A newly discovered mobile malware program that primarily targets Russian banking customers can take over victims' SMS capabilities, allowing cyber-criminals to intercept text messages that contain bank security codes.
Phishing, smishing and other types of malware are not going anywhere and the risks are only going to rise as mobile becomes a primary device for employees. Companies need to get ahead of the issue rather than responding.
The popular and inexpensive international texting app SMS touch has been found to send critical data in cleartext making the users susceptible to hackers.
As a new wave of smishing - phishing by text message - hits, security experts are urging mobile phone users to report incidents to their communication service providers.
Malwarebytes researchers spotted a SMS scam in the UK targeting parents and adults who know someone by the name Sarah.
App flaw, use of SMS alerts causes Telegram to lose 15 million Iranian users' data.
Flaw in the international communications standard SS7 could allow hackers to mimic users and intercept messages on mobile networks.
Bank systems using SMS and 'voice' two-factor authentication systems can be hacked by the new Android.Bankosy malware.
Berlin-based secure communications app Telegram found to be playing cat-and-mouse game in a bid to curb extremists accounts.
AndroidOS.SmsThief does what it says on the tin - acts as a thief through SMS, on Android
A group of Berlin-based hackers and artists is developing an aerial probe in order to, among other things, monitor aerial surveillance.
SMS phishing malware such as the recent Heart App attack - which sent out 20 million messages and infected 100,000 Android users in China - could spread epidemically in future and cannot be stopped even by the newer versions of 'wide open' Android, researchers have warned.
Malware writing has undergone many changes over the years - from hobbyists to a criminal business - with mobile and social now the hot targets, Rob Buckley reports.
Massive Android botnet discovered, as APWG chairman warns on dangers of jailbroken iPhones.
'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication', said Leonardo da Vinci.