Mobile security threats and prevention
- September 05, 2019
Researchers say many -- if not most -- Android smartphones are at risk of SMS-based phishing attacks that trick users into installing malicious OTA provisioning settings.
- August 20, 2019
Security researchers discovered a way to force Bluetooth devices to use easy-to-crack encryption keys, which could lead to man-in-the-middle attacks and information leaks.
- August 08, 2019
Apple announced an expansion of its bug bounty program at Black Hat 2019, including rewards for MacOS vulnerabilities and a $1 million reward for a zero-click iOS exploit.
- July 31, 2019
Google Project Zero researchers disclosed six iOS vulnerabilities, including proof-of-concept code that could allow for attacks requiring no user interaction.
- June 10, 2019
Google detailed the discovery and process of removing Triada malware after a supply chain attack led to backdoors being preinstalled on budget phones in overseas markets.
- May 14, 2019
A zero-day vulnerability in WhatsApp was used in targeted attacks that involved installing spyware on mobile devices, which may be the work of an advanced threat actor.
- February 08, 2019
New bug fix releases for both iOS and macOS include the anticipated FaceTime patch for the serious eavesdropping flaw in group chats as well as fixes for two iOS zero-days.
- January 29, 2019
A new major FaceTime bug can allow someone to hear the other party's audio before they answer the call and the issue was reported to Apple more than a week ago.
- December 31, 2018
Vulnerable dating apps on BYODs pose risks to more than just individual users. Find out what security flaws are common in these apps and what they mean for enterprises.
- December 06, 2018
Soon after the Pegasus spyware was linked to the death of a Mexican journalist, a new lawsuit alleged the NSO Group and its spyware were also linked to the death of a Saudi journalist.
- September 07, 2018
News roundup: An mSpy leak has again exposed millions of customer records on the internet. Plus, the FIDO Alliance launched a biometrics certification, and more.
- August 14, 2018
New research has discovered mobile apps may still store where users have been even after Google location-tracking services have been turned off.
- August 10, 2018
News roundup: New WhatsApp vulnerabilities enabled hackers to alter messages sent in the app. Plus, the PGA was hit with a ransomware attack, and more.
- July 11, 2018
In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss research that shows some Android apps record video of users' screens without permission or notifications.
- July 06, 2018
News roundup: Academic researchers discover Android apps secretly recording and sharing video of users' screens. Plus, an NSO Group employee lands in hot water, and more.