New iOS Bug Crashes Apple Devices, Blocks Access to Apps and iMessages

A new bug in certain versions of Apple’s operating system can cause iPhones, Macs and even Apple Watches to crash, blocking access to iMessages and other popular apps. As reported by Italian blog Mobile World, the bug affects devices running iOS11 when an Indian language (Telugu) character is received or simply typed in a text field. … Read More The post New iOS Bug Crashes Apple Devices, Blocks Access to Apps and iMessages appeared first on The State of Security.
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Top 10 Mobile App Security Best Practices for Developers

App security isn’t a feature or a benefit. It is a bare necessity. One breach could cost your company not just millions of dollars but a lifetime of trust. That is why security should be a priority from the moment you start writing the first line of code. While you were busy developing the most … Read More The post Top 10 Mobile App Security Best Practices for Developers appeared first on The State of Security.
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Avast Android App Report reveals: These apps crush your phone’s battery

It won’t be exactly groundbreaking news when we tell you that your apps consume your Android’s battery, data, and storage. But here’s what far fewer people know: most apps run invisible in the background and the worst offenders drain all three (battery, data, and storage) at the same time. To help you navigate the digital sea of apps and learn which ones are sapping your resources, Avast, the global leader in digital security products, regularly releases the Avast Android App Performance & Trend Report.
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AndroRAT Exploiting Vulnerability to Escalate Privileges on Android Devices

A new variant of the Android Remote Access Tool (AndroRAT) is exploiting a vulnerability to escalate privileges on unpatched Android devices. The malware disguises itself as a utility app called “TrashCleaner” and waits for users to download it from a malicious URL. Upon running for the first time, the malicious app forces the device to … Read More The post AndroRAT Exploiting Vulnerability to Escalate Privileges on Android Devices appeared first on The State of Security.
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Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users

Android users have been exposed to drive-by cryptomining in one of the largest campaigns that we have detected so far. Categories: Threat analysis Tags: AndroidBotCAPTCHAcoinhivecrypto miningcryptominingdrive-by (Read more...) The post Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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The essential guide to ransomware and how to protect yourself

Cybersecurity is a major concern in today’s world, both at the corporate and personal levels. Our computers, our handheld devices, and our smart home and IoT products are vulnerable to a variety of attacks. In 2017 alone, Avast blocked 35 billion security attacks against PCs and 208 million against Android mobile devices. What was one of the biggest security threats? Ransomware.
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