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Tech Brief: Advancing mobile technologies without sacrificing security

by CyberScoop Staff • 6 days ago

Properly configured, mobile can be safer than on-prem devices.

Mobile-encryption markets booming as law enforcement sees world 'going dark'

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

The growth of ubiquitous global mobile encryption may be a bane for U.S. law enforcement. But it is a boom market, expected to almost quadruple in size over the next five years according to a new projection.

It finally happened: Criminals exploit SS7 vulnerabilities, prompting concerns about 2FA

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

Cybersecurity researchers warned us that it would happen. Earlier this year, hackers were able to remotely pilfer German bank accounts by taking advantage of vulnerabilities evident in an important yet outdated communications protocol known as Signaling System 7, or SS7.

DHS: More authority needed to secure mobile networks

by Shaun Waterman • 6 months ago

The Department of Homeland Security lacks the authorities it needs over mobile telephone networks to properly do its job of securing federal IT systems against hackers, according to a new report.

Android security better, but still dependent on manufacturers, carriers

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

Just over 1 in 5 smartphone users are doing everything they can to ensure their phones are safe from online hackers and real-world thieves, survey data shows. But many Android users, no matter how conscientious they are, will still be vulnerable, because their phone manufacturers or telecom carriers aren't making the latest security updates and patches available.

Android mobile security apps: From the effective to the scam-like

by Shaun Waterman • 8 months ago

The success rate of security apps for blocking Android malware varied wildly — and user ratings in the Google Play store were no guide to effectiveness.

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