Tag Archives: Mobile Security

Forensic Approach To Mobile App Vulnerability Research

Source: Dark Reading by John H. Sawyer In this article “I recently gave a presentation at the SANS Mobile Device Security Summit in Nashville, titled “Smart Bombs: Mobile Application Vulnerabilities and Exploitation.” The talk was a bit of a preview of a talk of the same name that Kevin Johnson, Tom Eston, and I will be giving at OWASP… Read More »

Fake online streaming service phishes and robs users

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “With high-speed Internet being now a common enough thing in many parts of the world, many users have taken to watching films and videos via online streaming. Unfortunately, cyber crooks have also become aware of this and have began taking advantage of it. BitDefender researchers have recently spotted a bogus… Read More »

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 »