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DEF CON 2020 Wrap-Up: Hacking Phones, Cars and Satellites

Tens of researchers showcased their work last week at the DEF CON hacking conference. They presented research on hacking phones, cars, satellite communications, traffic lights, smart home devices, printers, and popular software services, among many others.Here is a summary of some of the most interesting presentations from DEF CON 2020:Hacking Samsung smartp
Publish At:2020-08-11 09:30 | Read:41 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Wire

Vulnerabilities in Qualcomm Chips Expose Billions of Devices to Attacks

Security researchers have identified hundreds of vulnerabilities that expose devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon chips to attacks.During a presentation at DEF CON last week, Check Point security researcher Slava Makkaveev revealed how vulnerabilities in the compute digital-signal processor (DSP) – a subsystem that enables the processing of data with low power c
Publish At:2020-08-10 15:17 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Mobile &

'Find My Mobile' Vulnerabilities Exposed Samsung Galaxy Phones to Attacks

A series of vulnerabilities affecting Samsung’s Find My Mobile could have been chained to perform various types of activities on a compromised smartphone, a researcher from Portugal-based cybersecurity services provider Char49 revealed at the DEF CON conference on Friday.Find My Mobile is designed to help users find lost Samsung phones. It can also be used t
Publish At:2020-08-10 15:17 | Read:176 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Mobile &

Protecting your Devices’ Mic from Hackers

Protecting your Devices’ Mic from Hackers August 10th, 2020 No Comments antivirus, Data Privacy, Mobile Security, Online Privacy Eavesdropping. It used to be something we did to people who shared the same space with us before text messages was a thi
Publish At:2020-08-10 15:12 | Read:204 | Comments:0 | Tags:antivirus Data Privacy Mobile Security Online Privacy

Why Australian Data Breach Numbers Are Underreported

Recently, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) published its periodic statistical report on data breaches  – occurring in Australia during the first half of 2020 – received under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. According to the report, there was a three percent decrease in the number of data breaches reported t
Publish At:2020-08-10 13:45 | Read:140 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Australia coronavirus COVID-19 Data Breach m

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:186 | 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:133 | 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:177 | 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:70 | 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:111 | 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:102 | 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:77 | 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:152 | 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:94 | 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:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

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