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A threat actor referred to as POISON CARP has targeted senior members of Tibetan groups via WhatsApp for around six months. [Read More]
President Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied a media report that Israel spied on cell phones in the vicinity of the White House -- and President Donald Trump said he believed him. [Read More]
An analysis of Android flashlight apps available in Google Play reveals that they request an average of 25 permissions, with some requesting up to 77 permissions when installed. [Read More]
Simjacker is a SIM card attack that could work against over 1 billion mobile phones, and researchers say it has already been exploited by a company to track users. [Read More]
Telegram was found to breach users’ privacy by failing to remove images from a device’s local storage when the sender selects to delete them for all recipients. [Read More]
Apple hit back at a Google research report suggesting iPhones may have been targeted by a long-running hacking operation, calling it inaccurate and misleading. [Read More]
Android is affected by an unpatched privilege escalation vulnerability residing in the V4L2 driver. [Read More]
Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were reportedly found online, but the social media giant believes the actual number of impacted accounts is roughly half of that. [Read More]
Twitter has decided to temporarily disable tweeting via SMS after hackers abused the feature to hijack the account of the social media company’s CEO. [Read More]
Google this week released Android security patches that address nearly 50 vulnerabilities in multiple components, including two critical flaws impacting Media framework. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Mobile Security

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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.
Danelle Au's picture
Enterprises must find the right balance to deliver a mobile security environment that meets productivity and flexibility needs without putting devices, apps, or data at risk.
Ryan Naraine's picture
In this podcast, Richard Boscovich, assistant general counsel in the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, talks about the new Microsoft Cybercrime Center and the ongoing battle to stop the proliferation of botnets around the world.
Wade Williamson's picture
If you are going to analyze network traffic for hidden malware or look for anomalous behaviors that indicate an infection, you should be sure to include mobile devices and mobile malware in your efforts.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Vinnie Liu from Bishop Fox joins Ryan Naraine on the podcast to warn businesses about the security risks associated with the new LinkedIn Intro application.
Torsten George's picture
Many security experts believe the next wave of enterprise hacking will be carried out via the mobile channel. What steps can be taken to maintain the productivity gains and cost-savings associated with BYOD, while proactively managing and mitigating security risks associated with this practice?
Ryan Naraine's picture
Costin Raiu of Kaspersky Lab's global research and analysis team talks about the global implications of the Icefog APT campaign and discloses that a major command-and-control shutdown is currently underway.
Michael Callahan's picture
The problem with this Internet of Things is that the manufacturers of "smart" devices are not always as concerned about security as we end-users might want them to be.