Browsing Category: Mobile Security

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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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Vulnerability in Viber Allows Intercept of Images, Videos

UPDATE – Viber, a messaging and VoIP application similar to WhatsApp, is in the middle of patching a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to view sensitive information shared between users like images, videos and location information.

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Google Changes Ciphers in OpenSSL for Chrome on Android

The emergence of mobile platforms such as iOS and Android have presented a number of challenges in terms of security. Not much can be done about some of these, like users leaving their phones in bars. But engineers at Google have been working on one of the thornier ones of late–how to provide solid encryption[...]

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