Category Archives: mobile devices

Consumers not willing to compromise when it comes to IoT security

Nearly three quarters of consumers expect manufacturers of connected IoT devices to protect their devices from hacks, according to Karamba Security. Consumers take IoT security seriously This view is in sharp contrast to today’s datacenter best practices, which require users to deploy their own measures of cyber protection, such as antivirus software. The report surveyed 1,000 consumers in the United States on connected device security ahead of the CES 2020 conference, which in an average … More

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BYOD security challenges leave companies at risk

Organizations aren’t moving quickly enough on cybersecurity threats linked to the drive toward using personal mobile devices in the workplace, warns a QUT privacy researcher. QUT’s Dr Kenan Degirmenci BYOD security challenges everywhere Dr Kenan Degirmenci from QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty’s School of Information Systems said workers worldwide expected to take their work with them whenever and wherever. But he warned Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) had opened up a can of worms for … More

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Android camera apps could be hijacked to spy on users

A vulnerability in the Google Camera app may have allowed attackers to surreptitiously take pictures and record videos even if the phone is locked or the screen is off, Checkmarx researchers have discovered. In addition to this, attackers would have also been able to eavesdrop on and record phone conversations, silence the camera shutter, transfer captured photos, video and data to their C&C server, and pull GPS location based on photo’s metadata. Android camera spy: … More

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WhatsApp RCE flaw can be exploited by sending malicious MP4 files

Facebook has patched a critical vulnerability (CVE-2019-11931) affecting various versions of its popular WhatsApp Messenger app and is urging users to update as soon as possible. About the patched flaw (CVE-2019-11931) CVE-2019-11931 is a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability that could be triggered in WhatsApp by sending a specially crafted MP4 file to a WhatsApp user. “The issue was present in parsing the elementary stream metadata of an MP4 file and could result in a DoS … More

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