20 Critical Security Controls: Control 5 – Secure Configurations for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers

Today, I will be going over Control 5 from version 7 of the CIS top 20 Critical Security Controls – Secure Configurations for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers. I will go through the five requirements and offer my thoughts on what I’ve found. Key Takeaways for Control 5 More than … Read More The post 20 Critical Security Controls: Control 5 – Secure Configurations for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers appeared first on The State of Security.
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Mobile Surveillance Malware Found on Google Play

Researchers have found sophisticated Android mobile surveillance programs created by cyberespionage groups on Google’s official Play store. Such malware is generally distributed in targeted attacks by tricking victims into downloading and installing trojanized apps from third-party sources, but the ability of attackers to host them on Google Play makes them much more dangerous. Multiple malicious..
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Android insecurity & spyware targeting Uyghur population.

The Register: Exposed: Lazy Android mobe makers couldn’t care less about security  “Never. Is never a good time to get vulnerability fixes? Never is OK with you? Cool, never it is” Graham Cluley for Bitdefender: China forces spyware onto Muslim’s Android phones, complete with security holes. Links to Adam Lynn’s report for the Open Technology Fund: App
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Many Android Devices Miss Patches But Are Still Hard to Hack

New research shows that many Android devices are missing some security patches despite displaying patch levels that should include them. That said, implementing remote code execution attacks that can compromise Android devices without user interaction is very difficult, which is why cybercriminals continue to prefer social engineering over technical exploitation, researchers found. Researchers from Berlin-based..
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