Mobile Security

Assume Clubhouse Conversations Are Being Recorded, Researchers Warn
Posted on Monday February 22, 2021

Two breaches of the audio-based social media app reinforce privacy, security concerns.

Kia Motors Hit With $20M Ransomware Attack – Report
Posted on Thursday February 18, 2021

DoppelPaymer ransomware gang claims credit for Kia’s outage, demands $20 million in double-extortion attack.

Mac Malware Targets Apple’s In-House M1 Processor
Posted on Thursday February 18, 2021

A malicious adware-distributing application specifically targets Apple's new M1 SoC, used in its newest-generation MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini devices.

Complaint Blasts TikTok’s ‘Misleading’ Privacy Policies
Posted on Tuesday February 16, 2021

TikTok is again in hot water for how the popular video-sharing app collects and shares data - particularly from its underage userbase.

Misconfigured Baby Monitors Allow Unauthorized Viewing
Posted on Tuesday February 16, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of individuals are potentially affected by this vulnerability.

Unpatched Android App with 1 Billion Downloads Threatens Spying, Malware
Posted on Tuesday February 16, 2021

Attackers can exploit SHAREit permissions to execute malicious code through vulnerabilities that remain unpatched three months after app makers were informed.

Cybercrooks Rake in $304M in Romance Scams
Posted on Monday February 15, 2021

The number of people being targeted by fake relationship-seekers has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

mHealth Apps Expose Millions to Cyberattacks
Posted on Friday February 12, 2021

Researcher testing of 30 mobile health apps for clinicians found that all of them had vulnerable APIs.

‘Annoyingly Believable’ Tax Scam Targets Mobile Users
Posted on Friday February 12, 2021

A well-crafted SMS phishing effort is harvesting personal data and credit-card details under the guise of offering tax refunds.

Celeb SIM-Swap Crime Ring Stole $100M from U.S. Victims
Posted on Thursday February 11, 2021

The attackers ported victims' cell phone lines and then defeated 2FA to access accounts and apps.