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Posts Tagged: Mobile Security

January 26, 2018Published by

This morning I read that Apple is letting you keep your medical records on your iPhone or Apple Watch and it got me thinking: How secure will this data be? How well will people work to protect their personal health data? I am a cybersecurity guy and I am a skeptic, so let me give you some facts and then some things to think about.


February 17, 2016Published by

A security vulnerability called Mazar Bot, which was first discovered several months ago, has recently been seen actively targeting Android devices. This mobile malware has the capability to gain root access to your devices, monitor phone and text messages, hijack sessions and completely erase your phone.


September 15, 2015Published by

In the brave new world of BYOD, organizations should alert their Android users to the following: A security vulnerability called Stagefright, which was first discovered several months ago, has a new variant that is being seen in the wild. Stagefright allows an attacker to control and steal data from Android devices by simply sending an infected multimedia message (MMS).


November 17, 2014Published by

Users of Apple’s iOS (smartphone and tablets) and OS X (Macs) devices have traditionally thought of themselves as being fairly immune from viruses, Trojans and other infections and attacks. The past week’s flurry of articles on WireLurker (and the related Masque attack) called that assumption into question for many, however.


October 27, 2014Published by

ControlScan recently released a new report detailing its latest research findings on mobile technology adoption among SMBs. The report, Mobile at the Point of Sale: How SMBs are Adopting Mobile Devices to Accept Card-Present Payments, is based on input from more than 6,000 US-based SMBs responding to the company’s 2014 Mobile Payment Acceptance Survey.

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