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Vulnerability found in top messaging apps let hackers eavesdrop

Google’s Project Zero discovered that a security flaw might have allowed hackers to eavesdrop on Android users. After an investigation conducted by cybersecurity researcher Natalie Silvanovich, the expert discovered vulnerabilities in many apps with 10M+ installs on Google Play that accept incoming calls. The affected applications include hugely popula
Publish At:2021-01-27 10:40 | Read:76 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security Security messaging apps vulnerab

Apple Ships Emergency Fixes for Under-Attack iOS Zero-Day

Apple on Tuesday dropped emergency security patches for its flagship iOS and iPad OS platforms alongside a warning that hackers may already be exploiting three different security vulnerabilities.The patches -- contained in iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 -- are currently being pushed to mobile users via the automatic updating mechanism.  Apple did not pro
Publish At:2021-01-26 19:29 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Email

Firefox Cracks Down on Supercookies to Improve User Privacy

Mozilla this week announced further improvements to user privacy in Firefox, through the isolation of network connections and caches, thus essentially cracking down on supercookies.Used instead of ordinary cookies, supercookies collect information about users’ Internet browsing habits, are difficult to detect and block, and are often abused to follow users a
Publish At:2021-01-26 19:29 | Read:138 | Comments:0 | Tags:Disaster Recovery Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privac

Having Fun with Google MDM Solution

It’s Friday, you managed to escape for a couple of hours from a busy working day to see a doctor. Now you have to wait in a boring waiting room at the clinic until it’s your turn to see her majesty. What would you like to do in this time? Answer pending business emails, get lost in social media, or choose a new theme to make your iPhone look awes
Publish At:2021-01-22 08:10 | Read:160 | Comments:0 | Tags:Misc Jailbreak MDM mobile security

Enterprise Credentials Publicly Exposed by Cybercriminals

Cybercriminals behind a successful phishing campaign have exposed more than 1,000 corporate employee credentials on the Internet, according to a warning from security vendor Check Point.The corporate account credentials were stolen as part of a phishing campaign that kicked off in August 2020, targeting thousands of organizations worldwide.As part of the cam
Publish At:2021-01-21 14:41 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privac

QR Code Security: What You Need to Know Today

QR codes are very common today, enough so that attackers are discovering ways of using them for profit. How can QR codes be used this way, and what can you do to boost QR code security and protect against these scams? What Are QR Codes Used For?  QR codes — short for “quick response codes” — were born in 1994 as a way for Japane
Publish At:2021-01-19 13:05 | Read:93 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Software & App Vulnerabilities QR Code Mobil

How Small Businesses Can Avoid Cyberattacks in 2021

How Small Businesses Can Avoid Cyberattacks in 2021 January 19th, 2021 No Comments antivirus, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Mobile Security, PC security Across 2020 – and, most likely, throughout 2021 – the priority of small business owners has bee
Publish At:2021-01-19 08:00 | Read:252 | Comments:0 | Tags:antivirus Data Privacy Data Protection Mobile Security PC se

What happens if my phone is stolen?

Mobile phones are an incredibly important part of our lives. As well as making calls, we use them to surf the web, shop online, take photographs, post on social media and even pay for goods in store. Losing your smartphone is distressing. A stolen phone is even worse. Not only do you have to deal with the emotional upset, but you have to act quickly to prote
Publish At:2021-01-18 08:16 | Read:140 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security Tips mobile devices smartphones

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:151 | 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:184 | 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:133 | 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:179 | 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:246 | 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:169 | 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:314 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection Tracking

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