Tags mobile security

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month 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.

Researchers use 3D-printed fingerprints to unlock an iPhone8, laptops

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

It just takes $2,000 and a 3-D printer to get started, they say.

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

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

Trend Micro finds new mobile malware masquerading as a chat app

by Shannon Vavra • 6 months ago

It looks like company found the malware before any victims were hit.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

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

Republican congressman warns of mobile threats following SCIF storming

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

“The fact is, [hackers have] been trying to hack my phone,” Rep. Mike Rogers told reporters after speaking at CyberTalks.

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