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Mobile Security - Article Archives - Page 39

NCSU Researchers Warn of Privacy, Security Flaws in Android Apps

March 19, 2012 |

The problem is tied to the fact that Android's permissions model can't distinguish between the actions of an ad library and those of its hosting app.

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McAfee Warns of New Android Malware

March 16, 2012 |

The malicious app is disguised as a Token Generator application.

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Elcomsoft Finds Major Flaws in Mobile Password Apps

March 16, 2012 |

The majority of password management apps actually reduce user security.

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Twitter Posts Link to Android Malware

March 12, 2012 |

Symantec researchers recently found that 130,000 malicious tweets had been sent from 100 accounts.

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CyLab Intros SafeSlinger Mobile Security App

March 12, 2012 |

The app is designed to help smartphone users exchange information in a secure manner.

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iOS 5.1 Patches Over 80 Security Flaws

March 08, 2012 |

Most of the vulnerabilities involve the WebKit framework.

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AV-Test Warns of Flaws in Android Security Apps

March 06, 2012 |

Only 17 of the 41 apps tested were able to detect more than 65 percent of mobile malware.

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Photo Security Flaw Found in Android

March 02, 2012 |

Android apps can view photos on a user's device if they're given permission to access the Internet.

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NSA Develops High-Security Android Device

March 02, 2012 |

The Fishbowl phone was built using off-the-shelf components.

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NYT Warns of New iPhone Security Flaw

February 29, 2012 |

The vulnerability can provide third party app developers with access to a user's photos.

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French Police Arrest Android Malware Developers

February 28, 2012 |

The Foncy Trojan is thought to have earned the pair approximately $150,000.

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Android Malware Being Distributed via Facebook

February 27, 2012 |

A friend request is used to lure victims to a Web page that automatically downloads the malware.

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More Than 10 Million Android Devices Infected with Malware

February 27, 2012 |

Approximately 10.8 million Android devices were infected in 2011, according to NQ Mobile.

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AppSense Releases Free Dropbox Encryption App for iOS

February 27, 2012 |

Virtualization software maker targets the bring-your-own-device crowd with free data security apps for the popular cloud storage service.

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New iOS 5 Security Flaw Found

February 22, 2012 |

The vulnerability can provide an attacker with access to an iPhone's contacts, recent calls, voicemails, text messages and more.

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37 Malicious Apps Removed from Android Market

February 22, 2012 |

The applications were designed to send user data to remote servers upon activation.

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McAfee: Mobile Malware Up, Spam Down

February 22, 2012 |

400 new strains of Android malware appeared in the fourth quarter of 2011 alone.

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Massive Surge in Android Malware

February 16, 2012 |

In the last seven months of 2011, malware targeting the Android platform jumped 3,325 percent.

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Google Wallet Hack Raises Concerns Over Mobile Payment Security

February 13, 2012 |

Following the disclosure of security vulnerabilities with Google Wallet on Android, Google disables prepaid cards and advises users to enable screen locks.

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After Security Breach, Google Wallet Stops Accepting Prepaid Cards

February 13, 2012 |

The action was taken after it was found that users' funds could easily be accessed.

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