Mobile security threats and prevention
- 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.
- July 03, 2018
The RAMpage attack against the Rowhammer vulnerability in Android devices is theoretically possible, but it may be more academic than it is a practical concern, one expert said.
- May 22, 2018
The 'Sun Team' group of North Korean hackers placed malicious apps in the Google Play store to target defectors and steal personal data such as photos, contacts and SMS messages.
- February 09, 2018
News roundup: Apple's highly protected iBoot source code was leaked online. Plus, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stops its Equifax breach investigation, and more.
- November 17, 2017
News roundup: In under a week after its release, researchers were able to bypass the main iPhone X security feature, Face ID. Plus, Microsoft patched a 17-year-old flaw, and more.
- November 15, 2017
In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss the recent discovery of a fake WhatsApp app in the Google Play Store and what that means for app store security.
- November 08, 2017
The latest security release from Google patched the Android KRACK vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi's WPA2 protocol, but update confusion leaves users unsure if they are safe.
- November 03, 2017
Security researchers competing at Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 used multiple vulnerabilities to hack iOS 11 in order to execute code and win prizes.
- September 29, 2017
Google's Project Zero released a proof-of-concept iOS exploit similar to the Broadpwn Wi-Fi flaw that could allow an attacker to run code or implant a backdoor.
- September 22, 2017
News roundup: Researchers uncovered a large number of iOS app security risks. Plus, Viacom exposed its critical data through a misconfigured AWS S3 bucket, and more.
- September 08, 2017
News roundup: Researchers used the new BootStomp tool to uncover six vulnerabilities in Android bootloaders. Plus, a new wave of AWS S3 bucket data leaks strikes and more.
- 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.