Mobile Security


Police Forces Take the Streets After Netherlands Telephone Outage

Police Forces Take the Streets After Netherlands Telephone Outage

After a major telephone outage in the Netherlands took down the nation’s emergency phone number yesterday, police forces took the streets to ensure people could contact emergency services through them.

Telegram App Targeted in DDoS Cyberattack

Telegram App Targeted in DDoS Cyberattack

An DDoS attack aimed at slowing connectivity for the Telegram app took place this week. The cyberattack coincided with large protests in Hong Kong, and with most of the IP addresses coming from China, it is speculated that they were involved in the attack.

Apple enforces user data security with new updates

Apple Enforces User Data Security with New Updates

Apple has “you control your data" for a while now, but with these new updates, the data is almost completely the consumers’.

WhatsApp Discovers Major Security Loophole

WhatsApp Discovers Major Security Loophole

Here's what you need to know about WhatsApp's major security flaw.

Android Q Will Focus on Security and Privacy, Google Says

Android Q Will Focus on Security and Privacy, Google Says

The tenth version of Android will include finer control over privacy and improvements to Android security updates, Google announced Tuesday at its I/O 2019 event

Chicago-Area Metra Launches Security App

Chicago-Area Metra Launches Security App

Chicago Metropolitan Metra transportation system launches a smartphone security app to report safety concerns.

Lyft Adds New Security Measures for Riders

Lyft Adds New Security Measures for Riders

Lyft has announced two new features to enhance the security and safety of the riders using the Lyft platform.

Know Before You Go: Rideshare Safety

Know Before You Go: Rideshare Safety

There are several things riders can and should do before and during a ride to take charge of their own security and make sure that the vehicle is one they have booked.



Apple Pushes Security Fixes in New iOS Update

Apple Pushes Security Fixes in New iOS Update

Apple has announced massive security fixes in new iOS 12.2.

Security Flaws Already Found in 5G Technology

Security Flaws Already Found in 5G Technology

5G is the talk of the town, but is it free of security risks?

Investigation Finds Telecom Companies Sold Sensitive Customer GPS Data

Investigation Finds Telecom Companies Sold Sensitive Customer GPS Data

An investigation by Motherboard has found that an estimated 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to customer location data from AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

NYPD Demands Waze Stop Letting Users Log Police Checkpoints

NYPD Demands Waze Stop Letting Users Log Police Checkpoints

"Individuals who post the locations of DWI checkpoints may be engaging in criminal conduct since such actions could be intentional attempts to prevent and/or impair the administration of the DWI laws and other relevant criminal and traffic laws,” wrote NYPD acting Deputy Commissioner Ann Prunty in a Feb. 2 letter to Google.

Apple Tells App Developers to Disclose or Remove Screen Recording Code

Apple Tells App Developers to Disclose or Remove Screen Recording Code

Apple is telling app developers to either remove or properly disclose to users their use of code that allows them to record the way a user interacts with their iPhone apps—or face removal from the app store.

The Next Wave

The Next Wave

Originally designed as consumer devices, smartphones have become vital elements of both our personal and professional lives. Unfortunately, as sources and repositories of our most sensitive data, smartphones have quickly become a primary attack surface for hackers, cybercriminals and foreign spies.

Apple Disables Group FaceTime Following Reports of a Security Flaw that Allowed Eavesdropping

Apple Disables Group FaceTime Following Reports of a Security Flaw that Allowed Eavesdropping

A glitch in Apple's FaceTime app let users hear—and see—the other person even if the recipient never accepted the call.

The Next Wave

Originally designed as consumer devices, smartphones have become vital elements of both our personal and professional lives.

Weather Apps Under Fire for Collecting, Selling User Data

Weather Apps Under Fire for Collecting, Selling User Data

Several weather apps have been found to harvest and use data from its users.

NY Times Report Shows Scary Side of Location Data

NY Times Report Shows Scary Side of Location Data

A new report from the New York Times details how personal and invasive smartphone location data can get.

Charges Against Treasury Employee Show Weakness of Encrypted Apps

Charges Against Treasury Employee Show Weakness of Encrypted Apps

Encryption apps are only as secure as you make them.

WhatsApp Bug Allowed Hackers to Hijack Accounts

WhatsApp Bug Allowed Hackers to Hijack Accounts

Facebook's WhatsApp says it has fixed a video call security bug that let hackers hijack accounts.

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