 07:46 | Read:90 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Privacy Compliance Risk Management Mobile &a

ZDI Announces Rules, Prizes for Pwn2Own Tokyo 2020

Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) on Tuesday announced the rules and prizes for its Pwn2Own Tokyo 2020 hacking competition, which invites white hat hackers to demonstrate their smartphone and IoT device exploits.Pwn2Own Tokyo 2020 will take place on November 3-5 and it will coincide with the PacSec conference, which typically takes place in Tokyo that
Publish At:2020-07-29 07:46 | Read:74 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Vulner

Chinese Drone Giant DJI Responds to Disclosure of Android App Security Issues

Chinese drone giant Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) on Thursday responded to the disclosure of security issues discovered by researchers in one of its Android applications.France-based cybersecurity company Synacktiv recently conducted an analysis of the DJI GO 4 application for Android. The app allows users to control and manage their DJI drones, and it’s mainly
Publish At:2020-07-24 08:05 | Read:162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Ris

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