Browsing Category: Mobile Security

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The Emerging Threat to Satellite Communications

DUBAI–When new technologies or platforms emerge, they tend to follow a familiar trajectory in terms of security. The evolution typically goes through something like the following stages: Hey, look what we built; huh, no, we didn’t think about that problem; we’re very serious about security; ok, now we’re actually serious about security. This is the[...]

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Twitter Upgrades Account Security Features

Twitter has made a couple of changes to the service’s login process to help prevent account takeovers and enable users to reset their passwords in a simpler way. A Twitter account is among the more valuable assets for an attacker who is targeting a specific person. Accounts typically are tied to a user’s main email[...]

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Snapchat Settles With FTC Over Privacy and Security Concerns

Snapachat, the maker of the popular video and photo chat app, has agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that the company misrepresented the supposedly ephemeral nature of the messages users send and failed to take adequate security precautions with the data it collects, leading to a data breach earlier this year that[...]

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Legal Guidelines Say Apple Can Extract Data From Locked iOS Devices

If law enforcement gets hold of your locked iPhone and has some interest in its contents, Apple can pull all kinds of content from the device, including texts, contacts, photos and videos, call history and audio recordings.

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Device-Locking Ransomware Moves to Android

UPDATE–Ransomware has been wreaking havoc on desktops for many years now, with attackers demanding that victims pay a fee to unlock the infected system. This kind of malware hasn’t been a huge issue yet on mobile devices, but that’s beginning to change, albeit slowly. A new piece of mobile malware targeting Android is being sold by the same group responsible[...]

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Passcode Bypass Bug and Email Attachment Encryption Plague iOS 7.1.1

Passcode Bypass Bug and Email Attachment Encryption Plague iOS 7.1.1

Categories: Apple, Mobile Security

Two issues – one that allows the bypass of the iPhone 5’s security lockscreen and one that fails to encrypt email attachments are affecting the most recent build of iOS, 7.1.1.

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