Mobile Security

Mobile Security

Android ransomware info from ESET

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ESET: blog article and pointer to paper. 'Android ransomware in 2017: Innovative infiltration and rougher extortion' ...

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

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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 ...

Top 10 Mobile App Security Best Practices for Developers

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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 ...
Avast Android App Report reveals: These apps crush your phone’s battery

Avast Android App Report reveals: These apps crush your phone’s battery

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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 ...
Kotlin-based malicious apps penetrate Google market

Kotlin-based malicious apps penetrate Google market

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New malicious apps appear in Google Play abusing Kotlin, the "safest" official programming language for the Android. Categories: Cybercrime Malware Mobile Tags: AndroidGoogle Playkotlinmalware (Read more...) The post Kotlin-based malicious apps penetrate ...
AndroRAT Exploiting Vulnerability to Escalate Privileges on Android Devices

AndroRAT Exploiting Vulnerability to Escalate Privileges on Android Devices

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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 ...
Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users

Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users

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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 ...
4 tips for parents of the smartphone generation

4 tips for parents of the smartphone generation

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Today’s children are known as “digital natives.” That is, they were born into a world where “phone” is short for “smartphone,” not “telephone,” and staring at screens is more necessity than luxury ...
Bogus hack apps hack users back for cryptocash

Bogus hack apps hack users back for cryptocash

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Recently, we discovered a gold mine of fake hack apps that mine for Monero cryptocurrency and serve up annoying adware. Categories: Cybercrime Mobile Tags: adwareAndroidcoin hivecoin minershackhack appMobiletrojan (Read more...) The post ...
The essential guide to ransomware and how to protect yourself

The essential guide to ransomware and how to protect yourself

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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 ...
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