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Drive-by cryptomining targeting millions of Android devices

Drive-by cryptomining campaigns were spotted targeting millions of Android devices via infected apps and malicious browser redirects.

661 blacklisted Bitcoin apps which leave users open to hackers

Apps on Google Play and others could steal money and personal data from victims. App stores are hosting 661 blacklisted Bitcoin apps which leave users open to hackers, accoriding to a recently published report.

ICYMI: Spyware; US data law; NSA tools hack; Games DDoS'd; Skills gap

In Case You Missed It: Spyware in 1,000 apps; US global data grab; NSA tools used to hack hotels; Warcraft DDoS'd; Students narrow skills gap

Your business website NOW has at least one severe vulnerability - giving hackers open access - what can you do?

Statistically your company website already has at least one severe flaw - and there could be many more, says Ian Muscat. Why are website vulnerabilities so frequent and on the rise? What should organisations be focusing on and how can they protect themselves in the future?

50% of European SMEs say data security is a major barrier

Security raises concerns with half of SMEs saying data security is the major barrier between their organisation and the digital workplace. Another 30 percent believe cost is the key issue.

98% of enterprise cloud apps are not GDPR ready

Enterprises are using 20 times more cloud apps than IT estimates, with most using an average of 841 across their extended networks.

Euro 2016 causes spike in cyber-crime on mobile devices

Fans are risking the cyber-security of themselves and their employers because of their eagerness to access UEFA football information while they are abroad.

Apps leaking credit card data on enterprise mobiles rose 17% in Q1

From Q4 2015 to Q1 2016 there was a 17 percent rise in apps and websites leaking credit card data on enterprise mobile devices.

iMessage moving to Android platform?

In addition to debuting Apple Music on Android, Apple could soon move more of its mobile applications to its competitor.

Researcher revisits issue of insecure iOS mobile banking apps

Problems and vulnerabilities are still abound in mobile banking apps despite improvement over the last two years.

Health apps fail to protect personal data

New research casts doubt on data security and privacy of apps

Another Android flaw affects almost all devices

Another critical flaw has been uncovered that affects almost all Android devices

Apple App Store and iTunes buyers hit by zero-day

A zero-day flaw in Apple's online AppStore and iTunes store reportedly allows attackers to hijack users' purchasing sessions, buy and download any app or movie they want, then charge it to the original user.

Why can't Google Play prevent Dubsmash porn clicking malware?

Researchers at cloud-based web security outfit Zscaler have reported that yet another malware infected version of the hugely popular Android video selfie app 'Dubsmash' has found its way into the Google Play Store.

Android apps vulnerable due to lack of standards

The lack of standards for Android apps development is leaving users vulnerable according to a Trend Micro security specialist. The company has uncovered a vulnerability in the Apache Cordova framework that could force the app to crash.

Android zero-day opens phones up to drive-by-downloads

A new zero-day flaw affecting all versions of Google's Android operating system could be exploited by hackers looking to steal data or take control of the mobile device.

Taking a trip of discovery into the unknown

Ben Harknet says security teams need to develop an effective external threat management programme as a core component of their overall security capability to deal with broken SSL certificates and third party app vulnerabilities.

Fingerprint technology far from foolproof for banking apps

A new approach to mobile user protection should focus on self-defending apps that provide an integrated, dedicated and secure solution to cyber-crime threats suggests Tom Lysemose Hansen

Cloud app ecosystems and what they mean for enterprise data

Unsanctioned subsidiary Apps are coming into the enterprise via sanctioned 'anchor' apps - with 35.1 percent of all app sessions occuring across four main ecosystems of Box, Dropbox, Google Apps, and Salesforce explains Rajneesh Chopra.

18 of 25 top vulnerable mobile apps remain unpatched

The McAfee Labs Threats Report: February 2015 demonstrates how failure to patch is leaving mobile apps exposed to SSL vulnerabilities.

Telegram encryption undermined, 'no better than SSL'

Mobile app Telegram's end-to-end encryption security credentials are questioned after researcher accesses plain-text messages.

Are we heading in the 'wrong direction' on cloud apps?

Eduard Meelhuysen suggests we should consider taking cloud security tips from the world's biggest boy band, and asks: are we heading in the wrong direction on cloud apps?

Is your app secure? Probably not

App vulnerabilities need to be thought about holistically, so the network and database in which they reside also need to be considered says Josh Shaul.

34 European banks hit by Android app security attacks

Banks need to put their heads together to develop common and more secure methodologies says Sarb Sembhi, STORM Guidance, following operation Emmental.

Android apps too free and easy with access permissions

Android apps ask for far too many device and data permissions, with 68 percent of 75,000 apps scanned requiring the ability to generate text messages, according to new research.

Study: Cloned mobile apps on the rise

New research adds fuel to the idea that mobile apps are riddled with malware that abuses the popularity, features and vulnerabilities of legitimate apps and services.

World Cup fakery thwarts Brazilian defence

More hackers have emerged intent on spoiling the World Cup football fiesta that kicked off in Brazil on Thursday - downloading these mobile apps could be an own-goal for fans.