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Report: TikTok Harvested MAC Addresses By Exploiting Android Loophole

The ongoing controversies surrounding TikTok hit a new gear on Thursday with a bombshell report accusing the Chinese company of spying on millions of Android users using a technique banned by Google.According to a Wall Street Journal report, TikTok used a banned tactic to bypass the privacy safeguard in Android to collect unique identifiers from millions of
Publish At:2021-01-14 14:59 | Read:84 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Applic

'Rogue' Android RAT Can Take Control of Devices, Steal Data

A recently discovered Mobile Remote Access Trojan (MRAT) can take control of the infected Android devices and exfiltrate a trove of user data, Check Point security researchers warn.Dubbed Rogue, the Trojan is the work of Triangulum and HeXaGoN Dev, known Android malware authors that have been selling their malicious products on underground markets for severa
Publish At:2021-01-13 11:41 | Read:125 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Viru

WhatsApp Stresses Privacy as Users Flock to Rivals

WhatsApp on Tuesday reassured users about privacy at the Facebook-owned messaging service as people flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal following a tweak to its terms.There was "a lot of misinformation" about an update to terms of service regarding an option to use WhatsApp to message businesses, Facebook executive Adam Mosseri, who heads Instagram, said i
Publish At:2021-01-13 11:41 | Read:92 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Linux Goes Live

Microsoft on Monday announced that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Linux now provides endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities to all users.Initially available on Windows only, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has received support for all major platforms, and is now available on macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS, the Redmond, Wash. software maker an
Publish At:2021-01-12 16:11 | Read:80 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Mobile Security Network Security NEWS &

SASE Provider iboss Banks $145 Million Equity Funding

Cloud-delivered network security startup iboss on Tuesday announced the closing of a new $145 million financing deal to speed up growth in a lucrative market.iboss, founded by twin brothers Paul and Peter Martini five years ago, previously banked $35 million in venture capital funding from Goldman Sachs.The new round of financing was led by NightDragon and F
Publish At:2021-01-05 16:29 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Audits

Google Releases January 2021 Security Updates for Android

Google this week announced the January 2021 security updates for Android devices, which address 42 vulnerabilities, including four rated critical severity.Addressed as part of the 2021-01-01 security patch level and tracked as CVE-2021-0316, the most important of these flaws is a critical security bug in System that could be exploited to achieve code executi
Publish At:2021-01-05 12:35 | Read:141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Mobile &

ACLU Sues FBI to Learn How It Obtains Data From Encrypted Devices

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced on Tuesday that it has filed a lawsuit against the FBI in an effort to find out how the law enforcement agency can access information stored on encrypted devices.The FBI has often turned to third parties for help in accessing information stored on encrypted devices, but it has come to light in recent court
Publish At:2020-12-23 12:35 | Read:277 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection Tracking

7 Cybersecurity Tools On Our Holiday Wish List

The holiday season is upon us. After a difficult year, and facing an even more challenging year ahead, digital defense experts don’t have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. Instead, they dream of cybersecurity tools and other resources to help them cope with a wild threat landscape.  Here’s our ultimate holiday wish list. 
Publish At:2020-12-22 18:11 | Read:196 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Artificial Intelligence Cloud Security

Tech Giants Show Support for WhatsApp in Lawsuit Against Spyware Firm

Microsoft, Cisco, GitHub, Google, LinkedIn, VMware and the Internet Association have filed an amicus brief in support of WhatsApp in the legal case against the NSO Group.Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp filed the lawsuit in October 2019 in California, accusing Israeli technology firm NSO Group of spying on journalists, human rights activists and oth
Publish At:2020-12-22 13:11 | Read:250 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Track

Journalists' Phones Hacked via iMessage Zero-Day Exploit

A recently observed Pegasus spyware infection campaign targeting tens of Al Jazeera journalists leveraged an iMessage zero-click, zero-day exploit for infection.The Israel-based NSO Group, which has approximately 600 employees in Israel and abroad, made it to the spotlight several years ago, after security firms identified and analyzed Pegasus, a highly inva
Publish At:2020-12-21 13:47 | Read:205 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Vir

Mobile Security Predicted to be Fasted Growing Security Segment in 2021

According to Analysys Mason’s predictions for business connectivity, communications, IoT and security in 2021, mobile device security will be the fastest growing cyber-security category.  In its predictions, Analysys Mason – a global consulting and research firm specializing in telecom, media and technology – said, “COVID-19 has highlighted the
Publish At:2020-12-21 12:32 | Read:174 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysts App Security Mobile Security Analysys Mason zDefend

Google Extends Support Period for Android Devices

Google this week announced an extended support period for Android 11 and later devices launching with Qualcomm System-on-Chip (SoC) models.Currently, devices receive support for a period of three years, which includes security patches, but moving forth users will enjoy one additional year of operating system and security updates.The move, the Internet search
Publish At:2020-12-18 07:47 | Read:212 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Mobile &

Vulnerabilities in Standalone 5G Networks Expose Users to Attacks

Vulnerabilities in the protocols used by standalone 5G network implementations could expose users to information theft, impersonation, and other types of attacks, Positive Technologies warned on Wednesday.Current 5G networks are non-standalone implementations that are based on the existing 4G LTE infrastructure, but wireless carriers are expected to invest h
Publish At:2020-12-17 00:35 | Read:283 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Risk M

German Government Backs Bill Requiring 5G Security Pledge

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet approved a bill Wednesday that would require companies involved in setting up critical infrastructure such as high-speed 5G networks to guarantee that their equipment can’t be used for sabotage, espionage or terrorism.The bill, which now goes to parliament, seeks to address concerns that vendors such as Chinese tech
Publish At:2020-12-16 16:47 | Read:136 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY SCADA / ICS Wireless Sec

Cybercriminals Steal Millions by Spoofing Thousands of Mobile Devices

A group of cybercriminals used mobile emulators to spoof thousands of mobile devices , which enabled them to steal millions of dollars within days.Targeting financial institutions in Europe and the United States, the mobile banking fraud operation relied on over 20 emulators to spoof more than 16,000 mobile devices and access compromised accounts.Mobile devi
Publish At:2020-12-16 12:53 | Read:201 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity The


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