Mobile security threats and prevention
- July 28, 2017
At Black Hat 2017, Exodus Intelligence researcher Nitay Artenstein unveiled the Broadpwn exploit, which he called the world's first Wi-Fi worm and which puts billions of iOS and Android devices at risk.
- 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.
- December 28, 2016
A new Android Trojan, 'Switcher,' performs brute-force attacks on wireless routers' default passwords to target DNS server configurations and hack connected devices.
- October 27, 2016
An XNU kernel vulnerability in iOS and macOS was patched after being reported by Google's Project Zero. And hackers at Pwn2Own 2016 cracked the Nexus 6P and iPhone 6s.
- September 30, 2016
In part two of his interview with SearchSecurity, MobileIron's James Plouffe talks about his role as a technical consultant on 'Mr. Robot' and how the show achieves its authenticity.
- September 29, 2016
A new report from MobileIron shows enterprises aren't taking mobile threats seriously enough. MobileIron's James Plouffe explains what that is and what's to be done about it.
- June 03, 2016
Roundup: The new SandJacking attack technique allows attackers with physical access to iOS devices to install rogue apps. Plus, more on medical software security and Privacy Shield obstacles.
- March 21, 2016
Researchers have developed a Stagefright exploit, which could mean hundreds of millions of Android devices are at risk, despite mitigations and an available patch.
- November 10, 2015
Bluebox Security unveiled a troubling study on mobile application threats and also introduced a new product to protect consumer apps on employee-owned devices.
- October 06, 2015
Malicious actors have found new ways to attack non-jailbroken iOS devices, but experts say the YiSpecter iOS malware may not be as dangerous as it sounds.
- October 01, 2015
The Android Stagefright vulnerability has been updated to version 2.0, as the original researcher found the flaw in all versions of Android released to date. Google has promised a fix within days.
- September 25, 2015
News roundup: More fingerprint records were stolen during the OPM breach than originally reported. Plus: the $1 million iOS bounty; DHS CISO calls for harsher phishing policies; Safe Harbor in hot water.
- September 23, 2015
The largest incident of iOS malware found in the Apple App Store has grown exponentially, as researchers find more than 4,000 apps infected. And the attackers may have been inspired by CIA techniques.
- September 21, 2015
For the first time, a large amount of iOS malware has made it past Apple's App Store security controls, potentially affecting hundreds of millions of users.
- September 18, 2015
News roundup: Additional research shows a Cisco router implant affects more devices than originally reported. Plus: Let's Encrypt's first cert issued; Tor in the library; the mitigated (but not fixed) iOS AirDrop vulnerability.