Browsing Category: Mobile Security

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Flaw Lets Attackers Bypass PayPal Two-Factor Authentication

There’s a vulnerability in the way that PayPal handles certain requests from mobile clients that can allow an attacker to bypass the two-factor authentication mechanism for the service and transfer money from a victim’s account to any recipient he chooses.

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Researchers Go Inside HackingTeam Mobile Malware, Command Infrastructure

Categories: Hacks, Malware, Mobile Security

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab and Citizen Lab released a report today with extensive details on the HackingTeam’s controversial RCS spyware, in particular its extensive global command infrastructure and mobile malware.

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Google, Microsoft to Implement Mobile ‘Kill Switch’

Categories: Microsoft, Mobile Security

Google and Microsoft will implement ‘kill switches’ into their mobile offering in response to petitions from elected officials claiming that a similar Apple feature has deterred theft and violent crime.

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AT&T Warns Customers of Data Breach

AT&T has notified some of its mobile customers that employees of one of its contractors accessed some customer information, including birth dates and Social Security numbers, in an effort to generate codes that could be used to unlock devices. The company did not specify how many customers were affected by the breach, and it doesn’t appear[...]

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Ten Years Later, Cabir Worm’s Place in History is Unique

It’s difficult to remember now–and seems quaint even if you can recall it–but there was a time in the not-so-distant past when industry analysts and security experts were worried about the coming mobile malware apocalypse. Self-replicating malware would soon be flooding our phones, deleting our coveted ringtones and preventing us all from playing Snake. Mobile phones[...]

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