For years now, security experts have been predicting 'the year mobile threats come of age.' Is it finally here? BioCatch's Uri Rivner discusses the recent surge in mobile threats - and what to do about them.
Eighty percent of the Android ecosystem - an estimated 1.4 billion devices - is vulnerable to an attack affecting TCP. While the flaw has been patched in Linux, Android remains vulnerable, although Google is aware of the issue.
USB devices and ports pose serious risks, and they aren't going away anytime soon. But researchers say they've developed a way to block malicious actions by USB devices to help prevent attacks such as "BadUSB."
The risk of cyber fraud is increasing faster than the total volume of financial transactions across the internet. In just two years, internet transactions increased by 200%, while fraud increased 178%...and that was exclusively in the mobile channel. Is fraud becoming better business than the business itself?
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The European Commission's Payment Services Directive II, or PSD2, stands to revolutionize the payment industry. In addition to driving innovation and competition, the new regulation calls for a new generation of customer security.
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As Democrats gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton for president, it's a good time to examine the former secretary of state's positions on cybersecurity and online privacy. Here's where she stands.
As the Pokémon Go craze continues to take off, it's clear that when it comes to chasing virtual creatures through real-world locations, too many people fail to keep some common sense guidelines in mind.
In just two years' time, RSA analysts have seen a 170 percent rise in incidents of fraud via the mobile channel. What's behind the spike, and what can security leaders do to help their organizations and customers curb fraud losses?
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Security firms are warning that they've seen a spike in infections tied to a virulent strain of trojanized Android adware called Shedun - a.k.a. HummingBad - that can root smartphones, survive factory resets and earn cybercriminals big money.
More than half of all Android smartphones have a flaw that can be exploited to bypass the devices' full-disk encryption. As a result, law enforcement agencies - or attackers - could access all supposedly encrypted data being stored on vulnerable devices.