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UN Experts Urge Probe Into Alleged Saudi Hacking of Bezos Phone

Independent UN rights experts said Wednesday they had received information that Amazon owner Jeff Bezos's phone was hacked through a WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.Riyadh has rejected the allegations, its embassy in Washington branding them "absurd"."The alleged hacking of Mr Bezos's phone, and those of others, demands i
Publish At:2020-01-22 22:15 | Read:100 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY

Saudi Dismisses Link to Hack of Amazon Owner Bezos

The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate images of Amazon founder Bezos, whose Post ne
Publish At:2020-01-22 10:15 | Read:131 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime Mobile &

Apple Received Tens of Thousands of Government Requests in H1 2019

Apple has published its latest transparency report, which provides details on the number of government requests the tech company received during the first half of 2019.Between January 1 and June 30, 2019, Apple received from governments device-based requests (related to lost or stolen devices, or fraud investigations), financial identifier-based requests (fo
Publish At:2020-01-20 12:00 | Read:256 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Track

Google Simplifies Enrollment Process for Advanced Protection Program

Google announced on Wednesday that it has simplified the enrollment process for its Advanced Protection Program and it now allows users to activate a security key on their iPhone.Google’s Advanced Protection Program (APP) is designed to help high-risk users add an extra layer of protection to their account through the use of security keys.High-risk users are
Publish At:2020-01-15 22:15 | Read:139 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access Ri

Major U.S. Mobile Carriers Vulnerable to SIM Swapping Attacks

Weak security measures in place at several major wireless carriers in the United States make it easy for attackers to perform SIM swap attacks on prepaid mobile accounts, a recent study found.In a SIM swapping attack, social engineering is used to convince a wireless services provider to hand over control of the victim’s phone number by modifying the SIM car
Publish At:2020-01-14 22:15 | Read:202 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access

Tinder, Grindr Accused of Illegally Sharing User Data

Popular dating apps like Tinder and Grindr are sharing the personal data of their users to third parties in breach of EU regulations, a Norwegian consumer rights group said Tuesday.A new report by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) details how Grindr, which markets itself as the "world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people," s
Publish At:2020-01-14 22:15 | Read:120 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection

Google Researchers Detail Critical iMessage Vulnerability

Google Project Zero security researchers have published technical details on an iMessage vulnerability addressed last year, which could be exploited remotely to achieve arbitrary code execution. Tracked as CVE-2019-8641, the vulnerability is considered Critical, featuring a CVSS score of 9.8, and was discovered by Google Project Zero security researcher
Publish At:2020-01-14 22:15 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Vulnerab

Encryption Battle Reignited as US Govt at Loggerheads With Apple

Apple and the US government are at loggerheads for the second time in four years over unlocking iPhones connected to a mass shooting, reviving debate over law enforcement access to encrypted devices.Attorney General Bill Barr claimed Monday that Apple failed to provide "substantive assistance" in unlocking two iPhones in the investigation into the December s
Publish At:2020-01-14 22:15 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY

Google Removes Trove of Risky 'Bread' Apps From Play Store

Google has removed roughly 1,700 unique applications from its Google Play app store that were part of a family of potentially unwanted programs. Dubbed "Bread" and also known as "Joker", this family of Potentially Harmful Applications (PHAs) was engaged in billing fraud and was initially observed in 2017, when the apps were focused solely on SMS fraud.&
Publish At:2020-01-12 12:00 | Read:256 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY

New Bill Would Prohibit Intelligence Sharing With Countries That Use Huawei

A bill introduced this week by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) would ban the sharing of intelligence with countries that use Huawei technologies in their fifth generation (5G) networks.The United States has long expressed concerns that Huawei equipment may contain backdoors that would allow for the Chinese government to conduct espionage operations, and some
Publish At:2020-01-10 22:15 | Read:338 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireles

Threat From Pre-Installed Malware on Android Phones is Growing

Pre-installed malware on Android phones is a growing menace -- so much that on Wednesday this week, Privacy International and around 50 other international NGOs (including ACLU, EFF, Amnesty and the TOR project) sent an open letter to Google demanding a stop to the habit. "We urge you to use your position as an influential agent in the ecosystem to prot
Publish At:2020-01-09 22:15 | Read:173 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY

Smartphone shopaholic

Have you ever noticed strange reviews of Google Play apps that look totally out of place? Their creators might give it five stars, while dozens of users rate it with just one, and in some cases the reviews seem to be talking about some other program entirely. If so, you may be unknowingly acquainted with the work of Trojan-Dropper.AndroidOS.Shopper.a. How
Publish At:2020-01-09 06:05 | Read:292 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware descriptions Malware Descriptions Malware Technologi

FBI Asks Apple for Phone Data From Saudi Shooting Suspect

The FBI asked Apple this week to help extract data from iPhones that belonged to the Saudi aviation student who investigators say fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida last month.Investigators have been trying to access the two devices — an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 5 that belonged to Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old 2nd Lt. in the Royal
Publish At:2020-01-08 22:15 | Read:179 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection Tracking

5 Major Cybersecurity Trends for 2020

5 Major Cybersecurity Trends for 2020 January 8th, 2020 No Comments anti-phishing, Mobile Security, Online Safety, PC security, Ransomware, Uncategorized 2019 is gone and a new decade is in sight. 2020 is said to be a year that will bring on many ch
Publish At:2020-01-08 10:05 | Read:293 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing Mobile Security Online Safety PC security Rans

Android's January 2020 Update Patches 40 Vulnerabilities

Google on Monday published the first Android security bulletin for 2020, with patches for 40 vulnerabilities, including a critical flaw in the Media framework.The Android Security Bulletin for January 2020 was split into two parts: the first addresses 7 vulnerabilities in Framework, Media framework, and System, while the second includes fixes for 33 security
Publish At:2020-01-07 12:00 | Read:224 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Mobile &

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