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Arizona Takes Google to Court Over Location Tracking

The US state of Arizona filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Google of committing fraud by being deceptive about gathering location data.Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich said the suit resulted from an investigation launched two years ago after a media report that Google had ways of knowing where users were even if they opted not to share location informa
Publish At:2020-05-28 13:15 | Read:109 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Track

Virus Apps Expose Tension Between Privacy and Need for Data

As more governments turn to tracing apps in the fight against the coronavirus, a deep-rooted tension between the need for public health information and privacy rights has been thrust into the spotlight.Track-and-trace technology is being touted as a silver bullet that will allow economies to reopen and people to emerge from home confinement, with health auth
Publish At:2020-05-28 01:40 | Read:136 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Tracking & L

French Privacy Watchdog Okays Coronavirus Tracing App

France's privacy watchdog gave the green light Tuesday to a government-backed cellphone app that will alert users if they have been in contact with an infected person.Use of the app called StopCovid will be voluntary, and will keep track of users who had been in close proximity of one another over a two-week period. If any become infected, they inform the pl
Publish At:2020-05-27 10:13 | Read:50 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Mobil

The Security of Your Android Device May Depend on Where You Live

Region-specific Default Configurations and Settings for Android Devices Cause Varied Security Posture for Mobile UsersOver the last few years, security researchers have been able to crack various Android phones during Pwn2Own hacking competitions. Now one firm has collected its research and finds a potentially significant global problem: Android security may
Publish At:2020-05-27 10:13 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Mobile & Wireless

Qatar Tracing App Flaw Exposed 1 Mn Users' Data: Amnesty

A security flaw in Qatar's controversial mandatory coronavirus contact tracing app exposed sensitive information of more than one million users, rights group Amnesty International warned Tuesday.The glitch, which was fixed on Friday after being flagged by Amnesty a day earlier, made users' ID numbers, location and infection status vulnerable to hackers.Priva
Publish At:2020-05-27 02:30 | Read:151 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Vulnerabilities

StrandHogg 2.0 Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Hijack Android Devices

Researchers at Norwegian app security company Promon on Tuesday disclosed the existence of a serious Android vulnerability that allows a piece of malware to hijack nearly any application installed on the victim’s device.In December 2019, Promon warned that an Android vulnerability, which it dubbed StrandHogg, was being exploited by tens of malicious Android
Publish At:2020-05-26 14:55 | Read:116 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Mobile &

Samsung Unveils New Security Chip for Mobile Devices

Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new security solution — composed of a secure element (SE) chip and security software — designed to enhance data protection on mobile devices.Samsung has described it as a “standalone turnkey security solution” that provides protection for the booting process, isolated storage, mobile payments and other applications. The SE chip
Publish At:2020-05-26 11:03 | Read:171 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Mobile & Wireless Io

UK Set to Scale Back Huawei Role in 5G Network: Report

Britain will reduce Chinese tech giant Huawei's controversial involvement in its 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the green light to Huawei's participation in January, despite widespread domestic opposition and pressure from the United States.But he has now instructed
Publish At:2020-05-26 07:12 | Read:120 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Compli

Jailbreak Tool Updated to Unlock iPhones Running iOS 13.5

The unc0ver jailbreaking tool has been updated with support for the latest iOS releases, courtesy of a zero-day vulnerability, the team behind the utility announced.unc0ver, which supports iOS 11 through iOS 13.5 (with some exceptions), is advertised as the most advanced jailbreak tool out there, providing users with the opportunity to do with their devices
Publish At:2020-05-26 07:12 | Read:128 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Mobile &

Signal PINs Allow Users to Recover Data When Switching Phones

Encrypted messaging service Signal has announced the introduction of a new feature that allows users to recover their data if they switch to a new device.Offering end-to-end encrypted conversations, Signal was built by default in such a manner that users’ information is always kept private and never sent to a server. What this means is that, if a user’s phon
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:51 | Read:80 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Wireless Securit

What Truly Matters for Remote Workers Using GFE and BYOD Mobile Devices

The world has changed and we all know it. Mobile operations are at the forefront of every organization and so is mobile security. We’ve all seen attacks as simple as malicious apps, SMS phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks; to the more challenging, such as elevation of privileges, exfiltration of data and command and control manipulation. What you may not
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:37 | Read:128 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security advanced mobile threat defense BYOD cyber se

Global 1000 Security Execs: Mobile No Longer “The Forgotten Endpoint”

As the global leader in mobile security, Zimperium is proud of the companies and governments that trust us to protect their mobile endpoints and applications. Our customers are not only well-known for their brands, they are known for being some of the most sophisticated and knowledgeable security organizations in the world. We recently spoke with several of
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:37 | Read:93 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security coronavirus COVID-19 global 1000 Mobile secu

SMBs Are Ready to Grow Into Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Beyond

In the tech industry, “enterprise” is often equated to large businesses, but when it comes to enterprise mobility management (EMM), we should expand our definition. Why? Small and mid-size businesses (typically firms with 100-999 workers) today need the same mobile device, app and content management capabilities as the big guys. Many of these sma
Publish At:2020-05-24 06:18 | Read:73 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Mobile Security Connected Devices Endpoint Manageme

'Mandrake' Android Spyware Remained Undetected for 4 Years

Security researchers at Bitdefender have identified a highly sophisticated Android spyware platform that managed to remain undetected for four years.Dubbed Mandrake, the platform targets only specific devices, as its operators are keen on remaining undetected for as long as possible. Thus, the malware avoids infecting devices in countries that might bring no
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:54 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Malw

Zimperium Partners with ZecOps to Deliver the Only Integrated Mobile Threat Defense and Automated Digital Forensics Solu

Integration extends Zimperium solution to include ZecOps’ automated agentless Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) capabilities Our new strategic partnership with ZecOps, the leading agentless automated Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) company, provides Zimperium customers with the only comprehensive mobile detection, forensics and i
Publish At:2020-05-18 11:56 | Read:171 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security advanced mobile threat defense cyber securit

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