Browsing Category: Mobile Security

Categories: Mobile Security

The next shoe has fallen in an effort to force wireless carriers and handset makers to provide regular security updates to Android mobile devices. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint this week with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission accusing four leading carriers of deceptive business practices and knowingly selling defective phones to consumers[…]

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Categories: Mobile Security

Throw another log onto the proverbial Android malware fire: According to mobile security firm NQ Mobile, infections targeting devices running the Google-based operating system doubled in 2012. That translates to a 163 percent increase from 2011 and accounts for over 65,000 different types of malware discovered, up 30,000 from 25,000 the year before.

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The CIO of the U.S. Army failed to put in place a comprehensive security program capable of protecting data stored on commercial mobile devices such as iPhones and Androids, leaving sensitive information in key Army installations exposed. The Inspector General of the Department of Defense took the Army CIO to task in a new report, saying that the CIO “did not implement an effective cybersecurity program for [commercial mobile devices]”.

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Categories: Hacks, Mobile Security

Android attacks have become all the rage in the last year or two, and targeted attacks against political activists in Tibet, Iran and other countries also have been bubbling up to the surface more and more often lately. Now those two trends have converged with the discovery of a targeted attack campaign that’s going after Tibetan and Uyghur activists with a spear-phishing message containing a malicious APK file. Researchers say the attack appears to be coming from Chinese sources.

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