Smartphone sensors ‘can reveal PINs and passwords’

A smartphone’s internal sensors may provide cybercriminals with enough information to be able to guess a user PINs and passwords, according to new research by Newcastle University in the UK. Experts found that PINs and passwords could be deciphered relatively easily this way. Tests carried out by the university, for example, found that cybercriminals could … More Smartphone sensors ‘can reveal PINs and passwords’

Apple issues security patches for… just about everything

If you have a piece of Apple technology in your house or office, chances are that it’s time you updated it. On Monday Apple issued security patches for all of its major operating systems – fixing vulnerabilities in iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, the Safari browser, and iCloud for Windows. iPhones and iPads, for instance, now … More Apple issues security patches for… just about everything

I can see your texts: SMS/messaging clients, security, and privacy

My mother text me the other day about cycling and performance components. No one other than myself really wants to read that. Looking at the multitude of different types of SMS users out there, however, there is a very high probability that there is someone who wants to read or gain access to another user’s … More I can see your texts: SMS/messaging clients, security, and privacy

A history of mobile malware from Cabir to SMS Thief

If there is one device that has captured the digital zeitgeist, it’s perhaps the smartphone. It has become such a constant that today, the average person will check their mobile 85 times a day. That seems like quite a high number, but when you consider how practical these devices are – for keeping in touch with … More A history of mobile malware from Cabir to SMS Thief

Users of iPhones and Macs must update to avoid Stagefright-like bug

Do you remember Stagefright? It one of the biggest Android security scares of 2015, after it was discovered that a critical bug in the operating system’s Mediaserver could mean that simply opening an email, browsing a website or receiving a media file via MMS could result in malicious code being run on your Android device. … More Users of iPhones and Macs must update to avoid Stagefright-like bug

SMS phishing attackers continue to pursue Apple users

A week ago I reported on my personal blog how criminals were spamming out SMS messages that claimed to come from Apple, but were actually designed to steal personal information for the purposes of identity theft. The messages all used a cunning piece of social engineering – posing as a notice from Apple that their … More SMS phishing attackers continue to pursue Apple users