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A recently identified adware campaign has gathered over 9 million downloads via 111 infected applications distributed through Google Play. [Read More]
Google releases the July 2019 patches for the Android operating system - it addresses a total of 33 vulnerabilities, including 9 rated critical. [Read More]
The US trade war truce with China which could ease sanctions on Huawei has prompted a backlash from lawmakers over national security concerns amid confusion over how the deal may impact the Chinese tech giant. [Read More]
Medtronic, DHS and FDA warn that some Medtronic insulin pumps are vulnerable to hacker attacks that can have serious consequences for their thousands of users. [Read More]
Finite State finds many potential backdoors in Huawei equipment, and says the Chinese company’s products are less secure compared to other vendors. [Read More]
A French consumer rights group said Wednesday that it has launched a class action lawsuit against US tech giant Google for violating the EU's strict data privacy laws. [Read More]
Presidential Alerts that all modern cell phones are required to receive and display as part of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) program can be spoofed, researchers have discovered. [Read More]
Instagram doesn't snoop on private conversations as part of its advertising targeting strategy, the head of the popular social media site said in an interview Tuesday. [Read More]
A newly discovered crypto-currency mining botnet can spread via open ADB (Android Debug Bridge) ports and Secure Shell (SSH), Trend Micro reports. [Read More]
Malware analyst Lukas Stefanko reported on apps that impersonate the Turkish cryptocurrency exchange, BtcTurk, and phish for login credentials to the service. [Read More]

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Laurence Pitt's picture
As we continue to increase our dependency on communications networks and technologies to move tremendous amounts of data, we open up greater potential for serious disaster should they be compromised.
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.
Adam Ely's picture
The increase in mobile security conversations shows that teams are still trying to figure out their strategy and how to address this new landscape of vulnerabilities.