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Researchers who found vulnerabilities in Android received a total of $550,000 and Google has now decided to increase payouts [Read More]
Mobile ad SDK Vpon includes code that allows hackers to remotely target iOS devices [Read More]
Samsung has fixed a vulnerability (SVE-2015-5068) that allows an attacker to bypass the factory reset protection of Galaxy devices. If exploited, an attacker would be able to take over a stolen or found device within minutes. [Read More]
Google has released the June 2016 set of security updates for the Android operating system, meant to patch a total of 40 vulnerabilities in the platform. [Read More]
An improved version of the Marcher Android banking malware has added 9 UK banks to its target list [Read More]
New Android spyware, apparently targeting government security job seekers, has been detected in Saudi Arabia. [Read More]
Researchers find two serious vulnerabilities in LG smartphones, including one that can be exploited remotely to delete and modify SMS messages [Read More]
The authors of Android Trojans have adapted their attack models to target the permission-granting model that Google has introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, security firm Symantec has discovered. [Read More]
SandJacking attack allows hackers to install malicious iOS apps on non-jailbroken devices. Vulnerability yet to be patched by Apple [Read More]
Texas has entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance agreement with PayPal over alleged privacy and security violations by Venmo, a company acquired by PayPal in 2013. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Mobile Security

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Wade Williamson's picture
If you are going to analyze network traffic for hidden malware or look for anomalous behaviors that indicate an infection, you should be sure to include mobile devices and mobile malware in your efforts.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Vinnie Liu from Bishop Fox joins Ryan Naraine on the podcast to warn businesses about the security risks associated with the new LinkedIn Intro application.
Torsten George's picture
Many security experts believe the next wave of enterprise hacking will be carried out via the mobile channel. What steps can be taken to maintain the productivity gains and cost-savings associated with BYOD, while proactively managing and mitigating security risks associated with this practice?
Ryan Naraine's picture
Costin Raiu of Kaspersky Lab's global research and analysis team talks about the global implications of the Icefog APT campaign and discloses that a major command-and-control shutdown is currently underway.
Michael Callahan's picture
The problem with this Internet of Things is that the manufacturers of "smart" devices are not always as concerned about security as we end-users might want them to be.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Jerry Bryant, Senior Security Strategist in the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing group chats about the company's thinking behind the expansion of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP).
Wade Williamson's picture
As security professionals, it’s our job to see around the corner whenever possible. While the sky is not falling, if controlling mobile malware isn’t on your radar, it definitely should be.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek join the podcast to talk about their work hacking the into modern vehicles to manipulate steering, acceleration, speedometers and safety sensors.
Gant Redmon's picture
Being in a public place makes you fair game. So what makes a place private instead of public? This is where that famed “reasonable person” comes in.
Avi Chesla's picture
While Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks bring the promise of relieving traffic jams for mobile operators, they also entail new security risks.