Tag Archives: Mobile Security

In new attack on mobile handsets, fraudsters target one-time-passwords

Source: Computerworld by Taylor Armerding In this article “Security for mobile handsets keeps improving. But then, mobile threatsto those handsets keep improving as well. Among the most recent, reported by Trusteer, a Boston-based provider of secure web access services, are two online banking fraud schemes designed to defeat the one-time-password (OTP) authorization systems used by many banks. According to Trusteer, these new… Read More »

18 firms sued for using privacy-invading mobile apps

Source: Computerworld by Jaikumar Vijayan I don’t know about you but I try to keep the apps on my phone to a minimum. In this article “Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp and 14 other companies have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of distributing privacy-invading mobile applications. The lawsuit was filed by a group of 13 individuals in the… Read More »

NSA builds Android phone for top secret calls

Source: itNews by Darren Pauli In this article “The National Security Agency (NSA) has developed an ultra-secure Android phone built using off-the-shelf kit that allows US Government staff to discuss top secret materials. About 100 of the Fishbowl phones were developed and released to government staff. They were designed to comply with the NSA’s tough information security rules yet… Read More »

Moore’s Law leaves mobile networks ripe for attack

Source: The Register by  Iain Thomson In this article “The GSM mobile standard is wide open for attack, experts have warned, thanks in part to the increasing amount of computing power available to hackers. “Voice interception capability really depends on how much processing power you have,” said Aaron Turner, cofounder of security specialists N4struct, speaking at the RSA 2012… Read More »

iPhone photo-slurping loophole sparks app privacy fears

Source: The Register by John Leyden In this article “Exactly how much data can be extracted from iPhones by apps without explicit user consent has been called into question after it emerged that software granted access to location-finding services can siphon off punters’ photos. The extraction of address book information without permission from the user has already raised privacy… Read More »