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An information leakage can result in grave consequences. Consider the recent SolarWinds supply chain attack which transpired from the exposure of a critical, and inanely simple, internal password (solarwinds123). In this way, making the recent findings by the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) especially troubling. The analysis of over 3,000 popular Android mobile apps showed information leakage to be commonplace. Passwords, user credentials, email addresses and tokens are among the information found. With this information,...

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Mobile cybersecurity specialists, Lookout, has acquired CipherCloud, a cloud-native security company that operates in the emerging Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) market. Through this acquisition, which combines the Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security with the CipherCloud SASE technologies, Lookout believes it is in the best position to provide industry’s first end-to-end platform that secures an organisation’s entire data path from endpoint to cloud.    Given the rise in the number of remote users and the rapid adoption of cloud technology, the need for...

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This week, Google has added a wave of new cybersecurity vendors to its BeyondCorp Alliance to add Zero Trust to its security model for mobile devices. With digital transformation and cloud being swiftly adopted by organisations, smartphones, tables and laptops have become integral for the everyday working individual. For mobile devices, this is extremely critical given that they have replaced more traditional devices as our main productivity tool which has meant there is now a...

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Mobile phone email

In the age of modern connectivity, emails are the de facto mode of communication. Securing emails from cybercriminals is a difficult task, and many businesses are left scratching their heads when deciding how to keep corporate data and privileged information secure. Zix a provider of cloud email security, productivity and compliance solutions has announced the release of its Advanced Email Threat Protection service for the UK market. This new offering sees the utilisation of machine...

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Chinese-state sponsored hackers have been using Android spyware tools to target ethnic minority groups particularly Uighurs, Tibetans, and Muslims, across 15 countries which include Malaysia, Turkey, Indonesia and Kazakhstan. First discovered by mobile cybersecurity providers Lookout, the primary aim of these apps is to track, gather and exfiltrate personal user data to attacker-operated command-and-control servers, with the surveillance attributed to the Chinese government’s national security and counter-terrorism efforts. Threat researchers state the spyware exploits the victim’s...

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‘AirDoS’ Bug fixed by Apple which crippled Nearby iPhones, iPads

Entersekt, a global specialist in digital security solutions, today released its updated guidance for financial institutions, Securing the Mobile Banking Channel, a white paper. This follows the FBI warning that an increase in attacks on banking applications by cybercriminals and fraudsters is likely, as consumers stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic rely more heavily on these platforms. And with recent research pointing to a marked distrust in banking communications among banking customers in the...

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Homes in Malvern targeted by phishing phone scam

New research has revealed mobile phishing has increased by 37% in Q1 2020 compared to Q4 2019 with much of this rise a result of cybercriminals targeting the millions of those working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic that has plagued the world. The Mobile Phishing Spotlight Report also detailed the costly nature of mobile phishing attacks as an organisation with 10,000 mobile devices could suffer up to $35m for a single mobile phishing...

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The topic of the NHSX COVID-19 contact tracing app has been at the centre of many security debates lately. The discussion has been fuelled by security professionals, conspiracy theorists, and everyone in-between. However, many of the voices have not represented the British population that the application is designed to protect. With this in mind, Anomali, a cybersecurity company specialising in threat intelligence and analysis, conducted a survey of the British public in order to ascertain...

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Mobile Tracing NHS

Technology has undoubtedly made life more bearable during a global pandemic. From drones being rolled out to deliver medicines and essential items across Ireland, to the rise of video conferencing platforms, such as Zoom creating a more connected community of remote workers. The affordances of our ever increasingly digital epoch have made isolation more tolerable by providing interconnectivity and entertainment. However, there is a darker side to the rapid uptake of technology during this international...

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Mobile security specialists Lookout has announced a record fiscal year, which ended January 31, 2020 which it says has been driven by the high demand for mobile protection. Enterprises are seeking Phishing, App Defence, and Mobile Endpoint Security solutions – all of which is provided and powered by the Lookout Security cloud, the world’s largest mobile dataset. Given the number of malicious apps discovered almost on a daily occurrence across Google Play and Apple’ App...

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