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mobile security

Qualcomm and Mediatek flaws left millions of Android users at risk
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Security

Qualcomm and Mediatek flaws left millions of Android users at risk

An open source audio codec used by chipset firms is believed to have put two-thirds of Android users' private calls and files at risk
22 Apr 2022
Google will cull out-of-date Play store apps in bid to improve Android security
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Google Android

Google will cull out-of-date Play store apps in bid to improve Android security

The rules will take effect later this year and could see unsupported apps de-listed from the store
7 Apr 2022
Businesses on alert as mobile malware surges 500%
Malware on an Android smartphone
mobile security

Businesses on alert as mobile malware surges 500%

Researchers say hackers are deploying new tactics that put Android and iOS at equal risk
10 Mar 2022
Multi-factor authentication deployment guide
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Whitepaper

Multi-factor authentication deployment guide

A complete guide to selecting and deploying your MFA authentication guide
7 Mar 2022
Apple fixes array of iOS, macOS zero-days and code execution security flaws
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zero-day exploit

Apple fixes array of iOS, macOS zero-days and code execution security flaws

The first wave of security updates for Apple products in 2022 follows a year in which a wide variety of security flaws plagued its portfolio of device…
27 Jan 2022
Android bug prevents users from calling emergency services
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Google Android

Android bug prevents users from calling emergency services

Google has confirmed that the glitch is affecting devices that have Microsoft Teams installed
9 Dec 2021
Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security review: Great cloud-managed malware protection
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endpoint security

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security review: Great cloud-managed malware protection

A reassuringly simple endpoint-protection solution – although mobile support is basic
7 Dec 2021
Over 300,000 Android users downloaded banking trojan malware
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hacking

Over 300,000 Android users downloaded banking trojan malware

Hackers defeated Google Play restrictions by using smaller droppers in apps and eliminating permissions needed
30 Nov 2021
Flaw in Android phones could let attackers eavesdrop on calls
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Google Android

Flaw in Android phones could let attackers eavesdrop on calls

The vulnerable chips are thought to be present in 37% of all smartphones worldwide
26 Nov 2021
What is smishing?
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phishing

What is smishing?

A closer look at one of the most perilous forms of phishing
23 Nov 2021
Best MDM solutions 2020
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mobile device management (MDM)

Best MDM solutions 2020

What are the best enterprise MDM tools available for securing your corporate devices?
12 Nov 2021
Google will auto-enrol 150 million users in 2FA by end of 2021
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two-factor authentication (2FA)

Google will auto-enrol 150 million users in 2FA by end of 2021

An additional two million YouTube creators will also be required to switch it on the 2SV feature by the end of the year
6 Oct 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Has the biometric revolution stalled?
The IT Pro Podcast: Has the biometric revolution stalled?
biometrics

The IT Pro Podcast: Has the biometric revolution stalled?

Biometric authentication was supposed to change the world - but has it?
14 May 2021
Eight Brits arrested over SIM swapping attacks on US celebs
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hacking

Eight Brits arrested over SIM swapping attacks on US celebs

International effort between UK and US law enforcement agencies takes down network of English and Scottish cyber criminals
10 Feb 2021
Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp
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malware

Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp

The new strain poses as a Huawei app which users are tricked into downloading from a fake Google Play Store link
25 Jan 2021
Mobile fraud campaign nabs millions from US and EU banks
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hacking

Mobile fraud campaign nabs millions from US and EU banks

Hackers used emulators to access thousands of customer accounts repeatedly
17 Dec 2020
WAPDropper malware hooks you up to premium telecoms services
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Security

WAPDropper malware hooks you up to premium telecoms services

Hackers have incorporated machine learning into a strain that subscribes victims to legitimate services provided by telecoms firms
24 Nov 2020
Microsoft says skip SMS and voice multi-factor authentication
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mobile security

Microsoft says skip SMS and voice multi-factor authentication

Firm argues some forms of MFA are vulnerable to social engineering attacks
12 Nov 2020
Mobile browser flaw exposes users to spoofing attacks
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Security

Mobile browser flaw exposes users to spoofing attacks

Safari and Opera Touch browsers are among those which can be exploited to target victims with malware
21 Oct 2020
Microsoft warns of ‘continuously evolving’ Android ransomware
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Security

Microsoft warns of ‘continuously evolving’ Android ransomware

This sophisticated strain abuses the incoming call notification to block access to a device
9 Oct 2020
BlackBerry thwarts mobile phishing attacks with new AI tools
Security

BlackBerry thwarts mobile phishing attacks with new AI tools

The company's Protect Mobile platform alerts users to potential malware before a link is clicked
6 Oct 2020
Secure files on your smartphone with Google Safe Folder
Mobile Phones

Secure files on your smartphone with Google Safe Folder

Automatically locks itself once you navigate from the app
5 Aug 2020
Facebook Messenger now features its own lock
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Facebook Messenger now features its own lock

Now you can lend your phone without worry about someone snooping through your Messenger app
22 Jul 2020