Browsing Category: Mobile Security

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Malware Hijacks Android Mobile Devices to Mine Cryptocurrency

Several bits of malware targeting Android mobile devices hijack the smartphone or tablet’s resources to mine digital currency such as Litecoin or Dogecoin.

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Advocates Seek ‘Smart Regulation’ of Surveillance Technology

Politicians and policy analysts, discussing the issue in a panel Monday, said that there is room for sensible regulation without repeating the mistakes of the Crypto Wars of the 1990s.

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Weakness in Android Update Service Puts All Devices at Risk for Privilege Escalation

Categories: Mobile Security

A research paper reveals vulnerabilities in the Android Package Management Service update mechanism that put every Android device at risk for privilege escalation attacks.

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New Zorenium Bot Boasts Ability to Run on iOS

Categories: Apple, Malware, Mobile Security

UPDATE–The iOS platform has been remarkably resistant to malware infections over the years and attackers interested in mobile devices mainly have focused their efforts on Android. But the developer of a little-known bot that has the ability to run on Linux and Windows machines now has a version that apparently can run on iOS as[...]

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Backdoor in Samsung Galaxy Devices Could Give Attackers Remote Control

UPDATE – Samsung is contending claims last week that several of their Galaxy branded devices have a backdoor that could give an attacker “over-the-air remote control,” access to the phone’s file system and turn them into spying tools.

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Apple iOS 7.1 Fixes More Than 20 Code-Execution Flaws

Apple has fixed a slew of vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution on the iPhone, along with a number of other security vulnerabilities in the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1. The new release comes just a little more than two weeks after Apple released iOS 7.06 to fix the SSL certificate validation error.

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