Mobile Security

Billions of Devices Open to Wi-Fi Eavesdropping Attacks
Posted on Wednesday February 26, 2020

The Kr00k bug arises from an all-zero encryption key in Wi-Fi chips that reveals communications from devices from Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung and others.

Sen. Schumer Pushes for TSA Employee Ban on TikTok App at Work
Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security and two U.S. military branches already had discontinued use of the app based on concerns over Chinese data-security and censorship practices.

Apple Takes Heat Over ‘Vulnerable’ iOS Cut-and-Paste Data
Posted on Monday February 24, 2020

Software developer builds a malicious proof-of-concept iOS app that can read data temporarily saved to the device’s clipboard.

Lawsuit Claims Google Collects Minors’ Locations, Browsing History
Posted on Friday February 21, 2020

A new lawsuit alleges that Google’s G Suite for Education program covertly collects data from students, violating both COPPA and other data privacy regulations.

New ‘Haken’ Malware Found On Eight Apps In Google Play Store
Posted on Friday February 21, 2020

Eight apps - mostly camera utilities and children's games - were discovered spreading a new malware strain that steals data and signs victims up for expensive premium services.

Google Bans 600 Android Apps for Obnoxious Ads
Posted on Thursday February 20, 2020

The Google Play apps violated the tech behemoth's disruptive advertising policies.

SMS Attack Spreads Emotet, Steals Bank Credentials
Posted on Wednesday February 19, 2020

A new Emotet campaign is spread via SMS messages pretending to be from banks and may have ties to the TrickBot trojan.

Hamas Ensnares Israeli Soldiers with Pretty ‘Ladies’
Posted on Wednesday February 19, 2020

The third catfish attempt in three years from the Palestinian militant group adds a few technical advances to the mix.

Huawei Controversy Highlights 5G Security Implications
Posted on Friday February 14, 2020

Security experts say that 5G supply chain concerns should be taken seriously – whether it’s in the context of Huawei or not.

Apple iPhone Users Targeted with Bogus Dating App for Valentine’s Day
Posted on Friday February 14, 2020

The scam uses a range of themes, including tech-support scares and slot machines.