Encryption keys for SIM cards obtained by NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ could be used to secretly monitor a large portion of global communications over mobile devices without using a warrant or wiretap.
IBM’s Application Security Research team has conducted a study of 41 popular dating applications for Android and determined that more than 60 percent of them are potentially vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Siri, Apple’s personal assistant and knowledge navigator application, can be leveraged to steal sensitive information from iOS smartphones in a stealthy manner, according to a recently published research paper.
The creators of the Android remote administration tool (RAT) called DroidJack started off as legitimate application developers, but when they realized that their products were not as successful as they had hoped, they turned to developing a crimeware tool.
At the end of the day, the kill switch will not only decrease the amount of people mugged for their phones because there is little net value in the device itself, but it will also provide individuals with the means to wipe the device of personal information.