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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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As major car OEMs and telcos compete to offer the latest EV and autonomous vehicle connectivity solutions, Mobile Devices Ingenierie, a leading provider of Edge Computing Platforms for all Telematics segments, today highlighted the North American retrofit opportunity. Aaron Solomon, Mobile Devices founder and CEO highlighted the current market opportunity: “There are over 280 million existing car owners in North America today compared to an estimated 20 million cars in the US with connectivity capability....

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Simon Biddiscombe, CEO, Mobileiron

MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL) introduces the industry’s first mobile-centric, zero trust security platform. MobileIron's mobile-centric strategy allows for continuous enforcement and protection of data, both on the device and on the network, with comprehensive correlation between the critical signals for zero trust: user, device, apps, networks, and threats. This makes the world’s most ubiquitous product – the mobile device – your ID and secure access to the enterprise. This platform goes beyond identity management and gateway approaches...

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Biometric face scan

Yoti, the digital identity app with over 3.7 million downloads across the UK, US and India, announces a new partnership with FaceTec, the world leader in biometric face solutions. Yoti has introduced FaceTec’s ZoOm 3D Authentication with TrueLiveness™ to its products for increased security. Initially, Yoti will integrate ZoOm into the online browser version of its age estimation technology Yoti Age Scan, a secure age-checking service that accurately estimates a person’s age by looking at...

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I Miss The 000000ld Kanye: West Tops Dashlane’s List of 2018’s “Worst Password Offenders”.

Dashlane today announced its third annual list of the “Worst Password Offenders.” The list highlights the high-profile individuals and organizations that had the most significant password-related blunders in 2018. “Passwords are the first line of defense against cyberattacks,” said Emmanuel Schalit, CEO of Dashlane. “Weak passwords, reused passwords, and poor organizational password management can easily put sensitive information as risk.” Dashlane found that the average internet user has over 200 digital accounts that require passwords,...

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