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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.
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Rolling code, also known as hopping code, is an encryption technique commonly used to provide a fresh code for each use of a passive keyless entry (PKE) system. Continue Reading
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A copy-on-write vulnerability known as 'Dirty COW' was found in the Linux kernel of Android devices. Expert Michael Cobb explains the risks of this attack. Continue Reading
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Attackers can use the SandJacking attack to access sandboxed data on iOS devices. Expert Nick Lewis explains how to protect your enterprise from this attack. Continue Reading
In this Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity talks with James Plouffe, lead solutions architect at MobileIron and a technical advisor for the television series 'Mr. Robot.' Continue Reading
The Android Trojan Triada has the ability to replace a device's system functions with its own. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to mitigate the effects of this serious threat. Continue Reading
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A HummingBad malware variant, HummingWhale, was discovered being spread through 20 apps on the Google Play Store. Expert Nick Lewis explains the malware's new features. Continue Reading
Flaws in the Apple Notify function and iTunes can enable attackers to inject malicious script into the application side. Expert Michael Cobb explains how these vulnerabilities work. Continue Reading
Android apps infected with Gooligan malware enable attackers to compromise the security of Google accounts. Expert Nick Lewis explains how users can protect themselves. Continue Reading