Tag Archives: Mobile Security

Two-factor via your mobile phone – should you stop using it?

Source: Sophos Nacked Seruity Our friends over at The Register just documented yet another real-world example of a cybercrime known as SIM swapping. In its most up-front form, here’s the sort of thing that happens. A crook walks into a mobile phone shop, lets himself get talked into a top-of-the-range new mobile phone to replace the one he says he just… Read More »

Update your Android now – many holes fixed including ‘BroadPwn’ Wi-Fi bug

Source: Sophos Naked Security Google’s July 2017 security fixes for Android are out. As far as we can see, there are 138 bugs listed, each with its own CVE number, of which 18 are listed with the tag “RCE”. RCE stands for Remote Code Execution, and denotes the sort of vulnerability that could be abused by a crook to run some… Read More »

How to Backup your Android contacts (article 1)

Backup your Android – Why should you care One of the cloud hosted services we offer is enterprise cloud hosted backups which also allows for scheduled backups of mobile devices. Because we have chat enable on our web sites once in awhile we have someone asking questions about how to do something on their smart phone. Not exactly… Read More »

Avoid Star Hop and Candy Link in Google Play

Why you should avoid Star Hop and Candy Link in Google Play Source: Sophos When you see them in Google Play, Star Hop and Candy Link look like a couple of harmless games. But they hide malware that can switch on the wifi on your Android device’s and pummel you with spam. SophosLabs researchers uncovered the apps – which have… Read More »

Font apps on Google Play deliver spyware

Source: Help Net Security “Everybody should know by now that downloading apps from Google Play is not as safe as we all would like. Admittedly, the probability of downloading malware is much smaller than on third party online Android markets, but it still exists. Webroot researchers have recently unearthed two apps that install additional fonts on an Android… Read More »