Researchers create tool for protecting children’s online privacy

A University of Texas at Dallas study of 100 mobile apps for kids found that 72 violated a federal law aimed at protecting children’s online privacy. Dr. Kanad Basu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Erik Jonsson S… Continue reading Researchers create tool for protecting children’s online privacy

Most COVID-19 contact-tracing apps are not adequately secured

Security researchers have analyzed contact-tracing mobile apps from around the globe and found that their developers have generally failed to implement suitable security and privacy protections. The results of the analysis In an effort to stem the spre… Continue reading Most COVID-19 contact-tracing apps are not adequately secured

The Latest Mobile Security Threats and How to Prevent Them

For many of us, the last few months have drastically increased our reliance on mobile capabilities. Through the increased use of corporate mobile apps, virtual private networks (VPNs), hot spots and more, mobile communications are more ubiquitous than ever. Because of this enhanced, unprecedented and sudden dependence on mobile capabilities, mobile security should be at […]

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The FBI expects a surge of mobile banking threats

The increased use of mobile banking apps due to the COVID-19 pandemic is sure to be followed by an increased prevalence of mobile banking threats: fake banking apps and banking Trojans disguised as those apps, the FBI has warned. The problem The pandem… Continue reading The FBI expects a surge of mobile banking threats

Increased Use of Mobile Banking Apps May Lead to Cyber Attacks, FBI Warns

The Covid-19 lockdown and stay-at-home orders have changed the way we work, shop and handle our finances. As mobile banking tools become a go-to alternative for customers who continue in the struggle of social distancing, the FBI anticipates a surge in… Continue reading Increased Use of Mobile Banking Apps May Lead to Cyber Attacks, FBI Warns

Enterprise Mobile Phishing Attacks Skyrocket Amidst Pandemic

Increase of 37 percent from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 attributed to creation of remote workforce due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Continue reading Enterprise Mobile Phishing Attacks Skyrocket Amidst Pandemic

Abandoned Mobile Apps Are a Security Problem, Research Finds

Mobile apps dropped by developers and removed from official stores remain a security issue because many people continue to use them daily, according to new research from Wandera. Not all mobile apps are around forever. Popular and useful apps disappear… Continue reading Abandoned Mobile Apps Are a Security Problem, Research Finds

Google Android RCE Bug Allows Attacker Full Device Access

The vulnerability is one of 39 affecting various aspects of the mobile OS that the company fixed in a security update this week. Continue reading Google Android RCE Bug Allows Attacker Full Device Access