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Apple's Attest API tool aims to tighten app security

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The data protection technique is similar to an existing program for Android.

Scammers are abusing mobile ad networks in an attempt to phish Android app users

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

At least 400 apps in Google’s Play Store are feeding malicious ads into apps through abuse of an SDK.

The latest in FBI impersonation: An extortion scheme involving mobile ransomware

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

Ransomware on mobile phones may not be the most profitable avenue for criminals, but that hasn't stopped some from trying to make a buck.

Scammers tried using kids apps in the Google Play store to generate cash

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

The 56 apps had more than one million downloads, according to Check Point.

A coronavirus-tracking app locked users' phones and demanded $100

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

The app is the latest reminder that trusting Apple and Google to serve as gatekeepers is an effective way to mostly avoid malware.

Scammers are using Play Store apps to serve ads that nobody can escape

by Jeff Stone • 10 months ago

Most went live in September, and all share a similar code library meant to help avoid detection.

Google asks mobile security vendors to help keep hackers out of the Play Store

by Sean Lyngaas • 12 months ago

In announcing the partnership, Google acknowledged that the current processes for reporting malicious apps “aren’t designed to scale.”

Scammers are dangling an iOS jailbreak to trick victims into downloading a malicious app

by Jeff Stone • 1 year ago

The app page downloads a slot machine game and instructs the user to use the app for seven days to guarantee the jailbreak works.

Why the revised NIST mobile security framework looks better from a distance

by Michael Covington • 1 year ago

In this op-ed, Wandera's Michael Covington says what sounds good theoretically can be near impractical to implement.

Fake Telegram app on more than 100,000 phones infected U.S., UAE Androids

by Jeff Stone • 1 year ago

The Android malware pushed fake prizes to generate click fraud. The program’s developers borrowed open-source code from the real Telegram app.

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