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Twitoor Android malware is using an innovative method of receiving commands: it connects to a Twitter account instead of a command and control (C&C) server, ESET researchers say. [Read More]
A recently disclosed Linux kernel vulnerability caused by a TCP feature affects nearly 80% of Android devices [Read More]
Researchers find remote keyless system vulnerabilities that can be leveraged to unlock millions of cars [Read More]
A set of malicious applications that recently slipped into Google Play might have infected up to 3,000 devices to date, Intel security researchers have discovered. [Read More]
QuadRooter is a set of four vulnerabilities that gives attackers complete control of Android devices. [Read More]
Samsung Pay tokens can be stolen and used to conduct fraudulent transactions, researcher warns [Read More]
Google on Aug. 1 announced new security patches for the Android operating system, focusing mainly on resolving a series of critical bugs in drivers, some that had been reported years ago. [Read More]
A newly spotted Android Trojan managed to infect over 150 applications in Google Play, for a total of more than 2.8 million downloads, Doctor Web security researchers warn. [Read More]
Microsoft recently disabled the cloud sync feature in SwiftKey after an issue resulted in user details being displayed to other people. [Read More]
Google is looking into lowering the number of entry points to the kernel through removing code, removing access to entry points, or selectively exposing features. [Read More]

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Adam Ely's picture
When determining how risky an app is, we must consider intentional features within these permissions to determine whether or not they’re a risk to the enterprise.
Adam Ely's picture
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.
Adam Ely's picture
COPE is often an attractive model for organizations concerned about keeping mobile data secure but presents its own set of issues. So how does COPE stack up against BYOD?
Adam Ely's picture
This shift to mobile exposes a major fault that needs to be addressed and security practices must address mobile threats as well.
Marc Solomon's picture
To help cybersecurity professionals cut through the hype and gain a better understanding of what to expect as the Internet of Everything continues to evolve, these top 10 observations might help.
Adam Ely's picture
Yesterday’s device management approach does not work in a BYOD world. The end users are bringing their own devices, so we need to adjust to accommodate this new world order.
Adam Ely's picture
Security teams and lines of business have reached a turning point on BYOD. It’s now become more important than ever for the CISO to figure out how to manage risk without inhibiting users.
Adam Ely's picture
Many of us create our own blind spots through assumption. Until we understand what is occurring on mobile devices, we cannot determine if our controls are effective at managing risk.
Adam Ely's picture
CISOs are notoriously disliked. Trying to protect company, customer and employee data often means having to say “no” to new projects and implementations. This does not earn you many friends.
Ryan Naraine's picture
John Hultquist, Manager of Cyber Espionage Threat Intelligence at ISIGHT Partners, joins the podcast to talk about "NEWSCASTER," a cyber espionage operation that uses fictitious social media accounts to launch attacks.