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Nearly one million Android users have fallen victims to eight fake applications that falsely claimed to help them gain more followers on social networks, but instead stole their information and money. [Read More]
Symantec researchers have discovered a Trojan that prevents users from making outgoing calls to banks from their smartphones. [Read More]
A modified Pokémon GO APK packing the malicious remote access tool (RAT) called DroidJack was spotted less than 72 hours after the game was officially released. [Read More]
Google addressed a total of 108 vulnerabilities in the popular Android mobile platform as part of its June 2016 security update. [Read More]
The actors behind HummingBad, a malware that drops a persistent rootkit on Android devices, are believed to generate $300,000 per month in fraudulent ad revenue. [Read More]
Hummer Trojan infects millions of Android devices, which could mean a significant profit for cybercriminals [Read More]
Although roughly 68% of all Android devices are eligible to receive monthly security updates, the vast majority don’t have the latest security patches applied, a recent report from Duo Security reveals. [Read More]
LevelDropper was distributed via Google Play and can silently root the Android devices it has been installed on. [Read More]
A recently observed piece of mobile malware called "Godless" leverages multiple rooting exploits and targets nearly 90 percent of Android devices. [Read More]
Silent Circle releases Silent OS 3.0 for Blackphone. Latest major update includes vulnerability fixes and new security features [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.