Alternative operating system security
- August 15, 2017
Researchers claim malicious actors could commit mobile data theft by using shared third-party libraries and abusing elevated privileges that the permissions granted.
- July 28, 2017
Application security expert Michael Cobb discusses the Samsung Knox platform and its ability to improve Android device security in the enterprise.
- July 14, 2017
Google will use machine learning and automated peer review scans to improve Android app privacy and limit app permissions overreach.
- July 11, 2017
Experts said the new Android Samba app from Google supported only unsafe SMBv1 despite susceptibility to WannaCry exploits and unclear demand from users.
- May 26, 2017
A widespread Samba vulnerability has raised the possibility of attacks similar to WannaCry hitting Linux and Unix systems, but mitigation options are available.
- May 11, 2017
Google implemented clickjacking attack mitigations in Android but left a potential avenue for malicious actors that won't be fixed until Android O is released.
- April 05, 2017
One of the more malicious iOS threats -- Pegasus malware -- has made its way to Android devices and it has some dangerous new tricks in its arsenal.
- March 30, 2017
After six months, Google's Project Zero Prize competition uncovered zero Android remote exploits: no bugs, no prizes, no entries.
- March 14, 2017
Security researchers found Android ransomware and malware pre-installed on popular devices, putting users at risk for information theft, tracking and more.
- March 08, 2017
WikiLeaks released a massive dump of files it claims to be CIA hacking tools, codenamed Vault 7, which includes iOS and Android zero-day exploits.
- January 03, 2017
A low-severity vulnerability dating back to 1995 in libpng, the official reference library implementation for PNG, may have enabled remote DoS attacks.
- December 02, 2016
Android app security is under attack this week with vulnerabilities in the popular app, AirDroid, and malware that steals Google account authentication tokens.
- November 22, 2016
The Manhattan district attorney said his office has hundreds of locked iOS devices and called on Apple to open up its smartphone encryption to warrants.
- November 21, 2016
A new Android backdoor leaves as many as 3 million users vulnerable, and one expert said enterprises must be careful about using budget devices.
- November 17, 2016
A Chinese company was found to be preinstalling Android spyware on budget smartphones and collecting phone call and messaging data without consent.