Whether we like it or not, it is now an established fact that mobile phones play a major role in our day-to-day life, and never has this been truer than in 2020. With opportunities for socializing and travel reduced, it has been a year of scrolling, messaging and video calling. While there is a general … More What have we learned about mobile security in 2020?
Ransomware is a growing problem for users of mobile devices. Lock-screen types and file-encrypting “crypto-ransomware”, both of which have been causing major financial and data losses for many years, have made their way to the Android platform. ESET has prepared a topical white paper on the growth of this insidious Android malware. Like other types … More The rise of Android ransomware
New study reveals that life size skeletons, inflatable elephants and over a hundred thousand mobile phones are just some of the things left in UK bars each year Just in time for the Christmas party season, a new study from internet security firm ESET has revealed that UK bars guzzle up a staggering 138,000 mobile … More Over 100,000 mobile phones and laptops left in UK bars each year
On Thursday, September 12, Duo Security, a young-but-respected vendor of two-factor authentication devices, announced the preliminary results of a study of over 20,000 Android devices from a two month old study they performed. Based on the results, they calculated that over half of Android devices on the market have security vulnerabilities that are, as yet, … More The Dynamic Duo for Securing your Android: Common Sense and Security Software
If you downloaded the Facebook app for your mobile device, and just zipped through the install options (like users commonly do), did you know all your contacts could now be on your Facebook Contact list (formerly Phonebook) and can be datamined by Facebook? This is also disturbing if Facebook itself gets hacked and your phone … More Mobile devices auto-import phonebook to Facebook (and how to fix it)