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]
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.
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.