Tag Archives: Mobile Security

UK-French drone aircraft blueprints nicked at Paris station

Source: The Register by John Leyden In this article “Old-school crooks managed to steal documents related to secret plans to build a joint French-British drone aircraft after snatching a briefcase at a Paris railway station. The briefcase was stolen from an executive at French defence contractor Dassault Aviation while he and a colleague were in the process of purchasing… Read More »

Analyze mobile apps for malware threats

Source: Help Net Security In this article “Trend Micro announced Mobile App Reputation, a technology that can automatically identify, analyze and rate mobile applications for issues that could include malware, potential theft of private data and system resource abuse including battery, memory, and bandwidth. By analyzing the underlying code and the websites that the app connects to, and… Read More »

Google Wallet falls open after casual hack

Source: The Register by Bill Ray Yikes Google!!! In this article “Turns out it’s not necessary to decrypt the PIN, or even hack into Google’s Wallet, just ask the phone nicely and it will let anyone root though its innards. … Run the Google Wallet after removing its data and it assumes it is being run for the first time,… Read More »

Active mobile botnet enslaves thousands of Android devices

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “A trojanized Android application for configuring phone settings has been enslaving the devices of the customers of China’s two largest mobile carriers into a botnet numbering hundreds of thousands of compromised devices, says Symantec researchers. “This is not the first example of an active, revenue-generating Android botnet we… Read More »

Google reveals Android malware ‘Bouncer,’ scans all apps

Source: Computerworld by Gregg Keizer Always good to know that measures are being put in place to help manage the spread of malware in the smartphone market. In this article “Google yesterday unveiled an automated system that scans Android apps for potential malware or unauthorized behavior, a move critics have long called the company to make. The scanning service,… Read More »