Tags mobile security

State-sponsored hackers try to exploit flaw in popular mobile software, UK warns

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Access to a mobile device management server is gold for an attacker.

Chinese mobile surveillance of Uighurs more pervasive than previously thought, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

The spying tools have been in use for years.

Operators of Android hacking kit impersonate postal services in US and Europe

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

With an effective mobile malware kit written, hackers can tweak the code to target different parts of the world.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 10 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.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 11 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 • 11 months ago

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

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