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Ring Rolls Out Mandatory 2FA, New Privacy Controls

Amazon-owned home security and smart home company Ring this week announced new security and privacy features for all of its users.Following reports of hackers accessing Ring cameras and spying on people or harassing them, the company is apparently working on addressing these issues, and has started with a CES announcement on a new Control Center for both iOS
Publish At:2020-02-20 09:43 | Read:71 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Ident

A Look Back: The Unseen Mobile Threats at Security Conferences

Whether it’s on the trade show floor, at the conference center, hotel or local restaurant, mobile device usage is particularly high, with attendees, and oftentimes devices, constantly trying to connect to the different networks. Ironically, that includes industry events whose primary purpose is to share knowledge on, and bolster, security measures. In other
Publish At:2020-02-19 12:50 | Read:196 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Mobile Threat Defense advanced mobile threat

WhatsApp Defends Encryption as It Tops 2 Billion Users

The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world as it reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy.WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of the most widely used services in the Facebook "family" of apps, offering free messaging along with voice and
Publish At:2020-02-15 16:12 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection

Google: Protections Added by Samsung to Android Kernel Increase Attack Surface

A Google Project Zero researcher claims that some of the security features added by Samsung to the Android kernel don’t provide meaningful protection and they actually increase the attack surface.Project Zero researcher Jann Horn has analyzed the Android kernel shipped by Samsung with its Galaxy A50 phones and found that some security features added by the t
Publish At:2020-02-15 16:11 | Read:103 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Mobile &

Safer Internet Day and Cyberbullying

Happy Safer Internet Day (SID)! More than 140 countries worldwide today celebrate the landmark event that many internet goers have in the online safety calendars marked as SID. As you might have already known, SID aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues affecting internet users, especially children, and young people. Panda Security shares those val
Publish At:2020-02-11 03:38 | Read:168 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Security cyberbullying safer internet day

Critical Android Bluetooth flaw CVE-2020-0022 could be exploited without user interaction

Google addressed a critical vulnerability in its Android OS that affects the Bluetooth subsystem and could be exploited without user interaction. Google has addressed a critical flaw in Android OS that affects the Bluetooth subsystem and could be exploited without user interaction. The vulnerability tracked as CVE-2020-0022 is a remote code execution
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:43 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Mobile Android Bluetooth CVE-2020-

Malicious Optimizers Hosted on Google Play Amassed 470,000 Downloads

Malicious optimizer, booster, and utility applications hosted on Google Play gathered nearly half a million downloads before being taken down, Trend Micro reports.The apps, which are detected by the company’s products as AndroidOS_BadBooster.HRX, were designed to perform activities such as ad fraud, and to download around 3,000 malware variants or other mali
Publish At:2020-02-07 10:15 | Read:188 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Viru

Critical Bluetooth Vulnerability Exposes Android Devices to Attacks

One of the security flaws that Google addressed with the February 2020 set of Android patches is a critical vulnerability in Bluetooth that could lead to code execution.A total of 25 vulnerabilities were fixed with Android’s February 2020 security updates, and the most important of them are two critical severity issues is System.One of these is CVE-2020-0022
Publish At:2020-02-07 10:15 | Read:204 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Vulner

Zimperium’s “State of Enterprise Mobile Security” Report for 2019

It is no longer a matter of if or when an enterprise’s mobile endpoints are at risk of being attacked – – they already are; that according to findings in our “State of Enterprise Mobile Security” Report for 2019. Our research shows 100% of organizations protecting their mobile endpoints with Zimperium have detected and prevented threats an
Publish At:2020-02-05 19:10 | Read:129 | Comments:0 | Tags:App Security Mobile Security Mobile Threat Defense News adva

Android's February 2020 Update Patches Critical System Vulnerabilities

Google this week released the February 2020 set of security updates for the Android operating system, which address a total of 25 vulnerabilities, including 2 rated critical severity.Both of these critical flaws were found in Android’s System component and both are patched on all devices running the 2020-02-01 security patch level.Tracked as CVE-2020-0022, t
Publish At:2020-02-05 10:15 | Read:155 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Mobile &

US Says EU Understands 5G Risks But Pushes on Huawei

The United States on Thursday welcomed the European Union's new rules on fifth-generation internet but pressed them to go further after the bloc resisted Washington's pressure to ban China's Huawei directly.The European Union, setting guidelines that mirror those announced a day earlier by Britain, said Wednesday that countries should ban telecoms operators
Publish At:2020-01-31 10:20 | Read:280 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Risk M

EU Stops Short of Recommending Ban on China’s Huawei

LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled security guidelines for next generation high-speed wireless networks that stop short of calling for a ban on Huawei, in the latest setback for the U.S. campaign against the Chinese tech company.The EU’s executive Commission on Wednesday outlined a set of strategic and technical measures aimed at reducing cybersecurit
Publish At:2020-01-29 22:15 | Read:302 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Mobile & Wireless Se

Apple Patches Tens of Vulnerabilities in iOS, macOS Catalina

Apple this week released software updates to address tens of security flaws in iOS, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, and other products.A total of 23 vulnerabilities were addressed in iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1, now rolling out for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch 7th generation.The flaws impact components such as Aud
Publish At:2020-01-29 12:00 | Read:248 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities IOS

Ring Doorbell App for Android Sends Out Loads of User Data

The Ring doorbell application for Android contains third-party trackers and sends out a large amount of personally identifiable information (PII), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has discovered.The Ring app, the EFF says, sends user data to four main analytics and marketing companies, namely branch.io, mixpanel.com, appsflyer.com and facebook.com. S
Publish At:2020-01-29 10:15 | Read:212 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Tracking & L

Trump, Johnson Talk Security Ahead of Huawei Decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China's Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.In a phone call on Friday evening, the leaders "discussed a range of issues, including cooperation to ensure the security of our telecommunications networks", a Downi
Publish At:2020-01-25 12:00 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Mobile


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