You should pick your Android security app wisely, test shows

It’s prudent to get a security solution for your device, but a test by AV-Comparatives shows why you need to choose judiciously. A recent test of anti-malware apps available in Google Play showed that most are not, in fact, worthy of the name and, indeed, the space they take up on the Android device. Independent testing outfit … More You should pick your Android security app wisely, test shows

European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns

The watch has been found to expose its wearers to a high level of risk of being contacted and monitored by attackers. The European Commission has issued a recall order for a smartwatch aimed at children due to concerns that it represents a serious risk for the privacy and security of its wearers. The watch, … More European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns

Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

In our final report from CES we take a look at smart city initiatives. This year at CES there was an entire section devoted to smart city initiatives municipalities are rolling out in many cities around the world, or planning to. As we noted in our look at automotive security and IoT securitypreviously, the technologies surrounding transportation are converging; … More Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

Face unlock on many Android smartphones falls for a photo

No 3D-printed heads or realistic masks were needed to trick even a handful of high-end handset models into unlocking their screens. A Dutch non-profit has tested facial recognition on 110 smartphones to see just how well their implementations of this method of biometric authentication secure the devices – and found that the picture isn’t pretty. … More Face unlock on many Android smartphones falls for a photo

Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

Tricksters have been misleading users about the functionality of apps by displaying bogus download numbers. It seems that tricksters on Google Play have found another way to make their deceptive apps appear more trustworthy to users – that is, at least at first sight. The trick takes advantage of the fact that apart from the app icon … More Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

How to start analyzing the security of your IoT devices

Nowadays, a lot of attacks take place by tricking the user in some way, such as to open a file, click on a malicious link, or enter their personal data into a fake website. But when it comes to the “Internet of Things” (IoT), the methods are a little different. In principle, this is partly because … More How to start analyzing the security of your IoT devices