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Israeli military intelligence accused Hamas hackers of creating a World Cup app and two online dating sites to tempt soldiers into downloading spyware onto their phones. [Read More]
Newly devised attacks on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) high-speed wireless standard break the confidentiality and privacy of communication, team of researchers claim. [Read More]
RAMpage - Researchers devise new type of Rowhammer attacks against the latest versions of Android [Read More]
Google expands compiler-based mitigations in Android P, in an attempt to make bugs harder to exploit and prevent specific types of issues from becoming vulnerabilities [Read More]
Researchers demonstrate how installing a malicious battery into a smartphone can allow attackers to harvest and exfiltrate sensitive data [Read More]
Google this week announced it is adding a small amount of security metadata on top of APKs distributed by Google Play, to verify their authenticity. [Read More]
Thousands of mobile applications running on iOS and Android have reportedly exposed over 113 gigabytes of data from 2,300 unsecured Firebase databases. [Read More]
A newly detailed Android remote access Trojan (RAT) is leveraging Telegram’s bot functionality to control infected devices, ESET reveals. [Read More]
New Android banking Trojan named MysteryBot, which researchers linked to LokiBot, leverages some interesting techniques for phishing and logging keystrokes [Read More]
VMware patches remote code execution vulnerability in the Android and Windows Mobile agents for the Workspace ONE/AirWatch platform [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Mobile Security

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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.
David Holmes's picture
After the rounds of predictions for 2014, I had bet my colleague that if no mobile DDoS appeared this year, we’d stop talking about it. And it looks like we can.
Adam Ely's picture
While mobile security remains at the top of every CISO’s priority list this year, enterprises have quickly begun to realize that mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) are not enough to keep data safe.