Blog Posts Tagged with "Mobile Devices"


Dangers of Scanning QR Codes: Interview with Eric Mikulas

June 25, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Consumers make the mistake of trusting unreadable QR codes (unreadable by humans) that could really take a person anywhere. With all the vulnerabilities that are discovered on a regular basis with smart phones, it is only a matter of time until we see an explosion in malware for mobile platforms...

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How to Save Your Photos from a BYOD Security Policy

June 24, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

One of the more common rules is to enable the remote wipe and lock feature. This means that if your device was ever stolen or compromised, the IT department can remotely lock the device and then wipe any data from it. And yes, that would include all of your photos as well as other items...

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Social Media Security: What Parents Should Worry About

June 21, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

There’s no shortage of cautionary tales about social media risks for children. They’re all over the news. In a recent Harris Interactive poll, parents said their top concerns included sexual predators, cyberbullying and a desire to monitor their children’s activities online and on mobile phones...

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Ever More Sophisticated Malware Targets Online Banking

June 21, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Automatic Transfer Systems (ATSs) have been introduced in some variants of the infamous SpyEye and ZeuS Trojans, the nightmares of the banking world. The ATSs are parts of WebInject files known to be a collection of scripts implemented to steal online banking, email, and financial account credentials...

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ZitMo Trojan Lurks in Android Security Suite Premium App

June 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"One of the remote server domains was registered using the same fake data which was used for registering ZeuS C&Cs back in 2011. And the malware’s functionality is almost the same as in old ZitMo samples. Therefore ‘Android Security Suite Premium’ = New ZitMo"...

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Is BYOD a Nightmare for IT Security or a Dream Come True?

June 19, 2012 Added by:Megan Berry

While you still may be debating whether or not to allow employees to use their own smartphones or tables for work, many organizations realize that they may not have a choice. Though it may seem that the risks of unsecured devices are a security nightmare, with the right tools, companies can work BYOD to their advantage...

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Mobiles and Phishing – Why They're More Dangerous

June 14, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

SMiShing is a version of phishing in which scammers send text messages. The best protection from this scam is awareness. Once you understand how it works, you are better positioned to recognize mobile phishing, and how to avoid clicking links within emails or text messages and otherwise responding to such ruses...

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Fashionable But Vulnerable: Mobile Devices in the Workplace

June 12, 2012 Added by:Simon Heron

Mobile devices are contributing to improved efficiency and are undoubtedly popular with employees, but they are also inherently vulnerable. To minimise the risks, organisations must develop specific mobile device management policies – and then enforce them...

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How Mobile Apps are Invading Your Privacy: An Infographic

June 08, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

With millions of mobile apps receiving billions of downloads, it is important that users are aware of the risks they face when downloading and using apps. This infographic uses real world cases to outline the threat to user privacy posed by mobile apps...

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What Are the Risks of Mobile Spam?

June 05, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

While spam is mostly annoying, it can also pose some risks. You could even be tricked into paying for products and services that turn out to be illegitimate or nonexistent. Spam can also be used to distribute Trojans, spyware, and exploit code that can infect your mobile device or steal your information...

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Free Wi-Fi - Friend or Foe? An Infographic

May 25, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Did you know that this year the number of Wi-Fi connected devices will exceed the world’s population? This incredible statistic highlights the ubiquitous nature of Wi-Fi. However, the convenience of public Wi-Fi practically everywhere comes at the cost of greater risk to users...

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Symantec's Analysis of the ZTE Android Backdoor Vulnerability

May 24, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The worst-case scenario here is an attacker who tricks the user into installing a malicious application that takes advantage of this privilege escalation flaw. Once the application has full access to the device, the attacker can install, delete, monitor, and modify the device..."

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New Study Published on Mobile Malware

May 23, 2012 Added by:Beau Woods

Two malware families show that authors have incorporated many sophisticated features to help circumvent detection and frustrate researchers attempting to study the samples, among other things. And their analysis showed that mobile malware is rapidly maturing...

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ZTE Confirms Backdoor Vulnerability in Android Devices

May 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"ZTE's Score M ships with an application featuring a hardcoded password that gives the user... administrator-level access. Running the program with the password spawns a root shell prompt on the Linux-powered mobes, allowing the phone to be completely taken over..."

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Making Mobile Health Security Possible

May 20, 2012 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

It’s no secret that healthcare is going mobile. If hackers or disloyal employees scan or manipulate health data that is sent via mobile applications, the consequences can range from embarrassment to death. Ensuring these connections are secure is absolutely critical...

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Malware Targeting Android Devices Increases Sharply

May 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The number of malicious Android application package files (APKs) received in Q1 2011 and in Q1 2012 reveals... an increase from 139 to 3063 counts... attributed to malware authors crafting their infected or trojanized applications to defeat anti-virus signature detection..."

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