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Researchers have devised a new proof-of-concept attack that targets the touchscreen of Near-Field Communication (NFC)-enabled mobile devices such as smartphones and allows remote control of the devices. [Read More]
Researchers at Cambridge University have determined that attackers could use the built-in motion sensors in mobile devices to generate a unique device fingerprint. [Read More]
Huawei has promised to continue delivering Android security updates to existing phones and tablets after Google suspended business with the Chinese company. [Read More]
Google is offering to replace Bluetooth Titan Security Keys for free after researchers at Microsoft discovered a misconfiguration that can be exploited to attack the devices. [Read More]
An Israeli spyware company named in a Financial Times report on a WhatsApp security flaw prides itself on "rigorous, ethical standards" despite previous links to alleged espionage. [Read More]
New Intel CPU vulnerabilities known as MDS, ZombieLoad, Fallout and RIDL impact millions of devices. Affected vendors published advisories and blog posts with information for users. [Read More]
Facebook patches a serious WhatsApp zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2019-3568) that can and has been exploited to remotely install spyware on phones by calling the targeted device. [Read More]
The United States has indicted nine individuals with online identity theft and related charges in connection with SIM Swapping attacks. [Read More]
The latest Android iteration (Android Q) arrives with TLS 1.3 support enabled by default, as well as with other security improvements, Google announced this week. [Read More]
Samsung unveils Exynos i T100, a new chip designed to enhance the security and reliability of IoT devices that use short-range communication protocols, such as BLE and Zigbee. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Mobile Security

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John Maddison's picture
There are three basic security components that every organization with an open BYOD strategy needs to be familiar with.
Laurence Pitt's picture
By paying just a bit more attention to the permissions you are allowing on your phone or computer, you could protect yourself from a much more significant headache down the road.
Alastair Paterson's picture
While less powerful than desktops and servers used for this purpose, more Android devices exist, and they are often less protected and, thus, more easily accessible.
Scott Simkin's picture
Users, networks and applications can – and should— exist everywhere, which puts new burdens on security teams to protect them in the same way as the traditional perimeter.
Alastair Paterson's picture
By understanding what’s up with your mobile apps, you can mitigate the digital risk to your organization, employees and customers.
Adam Ely's picture
In this day of BYOD devices and zero-trust operating environments, IT and security professionals gain nothing from trying to manage the unmanageable—which is just as well, because the device is no longer the endpoint that matters.
Simon Crosby's picture
While flexibility offers countless benefits for corporations and their employees, this new emphasis on mobility has also introduced a new set of risks, and this in turn re-ignites a focus on endpoint security.
Adam Ely's picture
Applying a zero trust model to mobile and the right security controls at the app level could align productivity and security. But the bottom line is that it’s no longer about the device; it’s about the applications.
David Holmes's picture
DDoS continues to wax and wane in unpredictable cycles, but the ecosystem has evolved to keep it out of the mobile space.
Adam Ely's picture
The mobile strategist will play a pivotal role in mobile integration, as they pave the way for the organizations to do so purposefully and securely.