Google Blocked 790,000 Apps from the Play Store in 2019

Google Blocked 790,000 Apps from the Play Store in 2019

Google is fighting an uphill battle when it comes to dangerous apps that try to work their way into the Android ecosystem, and the company prevented 790,000 dangerous apps from being published ...
New Phishing Scam Lures iPhone Owners with Romantic Chat, Gambling, ‘Free’ VPN

New Phishing Scam Lures iPhone Owners with Romantic Chat, Gambling, ‘Free’ VPN

Bitdefender this week has detected a new phishing campaign targeting iPhone owners with a range of scams aiming to defraud unsuspecting victims. First things first. If you receive the email pictured below, ...
Google Foiled Over 1.9B Malware Installs from Non-Play Sources in 2019

Google Foiled Over 1.9B Malware Installs from Non-Play Sources in 2019

Google revealed that it blocked more than 1.9 billion installations of Android malware from non-Play Store sources over the course of 2019. On 11 February, Google revealed on the Android Developers Blog ...
endpoint security

Your Smartphone: Ground Zero for Cyberattacks

Your network was hacked. You search to find the vulnerability that led to the hack. Here’s a tip that might expedite that investigation: start with the mobile phones connected to your network ...
Security Boulevard
app security

Mobile App Security: Securing From the Start

Researchers at the app security technology provider Promon recently revealed a dangerous flaw christened “StrandHogg” they allege is present in every version of Android up to and including Android 10, released in ...
Security Boulevard

Off-Facebook Activity Tool, Ring App Third-Party Trackers, Wawa Credit Card Breach

In episode 106 for February 3rd 2020: What you need to know about Facebook’s new off-Facebook activity tool, details about the Ring Android app sending user data to third party trackers, and ...
RawCap

RawCap Redux

A new version of RawCap has been released today. This portable little sniffer now supports writing PCAP data to stdout and named pipes as an alternative to saving the captured packets to ...
iPhones now work as physical security keys for Google services

iPhones now work as physical security keys for Google services

As multi-factor authentication becomes ubiquitous across all digital services, Google is adding a new safety net for security-conscientious iPhone owners. Apple customers can now use their shiny smartphones as security keys to ...

Businesses Will Buy Down Risk With Defense-in-Depth – 2020 Trend #5

As 2019 came to an end, Imperva CTO Kunal Anand began working with our global research team, Imperva Labs, to put together a list of the most important cybersecurity issues security leaders ...
Seventeen Android Nasties Spotted in Google Play, Total Over 550K Downloads

Seventeen Android Nasties Spotted in Google Play, Total Over 550K Downloads

Bitdefender researchers recently found 17 Google Play apps that, once installed, start hiding their presence on the user’s device and constantly display aggressive ads. While not malicious per se, the tactics they ...