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Meet 'Simjacker,' a nasty mobile vulnerability researchers say puts 1 billion phones at risk

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

A unnamed spyware vendor is using malicious SMS messages to infiltrate victims' phones, according to AdaptiveMobile Security.

Pakistani man allegedly paid AT&T employees big bucks to jailbreak millions of iPhones

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The scheme unlocked 2 million iPhones for use outside AT&T's network, federal prosecutors say. At least one employee allegedly received more than $400,000 for participating.

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

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

A Chinese company has 25 million Android devices tangled in an ad fraud scheme

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Researchers declined to identify the company by name, citing an ongoing law enforcement investigation.

That push notification on your phone might be a phishing attempt

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

Don't expect mobile phishing to subside soon. Most people online will access the internet primarily via smartphones within a few years, according to market research.

DHS assessment of foreign VPN apps finds security risk real, data lacking

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

"[N]ation-state actors have demonstrated intent and capability to leverage VPN services...for malicious purposes,” according to CISA"s Chris Krebs.

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