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Google Announces App Defense Alliance
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The industry partnership will scan apps for malware before they're published on the Google Play Store.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/6/2019
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Google Launches OpenTitan Project to Open Source Chip Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
OpenTitan is an open source collaboration among Google and technology companies to strengthen root-of-trust chip design.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/5/2019
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US Lawmakers Fear Chinese-Owned TikTok Poses Security Risk
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The popular video app has more than 110 million downloads in the United States and could give China access to users' personal data, they say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/28/2019
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40% of Security Pros Job Hunting as Satisfaction Drops
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Symptoms of job dissatisfaction creep into an industry already plagued with gaps in diversity and work-life balance.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/24/2019
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Apple Boots 17 Trojan-Laden Apps From Mobile Store
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Malware was designed to carry out click-fraud, Wandera says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/24/2019
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Mobile Users Targeted With Malware, Tracked by Advertisers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Cybercriminals continue to seed app stores with malicious apps, advanced attackers successfully compromise mobile devices, and advertisers continue to track users, new reports show.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/24/2019
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8 Tips for More Secure Mobile Computing
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Mobile devices are a huge part of enterprise IT. Here's what to advise their users to do to keep their devices and critical business data best protected.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/23/2019
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FIDO-Based Authentication Arrives for Smartwatches
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The Nok Nok App SDK for Smart Watch is designed to let businesses implement FIDO-based authentication on smartwatches.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/22/2019
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Schadenfreude Is a Bad Look & Other Observations About Recent Disclosures
James Plouffe, Lead Architect at MobileIronCommentary
The debate about whether Android or iOS is the more inherently secure platform misses the larger issues that both platforms are valuable targets and security today is no guarantee of security tomorrow.
By James Plouffe Lead Architect at MobileIron, 10/16/2019
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USB Drive Security Still Lags
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While USB drives are frequent pieces of business hardware, a new report says that one-third of US businesses have no policy governing their use.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/9/2019
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How the Software-Defined Perimeter Is Redefining Access Control
Gilad Steinberg, Founder & CTO at Odo SecurityCommentary
In a world where traditional network boundaries no longer exist, VPNs are showing their age.
By Gilad Steinberg Founder & CTO at Odo Security, 10/9/2019
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FBI Investigates Mobile Voting Intrusion
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A group tried to access West Virginia's mobile voting app in 2018; now, the FBI is looking into what actually happened.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/4/2019
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Android 0-Day Seen Exploited in the Wild
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The local privilege escalation vulnerability affects Pixel, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other devices.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/4/2019
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Stalkerware on the Rise Globally
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Stalkware is being installed on more and more victims' devices, and the trend is only accelerating, according to a new report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/2/2019
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Apple Patches Multiple Vulnerabilities Across Platforms
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Updates address two separate issues in Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/27/2019
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7 Ways VPNs Can Turn from Ally to Threat
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
VPNs are critical pieces of the security infrastructure, but they can be vulnerable, hackable, and weaponized against you. Here are seven things to be aware of before you ignore your VPN.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/21/2019
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Escaping Email: Unlocking Message Security for SMS, WhatsApp
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Messaging is growing in importance as dislike for email increases. That means knowing how to protect critical data in the messaging era is a must for IT security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/12/2019
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Instagram Bug Put User Account Details, Phone Numbers at Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The vulnerability, now patched, is the latest in a series of bad news for Facebook.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/12/2019
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New Privacy Features in iOS 13 Let Users Limit Location Tracking
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Apple will introduce other features that allow more secure use of iPhones in workplace settings as well.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 9/10/2019
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5G Standard to Get New Security Specifications
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers had recently demonstrated how attackers could intercept device capability information and use it against 5G mobile subscribers.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 9/4/2019
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CVE-2019-5230
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-13
P20 Pro, P20, Mate RS smartphones with versions earlier than Charlotte-AL00A 9.1.0.321(C00E320R1P1T8), versions earlier than Emily-AL00A 9.1.0.321(C00E320R1P1T8), versions earlier than NEO-AL00D NEO-AL00 9.1.0.321(C786E320R1P1T8) have an improper validation vulnerability. The system does not perform...
CVE-2019-5231
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-13
P30 smartphones with versions earlier than ELLE-AL00B 9.1.0.186(C00E180R2P1) have an improper authorization vulnerability. The software incorrectly performs an authorization check when a user attempts to perform certain action. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to update a crafted package.
CVE-2019-5233
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-13
Huawei smartphones with versions earlier than Taurus-AL00B 10.0.0.41(SP2C00E41R3P2) have an improper authentication vulnerability. Successful exploitation may cause the attacker to access specific components.
CVE-2019-5246
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-13
Smartphones with software of ELLE-AL00B 9.1.0.109(C00E106R1P21), 9.1.0.113(C00E110R1P21), 9.1.0.125(C00E120R1P21), 9.1.0.135(C00E130R1P21), 9.1.0.153(C00E150R1P21), 9.1.0.155(C00E150R1P21), 9.1.0.162(C00E160R2P1) have an insufficient verification vulnerability. The system does not verify certain par...
CVE-2010-4177
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-12
mysql-gui-tools (mysql-query-browser and mysql-admin) before 5.0r14+openSUSE-2.3 exposes the password of a user connected to the MySQL server in clear text form via the list of running processes.