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Cryptocurrencymining apps discovered on Google Play store

Cryptocurrencymining apps discovered on Google Play store | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
At least two apps have been discovered on the official Google Play store that mine for cryptocurrencies, but overheating mobile devices and decreased performance may tip off Android users.
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First Major Mobile Banking Security Threat Hits the U.S.

First Major Mobile Banking Security Threat Hits the U.S. | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
A breed of malware targeting mobile devices called Svpeng has made its way from Russia to the U.S. The malware looks for specific mobile banking apps on the phone, then locks the phone and demands money to unlock it.
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Mobile Apps That Present the Greatest Risks

Mobile Apps That Present the Greatest Risks | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of mobile apps exist, and identifying the types of apps that present the greatest potential threats to business is a growing concern.
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Heartbleed makes 50m Android phones vulnerable, data shows

Heartbleed makes 50m Android phones vulnerable, data shows | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Devices running Android 4.1.1 could be exploited by 'reverse Heartbleed' to yield user data - including 4m in US alone. By Charles Arthur
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Suspicious Mobile App Finds Your Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter Accounts - McAfee

Suspicious Mobile App Finds Your Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter Accounts - McAfee | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Today many people use multiple web services, such as social networking and messaging services. Some users explicitly show their identity in these services, but others visit those services separately–as unidentifiable, different users. To protect their privacy, the latter group might not want their accounts and activities on multiple services to be associated with each other. …
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Researchers' Google Glass Spyware Sees What You See

Researchers' Google Glass Spyware Sees What You See | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
If you fret over hackers or intelligence agencies reading your email, wait until they eavesdrop on your eyesight. That's the troubling--if still remote--possibility demonstrated by a pair of California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo graduate researchers who have built what may be the world's first spyware proof-of-concept for Google's Glass computer eyepieces. [...]
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Mobility is the weakest security link

Mobility is the weakest security link | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Surveying more than 750 security decision makers and practitioners, a CyberEdge Group report found that more than 60 percent had been breach...
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Vietnamese 'Adult' Apps on Google Play Open Gate to SMS Trojans - McAfee

Vietnamese 'Adult' Apps on Google Play Open Gate to SMS Trojans - McAfee | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Malware related to short message services occupies a large portion of today’s Android malware families. These include premium SMS fraud and SMS spying. Such SMS-based malware apps are actively distributed via unofficial or malicious app stores, but it is rare to find them on Google Play, the world’s largest official Android app store. Nonetheless, we …
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Barack Obama isn't allowed an iPhone, 'for security reasons'

Barack Obama isn't allowed an iPhone, 'for security reasons' | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
He's only too aware, of course, about how the mobile phone conversations of world leaders can be spied upon.
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How a rogue app can turn off all device locks on your Android smartphone

How a rogue app can turn off all device locks on your Android smartphone | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a serious security hole in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, that allows rogue applications to bypass security, and turn off security locks.

Be careful what apps you install on your smartphone!
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Nexus phones carry SMS crash bug vuln

Nexus phones carry SMS crash bug vuln | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
You have 1 new message: You've been p0wned
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Monitoring Vulnaggressive Apps on Google Play

Monitoring Vulnaggressive Apps on Google Play | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Vulnaggressive Characteristics in Mobile Apps and Libraries FireEye mobile security researchers have discovered a rapidly-growing class of mobile threats represented by popular ad libraries affecting apps with billions of downloads.
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Serious Android crypto key theft vulnerability affects 10% of devices

Serious Android crypto key theft vulnerability affects 10% of devices | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Bug in Android KeyStore that leaks credentials fixed only in KitKat.
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iPhones frozen by hackers demanding ransom - Telegraph

iPhones frozen by hackers demanding ransom - Telegraph | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
People around the world have found their iPads and iPhones frozen by hackers who are demanding cash ransoms to unlock their devices
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michael@orion-sas.co.uk's curator insight, November 3, 6:30 AM
This will affect our everyday lives and people need to take note because it won't stop with the man on the street. Organisations are already being held to ransom  and hackers aren't just asking for cash; they want access codes, passwords and information.
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iOS Malware Campaign "Unflod Baby Panda" | SektionEins GmbH

On 17th April 2014 a malware campaign targetting users of jailbroken iPhones has been discovered and discussed by reddit users. This malware appears to have Chinese origin and comes as a library called Unflod.dylib that hooks into all running processes of jailbroken iDevices and listens to outgoing SSL connections.
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New threat: Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.Stealer.a

New threat: Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.Stealer.a | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
The situation surrounding attempted mobile malware infections is constantly changing, and I’d like to write about one recent trend. Over the last year, Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.Stealer.a, a mobile Trojan, has become a leader in terms of the number of attempted infections on KL user devices, and...
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Researchers find cross-platform RAT for Windows, Android

Researchers find cross-platform RAT for Windows, Android | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Android APK found in WinSpy, suggesting that hackers are seeking cross-platform RATs
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Boeing's self-destructing, tamper-resistant spookphone: the Black

Boeing's self-destructing, tamper-resistant spookphone: the Black | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Boeing has sought regulatory approval from the FCC for a tamper-resistant phone intended to self-destruct if its case is opened. The phone, called "Black," runs Android, and is intended for use under the DoD Mobile Classified Capabilities guidelines.
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Why Android devices are a security nightmare for companies | Foursys

Why Android devices are a security nightmare for companies | Foursys | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
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Android banking malware with a twist in the delivery

Android banking malware with a twist in the delivery | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Here's an intriguing tale of an Android malware curveball spotted recently in SophosLabs.

You're expecting the pitch to come at you in a predictable direction, but a hidden twist in the action b...
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Android game steals WhatsApp chats and offers them for sale

Android game steals WhatsApp chats and offers them for sale | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
BalloonPop2 has been removed from the Google Play store after it was found to be stealing users' WhatsApp conversations, and offering them for sale.
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blog.mobilephonesecurity.org: Shiny Expensive Things: The Global Problem of Mobile Phone Theft

blog.mobilephonesecurity.org: Shiny Expensive Things: The Global Problem of Mobile Phone Theft | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
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mSpy app lets someone remotely snoop on you through your phone or tablet

mSpy app lets someone remotely snoop on you through your phone or tablet | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
The app allows customers to remotely spy on text messages, call logs, and emails; track location, record surroundings, stealthily keep tabs on calendar information; record conversations; determine...
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Apple's iOS 7.0.4 fixes a "too easy to buy stuff" security flaw

Apple's iOS 7.0.4 fixes a "too easy to buy stuff" security flaw | Mobile Security | Scoop.it
Apple pushed out iOS 7.0.4 last week, the fourth patch in two months.

Is iOS getting buggier, or is Apple simply publishing security fixes more promptly?
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