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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.
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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
A vulnerability in the AirDroid device manager app left users at risk of phone hijacking. Expert Michael Cobb explains how the exploit works, and what can be done to prevent it. 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
A full account access OAuth token was mistakenly issued to the Pokémon GO mobile game by Google. Expert Michael Cobb explains the security risks and if this can happen with other apps. Continue Reading
Apple has started to offer bug bounties to researchers who find vulnerabilities in iOS. Expert Michael Cobb compares Apple's program to that of other companies. 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
Securing Android devices in the enterprise can seem like an uphill task. Applying these Android security policies might reduce the struggle security professionals face. Continue Reading
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In this excerpt from chapter 10 of Handbook of System Safety and Security, editor Edward Griffor discusses cloud and mobile cloud architecture and security. Continue Reading
A boot mode vulnerability allowed attackers to eavesdrop on calls made on certain Android devices. Expert Judith Myerson explains how the complex exploit works. Continue Reading
An Android backdoor was discovered in the Ragentek firmware used in almost three million low-cost devices. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to prevent attacks on affected devices. Continue Reading